Dr. Allan Markus is the Founding Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Markus is a board-certified internist and has been active in graduate medical education since 1994. He most recently was the Founding Internal Medicine Program Director at HonorHealth - Thompson Peak Medical Center. Under his leadership, the program achieved a 100% board pass rate and full 10-year accreditation while developing more than 100 faculty members.
He has presented nationally on faculty development at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and was a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones 2 task force.
Dr. Markus has served as Director of Arizona State University's Health Services for seven years, working with students to build a new state-of-the-art health center and create the largest tobacco-free campus in the nation. He previously served as Associate Program Director at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency program where he co-developed the multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Evaluation and Treatment Center. With Dr. Edward Donahue, he was co-awarded St. Joseph's Hospital Values in Action Award in 2004 for Justice for this work.
Dr. Markus has been a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine since 2001. He is currently the Governor-Elect of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP-AZ). He has beeen active in various educational and leadership roles in ACP-AZ since 2001 and was recognized by the chapter with its prestigious Laureate Award in 2020.
Dr. Markus has volunteered with the Flying Samaritans since 2007, working with Gail Brown WHNP from St. Joseph's and Dignity Health East Valley faculty. He recently married and has three children - he is most proud of their achievements as a high school English teacher, social worker and student.