Dr. Mark Pinkerton joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2019. He completed his undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology in 2012 at the University of Alabama, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree in 2016 from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Pinkerton completed his internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis prior to joining the division in 2019. Dr. Pinkerton has had varied research interests and participated in many projects during his training. During his undergraduate years, he participated in basic science research ranging from marine biology to cancer biology. During medical school, he worked with the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research on leptin signaling pathways in contributing to obesity. As a resident physician, he co-authored a chapter on insect allergy and venom immunotherapy in the upcoming third edition of the Allergy/Immunology Subspecialty Consult Guide for the Washington Manual Series. Dr. Pinkerton also participated in research with the Division of Infectious Diseases on improving prescribing practices for urinary tract infections in the primary care setting as part of the mentors in medicine program. His current areas of interest are general internal medicine with focus on inpatient care with special interest in antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Pinkerton enjoys teaching and working with both medical students and residents. He looks forward to providing care for his patients as a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.