Mark D. Gustafson

Deputy Counsel for Health Affairs
Mark D Gustafson
Practice Areas: 
Healthcare: General, Corporate, Regulatory & Compliance, Research-Related Issues, Practice Plan, Subsidy/Coverage Agreements, Stark.
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Mark D. Gustafson came to Duke in 1991. He now serves as Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs for Duke University and Health System Counsel for Duke University Health System. His responsibilities include various aspects of health care law – general commercial, corporate, regulatory and compliance, research-related issues and matters involving Duke University Hospital, the School of Medicine and Duke University Health System. Mr. Gustafson has been involved in all phases of the development of the Duke University Health System, including the formation of Duke University Affiliated Physicians, the acquisition of the home infusion and hospice components of Duke Health Community Care, and the transactions that added Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital to the Health System. Mr. Gustafson has been a member of DUHS’s Executive Management Committee since 1999, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Durham Casualty Company and as a member of Duke’s Institutional Review Board (relating to oversight of medical research involving human subjects). From 1986 until 1991, Mr. Gustafson practiced law with Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C. During that period, Mr. Gustafson specialized in healthcare regulatory issues, and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Health Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Gustafson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1982 and his law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 1986. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association Biomedical Research, and is a member of the Bar in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina.