Mark H. Belfer, DO, FAAFP joined GRIPA as Chief Medical Officer in October 2012.
Dr. Belfer has served as Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent Physician Group, a St. Vincent Health System-affiliated 220 plus physician, multi-specialty organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the two previous years, he was the President and CMO of Akron General Partners Physician Group in Akron, Ohio. Prior to that, for six and one-half years he served as program director of the Akron General Medical Center / NEOMED Family Medicine Residency Program. Before coming to Akron, Dr. Belfer had been in private practice in Warren, Ohio; was a program director at St. Elizabeth’s Family Medicine Program in Youngstown, Ohio; and served as a program director in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Belfer is currently a Professor of Family Medicine at NEOMED and also Clinical Professor at RIT. He completed his internship at Grand Rapids (Michigan) Osteopathic Hospital and his residency training at Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft. Benning, GA. Dr. Belfer is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Belfer has held several leadership positions, including service as president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and president on the Board of Directors of the AAFP Foundation. He is active within the American Academy of Family Physicians, and recently served as Chair of the AAFP Finance and Insurance Commission, as well as served as Chair of the AAFP Commission on Education. A former editorial board member for the Core Content Review of Family Medicine, Dr. Belfer continues to referee for American Family Physician, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Thoracic Medicine, Drugs & Aging, and Postgraduate Medicine. His teaching interests include procedural skills, practice management, and curriculum development. He has published and lectured in several areas, and is a frequently invited speaker on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lipid therapy, men’s health, cancer screening guidelines, Accountable Care Organizations, and practice management.