Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Tennessee and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Boards: American Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dr. Mackey received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, then completed her residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Additionally, she completed her fellowship in tumors and pediatric neurosurgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and joined SGMC in 2020 from her practice in Norfolk, Virginia.
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“Having gone through three previous back surgeries, I was referred to Dr. Mackey as a Neurosurgeon who could make a difference. She was down to earth, open, and honest with me. I have the utmost confidence in her ability, professionalism, and knowledge. She is very approachable and exudes the positive demeanor you want in your doctor and your care.
Thank you, Dr. Mackey.”
“Earlier this year I saw a patient who had complaints suggestive of a serious neurological problem. I ordered an MRI, which revealed a large brain tumor. As soon as I got the results, I discussed them with the patient and sent an ASAP referral to Dr. Mackey. Dr. Mackey saw the patient days later and scheduled surgery for that week. The operation ended up being an arduous, complicated procedure, lasting over 13 hours. Incredibly, Dr. Mackey persisted through the surgery with minimal short breaks (during which time she pumped breastmilk for her baby). Afterward, she called me to make sure we were on the same page about how best to treat the patient going forward. The next time I saw the patient, they were feeling much better, and they expressed gratitude for Dr. Mackey’s compassionate, comprehensive management of the brain tumor. I share in the patient’s gratitude, and I stand in awe at Dr. Mackey’s expertise and endurance. Dr. Mackey promptly, and proficiently treated my patient while still caring for her own infant, and she was even thoughtful enough to reach out to me about further treatment options. She is truly a gem of a physician and person.” – Dr. Jacqui O.
“With the help of my friend Dr. Randy Brown, I finally found a physcian that was a blessing from God. Dr. Kimberly Mackey was the help that others, could not, or did not want to address. She and Dr. Brown are the two best physicians I’ve ever had! She performed a surgery that turned out to be very serious. When the surgery was complete, my severe pain was basically gone. I had been struggling with the intense pain in my back, hip and leg. Meanwhile, I am continuing with physical therapy and I’m building up the strength I had lost. I feel like a new person. Thank you to Dr. Mackey and Dr. Brown!” – Mike F.
“My husband has wonderful Neurologist is Tallahassee Dr. Oliver but he needed one close to home. They referred him to Dr. Mackey here in Valdosta she is a true blessing to have in your corner.”- K. McMillan