Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
D Magazine’s Best Pediatricians
Member of Children Are Special (CARES) Pediatric Network
Dr. McGonnell’s office is located at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
Forest Lane Pediatrics of Plano
6300 W. Parker Rd, Medical Office Building 2, Suite 126
Plano, Texas 75093
Hours for scheduled appointments
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Biography – Chris M. McGonnell, MD, FAAP – Plano Pediatrician
Dr. McGonnell has dedicated the practice of medicine to the care of infants, children, and adolescents. He is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and Dallas Medical Society. He takes a special interest in treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as behavior management.
Dr. McGonnell completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended medical school at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware. He practiced for 5 years in Northern Virginia prior to joining Forest Lane Pediatrics in 2006.
His wife Dr. Ann Liu is also a pediatrician with Forest Lane Pediatrics. They are proud parents to Paige and Liam. The family enjoys outdoor activities including 5K runs, walking their dogs, and hiking.
Curriculum Vitae – Chris M. McGonnell, MD, FAAP
Forest Lane Pediatrics, Dallas TX 2006-present
Medical City Dallas Hospital 2006-present
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 2006-present
Presbyterian Hospital of Plano 2007-present
Baylor Medical Center of Frisco 2009-present
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT and APPOINTMENTS
Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, Alexandria VA 2001-2005
Office and hospital based pediatric practice caring for children from birth to 21 years old.
INOVA Fairfax Hospital involved with the pediatric residency program’s continuity clinic. 2001-2005
INOVA Alexandria Hospital 2001-2005
George Washington University 2002-2005
Associate Clinical Professor of Health Care Sciences for Physician Assistant Program
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 1998-2001
Internship and Residency in Pediatrics
Completion of pediatric residency in July 2001
Board certified in Pediatrics since October 2001.
Texas Medical Licensure, 2006-present
Virginia Medical Licensure, 2001-2006
Doctor of Medicine 1994-1998
Medical College of Pennsylvania
(Now affiliated with Drexel University and Hahnemann University)
Bachelor of Science cum laude & Dean Scholar 1993
University of Delaware
Animal Science Major with a minor in Biology
National Health Policy Fellowship, Summer 1995
Bureau of Health Professions Public Health Service and
Group Health Association of America, Washington, D.C.
Research included assessment of current managed care literature, involvement with Council of Graduate Medical Education 6th and 7th report, and development of surveys to assess graduate medical education in managed care setting.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Infection & Immunity Course Fall 1992
John Dohms Ph.D. Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware
Duties included preparing laboratory experiments, grading quizzes, and tutoring students
Undergraduate Research Assistant 1991-1992
John E. Dohms Ph.D. Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware
Research projects included isolation of the cytadhesin gene in Mycoplasma gallesepticum, a respiratory pathogen of young chicks and comparison of skin irritant test versus blastogenic assay of splenic leukocytes for the evaluation of immunosuppression of chicks.
D Magazine “Best Pediatrician” 2012-13
Tulane Hospital/Oschner Hospital 2001
Goldsmith Award for Excellence in Pediatrics
Owl Club Award – Honorable Mention for Teaching
1995 Medical College of Pennsylvania
National Health Policy Fellowship
University of Delaware
Dean Scholar of Animal Science 1990 – 1993
Science & Engineering Scholar 1991
George W. Worrilow Scholarship 1989 – 1993
Honor Program Scholarship 1989 – 1993
Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
Texas Medical Association
Married to Ann J. Liu, who is a fellow pediatrician with Forest Lane Pediatrics
First half marathon March 2013 in San Diego
Coach of son Liam’s basketball team
Enjoys camping with his daughter Paige
Enjoys golf, cooking, and reading