Mark T. Malone, M.D., is a Board Certified pain specialist and a native Texan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Malone attended Baylor College of Medicine for residency and training in anesthesiology, and then completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in 1998.
Prior to founding Advanced Pain Care in 2002, Dr. Malone was a member of an Austin-based group practice for twelve years, and a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine for six years. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a sub-specialty in pain management; this is the only board certification for pain management endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017 Dr. Malone was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School.
Dr. Malone is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Spinal Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Travis County Medical Society. He has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Austin with their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys water-skiing, cycling, and travel.
Desiree Stark is the Neurosurgery Surgical Manager at Advanced Pain Care in our Advanced Neurosurgery department. Her leadership has assisted the pain practice since 2018 and recently in neurosurgery for since February 2022.
Desiree is a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She started out as a Medical Assistant in her hometown and then at Advanced Pain Care. After college, she went straight into working on a Critical Care floor focusing on patient-centered cardiac and vascular care. Desiree has 11 years total of healthcare experience, and she was able to accomplish these goals through hard work and dedication.
Desiree grew up in Milam County and currently resides in Austin, Texas. In her free time, Desiree is a dedicated and loving wife, dog mom and new mother to her daughter, Tatum. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends at the lake.