Stephen McDonough, MD


Stephen McDonough is a board certified pediatrician who has worked in the Bismarck-Mandan community for thirty-two years.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado in Denver.  He has been licensed to practice medicine in North Dakota since 1980.

Dr. McDonough believes that every child and family is unique, and that health care should be individualized.  He likes working with all families, especially with children who have special health care needs.  He strongly supports community programs, including early intervention and, speech, physical, and occupational therapy.

He was the first physician to receive the Bismarck Sanford Physician of the Year Award in 2013.  He was the first pediatrician to be appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition in 2010.  He was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children in 2011.  He has served four North Dakota Governors on advisory boards or commissions.

Dr. Steve is married and father to three adult children.  He has three golden retrievers whom he exercises daily.  His hobbies include nature photography and wildlife conservation. He published his first children’s book, “Foxy Babies”, in 2016 and authored “The Golden Ounce”, a history of public health in North Dakota in 1989.

Dr. Stephen McDonough, a pediatrician at Horizon Clinic in Bismarck, North Dakota.