Dr. Howard Marks Jr, MD

Dr. Howard Marks Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Howard Marks Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and more.

1912 Tradd Ct

Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact Information

(910) 251-3766

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Marks Jr "As a cardiac surgeon I treat every patient as if they were a family member. Each patient gets the care and understanding of someone with whom I have a personal relationship. Both the patient and family deserve honesty and full disclosure of the care and treatment. This is not only my philosophy but that of our practice, Coastal Thoracic Surgical Associates."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Lake Forest College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Barnes Jewish Hosp-Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Iowa College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Wake Forest University School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Marks Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Marks Jr' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marks Jr

4.8

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
94.23076923076923%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I met Dr. Marks the morning of my bypass surgery because I chose him since he could operate on the soonest date available. He turned out to be an excellent choice!! His entire staff, Ken, William and all others are very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of cardiology. I could not...Read More
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I recently had a quadruple bypass. Dr. Marks Jr is a true professional and is an exceptional surgeon. Highly recommended!
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Doctor Howard Marks is an outstanding thoracic surgeon and person. His skills and demeanor are above any surgeon I have ever met. His down to earth attitude sets him apart from his peers. I highly recommend him to all. There are not enough words to express my gratitude to doctor and man.
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Dr. Marks. and his entire staff work well. together. I am told that watching him and his P.A.s in surgery is like watching a symphony. He exercises patient centered care with a sense of dry humor and is known for his strict protocal for the nurses to follow both within the hospital and also clear...Read More
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I had triple bypass on November 28 2017. I recommend Dr. Marks to anyone. He is a doctor who hides nothing. Dr. Marks and his team did a great job of explaining everything. Their bedside manners were unbelievably caring. I was blessed to have one of the best Doctors and team in the U.S. I'm a...Read More
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