Mark Sanders, M.D., knew since he was a small boy that he wanted to be a physician.
“I had doctors in my life that inspired me to want to make a difference, too,” said Dr. Sanders. “I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to go into primary care. You get to see a wide variety of cases and I love working with children.”
Being a physician is more than just a job according to Dr. Sanders. “It is a lifestyle. You have to look beyond just the daily work. I will be doing this until I can’t do it anymore.”
Dr. Sanders said he was in private practice upon finishing his training, but chose to return to the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth because he felt a calling to be a teacher.
“I enjoy working with the medical students and residents. I get the privilege of watching them grow up and into their own careers,” Dr. Sanders explained. “It is satisfying knowing you have a hand in bringing up the next generation or two of physicians.”
As an assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Sanders also has an active role at the Medical School as a mentor for students. “I have a group of eight students that I oversee. It isn’t just about guiding them and helping them with their academic questions. It’s about establishing a relationship and caring about their health and overall well-being.”
Dr. Sanders has been the recipient of numerous awards including Excellence in Teaching, Attending of the Year, Excellence in Resident Advocacy and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Physician of the Year.
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1991
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1995
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2008
Dr. Sanders Holds Clinic at – Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl Drive, Houston, TX 77090. Phone: (281) 885-4630, Fax (281) 583-5621. Please call for his clinic hours.