Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

  • Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
  • Associate Director for Clinical Investigations, Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Medical Director, Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research
  • Co-director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Section Head, GI Medical Oncology

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
“The most important thing in being an oncologist is to be there for your patient.”
Named multiple times by Castle Connolly as one of “America's Top Doctors,” Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a professor at our medical oncology department and also co-directs our gastrointestinal cancer program.
Dr. Fakih joined City of Hope in 2012 following successful associations with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and the University of Michigan in Detroit. Originally from Lebanon, Dr. Fakih earned his medical degree at American University of Beirut.
Dr. Fakih is passionate about educating his patients every step of the way. A prolific publisher, he has authored dozens of papers and led numerous clinical trials, many of which focus on new treatments for advanced colorectal cancer.
  • 2018-present, Medical Director, The Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Liver Cancer/Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Team


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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  • 1992, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, M.D.
  • 1998, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, B.S., biology


  • 1998 – 2001, Fellow, Hematology and oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA


  • 1992 – 1995, Internship and Residency, Internal medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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