Mark G. Strom, MD has practiced medicine for more than 40 years.  Strom earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1969.  Upon the completion of his training in general and cardiothoracic surgery, he served as Chief of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Garfield Medical Center in Los Angeles and Associate in Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA.

In 2002 he completed his training in acupuncture at UCLA, providing him with the rare distinction of being able to practice both allopathic and alternative medicine. In addition, in 2005 he spent several months with Dr. John E. Sarno at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University, where he studied behavioral medicine and the tension myositis syndrome.  His experience with wellness, psychological and physiological performance has triggered a dynamic interest in mind-body medicine.  In addition, it has evoked an aggressive  patient following in the areas of sports performance and injuries.  He has pursued a relationship with the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute where he is currently studying the psychoanalytic approach to behavior.