Dr. Mackay has been involved in the treatment of patients with cleft lips and palates at LCPC for more than 25 years and more recently internationally becoming the Chief Medical Officer of the Operation Smile Organization.
Dr. Mackay is the William P. Graham III Professor of Plastic Surgery, Professor Surgery and Pediatrics and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Surgery at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He holds both a dental and medical degree from the University of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery in South Africa and Plastic Surgery at Penn State.
Dr. Mackay holds fellowships awarded through examination from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Surgeons of South Africa. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
He has served as president of the Federation of Cleft Palate Clinics of Pennsylvania, the Robert H. Ivy Society and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
He is the current president of the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons and chair of the Section of Plastic Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee and a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.