About the Authors

Malcolm W. Marks is a board-certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduation from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, he attended medical school in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his general surgical training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After completing his plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, he was a member of the plastic surgery department at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans and later at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Marks is currently Professor and Chairman of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Attending Surgeon at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Marks has been board-certified as a Plastic Surgeon, General Surgeon, and Hand Surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds membership in the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

As a member of the surgical team working with “Operation Smile” and “Partners of America,” he has operated on children with deformities in many countries in Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe.

As the author of over a hundred publications, he has lectured internationally and contributed many chapters on plastic and reconstructive surgery to major textbooks. He is the author of “Fundamentals of Plastic Surgery,” published in 1997.


Christopher A. Park is currently in private practice in Mobile, Alabama. He established the Park Clinic for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C. and the Medspa at the Park, LLC at Mobile Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology, Inc. Further, he is on staff at Mobile Infirmary Hospital, Providence Hospital, Spring Hill Memorial Hospital, and Children and Women’s Hospital in Mobile, as well as Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL.

Dr. Park graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine before completing his integrated, combined general surgery and plastic & reconstructive surgery training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before moving to Mobile, Alabama, he served as Clinical Instructor for the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Training Program at Wake Forest University and acted as Attending Surgeon at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.