Dr. Bill Mackey recently stepped down as Surgeon-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center and Andrews Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine after serving for more than 18 years in these roles. Dr. Mackey received his BA from Amherst College and his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He performed his surgical training at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and his vascular surgery training at Tufts Medical Center. He remained triple board-certified in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical critical care throughout his career. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery for 10 years. He is a past president of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery and of the Boston Surgical Society. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 published papers, book chapters, and editorial commentaries. His clinical and academic interests include carotid artery disease, aortic diseases, risk assessment in vascular surgery, and surgical education. He frequently lectured on these and other topics, and served as visiting professor at several sites in the U.S as well as in the U.K., Greece, Israel, and China. He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching from medical students and surgical residents. He received the 2014 Dean’s Outstanding Mentor Award, the 2018 Distinguished Career in Teaching Award, the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award, and the 2019 Zucker Prize for Achievement in Clinical Education from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He served on the boards of trustees of Tufts Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center Physicians’ Organization, and the Tufts Medical Center Indemnity Corporation.
Dr. Mackey’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, James and Lucy Mackey, emigrated from Ireland in the 1840’s and settled in a rural area outside of Rockford, Illinois, where the family remained until the 1950s. ♦