Dr. Mark Pettus is a board certified Internist and Nephrologist practicing for over 25 years.
He received his A.B. from Boston University and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His postdoctoral
training was at Harvard Medical School. He completed his renal fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Pettus is also an alumnus of The Advanced Program for Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation at The Harvard School
of Public Health and is also board certified in Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Pettus currently serves as the Medical
Director of Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems in western Massachusetts. In addition he serves as
The Associate Dean of Medical Education at The University of Massachusetts Medical School where he graduated 30 years ago.
In that capacity he oversees undergraduate and graduate medical education at Berkshire Health Systems, a major affiliate of
the medical school. He is former Chief of Medicine at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. He is a Clinical Associate
Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the former the Medical Director of The
Kripalu Institute for Integrated Healing. He is the author of two books, The Savvy Patient: The Ultimate Advocate For
Quality Health Care and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health.
Dr. Pettus speaks nationally and has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, The 700 Club. Good Day NY,
Geraldo Rivera, PBS and is a regular guest on WAMC’s Northeast Public Radio.
Dr. Pettus is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Integrative-Holistic Medicine
A.B., magna cum laude, Boston University
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Mount Auburn Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Clinical and Research Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Alumnus of The Advanced Program in Health
Care, Negotiation and Conflict
Harvard School of Public Health
Former Moderator (lay
leader) and Deacon South Congregational Church
Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certification, ABIM, Subspecialty in Nephrology
Board Certification, ABIHM in Holistic Medicine
Licensed by The New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis
Massachusetts Medical Society Community Clinician of
Recognized for teaching excellence by residents in Internal Medicine
Consumer Health Research
Council’s America’s Top Physicians in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Recognized by the Kenneth B.
Schwartz Center for Compassionate Caregiving in 2003
Area Health Education Council (AHEC) Clinician of the Year
Fellow, American College of Physicians