Dr. Wick is a native of Milwaukee, W I. He received a B.S. from Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, WI in 1974, and was there given the Tri-Beta Award for scholarship in biology. In 1978, Wick earned his M.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He was a resident in anatomic & clinical pathology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation in Rochester, MN, from 1978 to 1983.

Dr. Wick then joined the faculty in the department of laboratory medicine & pathology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, working with Drs. Juan Rosai and Louis (“Pepper”) Dehner. He served as director of surgical pathology fellowship training and the diagnostic immunohistochemistry laboratory, as well as vice-chairman of the scholastic standing committee in the medical school. In 1989, Wick moved with Dr. Dehner to Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, as professor & director of surgical pathology. He also served as the chairman of the tissue & procedures committee and the cancer committee there.

Wick has published widely in the pathology literature, including principal authorship or editorship of 17 textbooks. He is a Master of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a member of many other professional societies. Wick served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology from 1990 to 2012, and he was the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology from 2013 to 2020. Mark is past-president of the Association of Directors of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology and the Society for the History of Pathology.

Dr. Wick is board-certified in anatomic & clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and in dermatopathology by the International Board of Dermatopathology (Graz, Austria). He is licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.

Practice areas – General surgical pathology; bone & soft tissue pathology; dermatopathology; thoracic pathology; and veterinary pathology