Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D., FACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • V.V. Cooke Chair of Medicine
550 South Jackson Street, Ste. A3K00
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7040 - Academic Office


Clinical Expertise
Internal Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Louisville
  • Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Featured Publications

  • Busch BH, Wilhelm D, Johnson P, Pfeifer M. Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Presenting as Complete Hearing Loss. Cureus. 2022 May 3;14(5):e24711. doi: 10.7759/cureus.24711. PMID: 35663680; PMCID: PMC9162905.
  • Schapmire TJ, Head BA, Furman CD, Jones C, Peters B, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Ziegler C, Pfeifer MP. The Interprofessional Education Exchange: The Impact of a Faculty Development Program in Interprofessional Palliative Oncology Education on Trainee Competencies, Skills, and Satisfaction. Palliat Med Rep. 2021 Oct 27;2(1):296-304. doi: 10.1089/pmr.2021.0045. PMID: 34927155; PMCID: PMC8675274.
  • Head B, Schapmire T, Jones C, Peters B, Furman CD, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Pfeifer M. "Opening eyes to real interprofessional education": results of a national faculty development initiative focused on interprofessional education in oncology palliative care. J Interprof Care. 2021 Aug 26:1-8. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1965102. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34433361; PMCID: PMC8881540.
  • Schapmire TJ, Bell J, Pfeifer MP. The Improved Health Outcomes Program (iHOP): A Unique Model to Promote Provider-Driven Research in a Medicaid Population. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 14;17(14):5079. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17145079. PMID: 32674444; PMCID: PMC7400159.
  • Pfeifer M, Head BA. Which Critical Communication Skills Are Essential for Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Discussions? AMA J Ethics. 2018 Aug 1;20(8):E724-731. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.724. PMID: 30118422.
  • Head BA, Furman CD, Lally AM, Leake K, Pfeifer M. Medicine as It Should Be: Teaching Team and Teamwork during a Palliative Care Clerkship. J Palliat Med. 2018 May;21(5):638-644. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0589. Epub 2018 Jan 17. PMID: 29341818; PMCID: PMC5946723.
  • Head BA, Schapmire T, Earnshaw L, Faul A, Hermann C, Jones C, Martin A, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Ziegler C, Pfeifer M. Erratum to: Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum Teaching Team-Based Care Integration in Oncology. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Mar;31(1):181. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0971-4. Erratum for: J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun;31(2):358-65. PMID: 26740215.
  • Head BA, Schapmire TJ, Earnshaw L, Chenault J, Pfeifer M, Sawning S, Shaw MA. Improving medical graduates' training in palliative care: advancing education and practice. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2016 Feb 24;7:99-113. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S94550. PMID: 26955298; PMCID: PMC4772917.
  • Pfeifer MP, Keeney C, Bumpous J, Schapmire TJ, Studts JL, Myers J, Head B. Impact of a telehealth intervention on quality of life and symptom distress in patients with head and neck cancer. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Jan;13(1):14-21. doi: 10.12788/jcso.0101. PMID: 25839061; PMCID: PMC6935317.
  • Head BA, Schapmire T, Hermann C, Earnshaw L, Faul A, Jones C, Kayser K, Martin A, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Pfeifer M. The Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Oncology Palliative Care Education (iCOPE): meeting the challenge of interprofessional education. J Palliat Med. 2014 Oct;17(10):1107-14. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0070. Epub 2014 Jun 27. PMID: 24972279; PMCID: PMC4195248.