Sheila M Mackell, MD, FAAP
Biographical sketch- Sheila Mackell

Sheila M. Mackell, MD

Pediatrics & Travel Medicine

Mountain View Pediatrics

Flagstaff, Arizona


Dr. Mackell completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She went south to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, for medical school, then west to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), for pediatric training.

Dr. Mackell has traveled extensively and has worked as a pediatrician in numerous Latin American and Asian countries. She studied tropical medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and at Cayetano Heredia Institute of Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru, and earned a certificate in tropical medicine and clinical travelers’ health. She practiced pediatrics and travel medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, for 12 years before moving to Northern Arizona. Since 2002, Dr. Mackell has been in group practice at Mountain View Pediatrics in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is an active member of the International Society of Travel Medicine , current leader of the Pediatric interest group, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the ASTM&H.

Dr. Mackell has authored several text chapters and articles on various topics in pediatric travel medicine. In addition, she has lectured extensively on travel medicine and international adoption. While COVID-19 has changed travel, she continues to be an avid skier, hiker and rafting enthusiast on the Colorado River.