The Dean, SAUSHEC
Dr. Mark W. True
Dr. Mark W. True is the Dean, Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC). SAUSHEC sponsors 33 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training programs with approximately 600 interns, residents, and fellows. SAUSHEC also oversees more than 20 graduate-level allied health training programs with approximately 100 trainees. Service outside of GME includes the Board of the Directors of the San Antonio Military Health System. Dr. True is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, and board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. He has served on multiple national academic committees, and is currently the chair of the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Endocrine Education Committee. In 2016-2018, he served as chair of the national endocrinology in-training examination, administered to over 600 endocrinology fellows annually. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and delivered over 80 conference presentations, primarily in the realm of diabetes care and more recently physician leadership training.
Dr. True is a retired Air Force Colonel. He was commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy (1991). He served as a line officer for five years as an electrical engineer in support of Air Force Space Command’s space launch and missile testing program. Dr. True received his medical education through the Uniformed Services University (2000), completed a residency in Internal Medicine (2003) and fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2005). In 2006, he deployed to Sather Air Base, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has served as a staff endocrinologist, teaching faculty, flight commander, founding director of the Air Force Diabetes Center of Excellence, president of the Society of Uniformed Endocrinologists, consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for endocrinology, program director for the Air Force Endocrinology Fellowship, Director of Graduate Medical Education for the 59th Medical Wing, and Associate Dean for Air Force Graduate Medical Education at SAUSHEC. He entered federal civilian service as the SAUSHEC Dean after his active duty retirement in 2019.