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Faculty Profile

Faculty and Staff

Mark Allen O'Rourke, M.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Medicine  
School of Medicine Greenville
E-mail: morourke@ghs.org
Phone: 864-987-7000
   
Office: 65 International Drive
Greenville SC 29615
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Bio

Background: Dr. O’Rourke is a medical oncology cancer specialist with the GHS Cancer Institute. He grew up in Santa Barbara, California and completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He served in the U.S. Navy as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He completed medical school at UCLA and residency training at the Duke University Medical Center, where he went on to complete fellowships in medical oncology and geriatrics. He has been a member of the medical staff at GHS since 1990.
Teaching Interest(s): Areas of Focus Blood and cancer illnesses that affect adults Gastrointestinal cancers Integrative oncology and mind-body therapies National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Institute for Translation Oncology (ITOR) clinical trials of new cancer drugs and immunotherapy Palliative Care and Quality of Life cancer research Cancer care delivery research
Research Interest(s): Integrative oncology and mind-body therapies National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Institute for Translation Oncology (ITOR) clinical trials of new cancer drugs and immunotherapy Palliative Care and Quality of Life cancer research Cancer care delivery research
Honors & Awards: Outstanding Contributions Certificate
Physician of the Year Award for Community Service
Order of St. Luke Award
Golden Apple Award
Professional Affiliations: SWOG Palliative and End of Life Care Committee
Other - Co-Chair
ASCO Survivorship Commitee
Member
National Cancer Institute Symptom Management & Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee (SxQOL SC)
Member
NCI Digital Engagement Committee
Member
NCI Symptom Control and Quality of Life Committee
Member
South Carolina Governor's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council
Member
NCI Cancer Survivorship Committees
Member
Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill
Other - Member of the Steering Committee
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Member
Catholic Medical Association
Member
South Carolina Cancer Alliance
Other - Founding Member
Christian Medical Association
Member
Insights, Greenville Chapter, South Carolina Citizens for Life, Community Advisory Board
Other - Chairman
South Carolina Pain Initiative
Member
South Carolina Oncology Society
Member
Greenville County Medical Society
Member
South Carolina Medical Association
Member
Southwest Oncology Group (National Cancer Institute)
Member
American Medical Association
Member
American Society for Clinical Oncology
Member
ASCO Ethics Commitee
Member
SCMA Bioethics Committee
Member
Hospice House of Greenville Board
Other - Chair of the Board
South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Member
Greenville County Medical Society
Other - Secretary / Treasurer
Greenville County Medical Society
Other - Legislative Representative
South Carolina Cancer Alliance, Policy and Advocacy Task Force
Other - Vice Chairman
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee
Member
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Other - Member of Foundation Board
Hospice of the Foothills Foundation Board
Member
South Carolina Medicare Part B Carrier Advisory Committee
Other - Vice Chairman
SCMA Interdisciplinary Council
Other - Oncology Representative
South Carolina Oncology Society
Other - Secretary
Upstate SC Chapter Board, Alzheimer's Association
Member
Bioethics Resource Group
Member
Nursing Home Ethics Group Subcommittee
Member