Mark T. Toyama, MD, FACS

Dr. Toyama believes that a straight-forward, clear-thinking approach to surgical disease not only is the best way to treat the problem, but also is the best way to keep a patient informed. As a surgeon, Dr. Toyama weds his extensive expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, including the largest experience in laparoscopic hernia repairs available at Northwestern, to a belief that operations must be tailored to the particular needs of a patient.

Professional Background:

Clinical Interests:

  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscoipc Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia & GERD
  • Laparoscopic Approaches to Esophageal, Stomach, and Solid Organ Diseases
  • Robotic Surgery

Undergraduate Education:

Stanford University, BS/MS Biological Sciences with Distinction (1987)

Medical Education:

University of Michigan, Cum Laude (1991)

General Surgery Residency:

University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center (1999)


Research, Physiology of Pancreatitis, UCLA (1993-1996)
Clinical, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Baylor
Affiliated Hospitals (2000)

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine

Board Certification:
General Surgery since 2000


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards:

Excellence in Teaching Award

Northwestern University
Department of Surgery, 2003-2007
Member of the "Teaching Hall of Fame"

Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Surgical Resident

UCLA Department of Surgery
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons,

Resident II of the Year

UCLA Department of Surgery, 1993

Alpha Omega Alpha

University of Michigan School of Medicine

Professional Societies:


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • American Hernia Society

Additional Resources:

Dr. Toyama's Publications

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