Chief Medical Officer, Founder
Mario graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his training and fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He then joined the United States Air Force and served as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Flight Surgeon. After his service, Mario was a White House Fellow and concurrently served as the Acting Director for the Office of Pandemic and Emerging Threats, directly advising the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs and Immediate Office of the Secretary on international issues of emerging concern including Ebola and MERS-CoV, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic influenza, dual use research of concern/synthetic biology, and biosecurity/biosafety. Additionally, Mario was an attending clinical physician in the emergency department at Sibley Memorial Hospital (John's Hopkins University) and has since held roles as both Medical Director and Medical Advisor for several healthcare companies. Mario joined the AffirmHealth team in 2016.