Dr Mark K Markarian, MD, MSPH is a Harvard-trained Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon with extensive surgery experience and a rigorous academic background that have allowed him to create a unique path to find his passion in the field. Dr. Markarian started high school at the age of 11, and college at the age of 15. He studied Biology and Criminology at the University of California, Irvine, completed his Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at Emory University, and then performed clinical research at Yale University. He returned to Georgia to attend medical school, and subsequently traveled across the country to complete six years of General Surgery Residency, three years of Plastic Surgery Residency, and an additional year of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Harvard University. The Harvard fellowship accepts only 1 plastic surgeon per year, and is regarded by many as not only the top aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship in the United States, but as one of the top programs in the world. Following the completion of his training, he became a candidate member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
While he was honing his skills as a surgeon, Dr. Markarian was also an active contributor to the field of plastic surgery, authoring numerous articles and chapters in many prominent journals including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He had the opportunity to present clinical research at multiple plastic surgery conferences including the annual meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, and the California Society of Plastic Surgery. He was also selected to be a reviewer for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and will be editing and authoring chapters in an upcoming Plastic Surgery review textbook.
He was born in London and grew up overseas in Cyprus, Singapore, and Thailand, before relocating to the United States at the age of 10. Dr. Markarian speaks four languages – English, Armenian, Arabic, and Greek – and his unique background has allowed him to instantly connect with his patients through an unparalleled appreciation and understanding of diversity.
Dr. Markarian understands the delicate interplay between appearance and self-confidence. He believes that everyone has a unique vision of their personal aesthetic ideal that should be understood by your plastic surgeon. During your patient consultation, he will focus on your specific concerns and goals, and offer a comprehensive evaluation to discuss the complete range of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options spanning traditional and cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, he is committed to setting the highest standards of care, delivering the best patient education, safety, privacy, comfort, and surgical results.
Dr. Markarian’s areas of particular expertise and interest include Facelifts, Rhinoplasty (including Ethnic Rhinoplasty), Blepharoplasty, Breast Augmentation & Mastopexy, and Body Contouring including Brachioplasty, Abdominoplasty and Gluteal Contouring.
In his spare time, Dr. Markarian is a huge movie buff and a weekend athlete, often enjoying a game of basketball or a bit of tennis with friends. He tries to visit his family in Whittier, California as often as he can, where he volunteers teaching math and science at the junior high school where his mother teaches.