Curriculum Vitae [ View CV ]
A double board-certified medical oncologist, Mark C. Scholz, MD, serves as medical director of Prostate Oncology Specialists Inc. in Marina del Rey, CA, a medical practice exclusively focused on prostate cancer. He is also the executive director of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute. He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Dr. Scholz completed his Internal Medicine internship and Medical Oncology fellowship at University of Southern California Medical Center.
Dr. Scholz is a strong advocate for patient empowerment. He is the co-author of the book Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers: No More Unnecessary Biopsies, Radical Treatment or Loss of Potency and has written and produced extensive educational material on the subject of prostate cancer in various media including DVDs, blogs, newsletters and pamphlets. He is an invited guest speaker at prostate cancer conferences and support groups throughout the world. He is also an educational speaker on behalf of Amgen, Dendreon and Sanofi-Aventis.
Dr. Scholz is also a past president and co-founder of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to patient education and research. PCRI clinical research on the topic of hormone therapy has been published in the Journal of Urology, The Prostate, and UROLOGY. The PCRI also provides financial support for research endeavors in the area of active surveillance, prostate imaging, and the development of new tumor markers. Future directions for PCRI research are aimed at enhancing the anticancer function of the immune system, developing treatments to prevent bone metastases, and evaluating the impact of nutritional supplements.
Dr. Scholz served as oncology director at the Memorial Campus of the Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center from 1996-2001. His current hospital affiliations include St. John’s Health Center, Marina del Rey Hospital. His society memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, American Urologic Associate and European Associate of Urology. He continues as a primary investigator actively supervising a number of ongoing prostate cancer clinical trials and has authored or coauthored over 90 scholarly articles and abstracts in his area of expertise.
Medical Board of California – Physicians and Surgeons License 1984. G52827
American Board of Internal Medicine (Oncology) 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine 1986
Marina del Rey Hospital, Marina del Rey
Saint John’s Hospital, Santa Monica
Fellowship University of Southern California (USC), LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, Fellowship Medical Oncology, 1986-1988 (Chief Fellow, 1987-1988)
Residency University of Southern California (USC), LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, Internal Medicine, 1984-1986
Internship University of Southern California (USC), LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles Internal Medicine, 1983-1984
Medical School Medical School Creighton University, Omaha, NE – Doctor of Medicine, 1983
Undergraduate Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA 1973-1974, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, CA 1974-1976, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 1976-1978
HONORS AND AWARDS
Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner in Wellness/Prevention/Vitality, 2011. Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, Ralph H. Blum, Mark Scholz, MD.
Western AUA – Best Poster 2003: PSA Nadir Greater than 0.1 on Combined Hormone Blockade Predicts the Early Development of Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer. Mark C. Scholz, Tom Trilling, Stan A. Brosman, Brad W. Guess, Henry J. Johnson, Richard Y. Lam.
AUA – Best Poster 1997: Anemia Associated with Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Patients on Combination Hormone Blockade. Stephen B. Strum, John E. McDermed, Mark C. Scholz.
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Medical Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Therapeutic Radiology
American Urological Association, Affiliate
California Medical Society
European Association of Urology
Los Angeles County Medical Association