Mark Haygood, DO, was born in Decatur, Alabama, and lived most of his life in Gadsden, Alabama. He transitioned to the Mobile area during residency and joined the faculty of AltaPointe Health Systems and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry after residency completion. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004 and a master’s in 2006 from Jacksonville State University. Haygood achieved his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in 2010 and completed a psychiatric residency at the University of South Alabama in 2014. During residency, Haygood served the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly for Area 5 as the Resident and Fellow Member (RFM) Deputy Representative. During his tenure with the APA Assembly, he also served as the RFM Representative for the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. Haygood was elected to the APA Assembly for Area 5 as the Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Deputy Representative. He also was elected to serve on the Alumni Board of VCOM and invited to serve as a founding faculty member to the VCOM branch campus located in Auburn, Alabama. Haygood’s professional interests include consultation/liaison psychiatry.