Mark B. Wenneker, MD, MPH, is a Principal with The Chartis Group and leads the firm's Behavioral Health Segment. Mark has over 25 years of experience in healthcare as a practicing primary care physician, healthcare executive, and consultant. He has held leadership positions at both an academic health system and a large regional managed care organization. In his consulting work, Mark focuses on supporting the design and implementation of physician-hospital/system alignment models and clinical service lines as well as strategies to develop high reliability organizations. He is Chartis’ Behavioral Health Service Line Segment Lead in its Strategy Practice Area.
Chartis has had the privilege of working with a number of leading academic health systems and large integrated delivery networks in the development and implementation of a range of behavioral health-specific strategies. Our consulting teams—led by Mark—work with clients to design and implement innovative yet practical solutions to behavioral health care delivery and management issues. In addition, Mark has a national reputation for implementing approaches that successfully engage physician leaders and practicing leaders in organizational change at the enterprise and clinical service line level. Integral to all of his work is coaching and development of physician leaders. He has also been at the forefront of national efforts to develop quality improvement initiatives for hospitals, group practices and managed care organizations.
Mark started his career as an academic general internist and health services researcher. Some of his early research focused on healthcare disparities utilizing large databases to assess the impact of race and insurance status on access to cardiovascular procedures. For ten years Mark was a member of an innovative clinical practice that cared for patients with severe physical disabilities including spinal cord injury. The practice was organized around an integrated team-based model with general internists, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, a physiatrist and a psychiatrist as members of the team.
Mark received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in health services administration. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Science from Harvard College.