Portrait of Dr. Mark Sannes

Dr. Mark Sannes

Senior medical director of specialty services/infectious disease specialist, HealthPartners


When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Dr. Mark Sannes helped lead the HealthPartners team of more than 26,000 in Minnesota and Wisconsin by tracking ever-changing information about Covid-19 from across the globe. He also led weekly virtual conferences in which he shared the latest information, protocols, and safety measures with more than 2,000 physicians caring for patients across the organization.

Sannes has also done over 40 interviews with local news about Covid-19, answering questions, calming fears, and sharing the
innovations of his colleagues.