Sanford M. Markham, MD, FACOG, FACS
- Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
- AHC2 668
- Dr. Markham joined the Dean's executive administrative team of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in 2007. He has had more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, practicing physician, researcher, and administrator at institutions such as The Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, and most recently the University of Iowa where he served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Additionally, Dr. Markham has had a career in federal service where he served as both an obstetrician and gynecologist and as a command flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. In this capacity he directed both patient care and educational programs in both the United States and in Europe.
Dr. Markham earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas where he additionally obtained his doctorate of medicine degree. He interned at Indiana University and later accomplished a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cornell University. After a period of both military and private practice, Dr. Markham returned to the academic arena at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. He is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology.
From 1990-1995 Dr. Markham served at the Vice-Chairman and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. From 1995-2000 he became the Chairman, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, at the Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. At the same time he also held an appointment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 2000-2007 Dr. Markham filled the positions of Assistant Dean and obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Markham is responsible for the activities and functions of the Office of Student Affairs at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. These activities include the recruitment and acceptance of medical students, counseling and mentoring of the students in areas of academic, financial, and personal needs, and management of all official student records and reports.