Dr. Mark Wilkinson
Vice President, Medical Staff Services and Hospital Based Programs
Mark Wilkinson, MD, is Ballad Health’s Vice President of Medical Staff Services and Hospital Based Programs, overseeing all aspects of physician credentialing, medical staff governance, peer review and hospital-based programs and services.
An emergency medicine physician, Dr. Wilkinson holds board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Medical School, and he completed his general surgery internship and family medicine residency at East Tennessee State University.
Since 1995, Dr. Wilkinson has cared for patients in 10 different Ballad Health emergency departments, serving in multiple leadership roles that include faculty positions with ETSU, emergency department medical director, medical executive committee member, chief of staff, hospital board appointments and management and ownership of a large regional emergency medicine group prior to taking on executive roles within the health system. Over the past 6 years, he has served as chief medical officer for Ballad Health’s Southeast and Northwest Markets.
Dr. Wilkinson’s other achievements include Board Fellowship status, Certified Physician Executive endorsement and an MBA from Milligan College in 2017.
He has a passion for emergency medical services and has held a variety of medical director roles for regional EMS agencies. In 2016, Dr. Wilkinson became the sixth physician in the state to receive the Dr. C. Robert Clark EMS Medical Director Award presented by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association for outstanding service to EMS.
In addition to his role with Ballad Health, Dr. Wilkinson serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Hospital Association and as chairman of the board for Washington County/Johnson City EMS.