Dr. Mark Effron received a Doctor of Medicine degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine located in Baltimore, MD. He then completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University in located in Illinois. Following his time as a Resident, Dr. Effron completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Johns Hopkins as well as the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Following training, Dr. Effron joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Subsequently, he entered the pharmaceutical industry where his research continued to focus on the use of drugs affecting blood clotting in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Following his retirement from the pharmaceutical industry, he joined the Cardiology Department of the Ochsner family. Dr. Effron is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.