An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
Research Focus
  • Developmental therapeutics (Phase I)
  • Drug development in colorectal cancer
  • Biomarker research
  • Phase I Studies
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research; Medical Director, Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research; Co-director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Section Head, GI Medical Oncology
Other Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • French

Clinical Teams

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 in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and also co-directs the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program.
Dr. Fakih joined City of Hope in 2012 following successful associations with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and 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 over 150 papers and led numerous clinical trials, many of which focus on new treatments for advanced colorectal cancer.


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Duarte, CA 91010

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