James B. D. Mark discusses his childhood and early influences in choosing his medical profession. He discusses how he was recruited to the Stanford Medical School and the departments in which he served. He was Acting Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1974 and in 1988 became the Chief of Staff of Stanford University Hospital. He talks about the move of the hospital form San Francisco to the Palo Alto campus, and the relationship between the hospital administration and the medical faculty. He discusses the changes in the field of surgery and the medical student population. He also shares his thoughts on academic medicine and on the current state of primary care in the United States.
James Mark, Stanford Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and primary care
September 14, 2015
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012