Kelsey McKee, M.D., recently returned to join the plastic and reconstructive surgery team and help increase the reconstructive opportunities for patients fighting breast cancer.
By Lindsay Fletcher
After a surgery residency at USA Health three years ago, Kelsey McKee, M.D., recently returned to join the plastic and reconstructive surgery team and help increase the reconstructive opportunities for patients fighting breast cancer.
For McKee, who knew she wanted to be a doctor as a child, surgery -- specifically plastic surgery -- was the most exciting and fulfilling area of medicine for her that offers the greatest impact for her patients.
“I can help patients in unique ways, whether it is reconstructing an extremity after a traumatic accident so that they can return to work, or performing breast reconstruction after breast cancer so that a woman feels confident about her appearance as a survivor,” she said.
McKee, who is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, grew up in southern West Virginia and attended undergraduate and medical school at West Virginia University. She came to Mobile with her husband for general surgery residency training at USA Health and has been at Indiana University School of Medicine for the past three years completing a plastic surgery fellowship.
She chose USA for her residency because of the ability to train in a wide variety of surgical fields and the opportunity for extensive experience in the operating room early in the program. During her time here, she gained a surgical family that supported her through what can be stressful and challenging training. That support and preparation ultimately helped in her decision to purse a plastic surgery fellowship.
McKee says she was drawn back to USA Health because of the significant amount of growth the academic health system has experienced in the past few years.
“I see great potential for future growth as well and the ability to offer additional leading-edge treatments to patients,” she said. “I was very excited to have the opportunity to join in on this venture.”
McKee and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time at the beach and on the water with friends. They also recently welcomed their first child in late 2020.
To schedule an appointment with McKee, call (251) 660-5763.