Dr. Sheryl Marks was born in Brooklyn New York and grew up in Northern and Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical School in 2003. Dr. Marks completed an internship at Kaiser Hospital San Francisco in the Department of Internal Medicine, and completed a residency at University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
In 2007, Dr. Marks joined Physicians Anesthesia Service in Seattle, Washington, as a private practice anesthesiologist attending to patients in the Swedish Medical Center system and in a variety of ambulatory care surgery centers.
During her time with Physicians Anesthesia Service, Dr. Marks served two terms on the corporate Board of Directors and held numerous corporate leadership positions including Board of Directors Secretary, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Perioperative Surgical Home Director, and Executive Leadership Team Member. In 2017 Dr. Marks was a key participant in the corporate merger of Physicians Anesthesia Service with U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Dr. Marks was subsequently appointed to the newly formed U.S. Anesthesia Partners- Washington Clinical Governance Board.
Dr. Marks’ clinical anesthesia focus includes attending to patients with complex medical co-morbidities for a variety of service lines including thoracic, obstetrical, gynecologic, orthopedic, oncologic, endocrine, and fertility medicine surgeries. Dr. Marks also served as the physician lead for numerous Swedish Medical Center clinical initiatives including the Swedish System Perioperative Glycemic Control Initiative, the Perioperative Anemia Management Initiative, the Perioperative Frailty Index pilot, and Perioperative Management of Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas Service Line. In 2015, Dr. Marks was appointed as the Swedish Medical Center liaison to the National Perioperative Surgical Home Collaborative.
In 2014 Dr. Marks helped start up the Swedish System Preadmission Clinic, a preoperative care clinic designed to clinically optimize pre-surgical patient and improve operational efficiency on day of surgery. In 2018 Dr. Marks was appointed Medical Director of the Swedish System Preadmission Clinic, overseeing clinical optimization of approximately 40,000 surgical patients per year. As Medical Director, Dr. Marks served as the Providence System and Swedish System Preoperative Clinical Practice Group Chair and authored numerous protocols and guidelines including the Standardized Perioperative Care Testing Guidelines, Perioperative Care Advisory, Swedish Guidelines for Preoperative Anemia Management and care of Bloodless Program Patients, Perioperative COVID19 Testing and Wait Time Guidelines, and Periprocedural Anticoagulation Guidelines. In addition, Dr. Marks participated in several large electronic medical record (EPIC) builds for the Preadmission Clinic, which integrated pharmacy and social work services for preoperative management of clinically frail and socially at-risk patients.
Dr. Marks currently lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and researching restaurants for her next best meal!