Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal
Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Toronto
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship: University of California – Los Angeles
Michael MacKechnie is a fellowship trained, board eligible, highly skilled orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in sports medicine surgery. Dr. MacKechnie performs trauma and general orthopedic surgery at MaineGeneral Medical Center with a particular focus on treating athletic injuries. He specializes in performing shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery as well as ligament reconstruction, using the most advanced surgical techniques available. He has advanced training in the field of biologic joint preservation, including modern cartilage restoration and transplantation techniques. As an innovative orthopedic surgeon, Dr. MacKechnie wants to offer his patients the latest in orthopedic techniques and procedures, so he stays involved in clinical research, including authoring peer-reviewed research articles. He also enjoys teaching and working with medical trainees.
Before attending medical school, Dr. MacKechnie completed undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and York University in Toronto, where he graduated First Class, with Honors. He then went on to earn his doctor of medicine degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. During this time Dr. MacKechnie found his true passion in orthopedic surgery and went on to complete residency in this specialty at the University of Toronto. During residency, Dr. MacKechnie also studied at the University of Cambridge teaching hospital, in trauma orthopedic surgery.
To further his expertise, Dr. MacKechnie completed a fellowship in sports medicine orthopedic surgery at the prestigious University of California – Los Angeles. During fellowship training, Dr. MacKechnie was the assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers and the UCLA Bruins football team. Additionally, Dr. MacKechnie was the team physician for the UCLA Bruins men’s water polo, men and women’s track and field, and women’s golf teams, and treated other professional soccer, hockey, and football athletes.
In his spare time, Dr. MacKechnie enjoys relaxing with his wife and dog and being outdoors. He has volunteered his medical skills internationally, in Jordan, Ecuador, Malawi, and Botswana, and continues to perform volunteer work.