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Mark Lopatin, MD

Director, Professional Advisory Panel, JKPPA

Mark Lopatin is a rheumatologist who recently retired after 28 years in independent practice. He is the author of the book, “ Rheum for Improvement – The Evolution of a Health-care Advocate” which addresses how corporate medicine is removing the humanity from health care. He is active in organized


medicine, having served as president and chairman of the Montgomery County Medical Society. He also has served as chair of the Montgomery County Medical Legal Committee and the Montgomery County Task Force on Mediation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for both the Pennsylvania Medical Society and their Political Action Committee and is an active member of multiple grassroots advocacy groups. He has lectured and written numerous op-eds and articles on a multitude of health-care issues to educate patients and physicians how health-care policies affect the care that patients receive, and to help patients navigate the health care system. He is passionate about preserving the patient- physician relationship and is outspoken against those who seek to destroy that relationship to control the health care dollar. He lives with his wife, Suzan and their two poodles, Harry Potter and Gryffindor.

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