University of Washington School of Medicine
Mark Tom grew up in Chicago and moved west to complete his undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University and medical school at the University of Washington. While at UW, he joined the Rural Underserved Opportunities Program and enjoyed the opportunity to practice rural family medicine on Orcas Island. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, endurance trail-running (7x marathoner), back-country skiing, and practicing mindfulness meditation.
Mark chose family medicine because of how much he enjoys building relationships with patients, learning from and caring for them throughout every stage of their lives. He also loves how family medicine enables the ability to nurture a wide variety of professional interests including exercise and nutrition as preventive medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, and outpatient procedures, palliative care, cancer survivorship, and sports and wilderness medicine.