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Jenifer Marks, MD

Jenifer Marks, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Jenifer Marks, MD, is a general thoracic surgeon with specialized training and experience in treating conditions of the lung and esophagus. Her uniquely concentrated focus on general thoracic surgery sets her apart from other surgeons who might also perform the same procedures, such as general surgeons or cardiac surgeons. Fellowship trained general thoracic surgeons have been shown to have improved outcomes compared to other specialties who may also perform procedures such as lobectomy or esophagectomy.

Because of her undivided focus on thoracic surgeries, Dr. Marks and her team produce excellent outcomes for their patients. Dr. Marks participates in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) General Thoracic Surgery database, which measures national thoracic surgery outcomes. Her team consistently meets and exceeds the national quality benchmarks set by this organization.

Dr. Marks is highly experienced in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques such as Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) resections for lung cancer, and also performs robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS). Minimally invasive surgery allows patients to have less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker return to normal activities.

A Colorado native, Dr. Marks received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She went on to receive advanced training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she became passionate about the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer. Dr. Marks completed research through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and co-authored more than 20 publications, chapters and abstracts on a wide variety of lung and esophageal conditions. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and has received awards for excellence in research from International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Dr. Marks is co-Chair for the Sarah Cannon National Thoracic Workgroup and also serves on the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Committee for Sarah Cannon. She is also the Chair of the Cancer Committee at The Medical Center of Aurora. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and skiing in the mountains of Colorado and beyond.

Dr. Marks is currently practicing Thoracic Surgery and has access to language-interpretation devices.
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Achalasia

Barrett's Esophagus

Chest Wall Tumors

Da Vinci

Diaphragm Plication

Empyema

Esophageal Cancer

Fundoplication

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease

Heller Myotomy

Hiatial Hernia

Hyperhidrosis

Lung Cancer

Lung Nodules

Lymph Nodes

Mediastinal Masses

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Nissen Fundoplication

Pleural Effusions

Pneumothorax

Rib Lesions

Robotic Surgery

Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Wedge Resection