Biography


Dr. Berry joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Stanford in August 2014. He came to Stanford from Duke University, where he had most recently served as Associate Professor. He received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine after receiving bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center after performing a residency in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His Cardiothoracic Surgical training included a year dedicated to Minimally Invasive General Thoracic Surgery, a period that also included an American Association for Thoracic Surgery sponsored Traveling Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Berry practices all aspects of thoracic surgery, including procedures for benign and malignant conditions of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques, and has extensive experience in treating thoracic surgical conditions using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS), laparoscopic, robotic, endoscopic, and bronchoscopic approaches. He serves as the co-Director of the Stanford Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Center (SMITS), and has both directed and taught in several minimally invasive thoracic surgery courses.

Dr. Berry also has a Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University. His clinical research activities mirror his clinical interests and activities in optimizing short-term and long-term outcomes of patients with thoracic surgical conditions. He has more than sixty peer-reviewed publications, most of which are related to both the use of minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques as well as evaluating outcomes after treatment of thoracic malignancies. His clinical practice and his research both focus on choosing the most appropriate treatment and approach for patients based on the individual characteristics of the patient and their disease process.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Residency: Duke University Cardiothoracic Residency (2009) NC
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Surgery Residency PA
  • Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (1999) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2007)
  • MHS, Duke University, Clinical Research (2012)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine (1999)
  • Post Bac, University of Pennsylvania, Pre-Health (1994)
  • MSE, University of Pennsylvania, Electrical Engineering (1993)
  • B Eng, University of Pennsylvania, Electrical Engineering (1990)

Honors & Awards
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu National Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Member, Pi Mu Epsilon National Math Honor Society
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

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Practice Locations


Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Thoracic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Sarcoma Program at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Esophagus Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Heart Surgery Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 724-7500

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Chest Wall Surgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(208 reviews)

