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Mark Prather, MD
CEO & Co-Founder, DispatchHealth
Dr. Mark Prather serves as CEO and Chairman of DispatchHealth, a company he co-founded in 2013. As CEO, Dr. Prather drives the organization’s overall vision and development of what’s poised to be the world’s first health system without walls. Since launching, DispatchHealth has delivered high-acuity care to more than a million patients in the comfort of their home, with industry-leading patient satisfaction scores and medical cost savings exceeding $1 billion. Dr. Prather’s background is rich with both clinical and entrepreneurial experience. He practiced as a board-certified emergency medicine physician for more than two decades, was a founder and served as President of US Acute Care Solutions, an integrated acute care physician staffing organization serving approximately six million patients annually, and partnered in multiple medical industry startups, including iTriage, an early digital patient navigation tool. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and attended medical school at UCLA, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Prather completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health and served as Chief Resident. He then obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado School of Business.