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Biography

Dr Helen Mackie is the Medical Lead of the ALERT program and provides consultations and diagnosis for people with lymphoedema and related complex conditions. She is also Medical Director of the Mt Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital Lymphoedema Program in Hornsby. She is a past President and Medical Adviser to the Australasian Lymphology Association, and past Chair of the National Lymphedema Practitioner Register. She is a member of the Ramsay Health HREC and examiner for the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

She has an ongoing special interest in assisting those with the late effects of poliomyelitis. 
 

External positions

Medical Advisor, Australasian Lymphology Association

20152017

Past President, Australasian Lymphology Association

20122014

Medical Advisor, Australasian Lymphology Association

20072012

Examiner, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

1999 → …

Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1993 → …

Medical Director, Mt Wilga Private Hospital

1992 → …

Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

1986 → …

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Drainage Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Outputs 2014 2020

  • 135 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 3 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Review article
Lymphedema
Education
Indocyanine Green
Research
Lymphography
Open Access
File
Lymphography
Indocyanine Green
Drainage
Fluorescence
Upper Extremity

Cryogenic numbing to reduce injection discomfort during Indocyanine green lymphography

Suami, H., Heydon-White, A., Mackie, H., Koelmeyer, L. & Boyages, J., 2019, In : Journal of Reconstructive Surgery. 35, 2, p. e1-e2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Work experiences of Australian cancer survivors with lymphoedema: A qualitative study

Kalfa, S., Koelmeyer, L., Taksa, L., Winch, C., Viveros, H., Gollan, P. J., Mackie, H. & Boyages, J., Jul 2019, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 27, 4, p. 848-855 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphedema
Survivors
cancer
employer
Neoplasms

Breast cancer-related lymphedema: differentiating fat from fluid using magnetic resonance imaging segmentation

Sen, Y., Quan, Y., Koelmeyer, L., Borotkanics, R., Ricketts, R., Mackie, H., Lam, T. C., Ho Shon, K., Suami, H. & Boyages, J., Feb 2018, In : Lymphatic Research and Biology. 16, 1, p. 20-27 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphedema
Lipectomy
Fats
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Lymph

Activities 2014 2019

  • 24 Oral presentation
  • 7 Invited talk

Patterns of lymphatic drainage in breast cancer-related lymphoedema identified with indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography.

Hiroo Suami (Invited speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
23 Sep 201926 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Mapping anatomical changes in lymphoedema with indocyanine green lymphograpohy and its impact on management.

Hiroo Suami (Keynote speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Mapping anatomical changes in lymphoedema with indocyanine green lymphograpohy and its impact on management.

Hiroo Suami (Speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
25 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Liposuction assisted lipectomy for lipedema: The ALERT experience.

Thomas Lam (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Robyn Ricketts (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
17 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Innovative ways for assessing lymphoedema using ICG fluorescence imaging.

Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Hiroo Suami (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
17 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation