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Mark Josefski, MD, FAAFP

Faculty Physician; Chair of Department of Family Medicine, HAHV; NYSAFP Delegate to AAFP COD

Education and training

Family Medicine Residency – St.Mary’s/University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Program
Doctor of Medicine (MD) – SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Colgate University

Professional interests

Full spectrum family medicine, including sports medicine and procedures
Teaching and training medical students and residents
Advocacy and public policy at local, state, and national levels

A little about me

Born and raised in Kingston, I am the product of a large extended family from this area.  I was fortunate to go to Colgate University, where I received a well-rounded education and then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo, teaching high school science. After working and studying at Harvard School of Public Health, I entered medical school to become a family doctor. We decided to return to Kingston after completing my residency training, so that our daughter could grow and thrive in this community.  The Institute for Family Health has provided a wonderful foundation to building my well-rounded career-caring for a diverse range of patients, providing a broad spectrum of services and assisting in the education of hundreds of residents and medical students. I’ve been able to remain active in many community organizations and activities, as well as advocacy for patients and family medicine at many levels.

Why I love my job

I love knowing that so many in this community trust me to be their doctor and seek my professional opinion at critical moments in their lives.  I always strive to uphold my oath to serve my patients to the best of my ability and pass on the lessons I’ve learned to the many learners who have come to us to receive their training. Seeing our graduates thrive is amazingly rewarding!

Professional certifications or affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Board member, New York State Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Executive Committee, Health Alliance of Hudson Valley
Wellness Committee, O+ Festival

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

Dr. Josefski is Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM). He has worked with the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program and the Institute since 1989. He has served on the Board of Directors of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and its Foundation. Dr. Josefski is a past President of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and has been active in statewide education for more than two decades.

With a particular interest in maternity care and sports medicine, he serves as an ALSO advisory faculty and sideline physician for the Kingston School system. He is very involved in community activities, serving as Co-Health Services Director of the O Positive Festival, connecting musicians and artists with health and wellness providers. He still actively plays baseball, traveling to national competitions in his spare time and sings (tenor) with Ars Choralis, celebrating the human spirit through the performance of choral music of all periods and styles.