Dr. Mark Faries attended Cornell University Medical College, did both his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed his fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Faries has also served as an associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Faries specializes in melanoma and cutaneous oncology. He leads several clinical trials, including the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy (II) trial, which includes thousands of patients throughout the world. Results of this trial were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Faries also is a member of the AJCC Melanoma Staging Committee, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines Committee for Melanoma and is on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Faries has overseen clinical trials that have included over 6,000 patients and has been awarded substantial research funding by the National Cancer Institute. He was the first surgeon in California to perform minimally invasive inguinal lymph node dissections. He established a Food and Drug Administration - certified cellular immunotherapy lab, and has published over 150 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. He has given invited lectures in nine countries on three continents.

In addition to his role at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Dr. Faries will serve as the Associate Director of Surgical Oncology Experimental Therapeutics, Cedars Sinai Department of Surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Medical School
  • Cornell University - Weill Medical College, New York, NY
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
  • English


The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
11818 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-2164
(310) 496-0731


  • General Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Melanoma Immunotherapy and Vaccines
  • Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group