Mark A. KossickProfessor | Asheville, North Carolina
Dr. Mark A. Kossick received his Doctor of Nursing Science degree in 2003 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, College of Nursing. He completed his clinical residency in the electrophysiology laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During his residency he developed a new modified chest lead (MAC1L). Dr. Kossick finished his anesthesia education in 1984 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania/Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Over the past 20 years he has been on faculty at several universities (University of Kansas, UAB, University of Maryland, Union University). He is currently on faculty as a full professor at Western Carolina University, in Candler, North Carolina. Over the past two decades he has lectured extensively across the country on ECG interpretation and the management of ischemia and arrhythmias. His lectures have addressed audiences at state and national meetings as well as graduate students and faculty as a visiting professor at other universities across the United States. Internationally he has lectured in London, United Kingdom, as well as Vienna, Austria. Dr. Kossick has also written a textbook and handbook on electrocardiography, is an author of two chapters in the textbook, Nurse Anesthesia (Inhalation Anesthetics and Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System), and authored the antiarrhythmic chapter in the recently published textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), and the International Society for Computerized ElectroCardiography. In 2006, Dr. Kossick was inducted into Ashtabula Harbor High School’s Hall of Fame as an alumni recipient of the “Career Achievement Award,” Ashtabula, Ohio.