Dean's Biography

Mark A. Richardson, M.D., M.B.A.

School of Medicine Dean

President and Board Chair, OHSU Faculty Practice Plan

Mark Richardson, MDMark A. Richardson, M.D., MScB, M.B.A., was appointed Dean in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University in July 2007.  He is also President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Faculty Practice Plan starting in January 2009. From 2001 until he was appointed Interim Dean in 2006, Dr. Richardson served as Professor and Chair of the OHSU Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Richardson came to OHSU from Johns Hopkins University, where he was the Bordley Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 1995, he spent 15 years on the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been instrumental in OHSU's Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery placing in the top five in NIH rankings of sponsored research. Departmental funding from the NIH tripled from 2001-2005.

Dr. Richardson has received faculty teaching awards at both institutions, including the “Driftwood Award” for best faculty teaching at the University of Washington and the “Faculty Teaching Award” from Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology. He is also a recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery’s “Honors Award” and the American Laryngological Association “Gabriel F. Tucker Award.”

Dr. Richardson served on the OHSU Medical Board from 2001 to 2005 and was its President from 2003 to 2005. He has served on the River Campus Building Oversight Committee as well as various search committees and special projects for OHSU Hospital and the University.

Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his surgical internship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, that included time in London, England, at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Richardson earned the Master of Science in Business in 1998 and his Master of Business Administration in 2000, receiving both degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Richardson is a member of numerous national organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, the Triologic Society, and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He is a member of the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group. Dr. Richardson is a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology and an examiner for certification of trainees. He is an active clinician, investigator, educator, and author who is consistently listed among “The Best Doctors in America.”