Mark Potter, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
179 HHDSB, MC 663
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Biographical Info

Associate Head of Clinical Affairs

Medical Director of UI Health Plus

Medical Director, Managed Care


Family Medicine Center at University Village
722 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607


​Boston, Massachusetts


Rush Medical College,


Providence Hospital, Seattle,


Master of Healthcare Administration, UIC School of Public Health, 2017


Full Spectrum Family Medicine especially for persons of communities facing adversity.
Health system development especially in the areas of access, efficiency and humanism.
LGB and Trans-inclusive care

I have lived all over the place and I really love this country. Our health outcomes in the US and our impact on world health are not that great though, and I know we can do better. Family Medicine has been a great career for me personally. I treasure clinical encounters and clinical teaching. I enjoy patients of all ages and all walks of life. I have worked in the public sector, first for Cook County for 7 years and now University of Illinois at Chicago for 15 years. In addition to clinical Family Medicine including inpatient and maternity care I have also had the opportunity to help build a better health system through education and health administration. My single longest role was as Residency Director here at UIC for 12 years. That was fantastic, and I was fortunate to hand off to someone even better, our current PD Evelyn Figueroa! Now I am serving as Associate Head for Clinical Affairs and Director of Inpatient Services for DFM, and as a Medical Director in Managed Care at UI Health. My aim is increasing health care value (roughly, benefits/resource utilization). I feel privileged and grateful to work with a great Residency within a great Department within a great University within a great City and Country (the State is pretty good :)). We got great by recruiting great people and working together to build our services. I hope anyone great reading this will look into how much joy and impact they could find here.


DFM FMR Teacher of the year: Inpatient 2012
FM Maternity Care 2011
Teacher of the Year award 2006
Loyola Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year 2002
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Family Medicine, Chicago 2013-2019
AOA 1990


“ACA and Physician Reimbursement,” University of Chicago Medical Student Interest Group, April 28, 2015
“UI Health Plus: Care Model and Care Teams,” University of Illinois Hospital Mini-Rounds January 28, 2015
“EBM and PCM, Where From Here?” UIC College of Medicine Patient Centered Medicine Scholar’s program, November, 2015
JNC-8, Updates in Hypertension Guidance, Mark Potter, MD Cermak Jail Health Services of Cook County, Grand Rounds June, 2014
“Evolving accreditation standards for residency education: Opportunities & challenges,” International Certificate Program for Program Directors, UIC Department of Medical Education, Chicago, April 2013
“Medicine,” Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review Course, University of Illinois at Chicago, August, 2013, Chicago.
“Residency Training in Family Medicine in the US,” Family Medicine Training in Medical Schools: Clerkships and Residencies Workshop, University of Chicago Center in Beijing, China, May 15, 2012
“Structuring Curricula to Demonstrate Attainment of Competencies, both Horizontally and Vertically,” International Certificate Program for Program Directors, UIC Department of Medical Education, Chicago, April 4, 2012
“Transition to Ambulatory Medical Education for Primary Care Medical Education” Wuhan University, China April 2010


Midwest Fellowship for Primary Care Champions, HRSA, 2018-2023, $2 M, Co-PI
Primary Care Residency Expansion, HRSA, Hasnain, M (PI) Potter, M (Co-PI), Hyderi, A, (Co-PI) September 2010-October 2016, $1.92 Million



Clinical Profile

Categories: Department of Family Medicine - Faculty