Biography 

Mark Richardson, M.D., M.Sc.B., M.B.A., was executive vice president of Oregon Health Sciences University and dean of the School of Medicine. He died in 2016.

Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1975. He completed his surgical internship at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his otolaryngology/head and neck residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his pediatric fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.

After his training, he joined the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1993, he was appointed vice-chair of the department.

In 1995, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he was deputy director of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. While at Hopkins, he earned both his Master of Science in Business and a Master of Business Administration.

In 2001, he was recruited to OHSU to serve as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He was named interim dean in 2006 and dean a year later, a role in which he served until his death.