Health care is a never-ending need and the industry continues to accept new professionals to meet this constant demand. One Baltimorean recognized this need and has since dedicated his entire life to the promotion of health and wellness by pioneering state-of-the-art medical technologies devoted to ending gastroenterological pain and suffering.

(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Mark Noar)

(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Mark Noar)

Dr. Mark Noar is the owner and physician director of Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates, P.A., a Towson-area clinical trials research and patient care facility tending to the needs of individuals with G.I. tract ailments, such as an indisposed colon, intestinal tract or liver.

Years ago, armed with a graduate degree in public health from Tulane University in Louisiana, Dr. Noar’s thirst for knowledge was unquenched as he would continue to receive supplemental medical education from a vast variety of sources, particularly residencies at the University of Nebraska, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn and advanced therapeutics at the University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany.

How has your educational background contributed to your career accomplishments thus far?

“The master’s program at Tulane was broad-based and had a very open-minded format that allowed me to gain insight into all aspects of the national and international health care systems. It was instrumental in helping me to develop and formulate the successful concepts employed by my nonprofit foundation, the Noar Foundation for Global Community Development, which helps developing communities in the world.”

What inspired you to become an innovator in the health care industry?

“I was always inspired by my parents who said to me, instead of asking ‘why,’ you should always ask ‘why not.’ This stimulated me to never shy away from anything new or limit my choices because of the status quo.”

Do you have any advice to others who would like to follow in your footsteps?

“Attempt everything that you can and never consider anything beyond your reach. It is vital that you educate others, as it is only through imparting your own personal excitement by teaching that progress will occur.”

Keisha Oduor is a professional writer and entrepreneur who resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a degree in Communications and French from New York University with work experience in publishing, nonprofits, healthcare administration and program management. Her work can be found on


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