Mark B. Faries, M.D.

Mark B. Faries, M.D.

Dr. Mark B. Faries is a board-certified general surgeon who currently practices at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He leads several clinical trials, including the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy (II) trial, which enrolls thousands of patients throughout the world. The surgeon is also a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer's Melanoma Staging Committee, the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Melanoma Guidelines Committee, and the Annals of Surgical Oncology's Editorial Board. Dr. Faries has directed clinical studies involving more than 6,000 patients and has received significant research funding from the National Cancer Institute. He was the first surgeon in California to conduct inguinal lymph node dissections using a minimally invasive technique. The physician founded a cellular immunotherapy laboratory that is certified by the FDA and has authored over 150 papers, abstracts, and book chapters.

At the moment, the general surgeon is the Associate Director of Surgical Oncology Experimental Therapeutics at Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mark B. Faries has over 20 professional experience. His subspecialties are melanoma and surgical oncology, excluding the breast. Over the years, the physician has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Patients' Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2017. Before practicing medicine in the state of California, Dr. Mark B. Faries had medical licenses for Connecticut and Pennsylvania. A new clinical trial the general surgeon is part of is the Minimally Invasive Groin Dissection for Melanoma (SAFE-MILND). The undergraduate school of Dr. Mark B. Faries is Haverford College.

Procedures Dr. Mark B. Faries Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Cornell University - Weill Medical College, New York, NY


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


University of Pennsylvania Health System


John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • Publications & Media