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Mark C Bates, MD, DSc, FACC, FSCAI
Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship and Director of Cardiovascular Research Advancement at CAMC Health Education and Research Institute.

Mark C Bates, MD, DSc, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Bates is the founder and Director of the CAMC Cardiology Fellowship and is responsible for the advancement of cardiovascular research at the CAMC Health, Education and Research Institute.  Dr. Bates did his cardiology fellowship at the University of Kentucky and was retained as a Clinical Scholar in Interventional Cardiology between 1991 and 1992. Subsequently, he completed a peripheral interventional, vascular medicine and surgery fellowship at the William Dorros - Isadora Feuer Interventional Cardiovascular Disease Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin). Dr. Bates has been involved in clinical innovation throughout his career including many firsts for West Virginia (1st Coronary stent 1993, peripheral stents 1993, Carotid stent 1995, handmade stent graft 1996, modular stent graft 1998, etc.). In addition, he has developed many new technologies from concept to first-in-man studies.  His work in new device innovation has led to 60 issued or pending US patents in the areas of embolic protection, gene therapy, stem cell implantation, regenerative therapy, nanotechnology, spinal cord injury, catheter design, deep brain stimulation and drug delivery. He has over 100 peer review publications and his clinical research has been highlighted in many international meetings. Dr. Bates has been recognized for his contribution to the field of vascular intervention including a recent lifetime achievement award (Leader in EndoVascular Education - LIVE Award) presented during the 2016 VIVA (Vascular InterVentional Advances) international congress in Las Vegas. He is also a recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart of Gold Award and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The University of Charleston.  Through his career Dr. Bates has held several academic appointments and including Professor of Medicine and Surgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine where he currently holds a Clinical Professor position. He also is the founder and Co-Director of the CAMC Vascular Center of Excellence, which has been highlighted as one of the first multidiscipline vascular programs, of its kind, in the US.  Dr. Bates is on the American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM) and is a member of many medical societies and presently sits on the editorial boards of several cardiovascular journals.

Jessica Parker
Program Coordinator


Jessica Parker is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication Studies.  In January 2011, Jessica began her CAMC career working in the Research Department coordinating a variety of device and drug trials. In 2013 she successfully passed the exam to become a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.  During her time as a research coordinator, Jessica was introduced to the Vascular Center of Excellence working with many of the WVU Vascular Physicians on their research projects.  In May of 2014, she joined the VCOE as the Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator for Vascular Surgery. 

Jessica and her husband Chris welcomed their first child, a red-haired beautiful baby girl named Charlotte Mae, in October 2013.  Born and raised in West Virginia, Jessica loves to take advantage of its natural wonders by fishing, kayaking, and hiking.


For information about our programs contact:
Jessica Parker
Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Coordinator
CAMC & WVU Charleston Division
Vascular Center of Excellence
3200 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Room #4127
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 388-4874


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3110 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25304
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