About Mark E. Reeves, MD, PhD

Mark Reeves has been interested in cancer for as long as he can remember.  After graduating with a degree in biochemistry from La Sierra University, he started his medical training at Loma Linda University.  Between his second and third years of medical school, he completed a PhD in Molecular Oncology in the Department of Biochemistry at UCLA.  He then returned to Loma Linda University to complete medical school.  He completed residency training in Surgery at Loma Linda University, interrupting this for a post-doctoral Surgical Oncology fellowship with Steve Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute.  He then finished his training with another fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Murray Brennan.


Since returning to Loma Linda University, he is overseeing the development of the LLU Cancer Center into a world-class facility as its Director.  As a surgical oncologist, he leads the Liver Oncology program at the LLU Cancer Center, and also the Surgical Oncology program at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.  He also oversees an active Surgical Oncology Laboratory, and has published numerous articles in the field of oncology.  In addition, he is responsible for LLU’s 12 Institutes as the Vice President for Institutes.  He is currently leading the Cancer Center on a long-term disciplined pathway towards NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.