A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Scholz serves as medical director of Prostate Oncology Specialists Inc. in Marina del Rey. He is also the executive director of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Scholz received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, completed his Internal Medicine internship and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California Medical Center. His society memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, American Urologic Associate and European Associate of Urology. Dr. Scholz continues as a primary investigator actively supervising a number of ongoing prostate cancer clinical trials and has authored and coauthored over 90 scholarly articles and abstracts in his area of expertise.

Conditions Dr. Mark Scholz Treats at Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Cancers of different forms

Insurance Accepted

  • Assurant Health
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Creighton University

Internship(s)

Internal Medicine, 1983-1984 LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles

Residency(ies)

Internal Medicine, 1984-1986 LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles

Fellowship(s)

Medical Oncology, 1986-1988 Chief Fellow, 1987-1988 LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
  • American Urological Association American Urological Association
  • California Medical Association California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Publications & Media

    • Excessive PSA or Excessive Biopsy?

      Scholz, M. PCRI Insights (October 18, 2011).

    • Prostate Surgery can Lead to Impotency.

      TopNews (August 9, 2010). (accessed June 23, 2011).

    • Outcomes of Treatment Vs Observation of Localized Prostate Cancer in Elderly Men.

      Journal Jama : the Journal of the American Medical Association

    • Intermittent Use of Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals Using Finasteride Prolongs the Time off Period.

      Journal The Journal of Urology

    • Modified Citrus Pectin (mcp) Increases the Prostate-specific Antigen Doubling Time in Men with Prostate Cancer: a Phase Ii Pilot Study.

      Journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases

    • Anaemia Associated with Androgen Deprivation in Patients with Prostate Cancer Receiving Combined Hormone Blockade.

      Journal British Journal of Urology