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November 2020 Volunteer of the Month – Dr. Nathalie McKenzie

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Dr. Nathalie McKenzie is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology and lifestyle medicine. A cancer survivor herself, she provides compassionate, holistic, integrative and state of the art medical care. She is especially known for her expertise in radical debulking surgeries to remove advanced tumors and has a passion for cancer research. She has tremendous expertise and experience providing advanced surgical treatments including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures for women with all types of gynecologic cancers. 

“I am truly honored to also be a physician —a gynecologic oncologist —this is the only field of oncology in the world whereby we are both cancer surgeons and provide anti-tumor treatments like chemo and immunotherapy, all in one practice.” 

Nathalie Mackenzie

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. McKenzie also sits on numerous boards for charity organizations including AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida. Dr. McKenzie has championed fundraising efforts to launch AdventHealth’s first integrative oncology program – HEAL: Gynecologic Cancer, of which she is the founder and a lead donor and the Co-Founder of the Cancer Institute’s HEAL Program. 

HEAL incorporates the six pillars of lifestyle medicine into an 8-week intensive course to provide survivorship education and support optimal health after a cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, at the peak of Covid-19 in Central Florida, Dr. McKenzie co-founded the HEAL at Home series with Dr. Amber Orman to bring the benefits of the in person HEAL program to patients and our community safely through a virtual platform. There continues to be both a virtual and in person option for those interested in these services made possible by philanthropic support.

“As a Foundation board member, I have the opportunity to help raise funding for life saving strategies for our patients.”

AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida cherishes the relationship we have with Dr. McKenzie. We are thrilled to have her as our November Volunteer of the Month!

 

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