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Malcolm W. Marks, MD

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Malcolm W. Marks, MD

Malcolm W. Marks, MD

Chair, Plastic Surgery

Professor, Plastic Surgery

Physician Rating

4.6 out of 5

213 Ratings

Contact Information


  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • 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

  • BA

    1971 - University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • MD

    1975 - Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans

  • Residency

    1979 - Surgery: Charity Hospital - Louisiana State University Division

  • Fellowship

    1980 - Hand and Microvascular Surgery: Mt Vernon Hospital - United Kingdom

  • Residency

    1982 - Plastic Surgery: University of Michigan Medical School

  • Fellowship

    1983 - Biological Science: University 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

  • 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. . 2014 Oct; 2(10):e234.
  • Vacuum-assisted closure device and skin substitutes for complex Mohs defects.
    Cunningham T, Marks M. Dermatol Surg. 2014 Sep; 40 Suppl 9:S120-6.
  • 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(6):S116-20.
  • 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):S165-9.
  • Outcome study of the surgical management of panniculitis.
    Zannis J, Wood BC, Griffin LP, Knipper E, Marks MW, David LR. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Feb; 68(2):194-7.
  • Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly.
    Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L. Am Surg. 2011 Dec; 77(12):1640-3.
  • 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 May; 66(5):564-7.
  • 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 Dec; 8(12):3505-10.
  • Outcomes analysis of a resident cosmetic clinic: safety and feasibility after 7 years.
    Pyle JW, Angobaldo JO, Bryant AK, Marks MW, David LR. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Mar; 64(3):270-4.
  • 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 Jul; 75(7):551-6; discussion 556-7.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 8/8/2018

    I have been under the care of Dr. Marks for the last 18 months and have gotten to know him and his staff quite well. He has worked with me to achieve remarkable reconstructive results. His no nonsense attitude cannot hide his sense of humor, his compassion, and his general concern for his patients' well-being. His surgical skills are unmatched, and WFBMC is very fortunate to have him on staff. I cannot imagine receiving better care anywhere.

  • 8/7/2018

    He's my favorite doctor because he's straight forward and to the point. I'm always in and out fast and feel confident in his work.

  • 7/23/2018

    Great experience for myself and my daughter when she was seen several years ago by this provider!

  • 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



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