Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

  • 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
  • Medical Oncologist

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
Research Focus
  • Developmental therapeutics (phase I)
  • Drug development in colorectal cancer
  • Biomarker research
  • Phase I Studies
Other Languages Spoken
  • French
  • Arabic
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.
  • 2018-Present, Medical Director, Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2015-2016, Interim Chair, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2012-Present, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2011-2012, Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2010-2011, Associate Professor of Medicine (tenure track), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2006-2011, Associate Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • 2006-2011, Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • 2002-2010, Assistant Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2001-2002, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1995-1998, Staff Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, McLaren Medical Center, Flint, MI
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Liver Cancer/Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Team
  • Phase I Team

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Degrees

  • 1992, M.D., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1988, B.S., Biology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Fellowship

  • 1998-2001, Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA

Residency

  • 1992-1995, Internship and Residency, Internal medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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