Biography

Kimberly D. Mackenzie, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) in the Kidney Transplant Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the care of patients post-kidney transplant. Ms. Mackenzie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2006) from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX, her Master of Science in Nursing (2015) from the University of Phoenix, followed by a Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certification (2018) from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She began her nursing career at Parkland Memorial Hospital (2006) in Dallas, Texas, completing their critical care residency and working in the MICU as both a staff nurse and assistant unit manager. In 2010, she came to UT Southwestern, starting as a post-kidney transplant coordinator and working in various roles within the kidney transplant program. She helped start the IRB-approved Hand Transplant Program at UT Southwestern in 2012 as its coordinator, managing its research, education and care of Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) subjects and recipients, as well as hospital staff education. She served as a member for the Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Committee with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) from 2016-2017. She is published in "Transplantation Proceedings." She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Abilene Christian University
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Phoenix
  • Post-Master's Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner - Texas Woman's University