Mark Block, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 660
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 601 N. Flamingo Road
Suite 303
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

About Me

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery Program, Memorial Healthcare System

Dr. Mark Block has practiced general thoracic surgery since completing his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1997. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago. He also received fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

Before coming to Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Block practiced general thoracic surgery as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and then at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was also the director of the Thoracic Oncology Working Group.

Dr. Block holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Society and the General Thoracic Surgery Club. He has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and been an invited contributor to several authoritative textbooks on thoracic surgery. 

Related Medical Services


  • Yale University School Of Medicine, 1987
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1997, Thoracic Surgery
  • National Cancer Institute, 1993, Surgical Oncology
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals, 1990, Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery




  • MUSC “Applause” Award for Patient Care
  • Alley-Sheridan Educational Scholarship, Kennedy School of Government
  • Resident Award, Best Research Paper, Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Travel Grant Recipient, Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Armand Hammer Travel Award, Society of Surgical Oncology

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Surgeons, South Florida Chapter
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Cancer Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • “Surgical Options: How Far Have We Come?”, Gilda’s Club Annual Cancer Symposium, 2009
  • “Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Staging of the Mediastinum,” Hospitalist Grand Rounds, Memorial Regional Hospital, 2009
  • “Pleural Effusions After Cardiac Surgey,” Cardiovascular Institute Symposium, 2009

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