Mark r dambro, md

 
 

A native of California, my family moved to Nevada when I was 11 and where, 18 years later, I would meet my wife. We’ve enjoyed 30+ years as a “2 doctor family”. Mary, now a Junior in college, has an innocence and love for animals that’s refreshing and her current goal is veterinary school admission.

My career has been a most interesting twist of events; starting, after college, with a position as an on-site consultant under the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. Fun stuff going on in Washington, and really enjoyed the engineering side of this, but with a great grandfather physician in my family tree I was probably destined to go to medical school. This destiny also lead me into primary care and with residency and fellowship completed in 1983, I joined the faculty at the University of Arizona, Department of Family Practice.  I was fortunate enough to ultimately find a stable private practice situation until I closed my office in 2008.

A major twist for me occurred in about 1991 when a mentor and friend, Winter Griffith, came to me with an idea to publish a new kind of medical reference. This bullet style reference, that Winter had developed for many lay books, would consume the next 15 years as an annual publication for the profession. Our early goal, to produce the first handheld disease reference, was eventually realized through cooperative efforts with several developers including Skyscape and ePocrates.

Most recently, with closure of my medical practice, I’ve found interest in providing medical consulting services, especially in the area of home-based services (in the Medicare Advantage space) and medical informatics.

 

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