Dr Berry addressed the concerns I have about ongoing CT Scans. I was satisfied with his explanation and recommendation. I feel comfortable having him direct my ongoing care.
Represents the best qualities a physician could have.
I did not feel rushed with Dr. Berry. He answered all our questions with patience and care. We also liked his nurse, JoAnne.
Dr. Berry is always very calm and caring. He takes time to listen to patients narration and shows interests in disease or health conditions the patient has but not in his field. This demonstrates he takes a holistic view of understanding and caring patient's health and medical treatments.
Very impressed with the interactions with the entire team.
Dr. Berry is easy to work with on teleconference calls. He listens and answers all questions. Doesn’t make you feel like you have to rush through the call. Experience has always been excellent.
Very thorough and patient. Did not rush the call. Always a pleasure.
Dr Berry is amazing
Dr Berry was organized in presenting the information for the proposed procedure. He answered all the questions we had. He even drew a diagram to explain the extent of the procedure.
Dr. Berry was attentive, kind, professional, knowledgeable and seemed genuinely concerned about my having the best possible outcome to my problem.
Asked relevant questions answered all of mine.
Explained everything well.
Dr Berry was very good at presenting and answering my questions.
Straightforward, considerate, and pleasant. Was highly recommended to me. Thanks, Dr. Berry.
an excellent visit - THANKS
Wonderful physician. Unlike the stereotype of a typical surgeon, Dr. Berry never rushes his appointments and ensures that he provides as much time as is needed!
I really enjoy Dr Berry and I find him very helpful and personable. Great physician.
Dr Berry was very kind and patient with my long list questions! I’m very thankful.
Have always had an extraordinary visit with great service and attention to my questions.
He was excellent.
very straight forward and informative , answered all my questions , made it very clear to me what to expect and what to hope for .
Outstanding surgeon and physician. I can tell he really cares about me; I imagine he demonstrates this care with all his patients.
a real GEM!!
Dr Mark Berry was great at explaining everything and anticipating my questions and concerns. I felt he is very versed in this type of medicine. I was very comfortable talking to him about the procedures and complications that could arise. He made me feel at ease about what's ahead. Thank you, Dr Berry.
Dr. Berry provides clear, consistent, and thoughtful information. I count on his medical expertise and his ability to assess multiple physical issues that may affect my lungs.
Always a great experience. Professional, caring staff.
Excellent!
Dr. Berry was very clear and to the point. He took time to explain everything in detail.
Dr Berry is excellent!
Seemed like a reasonable & capable physician to me.
Very professional and pleasant
Very compassionate and pleasing to talk to.
Very competent
I appreciate that he looked at my records before talking with me. Made me feel like he was interested in me as a patient and what to do next.
Dr. Berry is very easy to talk with and he is very attentive to what I have to say. I have very good feeling about him and his care team.
He was very good at explaining both my medical issue and the various treatment options. He was very thorough explaining the operation I will have, along with any possible dangers, recovery time, etc. and long term follow up.
Dr. Berry seemed sincerely concerned about my problem and is referring me to Dr. Hovsepian ASAP.
Excellent Dr.
Dr Berry is an outstanding physician and makes me confidently feel that I am being cared for.
This was an in person visit and Everything went very well.
Great MD
He was very thorough and took a lot of time to thoroughly answer all my questions
Mark Berry is a wonderful Surgeon and talks to you in terms that one understand stands not in the medical field. I feel like I am in great hands!
He comes across as really knowing his job and not talking over your head.
DeBerry was thorough and knowledgeable.
Stellar care & communication! Very appreciated!
Dr. Berry is wonderful.
We were very impressed with Dr. Berry. He was very informative and answered all of our questions. He also showed us empathy which we did not receive with our prior service provider. It was nice to have a Dr. give us some hope rather than suggest palliative care.
Thank for pay attention all the details on all the questions
Terrific surgeon. Thos will be my second operation with him.
Dr.Berry was extremely professional and pleasant throughout the consultation. All questions were answered to their utmost and at no point did we feel rushed. So happy to have had this consultation!
Dr. Berry is the best!!
I am very appreciative to be seen and taken care of by Dr. Berry and his staff. Looking forward to meeting the other doctors who will be part of Dr. Berry's team for my procedure.
Excellent Dr. Mark Berry
I thought he took time to answer all my questions and explain my situation
Very professional, well spoken and easy to communicate with.
It is easy to get references, or suggestions about a doctor. And dont get this wrong Dr. Berry is very highly recommended. After meeting him and talking to him about the surgery he gave me confidence this is difficult. My wife and I have 110% confidence that he knows and can do what is right. This is most important to both of us.
Mark Berry is a very thorough and personable doctor who explains things really well and simply. I’m very pleased to have Dr. Berry on my care team at Stanford.
Kind, knowledgeable and makes me feel better.
Dr Berry is The Best !! He is So very Amazing !
He is an excellent communicator and I feel fortunate to have his as my surgeon for the procedure I am about to have.
Thank you Dr. Berry for all you do for your patients.
Dr. Berry is outstanding and has an empathetic understanding of my concerns. He also helped explain some of the intrinsic detail of my surgery so I could better understand the healing process. I feel very fortunate to have had his expertise, skill and experience for my procedure.
Great Doc...
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Berry.
Good communicator.
He was thorough and answered all my questions.
He was friendly, professional and took time to answer any questions I had. I felt comfortable with him.
Very helpful definition of problem, options and plan.
Dr Berry was personable, answered questions, knowledgeable. Seemed great. Our call dropped and a little rough audio on his end initially but not a big problem, Handled promptly.
Appreciated expertise, thoroughness, professionalism, responsiveness, compassion, generous time allotment for questions.
Thank you so much, Dr. Berry!
Mark Berry is an excellent surgeon and very kind man. I feel very lucky to have had him as my surgeon.
Mark Berry is an outstanding communicator who answered all of our questions and instilled confidence.
Dr.Berry was clear in his presentation and provided the information that I needed. He was pleasant and easy to talk to.
Dr. Berry and his staff were an excellent care team. I hope I never have to do so, but I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a surgeon or a cancer care team.
