EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

BS, Neuroscience
  • Dalhousie University , 2001 , Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada

Graduate Degree

Masters in Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Medical Technology
  • Dalhousie University , 2003 , Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada

Graduate Degree

MSc, Clinicial Vision Science
  • Dalhousie University , 2012 , Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Sarah MacKinnon, originally from Middleton, Nova Scotia in Canada, is the Chief Orthoptist within the Ophthalmology Department. She joined Boston Children’s Hospital in 2004, after completing her orthoptic training at Dalhousie University. Sarah has performed research and has a clinical interest in strabismus, congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders and craniosynostosis.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Orthoptic Council, Certified Orthoptist
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Dagi LR, Velez FG, Archer SM, Atalay HT, Campolattaro BN, Holmes JM, Kerr NC, Kushner BJ, Mackinnon SE, Paysse EA, Pihlblad MS, Pineles SL, Strominger MB, Stager DR, Stager D. Adult Strabismus Preferred Practice Pattern®. Ophthalmology. 2019 Sep 25. View abstract
  2. Heidary G, Mackinnon S, Elliott A, Barry BJ, Engle EC, Hunter DG. Outcomes of strabismus surgery in genetically confirmed congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles. J AAPOS. 2019 Oct; 23(5):253.e1-253.e6. View abstract
  3. Isaac KV, MacKinnon S, Dagi LR, Rogers GF, Meara JG, Proctor MR. Nonsyndromic Unilateral Coronal Synostosis: A Comparison of Fronto-Orbital Advancement and Endoscopic Suturectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 03; 143(3):838-848. View abstract
  4. Sharma M, MacKinnon S, Zurakowski D, Dagi LR. Consecutive superior oblique palsy after adjustable suture spacer surgery for Brown syndrome: incidence and predicting risk. J AAPOS. 2018 10; 22(5):335-339.e2. View abstract
  5. Shaaban S, MacKinnon S, Andrews C, Staffieri SE, Maconachie GDE, Chan WM, Whitman MC, Morton SU, Yazar S, MacGregor S, Elder JE, Traboulsi EI, Gottlob I, Hewitt AW, Hunter DG, Mackey DA, Engle EC. Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies a Susceptibility Locus for Comitant Esotropia and Suggests a Parent-of-Origin Effect. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 08 01; 59(10):4054-4064. View abstract
  6. Tischfield MA, Robson CD, Gilette NM, Chim SM, Sofela FA, DeLisle MM, Gelber A, Barry BJ, MacKinnon S, Dagi LR, Nathans J, Engle EC. Cerebral Vein Malformations Result from Loss of Twist1 Expression and BMP Signaling from Skull Progenitor Cells and Dura. Dev Cell. 2017 09 11; 42(5):445-461.e5. View abstract
  7. Dagi LR, MacKinnon S, Zurakowski D, Prabhu SP. Rectus muscle excyclorotation and V-pattern strabismus: a quantitative appraisal of clinical relevance in syndromic craniosynostosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 11; 101(11):1560-1565. View abstract
  8. Whitman MC, Andrews C, Chan WM, Tischfield MA, Stasheff SF, Brancati F, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Nuovo S, Garaci F, MacKinnon SE, Hunter DG, Grant PE, Engle EC. Two unique TUBB3 mutations cause both CFEOM3 and malformations of cortical development. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Feb; 170A(2):297-305. View abstract
  9. Balasubramanian R, Chew S, MacKinnon SE, Kang PB, Andrews C, Chan WM, Engle EC. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum and variability of endocrine abnormalities associated with TUBB3 E410K syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar; 100(3):E473-7. View abstract
  10. Yang S, MacKinnon S, Dagi LR, Hunter DG. Superior rectus transposition vs medial rectus recession for treatment of esotropic Duane syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun; 132(6):669-75. View abstract
  11. MacKinnon S, Oystreck DT, Andrews C, Chan WM, Hunter DG, Engle EC. Diagnostic distinctions and genetic analysis of patients diagnosed with moebius syndrome. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul; 121(7):1461-8. View abstract
  12. MacKinnon S, Proctor MR, Rogers GF, Meara JG, Whitecross S, Dagi LR. Improving ophthalmic outcomes in children with unilateral coronal synostosis by treatment with endoscopic strip craniectomy and helmet therapy rather than fronto-orbital advancement. J AAPOS. 2013 Jun; 17(3):259-65. View abstract
  13. Chew S, Balasubramanian R, Chan WM, Kang PB, Andrews C, Webb BD, MacKinnon SE, Oystreck DT, Rankin J, Crawford TO, Geraghty M, Pomeroy SL, Crowley WF, Jabs EW, Hunter DG, Grant PE, Engle EC. A novel syndrome caused by the E410K amino acid substitution in the neuronal ß-tubulin isotype 3. Brain. 2013 Feb; 136(Pt 2):522-35. View abstract
  14. Webb BD, Shaaban S, Gaspar H, Cunha LF, Schubert CR, Hao K, Robson CD, Chan WM, Andrews C, MacKinnon S, Oystreck DT, Hunter DG, Iacovelli AJ, Ye X, Camminady A, Engle EC, Jabs EW. HOXB1 founder mutation in humans recapitulates the phenotype of Hoxb1-/- mice. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jul 13; 91(1):171-9. View abstract
  15. MacKinnon S, Rogers GF, Gregas M, Proctor MR, Mulliken JB, Dagi LR. Treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis by endoscopic strip craniectomy or fronto-orbital advancement: Ophthalmologic findings. J AAPOS. 2009 Apr; 13(2):155-60. View abstract