Dean, School of Medicine and vice president of Health Affairs
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Mark Schweitzer, M.D., a preeminent radiologist, is the dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and vice president of Health Affairs for Wayne State University.
In addition to his leadership role in the School of Medicine, as vice president of health affairs, Dr. Schweitzer works with the deans of Wayne State’s College of Nursing and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on clinical training issues, developing avenues to strengthen collaboration between the three schools to advance interprofessional, team-based approaches to health care.
An outstanding medical scholar and educator, Dr. Schweitzer is a talented administrator who has served in many hospital and medical practice roles, including vice chair for clinical practice and chair of the Information Management Group for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Extensively published and a lecturer for Harvard University Medical School, he holds a number of medical patents.
Dr. Schweitzer received his bachelor of science from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City University of New York. He received his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Nassau County Medical Center (now Nassau University Medical Center), where he served as associate chief resident. He performed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at University of California, San Diego.
He has served on numerous expert advisory panels, including study sections for the National Institutes of Health and on Food and Drug Administration panels. He has received numerous teaching, mentoring and research awards. A principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 30 grants, including NIH R01 awards, he has also conducted many clinical trials involving novel contrast agents.
Certified by the American Board of Radiology, he has served as the presiding officer of the Radiological Society of North America and the International Skeletal Society. Continuously named a “Best Doctor” by New York and Philadelphia publications, he has served as a consultant for several professional sports teams, including the New York Mets, New York Islanders, New York Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Eagles. He has also consulted for numerous college teams and for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in British Columbia.