Kaela Donaldson grew up in Minnesota, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul with a degree in Health Sciences. She moved to Colorado for PA school to attend the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program.

She worked as a pediatric PA in private practice in Colorado prior to relocating to the Dallas area due to a career relocation for her husband.

Kaela is grateful to work in pediatric medicine, working alongside patients and families to help them to lead lives that are healthy, hopeful, and whole. She enjoys the vast array that pediatric medicine offers, from acute visits to well-child checks and preventative care. Building relationships with patients and families and seeing children grow and develop over the years is her favorite part of pediatric medicine. Her special interests include dermatology and working with children with behavioral and developmental differences.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, anything on the water, reading, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.

She is thrilled to be working in her community of Richardson and to be a part of the team at Richardson Pediatric Associates.

University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
University of Colorado, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Licensure and Board Certification
Physician Assistant State License – Texas
Board Certification – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants