Malcolm "Kip" Mackenzie, MD
Following graduation from Harvard College, Malcolm “Kip” Mackenzie taught at both the Junior and High school level. His medical training was at Dartmouth Medical School graduating in 1990 following which he began Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center. After Fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital he began practice. Engaged in the practice of ObGyn for 27 years, he has made unerring commitment to teaching – his patients, his students and his colleagues.
With additional fellowship training in Medical Education, he is recipient of numerous teaching awards, holding academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and Northeastern University. He teaches at Mount Auburn Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and at surgical training courses throughout the country.
Skilled in vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, his clinical focus is on endometriosis care: with curative results, he performs radical wide-field excision of classic, atypical and deep infiltrating disease of pelvis, bladder, bowel and diaphragm.
In 2005 as a practicing surgeon, Dr. Mackenzie recognized in the accelerative change of surgical technique and technology the necessity that practicing surgeons pursue active ongoing skill development. As an educator he knew that surgical training of mid-career surgeons must necessarily be skill-focused, hands-on and closely proctored. Identifying that there was no opportunity for intensive and robust hands-on learning (instead conference opportunities to watch and listen abound) he invented Real Tissue Model high fidelity surgical simulation to support procedure specific and "All hands-on All-the-Time" training and surgical courses based on sound educational theory. His instructive focus is on developing basic instrument skills including suturing and knot-tying, safe use of surgical energy, and facility in dissection of the retroperitoneum.
It is his passion to provide innovative and highly effective training opportunities in order to improve practitioners' skills and confidence and improve the quality of surgical care.