Mark H. Wener M.D.

Mark H. Wener M.D.
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  • English


  • Pathology
  • Rheumatology (Connective Tissue Disease)


Dr. Wener is a clinical rheumatologist with expertise in complex autoimmune diseases. He is co-director of the UW Scleroderma Clinic, with a focus on the use of bone marrow transplant in treatment of severe scleroderma. As director of the Immunology Division in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, he uses laboratory tests and the patient's clinical features to generate a personal patient care plan. He also directs the clinical laboratories at UW Medical Center and Northwest Hospital.

Dr. Wener has been on the faculty at UW since 1983, and has been listed as one of the 'Best Doctors in America' for over 10 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and did training in internal medicine and rheumatology at the University of Iowa, where he was also on the faculty. He was a fellow in rheumatology and immunology at University of Washington. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy meeting patients and learning their personal stories, and coming up with a plan to help them. With my background in clinical laboratory tests, I also like to use lab tests in the best way possible, and try to explain why a test may be helpful - or not helpful - for sorting out their medical problems.

Clinical Interests

Scleroderma, particularly in patients with severe disease that may benefit from bone marrow transplantation (through partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Center). Interest and experience with autoimmune rheumatic diseases with complex and unusual manifestations. Systemic lupus; vasculitis; hepatitis C rheumatic diseases; autoimmune hearing loss; autoimmune diseases; and immune laboratory testing.

Research Interests

Use of clinical laboratory tests in diagnosis; hematopoietic stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant) for rheumatic diseases; use of lab tests for epidemiology studies.


Institution Credential Year
Washington U. School of Medicine Medical education 1974
Univ. of Iowa Hosps & Clinics Residency
Univ. of Iowa College of Medicine Fellowship
Univ. of Iowa Hosps & Clinics Residency
Univ. of Iowa Hosps & Clinics Fellowship
UW - Dept. of Rheumatology Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Washington U. School of Medicine 1974

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Diagnostic Lab Immunology (IMed) 1986
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 1978
American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology 1980