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Our Calling - Dr. Tippi MacKenzie

Our doctors, nurses, and staff come from all walks of life with incredible backgrounds and life experiences. What leads them to the path of their chosen profession? We asked our staff to tell us what makes them passionate about the good work they do day in and day out at our medical centers. These are their stories.

Dr. Tippi MacKenzie is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and the Fetal Treatment Center. Her clinical interests include fetal surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and endocrine and biliary surgery. She has an active laboratory and is a member of the Biomedical Sciences Program and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research. Her research focus is on mechanisms of tolerance induction following in utero stem cell transplantation  and the pathophysiology of prenatally diagnosed diseases, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia and gastroschisis, to identify biomarkers that predict prognosis and molecular pathways that may be targets for prenatal intervention.