GME Leadership

Christopher Stenberg, MBChB, FAAP
Vice President, Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Christopher Stenberg serves as the Designated Institution Official (DIO) and Vice President of Graduate Medical Education overseeing all aspects of undergraduate (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) at Health Quest. As DIO, Dr. Stenberg ensures all programs maintain compliance with the requirements set forth by the accrediting body, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Prior to joining Health Quest in 2017, Dr. Stenberg was the director of medical education and chair of pediatrics for Crozer-Keystone Health Systems in Pennsylvania. In this role, he led the department of pediatrics as well as the oversight of all undergraduate and graduate medical education within the system. He is a highly regarded physician educator, five times awarded the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Residents’ Award for General Pediatrician of the Year.

Dr. Stenberg is board-certified in general pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand.  His residency training has taken him from New Zealand, to Australia, to New York. Dr. Stenberg is married with four children and resides in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Mark Hirko, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Dr. Mark Hirko serves as the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Assistant Vice President for Surgical Specialties at Health Quest. His responsibilities include coordinating and standardizing all Health Quest Medical Practice surgical services, developing undergraduate and post-graduate surgical education programs including a general surgery residency, and collaborating with senior administration and physician leadership to provide advanced care and service across Health Quest.

An Ohio native with more than 20 years of experience in surgery, Dr. Hirko previously held the position of chair of the department of surgery, director of the general surgery residency program, and medical director of the vascular lab at Monmouth Medical Center, part of Barnabas Health System, in Long Branch, N.J.  As chair, he served as the clinical and administrative leader of the department and oversaw more than 200 employees.

Dr. Hirko completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and later served as a clinical and research fellow in vascular surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. He earned his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and received his master’s degree in biology from the University of Akron.

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