Dr. Mark Faries, MD

Dr. Mark Faries, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Faries, MD is a general surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

11818 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Faries's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Faries' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Faries "Raised in Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Faries comes from a family of physicians. He began working in operating rooms while in high school, and continues to enjoy the technical challenges of that environment. He received his undergraduate education at Haverford College and his medical degree at Cornell. In medical school he was awarded the Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Surgery and Medicine for having attained the highest performance in surgery there. His general surgical training was at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Leonard Perloff Chief Resident Award. His surgical oncology fellowship was at the John Wayne Cancer Institute under his mentor Donald L. Morton, MD. After graduation he was a member of the faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and at the Yale School of Medicine. He is now the Head of Surgical Oncology at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute and Surgical Director for Experimental Therapeutics at Cedars Sinai. He serves as a member of the AJCC Melanoma Staging Committee, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Melanoma /Sentinel Node Guidelines Committee, and the Editorial Board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Faries "The care of patients with cancer is a rapidly evolving field. Treating individuals using the most up-to-date information is critical to achieving the best results. 

I practice in a multidisciplinary setting, which is essential in the era of modern treatment. 

I believe in educating patients, so that each person can make the best decisions.

In our practice, we constantly strive to deliver the best care possible today and to continue to push the frontier of knowledge ahead. "

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated


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27  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Johns Hospital Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Faries has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed

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Dr. Faries' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Faries to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Faries' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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