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Chair of the Board

Joseph Mark
Joseph D. Mark
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Joseph D. Mark is a business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He assumed his role as chair of the Board of Trustees of New York Medical College (NYMC) in July 2020, after serving for nearly a decade as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Touro College and University System (TCUS). In addition to his service to the College, he currently serves as chair of Apos Therapy and a member of the board of directors of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY).

Both professionally and from a philanthropic standpoint, Mr. Mark has been involved in health care and education throughout the span of his career and views his role as chair of the Board as the ideal nexus between two fields about which he is extraordinarily passionate.

A former venture capitalist and investment banker on Wall Street who established himself as a seasoned leader in the health science and education fields, Mr. Mark acquired, built, and over time, successfully sold several health care companies. Throughout his career, he led these companies in becoming more efficient and better able to meet the needs of patients at a more affordable cost.

Mr. Mark holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a master in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Meryl Schlussel Mark, M.D., a gynecologist in private practice, with whom he has three grown children and three grandchildren.