Joshua Marks completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in June 2013. He received his MD from Jefferson Medical College in June 2007, and his BA in Economics in May 2003, from Columbia University. During residency, Joshua did a research fellowship at Penn in the lab of Dr. Jose Pascual investigating traumatic brain injury and the immunomodulating role of hypertonic saline. Joshua has also been involved with pre-hospital emergency care since 1998, as a member of VMSC of Lower Merion and Narberth and the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). His clinical interests include treating the acutely ill and injured patient, pre-hospital emergency trauma care and systems, surgical palliative care, and surgical education.