After thirty two years of service to our practice and South Florida’s medical community, our esteemed colleague, Dr. Dennis Mackman is retiring. His presence will be greatly missed and his contributions remain integral to the fabric of our organization. Since joining North Broward Radiologists (our affiliated practice) in December of 1980, Dr. Mackman has witnessed and participated in many significant changes occurring in medical imaging over the years. In recalling his early years in radiology, Dr. Mackman says that ultrasound was rudimentary, CT was young technology – used mainly for brain (not much for body) and MRI was still in the research stage
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a medical degree in 1974, Dr. Mackman did his rotating internship at San Joaquin General Hospital from 1974-75. He began an anesthesia residency at the University of Florida from 1975-76 before deciding to make a change in career path. Dr. Mackman completed his Nuclear Medicine residency at the University of California – San Francisco (where he also served as Chief Resident). Dr. Mackman recalls attending a UCSF lecture where he saw the first MRI the school captured – the image was of the butt of a mouse that was crawling out of the magnet as it scanned.
Dr. Mackman received his certification by the American Board of Radiology for Diagnostic Radiology and received his Nuclear Radiology certification in 1980. The following achievements are merely an abbreviated list of his professional accomplishments:
- Initiated use of Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT) and Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA) into the practice
- Expanded imaging at Broward General Medical Center (BGMC) to outpatient setting
- Served as Director of Radiology for Broward Health for over 20 years
- Guided start up of imaging at Broward Health Weston, assisting with transition to PACS system and implementing 24 hour Radiology coverage for the Trauma Center
- Contributed to Radiation Safety, Credentials & Qualifications and Medical Care Evaluation Committees
- Developed one of the first steering committees to coordinate image services system-wide
- Embraced teleradiology technology and helped to launch SteleRAD
Dr. Mackman is as proud of his personal achievements as his professional success. This year, he will celebrate 43 years of marriage to his wife, Sandy, who was an X-ray technician and is credited with motivating him to pursue a career in radiology. Dr. Mackman and Sandy are parents of two sons. Their eldest son Ryan is a recruiting manager in Chicago and Chad is a Senior Medical Resident at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.
In retirement, Dr. Mackman plans to spend time visiting his children, fishing, taking in the theater in New York City and traveling. He’s also excited about having more time to study computers, which has been a personal passion of his for years.
From the entire staff at SteleRAD, “We offer our deep gratitude and sincere wishes for many happy and healthy years of retirement.”
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