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Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhD

Medical Reviewer


Dr. Samuel Mackenzie is a resident physician in neurology, specializing in child neurology, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Cornell University, a master's degree in exercise science from the University of Delaware in Newark, and received his MD, as well as his PhD in neuroscience, from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Mackenzie's research interest centers around neurological injury and disease. He was awarded a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, and is the author of multiple journal articles on dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy and cauda equina injury.

Additionally, Dr. Mackenzie maintains active interests in healthcare delivery and health services. He is currently working on a project examining utilization and cost trends of various modalities of genetic testing. He previously served on the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Service, where he helped develop AMA policy on emerging healthcare delivery models, Medicare reform, and coverage for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. He then served a one-year term on the AMA's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Mackenzie lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie, a freelance journalist and author focusing on women's health, and their two young children, Henry and Alice.