Dr. Mark Sockell, MD


  • Licensed Physician, State of California
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
  • Board Certified, American Board of Geriatrics, 2005
  • Associate, American College of Physicians 1996
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Creighton University
  • Clinical Instructor, Stanford School of Medicine



University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA. 1984-86
Residency, Primary Care Internal Medicine, SFGH Hospital

Boston VA, Jamaica Plains Boston MA. 1983-84
Internship, Internal Medicine

Brown University-Universitaet Rostock 1983
Exchange Program, Guest of German Democratic Republic

University of California, San Francisco, CA 1983
Doctorate of Medicine

Columbia University School of General Studies, New York, NY 1977-78
Pre-Medical Education

Goethe Institute, Federal Republic of Germany. Grosses 1976 Deutches Sprachdiplom
Advanced German Language Degree

Yale College, New Haven, CT. B.A. 1974
Philosophy, minor in Mathematics. Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany 1972-1973



St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1995-2007

Director of Medical Education and Program Director, 2001-2007
Director, St. Mary’s Medical Center
Hospitalist Program , 1999-2004
Associate Director, Residency Program in Internal Medicine, 1998-2004

  • Recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1996, 1997, 19978, 2000, 2001, 2004

Director, Ambulatory Care, 1995-2004

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 1991-1995
Co-Director, General Medical Clinic

Rhode Island Group Health Association, Warwick, RI 1987-1991
Staff physician

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 1986-1987
Associate Chief, Primary Care Division

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, NY 1978-1979
Research Assistant

University of Hamburg, Germany 1974-1977
English Instructor



Moderator: Update in Geriatric Medicine Review of Internal Medicine; November 1-4, 2001

St. Francis Medical Center: The Cytochrome P450 System.” Grand Rounds, October 1999

Kaiser San Francisco: “Geriatric Depression.” July 2001

St. Mary’s Medical Center: multiple topics in out patient and inpatient General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, infectious disease, hypertension, diabetes and HIV including yearly Grand Rounds presentations.

Agah R., Sockell ME, Felsovayni A. Diffuse Infiltrative Lymphocytosis Syndrome in a Patient Not Infected With The Human Immunodeficiency Virus. West J Med 1996; 164:266-68.

Best Practice in Medicine. Contributing editor: “Hypertension” Mercy Healthcare, Sacramento, 1997
Principal Investigator, Protocol 99-00, “A non-Comparative, Multi-Site, Open-Label, 48-Week Study to Monitor the Safety and Tolerability of MK-0639 (Indinavir Sulfate) 800 mg q8h Administered as Monotherapy or in Combination With Reverse Transcriptase inhibitor Therapy for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Advanced AIDS Patients (Patients With CD4 Counts < = 50 cell/mm 3 ), “Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ

Clinical Investigator, Delavirdine mesylate Expande d Access Program for HIV-1 infected patients. The Upjohn Company.

Clinical Investigator, An Open-Label, Multi-Center Study to Provide Expanded Access to and to Obtain Additional Safety Date on Serostim TM (mammalian cell-derived recomb inant human growth hormone, r-hGH[m]) in the treatment of adults with a dvanced AIDS wasting. Serono Laboratories.

Sub-Investigator, Protocol NUCA 3004, 3TC Open La bel Program,” Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC

Principal Investigator, Protocol SV14974, “An Open Label International Treatment Program for the Use of Saquinavir (Ro 31-8959; HIV Proteinase Inhibitor) Either As Monotherapy or in Combination With Other Anti-Retroviral Drugs in Patients With Proven HIV Infection..” Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., Nutley, NJ


Sockell ME, Sweet HL, Ferris AK, Imai K. “Managing Care in the Era of Managed Care: Does Personalized Case Management Decrease Unnecessary Utilization of the Emergency Department?” Society of General Internal Medicine, 1995, Annual National Meeting. Abstract J of Gen Int Med, April1995.

Brenner G.F., Sockell M. & Sommers L.S. Integration of Behavioral Medicine and Primary care: An Innovative Teaching Model. Poster presented at the m eeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA April 1997.

Sockell ME, Brenner GF, Sommers LS. “Integration ofInternal and Behavioral Medicine Abstract. APDIM, March 30, 1998

Myers EA, Block I, Sockell ME, et al “Management of Diabetes in the Acute Hospital,” October 1998, CHW Quality Summit Abstract.

Sockell ME, Twilling L, Sommers, LS. “Collaborative Practice in Primary Care: Integrated Training for Psychologists and Physicians” Professional Psychology: Research & Practice

Sockell, ME. SSRIs in the elderly: Do they work? Are they better? Family Practice Recertification; 2000; 22:35-50.

Teper I, Sockell ME. “Does the Care of Renal Patients in a resident-run clinic meet National Kidney Foundation Guidelines?” Poster presentation Regional ACP, San Diego 2004.

Selle J, Sockell ME. “A point of care questionnaire improves the Care of Diabetes.” Abstract and Poster Presentation. ACP 2005.

Kim G., Ridlowski A., Sockell M. “Overestimation of Blood Pressure Readings Using an Automated Cuff. Regional ACP, Monterey 2005.

Update on Internal Medicine for the Podiatrist. Essentials of Practice Seminar, Samuel Merritt College; November 2005. Moderator and presenter: Anticoagulant Therapy.

Yi S., Sockell M. “The Urinalysis in Elderly Hospitalized Patients.” Regional ACP, Monterey 2006.

Tee, S., Sockell M. “The Predictive Value of Initia l Troponins in a Community Hospital.” Regional ACP, Monterey 2006.

Panu, H., Sockell M. “Quality Indicators in a Resident-run Diabetes Clinic. Regional ACP, Monterey 2006

Sockell ME. How to Read a Journal Article. Grand Rounds Presentation. June 2006. St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Sockell ME. “Alcoholism and the 12-Steps: A prescripti on for recovery, a model for health. Stanford PM and R Residency Program Grand Rounds Presentation. January 8, 2008 and St Mary’s Medical Center July 2008.

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