Dr. Anna Mackin

Anna Mackin, M.D.

Vitreoretinal Surgery

Roanoke Office


Dr. Anna Mackin is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in retina services such as vitreoretinal medicine and surgery. After receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado in 2015, Dr. Mackin completed her Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, and her Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2019. She completed the Fellowship in the Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula, and Vitreous as the Snyder Family Endowed Fellow at the University of Chicago in 2021.

Dr. Mackin was a finalist of the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program in 2019 for research focused on Age-Related Macular Degeneration. She also was the first place winner in the Best Fellow Paper Been-Fisher Award Competition at the Chicago Ophthalmological Society in 2021.


Dr. Anna Mackin grew up in Samara, Russia. She spent her junior year of high school in Tulsa, OK on a foreign exchange scholarship. This most memorable year of her life encouraged her to embark on an academic journey in the United States. She had been interested in Medicine from an early age, learning from her parents’ exciting clinical and research work in Russia. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, her growing passion for biosciences coupled with her love for working with people led her to pursue a career in medicine, with the goal to make a difference in people’s lives in the field of Ophthalmology.

“Ever since I examined the retina for the first time during my Ophthalmology rotation in medical school, I became fascinated with the field of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. This highly technical and dynamic field allows us to use state-of-the-art imaging, clinical and surgical technologies to help patients with many vision-threatening conditions. This is a very exciting time in our field, with many new and promising treatment options in the pipeline. I am grateful for the ability to help save vision and improve the quality of life for my patients, while building long-lasting relationships with my patients and colleagues.”

Outside of work Dr. Mackin enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, yoga, and traveling.

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