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Education

Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio was raised right here in the desert community. He then successfully completed the accelerated U.C.R./U.C.L.A. combined undergraduate/medical school program with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Following his graduation from U.C.L.A. Medical School, he served an internship and General Surgery residency at the University of Hawaii. He then completed his plastic surgery residency training at the Medical College of Ohio.

Professional memberships

Dr. Sofonio has also completed several post-residency fellowships. He  supervised a Burn Unit/Wound Care Center at the Medical College of New York. He also  underwent advanced cosmetic surgery training from some of the world’s foremost aesthetic surgeons at the Connell Aesthetic Surgery Institute, where he mastered some of the latest, most advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Sofonio is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Sofonio previously served as Section Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for nearly a decade at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

We're so excited to announce that our very own Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio, MD, F.A.C.S. was recently named one of America's Best Plastic Surgeons of 2021 by @newsweek!

The right surgeon makes all the difference.

Dr. Sofonio has a special interest and extensive experience in performing aesthetic surgery. He specializes in all forms of body contouring and facial rejuvenation surgery, including the latest techniques in laser surgery and hair restoration. For the highest level of safety and privacy, Dr. Sofonio has established an onsite, private, State-of-the-Art Surgery Center approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). At his Surgery Center, Dr. Sofonio performs cosmetic surgery using local, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.  For every aesthetic sedation surgery he performs, he requires anesthesia to be administered by board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists. Your health and safety are always Dr. Sofonio’s top priority.

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A higher level of care.

Dr. Sofonio brings the Desert community the quality, compassion, and individualized care that is essential in achieving beautiful results. His caring approach is combined with a highly refined eye for aesthetic detail. His belief is that plastic surgery is more than simply the movement of tissue. It should be an expression of an art form. In this office, your vision for your face, breasts, or body is his most important concern, and he strives to make your aesthetic surgery experience positive and empowering.

More of Dr. Sofonio’s publications, awards, and honors can be found on The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s site.

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