Last updated on: 10/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark Jenkins, MD Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Hall Health Center at the University of Washington
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Pharmacological cheating in sports is not a new phenomenon. Unfortunately, the modern era has witnessed explosive growth in new and different ways to achieve false victory. Advances in biochemistry, medicine, and other fields have benefited humanity in countless ways. Sadly, however, some have abused these advances for, ‘pursuit of victory at all cost’.”

“Erythropoietin,” SportsMed Web, Feb. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Hall Health Center, University of Washington, 2015-present
  • Director, Student Health Service, Rice University, 1998-2015
  • Former Associate Team physician, Rice University
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board, Rice University
  • Former Faculty Sponsor, Rice University Cycling Team
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, UTHSC at Houston, 1990
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 1990
Education:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1987
  • BA, Biochemistry, Rice University, 1983
Other:
  • Seven Ironman triathlon finishes
Quoted in:
  1. What Are "Blood Doping" and Erythropoietin (EPO)?