Malcolm W. Marks, M.D.

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Malcolm W. Marks, M.D.

Malcolm W. Marks, M.D.

Chair, Plastic Surgery

Professor, Plastic Surgery

Physician Rating

4.6 out of 5

213 Ratings

Contact Information


  • Am Assn Of Obstets & Gyn Found

  • Am Assn Of Residnts In Radiati

  • Am Burn Assn

  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Am Medical Assn

  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology

  • Am Soc Of Maxillofacial Surgeo

  • Am Soc Of Plastic & Reconst.Su

  • Assn Of Academic Chairmen Of P

  • Assn Of Advance Rsrch Nervous

  • Assn Of Washington St.Epidemio

  • Associate Of Am College Of Phy

  • Barany Society

  • Birmingham Humane Society

  • Florida Radiological Society

  • NPI: 1851376891

Clinical Interests

  • Wound Care, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Facial Surgery, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Hand Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Wounds (difficult), Breast Cancer Surgery, Skin Cancer

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1971 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • M.D.

    1975 - LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans

  • Residency

    1979 - Surgery: Charity Hosp-Lsu Division

  • Fellowship

    1980 - Mt Vernon Hospital-United King

  • Residency

    1982 - Plastic Surgery: Univ of Michigan Medical Sch

  • Fellowship

    1983 - Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Breast Implantation, Skin, Artificial, Neoplasms, Second Primary

Recent Publications

  • Role of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand and Th1, Th2 and Th17 inflammation in asthma [abstract] Marks M, Hastie AT, Steele C, Moore WC, Ampleford EJ, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A1336.
  • Aesthetic outcomes of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction Forsberg CG, Kelly DA, Wood BC, Mastrangelo SL, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, David LR, Marks MW.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(Suppl 2):S116-S120.
  • The effect of reusable versus disposable draping material on infection rates in implant-based breast reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial Showalter BM, Crantford JC, Russell GB, Marks MW, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, Pestana IA, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S165-S169.
  • Vacuum-assisted closure device and skin substitutes for complex mohs defects Cunningham T, Marks M.. Dermatol Surg. 2014;40(Suppl 9):S120-S126.
  • Advanced cutting effect system versus cold steel scalpel: comparative wound healing and scar formation in targeted surgical applications Lee BJ, Marks M, Smith DP, Hodges-Savola CA, Mischke JM, Lewis RD.. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014;2(10):e234.
  • Minimizing donor-site morbidity following bilateral pedicled TRAM breast reconstruction with the double mesh fold over technique Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Thompson J, David L, Marks M.. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(5):484-487.
  • Outcome study of the surgical management of panniculitis Zannis J, Wood BC, Griffin LP, Knipper E, Marks MW, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2012;68(2):194-197.
  • Cutaneous innervation and itch in keloids [letter] Tey HL, Maddison B, Wang H, Ishiju Y, McMichael A, Marks M, Willford P, Maruzivab D, Ferdinando D, Dick J, Yosipovitch G.. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012;92(5):529-531.
  • Epidermal and dermal innervation density in keloids [abstract] Maddison B, Tey E, Wang EH, Ishiju Y [sic] [Ishiuji Y], McMichael A, Marks M, Wilford P [sic] [Williford P], Maruziva D, Ferdinando D, Yosipovitch G, et al.. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S50.
  • Outcomes of immediate breast reconstruction in patients undergoing single-stage sentinel lymph node biopsy and mastectomy Wood BC, Levine EA, Marks MW, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(5):564-567.
  • Patient satisfaction with dermal fillers and effect on utilization of invasive aesthetic treatment modalities at a university-based cosmetic center Bharti G, Marks MW, David LR.. Eur J Plast Surg. 2011;34(3):155-160.
  • Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L.. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.
  • Penile sclerosing lipogranulomas and disfigurement from use of '1Super Extenze' among Laotian immigrants Manny T, Pettus J, Hemal A, Marks M, Mirzazadeh M.. J Sex Med. 2011;8(12):3505-3510.
  • Outcomes analysis of a resident cosmetic clinic: safety and feasibility after 7 years Pyle JW, Angobaldo JO, Bryant AK, Marks M, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64(3):270-274.
  • Principles and applications of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) Marks MW, Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ. In: Weinzweig J, ed. Plastic surgery secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier;2010: 38-44.
  • Refinements in nasal reconstruction: the cross-paramedian forehead flap Angobaldo J, Marks M.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;123(1):87-93.
  • Outpatient reconstruction using integra* and subatmospheric pressure Park CA, Defranzo AJ, Marks MW, Molnar JA.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(2):164-169.
  • Poland's syndrome: current thoughts in the setting of a controversy [editorial] Marks M.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;123(3):954-955.
  • Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.
  • Impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy on immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy Wood BC, David LR, Defranzo AJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Geisinger KR, Marks MW, Levine EA.. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):551-556.
  • Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.
  • Prevention of projectile and aerosol contamination during Pulsatile lavage irrigation using a wound irrigation bag Angobaldo J, Sanger S, Marks M.. Wounds. 2008;20(6):167-170.
  • Negative pressure wound therapy Thompson JT, Marks MW.. Clin Plast Surg. 2007;34(4):673-684.

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Doctor Ratings

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Patient Comments

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  • 7/16/2018

    Great experience!

  • 7/10/2018

    very good experience every time I see Dr. Marks, he explains everything to me & is genuinely sincere

  • 7/9/2018

    Dr. Marks is one of the finest doctors I have been associated with.

  • 6/20/2018

    I am very pleased with the results of my plastic surgery done by Dr. Marks. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends going through breast cancer.

  • 6/17/2018

    Dr. Marks is excellent in every way!

  • 6/3/2018

    My experience was excellent in all areas.

  • 6/3/2018

    Surgery and follow up has been excellent.

  • 5/16/2018

    Dr. Marks is exceptional! His whole team is fantastic! I have been coming to him for several years and could not be more pleased and satisfied!

  • 4/25/2018

    Dr. Marks is the very best. Professional but also shows concern and empathy or his patients .

  • 4/5/2018

    I've recommended Dr.M. Marks to several people already. What an amazing doctor to have take care of me & my situation (scar tissue,pain, & implants). Thank You Dr. Marks!!! My HERO!!!!! I can finally smile again!

  • 3/4/2018

    Dr. Marks has always been professional and well informed regarding my health issues while also extremely concerned as to my comfort level and future health issues.

  • 3/2/2018

    Dr Marks is absolutely the best plastic surgeon in the country. I feel fortunate that he is here and not in Hollywood.

  • 2/27/2018

    I already have recommended Dr. Marks to several family and friends! Dr. Marks is awesome!

  • 1/31/2018

    *Dr. Marks always listen to my questions/concerns and answered all in a professional manners -

  • 12/31/2017


  • 11/20/2017

    everything about this practice is excellent. they are the gold standard.

  • 10/30/2017

    Dr.Marks is the best.

  • 10/25/2017

    excellent practice

  • 9/19/2017


  • 8/31/2017

    Already recommend.

  • 8/14/2017

    Dr. Marks is a wonderful physician who truly cares about his patients. He does not promise results that cannot be realistically achieved. He includes the patient in decision making, and he welcomes thoughtful questions. I have never felt rushed by him, and I have complete confidence in his skills.


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