MUSTAFA 'MARK' HAMED, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAFP
Dr. Mark Hamed brings a wealth of experience to his service on the MAFP Board of Directors and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Board of Trustees, spanning family medicine, emergency medicine, public health, administration, and academic medicine.
For more than 10 years, he has served as medical director of the departments of Emergency and Hospital Medicine at McKenzie Health System in Sandusky—a rural community located in Michigan’s Thumb. He is also medical director of rural health departments in eight northeast Michigan counties—Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Tuscola, and District Health Department #2 (Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties)—and a faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Central Michigan College of Medicine.
As a medical student at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, Dr. Hamed quickly recognized the versatility of family medicine and the ability to tailor one’s practice to meet professional goals and lifestyle choices. And, his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit prepared him well for the varied family medicine career pathways he has chosen, he said.
It was the encouragement of several mentors—Dr. Edward Jackson and the late Dr. Angelo Patsalis—that compelled Dr. Hamed to join the Academy in 2011, as he was completing his residency.
“MAFP is extremely valuable in ensuring that family physicians have the tools necessary to continue being family physicians. It has always advanced the goals of protecting the physician-patient relationship, removing barriers to maintaining that relationship, and ensuring the efficiency and stability of family medicine practices. I have found the timely information in MAFP emails and publications absolutely critical to staying up to date on the latest news affecting my profession.”
Today, Dr. Hamed said he most enjoys the ability to make a positive change for patients in multiple areas of the healthcare environment. For that to continue, he views payment for family medicine services and patient access to quality care as top issues to manage.
“I can assure members that the Academy is working to address these issues on their behalf.”
He also enjoys managing acute and chronic conditions in the outpatient setting; practicing emergency medicine and inpatient medicine in rural Michigan; and, as the associate medical director of a robust rural county EMS service, developing protocols to ensure excellence in pre-hospital care.
Thus far in his career, Dr. Hamed said he is most proud to say that a family medicine-trained physician developed Michigan’s first oxy-free emergency department before the opioid crisis was even acknowledged as an ‘epidemic,’ and that he led an emergency department to be the first fully accredited Level IV Trauma ED in Michigan, the first rural Michigan ED to achieve Acute Stroke Ready accreditation, and the first to achieve Acute Heart Attack certification.