USF Health executive turned patient establishes fund for research and education

Many know Mark Moseley as the Chief Medical Officer for USF Health, but what most do not think about is that even executive physicians are also patients themselves. In 2008, Moseley was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. He describes being diagnosed with this disease as “life-altering” and “scary,” as it is difficult to manage, and the treatment therapies can be very intimidating.

Dr. Mark Moseley, MD

Dr. Mark Moseley, MD

Dr. Mark Moseley, MD, MHA, FACEP joined USF Health from Ohio State University in January 2017 as the Chief Medical Officer for USF Health Care and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. In December 2017, he was promoted to the Chief Clinical Officer for USF Health to oversee day-to-day operations of the USF Health Care faculty practice and clinical care.

Once at USF Health, he turned to Dr. Renee Marchioni Beery, DO, director of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, to treat him for Crohn’s disease.

“I was really fortunate when I started hunting around [for a physician] that I found Dr. Marchioni Beery, who was fellowship trained at Harvard in inflammatory bowel disease,” said Moseley. “That was one of the reasons why I chose to seek care here – her expertise and the expertise of USF Health.”

This summer, Moseley and his wife, Jennifer, decided to establish the Moseley Family Fund for IBD Research and Education, as a result of his positive patient experience at USF Health.

“I was inspired to make a gift because I was appreciative of the relationship and the experience of the team that is taking care of me,” he said. “I would really like to see it benefit more people.”

Dr. Moseley with the USF Health Gastroenterology/Inflammatory Bowel Disease team

Dr. Moseley with the USF Health Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery teams

Moseley is a strong advocate for the idea of “paying it forward,” as he believes that the investment of time, energy and mentorship is what allows us to get to where we are in life. He annually sponsors the MD White Coat campaign, an opportunity to sponsor an incoming medical student’s first white coat, and has also supported the Division of Digestive Diseases.

“I think that it is very important to make [giving] personal. The two main things that I donate to here at USF Health are extremely personal to me. I donate each year as a Dean’s Level Sponsor for the white coat ceremony because I was there; I was a poor college student that became a very poor medical student, heavily into debt.”

Moseley hopes that patients like himself would consider making a gift to USF Health, as the support that comes from this funding and philanthropy allows programs to grow.

“I hope patients know that we are going to be good stewards of their money and that without their support we’re not going to be as strong. We can only grow these programs so far based on clinical revenue but we need to have generous and passionate donors that can advance the program.”

If you would like to make a gift to the Moseley Family Fund for IBD Research and Education, click here. If you would like to make a gift to another area of USF Health, please visit giving.usf.edu/health.

To read the full interview with Dr. Mark Moseley, click here.