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Dr. James MacKenzie, D.O.


Dr. MacKenzie is a fellowship trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in the Chicagoland area for the past 15 years. After graduating from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, he completed a general psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). He has served most of his career as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Emergency Services at Lurie Children’s Hospital and more recently as the Director of Pediatric Collaborative Care at Rush University Medical Center. After serving as President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, he proudly helped pass State legislation making Illinois the first state in the US to require both private and public insurance to reimburse Primary Care Physicians for collaborating with psychiatrists and child psychiatrists--a major step forward to improve access of care for mental health services.