Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Mark H. Corden, MDCM, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical 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. Additionally, Dr. Corden serves as co-Director of the Mock Code Program, part of the Education SubCommittee of the Critical Response Systems Committee, and as Director of the Transport Rotation for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

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. He continues his work in global health by pursuing research projects with Rwandan colleagues and mentoring CHLA residents in the Global Health track.


Medical School: 

McGill University Faculty of Medicine


University of California San Francisco


University of California San Francisco



American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association

Other Information


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. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 May;18(2):181-92. PMID 22419435

Research Interests: 

Medical education in the global health setting
Simulation Medicine

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