His Life

Dr. Kevin Allen Mack was born on November 21, 1958, in Grosse Point, Michigan to Kathleen and Thomas Mack. He passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011.  He was 52 years old.

Kevin was a devoted husband and father.  He met his partner, Naoki, 20 years ago in Hawai’i where he attended the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine.  His training took him to Boston, New York, and Italy, and ultimately brought him to San Francisco.  Kevin and Naoki were married in 2008 at San Francisco City Hall surrounded by their family and friends, most notably their two children, Chiaki (7) and Nobu (4).

As a psychiatrist, Kevin dedicated his practice to the underserved.  In addition to the time he spent seeing patients, he was passionate about advancing the field of medical education  Among his major achievements in this area was the redesign of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program’s traditional didactic curriculum to a Problem-Based Learning model.  Most recently, he was involved with the World Health Organization in helping to modernize medical education in Ethiopia.

Kevin touched the lives of thousands through his personal and professional life. He had the ability to sincerely connect with people from all walks of life and will be remembered by all for his compassion, kindness and generosity. He was a devout Catholic, who focused on the good in everyone, effortlessly calling upon us to be better people.

Kevin is survived by his husband, Naoki, their children, sister Kim, brother Michael and their families. His extended family was a source of great pride and joy.