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MarkAlain Dery, DO, MPH

Dr. Dery is an infectious disease physician and public health practitioner. He is the Chief Innovation Officer and Medical Director for infectious diseases at Access Health Louisiana, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Louisiana with 35 clinics statewide. Board-certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine, Dr. Dery has worked as a trauma physician for ten years with LifeFlight helicopter programs across the U.S. and as an emergency physician on the Navajo Nation and the Tulane University Health System. As an infectious disease physician, Dr. Dery responded to several global epidemics, including Lassa fever virus in Guinea and Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. At home in New Orleans, Dr. Dery actively helped to lead the response to COVID-19 city-wide. As an emergency physician, Dr. Dery ran the medical clinic for Katrina evacuees at the Astrodome. First on the scene in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Dr. Dery helped build and manage the American field hospital. Recently, Dr. Dery responded to the violent Russian conflict in Ukraine in May and June; Dr. Dery initiated a newly designed course called the Armed Conflict Trauma Training Course, with very positive results.  Dr. Dery earned his MS in Public health at Loma Linda School of Public Health in 1994 and completed his osteopathic degree at University of New England COM in 1998.  He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve’s MetroHealth Medical Center, and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tulane University in 2008.