Dr. Kiran C. Patel

Our Faculty and Staff

Stuart Marcus, M.D., M.B.A., FACS


Professor - Medical Education/Chair - Clinical Sciences


Medical Education


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Marcus has a broad range of physician leadership experience in clinical,educational, administrative, and regulatory aspects of healthcare. His professional career,spanning nearly 30 years since the completion of his clinical training, including 10 years on thefaculty in the Department of Surgery at NYU School of Medicine and then 15 years as aPhysician Executive at Ascension, one of the nation’s largest health care systems. From 2016 to 2021, Dr. Marcus served as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officerfor AMITA Health, a 19-hospital system with more than 230 sites of care in the greater Chicagoarea.

As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Marcus worked closely with the senior executive team andtwo sponsor organizations, Ascension and Advent Health, leading physician integrationstrategies. He had system-wide accountability for quality and patient safety, populationhealth, managed care, medical education, clinical research, physician advisory services,utilization and case management, clinical documentation improvement, and healthinformatics.

Dr. Marcus was the clinical lead for AMITA Health’s COVID-19 emergency comm and center which encompassed all aspects of the pandemic response for the healthcare system. Prior to joining AMITA Health, Dr. Marcus was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension’s St. Vincent's Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Market Executive forAscension’s New York and Connecticut markets. He joined St. Vincent’s in 2006 as Clinical VicePresident and Chairman of the Department of Oncology where he led the development of the system's integrated cancer center. He later served as Chief Medical Officer and as a professor of surgery for the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where he was instrumental in establishing St. Vincent’s as the principal clinical partner for the school and participated in the development of the clinical curriculum and faculty. Earlier in his career at NYU/Bellevue, Dr. Marcus held positions as an Associate Professor of Surgery and General Surgery Program Director at the NYU School of Medicine as well as Chief of Surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center where he helped to coordinate Bellevue’s 9/11 response.

Dr. Marcus’ clinical practice and clinical research was focused on gastrointestinal cancer surgery. Earlier in his career, he performed bench research in tumor immunology and angiogenesis. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at conferences across the country on clinical as well as healthcare policy topics. His engagements most recently have focused on physician leadership, patient safety, clinical integration, and other strategies for success in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. He co-facilitates the Physician Executive Boot Camp course for the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Marcus earned his medical degree from Duke University, and was trained in general surgery at NYU/Bellevue and completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.