Assoc Prof Mark Mackay

  • Consultant Neurologist

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    Biographical Sketch

    Dr. Mackay is a Monash University graduate. He trained in general paediatrics at the New Children's Hospital, Sydney and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne from 1993-1996. He completed his neurology training at the Royal Children's and Austin Hospitals from 1997-1999. This was followed by a two year Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada from 1999-2001. He returned to the Royal Children's Hospital in July 2001. Dr. Mackay is a visiting paediatric neurologist to the Geelong Hospital.

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Mackay sees all types of paediatric neurological problems. He has particular interests in epilepsy and childhood stroke. He is the Director of the Childhood Stroke program and is the consultant in charge of the Ketogenic Diet service.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Mackay's main interests are epilepsy and childhood stroke. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Florey Neurosciences Institute. He has over 10 years experience in the conceptualisation of paediatric stroke and epilepsy research projects and has a publication and presentation profile in these fields. He has established a dedicated paediatric stroke program; the first of its kind in Australia and is a major contributor to the International Pediatric Stroke Study. His stroke research interests include application of advanced MRI imaging techniques in childhood stroke and the development of strategies to reduce time to stroke diagnosis.

    Selected Publications

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    Contact information

    Mailing address:

    Department of Neurology
    The Royal Children's Hospital
    50 Flemington Road
    Parkville
    Victoria 3052 Australia

    Email: epilepsy.program@rch.org.au
    Phone: (03) 9345 5661
    Fax: (03) 9345 5977