Jim is currently the Chief of Anesthesia at San Francisco General Hospital, Professor of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF. He is an actively practicing anesthesiologist and intensivist with clinical interests in trauma anesthesia and critical care and research interests in the area of antibody and protein engineering. Jim was an undergraduate at the University of California Berkeley majoring in biochemistry and received his medical degree from UCSF. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesia as well as a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, all at UCSF. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, and Critical Care Medicine. He received a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Cambridge, England. Prior to becoming Chief of Anesthesia, Dr. Marks was the Medical Director of the Trauma ICU at SFGH.
Jim is a world recognized pioneer in the fields of antibody and protein engineering. In recognition of these scholarly achievements, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences in 2006.