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James D. Marks, MD, PhD

Chief of Performance Excellence, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Dr. Marks received his medical degree from UCSF, where he also completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesia and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.

As Chief of the Medical Staff and Chief of Performance Excellence at ZSFG, Dr. Marks is an integral part of the Executive hospital leadership team using Lean Management to transform health care delivery at ZSFG.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Marks is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of antibody engineering, has had constant federal funding for 23 years, and has authored more than 200 publications and 100 patents. In recognition of these scholarly achievements, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded four biotechnology companies and currently serves on four biotechnology corporate boards.

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