Meet Dr. Marc A. Mazade
I went into infectious diseases because my infectious diseases professors were among the most passionate doctors and teachers who invested in medical students and residents.
When I got into infectious diseases fellowship and received that one-on-one training on a daily basis, my career started blossoming. Everything started coming together. My professors challenged me to keep reading, thinking, and researching, while instilling in me the quiet patience that's required to keep digging via a friendly conversation with kids and their families to uncover a potential diagnosis that might explain an illness.
Kids are fun to treat, because they aren't weighed down by a life of poor health decisions that compromise their chances of getting better. It makes me feel great to see kids get well and back to living the lives they love - playing with toys, going to school, drawing and painting, or participating in dance, sports, band, choir, youth group, or just spending enriching time with their families and friends.
I like mentoring upper level medical students and helping them develop their knowledge of infections that are common in children. They often remember things that I've forgotten. When I'm not at Cook Children's, I love working on my tennis serve and backhand, fishing the abundant lakes, streams and bays of the region, and turning the pages of a well written medical mystery novel.
- Pediatric infectious diseases consultation
- Medical School:
- University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
- Arkansas Children's Hospital
- Board Certifications:
- American Board of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Society of Health Care Epidemiology, Texas Pediatric Society,Cook Children's Physician Network