Mark Pettus Bio

Mark C. Pettus M.D., FACP, ABHM


Director Medical Education, Wellness, and Population Health Berkshire Health Systems; Associate Dean Medical Education University of Massachusetts Medical School; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Mark Pettus is a board certified Internist and Nephrologist practicing for over 25 years.  He received his A.B. from Boston University and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  His postdoctoral training was at Harvard Medical School.  He completed his renal fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

Dr. Pettus is an alumnus of The Advanced Program for Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation at The Harvard School of Public Health and is also board certified in Holistic Medicine.  

Dr. Pettus currently serves as the Medical Director of Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems in western Massachusetts. In addition he serves as The Associate Dean of Medical Education at The University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he graduated 30 years ago.  In that capacity he oversees undergraduate and graduate medical education at Berkshire Health Systems, a major affiliate of the medical school. 

He was formerly Chief of Medicine at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY; a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and former Medical Director of The Kripalu Institute for Integrated Healing in Lenox, MA. 

Dr. Pettus is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Integrative-Holistic Medicine and is the author of two books, The Savvy Patient: The Ultimate Advocate For Quality Health Care and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health. His extended bio can be found on here and you can click here to Download Mark's lecture notes and to listen to The Health Edge podcasts.