Ronald MacKenzie is Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery and Director of Perioperative Medicine with the HSS Spine Care Institute. He is also Chair of the American College of Rheumatology Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Committee.
Dr. MacKenzie's interest in bioethics grew out of a melding of his former role as Chairman of the HSS Institutional Review Board and his affinity for the humanistic aspects of medical practice. Over the years he has had the opportunity to explore a range of subjects relevant to medical ethics, including an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in the Ethics Division of Weill Cornell.
Dr. MacKenzie has written a number of papers pertaining to a range of ethical issues, including medical professionalism, justice in the rheumatic diseases, informed consent, and conflict of interest. In addition, he has contributed chapters on ethics of clinical research for a number of major textbooks in rheumatology, and is responsible for the creation of Ethics Forum, a quarterly column in The Rheumatologist journal which features analysis and commentary on ethically challenging cases solicited from the practicing rheumatologic community.
It is Dr. MacKenzie’s vision that HSS continue to expand its national influence in rheumatology while establishing an important role in shaping ethical standards for medical research and practice.
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. MacKenzie as of March 26, 2013.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, HSS’ Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.
MD, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1977
Family Medicine, Calgary General Hospital, Alberta, Canada
Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba Affiliated Hospitals, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.