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Dr. Shaun McKenzie

Dr. Shaun McKenzie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Alejandro Esquivel, M.D.

Dr. Shaun McKenzie, M.D.

Shaun McKenzie, M.D., F.A.C.S. joins Surgical Associates of Austin with advanced training in surgical oncology, treating cancers of the digestive system and soft tissue tumors. His specialized expertise includes treating cancers of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts (hepatobiliary) along with cancers of the stomach and esophagus. Prior to relocating to Austin, Dr. McKenzie served as the Director of the Markey Cancer Center Hepatobiliary Tumor Program and Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. In addition to providing care to his patients, he was instrumental in teaching residents and cancer research. Dr. McKenzie has authored/co-authored many publications about cancer in the leading medical journals.

Dr. McKenzie attended medical school at Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed his general surgery internship and residency training at the University of Kentucky at Lexington. Dr. McKenzie received his surgical oncology fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center at Duarte, California. Following this, he completed a Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Externship at the University of Southern California Hospitals, Los Angeles, California. He is also trained in minimally invasive oncologic surgery, including da Vinci robotic surgery and laparoscopic liver, gastric and pancreatic resections. Dr. McKenzie is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

During his surgical training and his professor role in the academic setting, Dr. McKenzie has been honored by numerous awards for his research and exceptional teaching abilities. He has presented extensively at various conferences about the advances and research in surgical oncology. In addition to his academic and surgical oncology achievements, Dr. McKenzie has been recognized as a “Leading Physician of the World” by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals based upon his passion and dedication in the field of oncology. Dr. McKenzie is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is an active member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Hepato-Biliary Association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Travis County Medical Society.

An avid athlete, Dr. McKenzie played college varsity football and Lacrosse. He moved to Texas to attend Texas Tech Medical School. There, he met his wife, a native Texan. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist and also practices in Austin.