Mark B. Faries, MD

Surgical Director, Melanoma Program

The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
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Los Angeles, CA 90025





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Mark B. Faries, MD

Surgical Director, Melanoma Program

  • Surgical Oncology


Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery / Surgeries

Mark B. Faries, MD, is a surgical oncologist specializing in cutaneous oncology. He conducts research relating to melanoma surgery, lymphatic biology and tumor immunology. He is the principal investigator of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial and has completed trials in minimally invasive lymph node dissection and several immune therapies. He serves as an investigator on several therapeutic clinical trials.

  • Undergraduate: Haverford College, 1991
  • Medical School: Cornell Medical College, 1995
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002
  • Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute, Fellowship Program, 2004
  • Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Surgery and Medicine. Highest Performance in Surgery, 1995
  • Leonard Perloff Chief Resident Award. Awarded by the Penn surgical residents to the chief resident who contributed the most to their education, 2002
  • J. Bradley Aust Award. Awarded by the Western Surgical Association. Best Paper By a New Member, 2008
  • "The Duke" Award Special Service Award. John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary, 2016
  • Faries MB, Thompson JF, Cochran AJ, Andtbacka RH, Mozzillo N, Zager JS, Jahkola T, Bowles TL, Testori A, Beitsch PD, et al. Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(23):2211-2222.
  • Faries MB, Mozzillo N, Kashani-Sabet M, Thompson JF, Kelley MC, DeConti RC, Lee JE, Huth JF, Wagner J, Dalgleish A, et al. Long-Term Survival after Complete Surgical Resection and Adjuvant Immunotherapy for Distant Melanoma Metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017;24(13):3991-4000.
  • Gershenwald JE, Scolyer RA, Hess KR, Sondak VK, Long GV, Ross MI, Lazar AJ, Faries MB, Kirkwood JM, McArthur GA, et al. Melanoma staging: Evidence-based changes in the American Joint Committee on Cancer eighth edition cancer staging manual. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017;67(6):472-492.
  • Wong SL, Faries MB, Kennedy EB, Agarwala SS, Akhurst TJ, Ariyan C, Balch CM, Berman BS, Cochran A, Delman KA, et al. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25(2):356-377.
  • Morton DL, Thompson JF, Cochran AJ, Mozzillo N, Nieweg OE, Roses DF, Hoekstra HJ, Karakousis CP, Puleo CA, Coventry BJ, Kashani-Sabet M, Smithers BM, Paul E, Kraybill WG, McKinnon JG, Wang HJ, Elashoff R, Faries MB. Final trial report of sentinel-node biopsy versus nodal observation in melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 13;370(7):599-609.

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