Mark Needham, MD has a special “doctor gene” in his blood. Inspired by his grandfather who practiced medicine in a small town in Ohio for over 50 years, he too chose family medicine as his career, and hopes to meet or beat his grandfather’s 50 year practice streak. His wife Eileen McGrath, MD also practices family medicine and their daughter is pre-med at Duke University, carrying on the Needham family medical legacy.

Dr. Needham received his education at Stanford, Medical School at Case Western Reserve University and trained in family medicine at Santa Monica Hospital. His love for medicine and the city of Santa Monica are equal and he is happy knowing he is contributing to the wellness of those who reside on the Westside.

In addition to a daughter, Dr. Needham has two sons, one who reside in New York and is a professional dancer and choreographer, and another who is attending the UCLA Herb Alpert music school as a percussionist. In his spare time, he likes to hike, road and mountain bike, golf, travel, read and continue to learn about the newest medical discoveries and trends. Dr. Needham is an avid Lionel train fan and is building the Santa Monica Canyon and Pacific Garden Railroad in his back yard.

Medical School
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • English


Santa Monica Family Physicians
901 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 829-8903
(424) 212-5932


  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Diabetes Management
  • Hyperlipidemia Management (High Cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Nutrition
  • Preventative Medicine


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Adv PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Santa Monica Family Physicians