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Jason Marker Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
As the new physician member of the AAFP board of directors, Marker is responsible for representing the interests and opinions of the New Physician Constituency to the AAFP board and Congress of Delegates. In 2000, Marker was awarded the AAFP Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Medical Education, which recognizes second-year residents demonstrating leadership, community involvement and exemplary patient care.
Marker has served on the board of directors for the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians since 2002.
Outside his private practice in Wyatt, Marker currently serves as president of the medical staff at the Community Hospital of Bremen, Ind., and as director of quality improvement at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind. He also serves on the wellness committee for the Penn-Harris-Madison School System.
In his practice, Marker serves as a preceptor for medical students and family medicine residents. In 2006, he was named Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year by Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind.
Marker graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1996. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, in 1998, where he was president of the Family Medicine Student Interest Group. After completing medical school, Marker began his residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was the first graduate of the four-year health services management curriculum. During his residency, Marker also earned a master’s degree in public affairs with an emphasis in health services management from the University of Indiana, South Bend.
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