Christopher MacKay, M.D., FACS, FAANS, FRCSC

Christopher MacKay
Christopher MacKay

Dr. MacKay, neurosurgeon, specializes in endovascular neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, brain and tumor surgery including endoscopic surgical techniques, and general neurosurgery services. Dr. MacKay is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and he is fellowship trained in Endovascular Neurosurgery from Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

He also practiced as a physical therapist at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa Ontario. Dr. MacKay has published numerous research articles including pituitary adenoma, cervical foraminotomy, epidermoid cysts, vertex epidural hematoma, recurrence of vertebral artery dissecting pseudoaneurysm after successful stent-supported coil embolization and percutaneous intracranial stent placement for aneurysms.



MD: University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada
BS: Queen's University, Kingston Ontario Canada



Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ



University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Canada
Intern, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Canada


Hospital Affiliations

Affiliated with Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wisconsin
Neurosurgeon, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin


Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Society of Endovascular Neurosurgery
American College of Surgeons


Dr. MacKay's Specialties Include:
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Lumbar microdiscectomy
    • Complex lumbar spine reconstruction
    • Thoracic spine reconstruction
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Cervical spine surgery
    • Artificial cervical disc replacement
    • Anterior cervical fusion
    • Cervical foraminotomy
    • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Peripheral nerve conditions
  • Endoscopic pituitary tumor removal
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery