Mark Prather, MD

CEO & Co-Founder, DispatchHealth

On a course to reinvent our country’s approach to healthcare delivery, Dr. Mark Prather co-founded DispatchHealth in 2013, a leading provider of comprehensive, home-based medical care. Serving as CEO, Dr. Prather drives the organization’s overall vision and development of what’s poised to be the world’s most integrated, convenient, high-touch system of care in the home. His team of carefully curated innovators brings together the best startup, clinical, and engineering skillsets to execute on his unique, industry-transforming business model. Since launching, DispatchHealth has delivered high-acuity care to hundreds of thousands of patients, with industry-leading patient satisfaction scores and medical cost savings exceeding $350 million. 

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, founded 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.