J Mark McKinney, M.D., is chair of the Department of Radiology and professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo's Jacksonville, Florida, campus. His research involvement is focused on minimally invasive techniques utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant disease.
Topics of Dr. McKinney's research include inferior vena caval filtration for venous thrombotic disease; transplant interventions for liver, lung, pancreas and kidney; radioembolization for primary and secondary hepatic neoplasms; and percutaneous ablative techniques for neoplasm. He is also involved in academia and has co-authored publications on interventional radiology pathways for residency training.
- Periprocedural use of anticoagulants. Dr. McKinney participated in an evidence-based review of the appropriate use of anticoagulants when performing minimally invasive procedures. This research has led to standardization of pre-procedural patient care at Mayo Clinic.
- Inferior vena caval filtration. Dr. McKinney aims to understand inferior vena caval penetration regarding its significance and management with patient care. Follow-up clinical pathways and filter removal algorithms are investigated and implemented to optimize patient benefit with venous thrombotic disease.
- Yttrium-90 radioembolization. Dr. McKinney and colleagues have investigated multiple facets of Yttrium-90 radioembolization for primary and secondary hepatic neoplasms. Contributions to the field include increasing dose conformality, prognostic indicators and biochemical safety as a function of percent liver treated.
- Organ transplant interventions. Dr. McKinney and colleagues have studied minimally invasive endovascular techniques to rescue and preserve hepatic and pancreatic allografts.
- Interventional radiology training. Dr. McKinney has national involvement with diagnostic and interventional radiology residency education and has published on the various pathways available to train physicians in interventional radiology.
Significance to patient care
A personalized, highly targeted, minimally invasive approach to patient care fits the Mayo Clinic primary value that the needs of the patient come first. Dr. McKinney's research efforts with minimally invasive and personalized therapeutics are designed to achieve this goal. Additionally, his involvement with medical education research leverages his individual efforts and multiplies the delivery of best patient care techniques through the physicians trained at Mayo Clinic.