Southwest Internal Medicine Residency Program Offers a "Wonderful Culture of Scholarship and Education"
Hannah Calkins Mar 21, 2023
Keir MacKay, MD, a third-year resident in the Southwest Indiana University Internal Medicine Program, has published his work in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
“A Rare Case of Primary Angiosarcoma with Cardiac Tamponade and Hemopericardium,” appears in Volume 81, Issue 8.
“The intended impact of this research is to increase provider awareness of cardiac angiosarcomas, increase our understanding of Li Fraumeni syndrome, and increase our research in the evolving field of thoracic oncology,” said MacKay.
MacKay credits the “outstanding” training he has received in his program for his success. MacKay was among the program’s inaugural cohort of residents who matriculated in 2020, according to program director Adrian Singson, MD.
“The leadership and core faculty have been extremely supportive and knowledgeable, and have created a wonderful culture of scholarship and education,” MacKay said.
MacKay cited the parallel successes of his co-residents, several of whom are headed to prestigious fellowships at Indiana University and elsewhere. "My program has made this publication possible, my colleagues' careers possible, and my future career possible," he said.
Later this year, MacKay will begin a role as an academic hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He says he also plans to continue earning a Master’s in Public Health with a specific interest in global health, an interest that was reinforced by a two-month elective in Kenya through the AMPATH program.
"Dr. MacKay's accomplishments, clinical acumen, and scholastic achievements are representative of our program's mission to bring academic internal medicine to Southwest Indiana,” Singson said. “Dr. MacKay, as with all of his class, are the trailblazers in bringing that mission to fruition."