Mary V. Mason, M.D., MBA, FACP, is the founder of Little Medical School. She has 20 + years of experience in the corporate and educational world designing clinical programs that improve health outcomes and literacy. Dr. Mason earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-engineering at the University of Illinois and her M.D. and MBA from Washington University. She completed her clinical training at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she was Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society.
An active member in the community, Dr. Mason serves on the Board of Oasis, Parents as Teachers Board, and the Washington University National Council for the Institute of Public Health. She has also been recognized as a member of the 2008 class of 40 under 40 and 2016 class of Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal. Most recently Dr. Mason received the 2019 Washington University School of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award.
Dr. Mason is a Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and an adjunct lecturer at the John Olin School of Business where she teaches Health Policy.
Dr. Mason is the lead author on several peer-reviewed papers focused on reducing premature births in the Medicaid population. Additionally, she wrote the Managed Care Primer, a textbook aimed at teaching medical and business students about managed care and two children’s books exploring the world of medicine.