Dr. Mark Ward, MD, is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his pediatric residency. Following a year of primary care pediatric practice in Houston, he completed fellowship training in emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has been a member of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at Baylor for over 25 years and was the pediatric residency director for 14 years, having stepped down earlier this year. He remains an active member of the faculty as a member of the section of emergency medicine. He has been an active member of the Texas Pediatric Society for many years, serving as the president in 2013-2014. He is currently president of the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In that role, he has traveled to the Texas Border with the national leadership of AAP to witness first-hand the detention facilities for immigrant children.