Dr. Erica MacKenzie received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She stayed at the University of Chicago to complete her Internal Medicine residency training where she is currently a PGY-3.
Dr. MacKenzie’s research interests focus on long-term functional outcomes of ICU survivors. She presented a project at the American Thoracic Society 2016 conference on cognitive outcomes amongst ICU survivors who received early physical and occupational therapy. She is currently working on a project examining the long-term outcomes of ARDS patients who received non-invasive ventilation via helmet, a novel respiratory support device. Dr. MacKenzie also has a strong interest in medical education and has served as a teaching assistant for several medical student courses through the Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. MacKenzie has been selected to serve as Chief Resident after she completes her residency training next year. She then plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine thereafter.