Dr. Mark Vonnegut grew up on the Cape in the 50’s and 60’s. He did a variety of things, including writing and starting a commune in British Columbia, before going on to Harvard Medical School where he graduated in 1979. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has practiced pediatrics for over thirty-five years but doesn’t feel that old. Dr. Vonnegut has a teenage son at home to show him how little he knows. “Practicing pediatrics has been a joy and a privilege.”
Dr. Vonnegut published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, “Is Quality Improvement Improving Quality? A View from the Doctor’s Office,” and has published several short pieces on pediatrics and other topics in The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger.
Dr. Vonnegut wrote The Eden Express, which was first published in 1975 and is still in print. His book, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, was published in 2010.
He’s passionate about developmental and behavioral health as an integral part of Primary Care Pediatrics.