Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio, MD

The single most important factor in the success of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery is the surgeon you select. That is why you need to know about the training and experience of your aesthetic plastic surgeon.


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 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.

Dr. Sofonio has also completed several post-residency fellowships. He ran a Burn Unit/Wound Care Center at the Medical College of New York. He also received extra cosmetic surgery training from some of the world’s foremost aesthetic surgeons at the Connell Aesthetic Surgery Institute.

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

Dr. Sofonio also served as Section Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from 2002-2010 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

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 your added safety and privacy, Dr. Sofonio utilizes his own onsite state of the art surgical center approved by the State of California Institute for Medical Quality. In addition, Dr. Sofonio always requires the use of Board Certified M.D. Anesthesiologists for all anesthetic related surgery.

Dr. Sofonio brings to the Desert community the quality, compassion and individualized care that is essential when choosing your plastic surgeon. He also combines this caring approach 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 needs are Dr. Sofonio’s most important concern, and he will strive to make your aesthetic surgery a pleasant and satisfying experience.

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