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Acting Deputy Chief Officer Biography


Portrait of Doctor William Marks 

William J. Marks, Jr., M.D.
Acting Deputy Chief Academic Affiliations Officer
Veterans Health Administration

William J. Marks, Jr., M.D. is the Chief of Health Professions Education for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the strategy and management of the Health Professions Education portfolio of the Veterans Health Administration. This portfolio includes Advanced Fellowships, Associated Health Education, Medical and Dental Education, and Nursing Education. In addition, Dr. Marks oversees a variety of special initiatives in clinical education and training, such as the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education, Centers of Excellence in Specialty Care Education, VA Nursing Academic Partnerships program, clinical education programs focused on quality and safety, mental health professions education enhancement, and rural health training initiatives.

Dr. Marks is an academic neurologist, serving as a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He is the founding Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center and the Founding Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also the Founding Medical Director of the UCSF Center for the Surgical Treatment of Movement Disorders. Dr. Marks’ clinical and scholarly interests have focused on interventional neuromodulation strategies, including deep brain stimulation and experimental neurotrophic factor gene therapy, for the treatment of neurological disorders.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

2014 - Present Acting Deputy Chief Academic Affiliations Officer, Veterans Health Administration
2012 – Present Chief of Health Professions Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration
2011 - Present Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
2009 - 2012 Director of Learning Initiatives, Evaluation, & Analytics, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration
1997-2012 Director, Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1997-2009 Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1997-2009 Medical Director, Center for the Surgical Treatment of Movement Disorders, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

EDUCATION:

Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology, Marquette University
Doctor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency in Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship in Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology, University of California, San Francisco
Board certifications in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
Master of Science in Healthcare Management, Harvard School of Public Health (to be granted May 2014)

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Magna cum laude, Marquette University
Phi Beta Kappa
Young Investigator Award, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Award for Public Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
National Veterans Health Administration Executive Career Development Program
Elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Movement Disorders Society
Association of California Neurologists

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

Numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters focused on neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation, gene therapy, and epilepsy.
Editor, Deep Brain Stimulation Management, Cambridge University Press