Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center
Having celebrated his 25th anniversary at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Mark Loehrke, MD, FACP, has a passion for teaching internal medicine. In 2012 he was honored to receive the Lifetime Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. This honor was preceded by over twenty teaching awards as a resident and a faculty member. Dr. Loehrke has also been recognized twice as the State of Michigan's honoree for the Humanism in Medicine Award given by the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Mark Loehrke began his educational path at the University of Illinois where he earned both his BS and MD degrees. This was followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC), now recognized as Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. After completion of residency, he was elected Chief Resident and then went on to complete a Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship. Following his education, his career path started as a Primary Care Internist with the Owatonna Clinic in Owatonna, Minnesota. After practicing in Minnesota, Mark came back to Kalamazoo and joined SMAHEC as the Associate Program Director. In December 2000 he began his current postion of Residency Program Director. In 2012 he was appointed as Chair for the Department of Medicine. He has remained active in medical student education as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Loehrke is a loving husband and father. He is well respected in the community and is active in many organizations and events, including coaching basketball, refereeing youth soccer and playing volleyball.