Mark Corden, MD

Attending Physician
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Mark H. Corden, MDCM, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. His primary interests include medical education, global health, and simulation medicine. He was selected as a member of the inaugural class of APEX (Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence) Educators in the Section of Hospital Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He enjoys participating in educational activities with learners of all levels - observers, medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty colleagues. He is a member of the IMPACT faculty at CHLA and a core faculty member of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Corden serves as co-Chair of the Critical Response Systems Committee, which reviews systems issues related to clinical deterioration events. Finally, he continues his work in global health by pursuing research projects with Rwandan colleagues and mentoring CHLA residents in the Global Health track.

Following his training, he worked as a community hospitalist in San Francisco for three years. Prior to working at CHLA, he spent two years working in Africa, first as an HIV Program Director for Global Strategies in Liberia, then as a Clinical Instructor for Boston Children's Hospital in Rwanda as part of the Human Resources for Health program. More recently, he spent a year working for the National Health Service in London, England as a clinical fellow in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. George’s Hospital.


Medical School

McGill University Faculty of Medicine


University of California San Francisco


University of California San Francisco



American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association


McMahon E, Freed A, Rudnick M, Corden MH. A rare cause of intraventricular hemorrhage in a term neonate. Pediatrics in Review. 2020;41(1):31-33. PMID: 31894072. DOI: 10.1542/pir.2018-0156.

Mwizerwa O, Umuhoza C, Corden MH, Cartledge P. What is the key medical information required to care for a transferred neonate appropriately? – A Best Evidence Topic (BET). Rwanda Med J. 2018;75(4):1–4.

Cancedda C, Cotton P, Shema J … Corden M … et al (75 authors). Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening through International Academic Partnerships: the first five years of the Human Resources for Health program in Rwanda. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2018;7(11):1024-39. PMID: 30624876. DOI: 10.15171/IJHPM.2018.61.

Corden MH, Huynh T, Mandal P, Chand S, Maniscalco J. Current Perspectives on Transport Medicine in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2018;13(11):770-773. PMID: 29694452. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.2962.

Milambo JPM, Cho K, Okwundu C, Olowoyeye A, Ndayisaba L, Chand S, Corden MH. Newborn follow-up in the Western Cape region of South Africa: a prospective observational cohort study. Global Health Research and Policy. 2018;3(2). PMID: 29372186. DOI: 10.1186/s41256-017-0057-4

Corden MH, Frediani J, Xu F, Liu QY, Chen SYE, Bissell DM, Ostrom K. An 18-year-old with acute-on-chronic abdominal pain. Pediatrics. 2018;141(5). pii: e20171332. PMID: 29636397. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-1332.

Nyirasafari R, Corden MH, Karambizi AC, Wong R, Makuza JD, Canarie MF. Predictors of mortality in a paediatric intensive care unit in Kigali, Rwanda. Paediatric and International Child Health. 2016;37(2):109-115. PMID 27922344. DOI:10.1080/20469047.2016.1250031

Chen NY, Bender JM, Dien Bard J, Trost MJ, Corden MH. Something doesn’t smell right: When a patient with empyema isn’t responding to guideline-based management. Hospital Pediatrics. 2016;6(11):702-06. PMID 27742739. DOI:10.1542/hpeds.2015-0274

Plant J, Corden M, Mourad M, O'Brien B, van Schaik S. Understanding self-assessment as an informed process: residents' use of external information for self-assessment of performance in simulated resuscitations. Advances in Health Science Education: Theory and Practice. 2013;18(2):181-92. PMID 22419435. DOI: 10.1007/s10459-012-9363-2


Medical education in the global health setting
Simulation Medicine