Mark J. Wade, M.D. Dr. Wade is a board certified pediatrician with subspecialty training and expertise in adolescent medicine. He did his undergraduate training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Technology in Troy, NY, receiving his B.S in Biology in 1957, and attended medical school at the University of Florida in Gainesville and received his M.D. degree in 1980. Dr. Wade completed his pediatric internship at Howard University Hospital and his residency in pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY.. His subspecialty training in adolescent medicine was completed at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City in 1988. Dr. Wade is a noted expert nationally and internationally for his work in pediatrics, prison healthcare, HIV/AIDS, and medical missions work.
Dr. Wade has committed his life to serving the neediest of the needy, both domestically and internationally. He has spent the last 25 years delivering, developing systems for, and overseeing the provision of pediatric primary healthcare to children and adolescents in juvenile detention, foster care, and child welfare agencies, as well as creating and managing at the highest levels innovative primary care services in the extremely challenging New York public health hospitals and clinics. In 1996, Dr. Wade founded Wade Healthcare Systems, Inc. (WHS), a physician owned and operated healthcare management and consulting company, whose philosophy is that quality comprehensive healthcare can be delivered to every segment of our population in a cost effective manner, regardless of the economic or health status of the target group. Dr. Wadeâ€™s prison healthcare company, Healthcare Plus, Inc. (HSP), secured the contract with the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) from 2003-2006 to provide the medical and dental services to all of the youth, 8-16 years of age, arrested and detained in the five boroughs of New York. This was the first time that an African-American owned company had been awarded such a contract in the City of New York.
For over 12 years, Dr. Wade has been doing international medical missions work in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Southeast Asia. In 2001 he received the National Medical Association (NMA) Humanitarian Award â€śin recognition of dedicated service and international humanitarian effortsâ€ť. This same year, Dr. Wade and his wife took part of their personal savings and founded Arise and Walk Ministries Foundation, Inc. (AWMF), a non profit, 501c3 medical missions organization whose mission is â€śto equip and empower the local church with the healthcare personnel, expertise, and resources necessary to provide healthcare excellence as an integral part of their missionary outreach to the nations of the world. AMWF has directly provided for or financially and materially supported the provision of life-saving healthcare to more than 50,000 people worldwide, most of who are in Africa, Haiti, and the other Caribbean Islands. He has led medical missions to Southeast Asia to the inhabitants of the tsunami torn countries of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and organized and led a 20 member medical missions team to the Gulfport of Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. His humanitarian medical efforts moved the National Medical Association to again recognize Dr. Wade in 1996 with one of its highest honors, the â€śNMA Meritorious Achievement Awardâ€ť for outstanding clinical care and compassion in the delivery of medical care.
As an ordained minister and associate pastor Dr. Wade has stepped fully into his call to the ministry and uses his medical care gifts, talents, and services as â€śthe dinner bellâ€ť to draw people to Christ and to expand the Kingdom of God. Dr. Wade resides in Saddle River, New Jersey with his wife of 26 years, Mayra Suero-Wade, DDS,MPH and their three children, Mark Jr. (20), Christopher (17), and Amber (13).