Excellent to be with you.
What a wonderful man and doctor! He took his time, answered all our questions, drew excellent diagrams, and left us feeling confident about having surgery with him.
I like interacting with him regarding my medical issues. He covers every question I have.
Very thorough, explained everything really well. Answered all my questions, was very patient. Seemed very knowledgeable about the situation of my surgery needed. Which makes me feel very comfortable About the surgery coming up soon.
I’m very confident under his care.
Well prepared and attentive. I would recommend him highly to future patients.
Thank you, Thank you Thank you Dr Berry!
He was very thorough.
Dr Berry will refer to Urologist
Excellent
Dr. Berry is by far the best doctor I have had.
Dr Barry is a great surgeon My mother is a senior in her 90’s and it’s very confusing the new technology.
Excellent
Great doctor and answers all questions
Dr. Berry performed exceptionally well in every aspect of my needs. He studied my tumor and prepared me for risks in its removal. Dr. Berry and his team gave me much confidence and the best possible outcoming any patient could have hoped for. An outstanding example of quality care. Thank you.
perfect
It was so wonderful seeing Dr. Berry! He is a thorough and concerned physician. I am so grateful that he is taking care of my healthcare needs. He is a very knowledgeable and kind Doctor.
I feel very comfortable under Mark Berry's care and am prepared for upcoming surgery.
Dr. Mark Berry is an excellent Doctor! And his team is an excellent team!
I was very impressed with his knowledge and his bedside manner.
The best! I am in great hands! Thank You
Patient, caring, dedicated and easy to communicate with.
He was professional and answered all questions. Seemed to be empathetic of the situation and seems to genuinely care for his patients.
Excellent !
Dr. Berry's bio was impressive in that he had a broad range of experiences, including Engineering interests at Pennsylvania University. My video visit with Dr. Berry was excellent. A skilled surgeon with these added talents is exactly the right fit for me. He discussed the task at hand in a clear, reasoned manner, thorough in scope, covering the process and range of outcome possibilities. I left the visit confident that I was in skilled hands and lucky to have made this connection with such an excellent surgeon.
Excellent patient care and concern provided by Dr Berry. As always, he provided ample time for my questions and very thoughtful with his response.
Excellent doctor with great bed side manner.
Dr Berry has a very calm manner. He answered all my questions very precisely and he was very understanding as to my lack of knowledge concerning my health issues.
He's a superstar!!
Dr Berry is A Fantastic Doctor- I feel So very Blessed to be in his care ðŸ™
I'm very happy with Dr. Berrys treatment and attention to detail about me and my treatment.
I appreciate Dr. Berry keeping my appointment on time and patiently answered all my questions. He has excellent bedside manner and one of the best doctors I have in Stanford hospital. I will highly recommend him.
He is a very excellent doctor he ask the right questions and has good answers to all of my questions.
He is fantastic!
I continue to think quite highly of Dr. Berry and his staff
Thank you Dr. Mark Berry for your clear and concise explanations.
Good informative visit with Dr. Berry. His response was concise and to the point. Impression was knowledgeable and caring from a conservative approach.
He and his entire staff are the most amazing group that I could possibly hope for. The are kind, compassionate and really listen and make me feel that they are invested in my well being. You should be proud to have all of them representing Stanford Health Care.
Dr. Berry is an excellent doctor. I am very satisfy.
Dr. Berry was the first doctor to give me any hope that a solution to my health problem was possible. All my other doctors have pretty much said that a surgical resection was not feasible and that palliative chemo was all I could look forward to.
I liked him very much.
He is fantastic and saved my life!
Dr. Berry is a very supportive, concerned physician. i am very grateful that he is my oncologist.
Wonderful doctor, kind and caring. He has empathy and compassion.
Very caring and knowledgeable!
He’s great.
An excellent doctor and so understanding. Just a wonderful person.
I find Dr.Berry to be an honest and thorough communicator. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who has a problem similar to the one I encountered. Should my condition worsen in the future, I would hope to be able to contact him again for assistance.
I liked him a lot. He listened and he seemed well informed about my medical history. He explained things so that I understood what he was talking about.
Excellent doctor, patiently explained everything with details.
He is just a wonderful and amazing surgeon. Always answers questions and explains them in terms one can understand!
Excellent doctor! Answered all my questions clearly and I left feeling extremely confident that no further visits were needed.
Very patient, calm demeanor. Makes patient feel at ease. I felt cared for. He is a fantastic person and surgeon.
Easy to understand and follow. Very knowledgeable and caring.
I appreciate him taking the extra time to explain everything and making sure I understood the upcoming procedure.
Kind, empathetic, trust him completely!
Excellent
FABULOUS!!
Excellent surgeon.
Nice friendly nurses!
Very patient listener. Dr. Berry took his time to explain everything and never felt he was in a rush. Very attentive.
Dr. Berry is the best!
I continue to be favorably impressed by this team, and grateful for Dr. Berry! Skill in robotic surgery.
Very good, always answered questions.
Amazing DOCTOR amazing N.P.
I appreciate Dr. Berry very much. He understands my fear and calms me down as much as he can.
Dr. Berry was the best doctor along with outer doctors I had treatment or operations at Stanford.
Dr. PA, NA were awesome!
Excellent care: kind, concerned, thorough, expert.
Dr. Berry & staff were very professional, knowledgeable & a pleasure to interact with during my visit.
Trusted my life & will continue to do so. Very grateful for care given to me.
Dr. Berry spent so much time with us & answered all questions & concerns that we had.
Showing care to patient very excellent. Care to patient's family as well.
Stanford has the best.
Mark Berry is a uniquely empathetic physician. I have already recommended him twice. I feel extremely fortunate to have him and the Stanford staff as my care providers.
Absolutely have & had faith in Dr. Berry.
Dr. Berry demonstrated outstanding professionalism and care as a surgeon and confidence. He had our trust from our first visit.
Great experience 10.
Dr. Berry is excellent as is his team.
I like Stanford, I will share that this is a good place.
Both the dr. and the PA were extremely helpful and patient with my questions. They were very professional and worked well together.
Other than being so very late, Dr. Berry is great.
it was good experience with care provider.
This was an excellent visit w/Dr. Berry and his nurse! Great explanation AND reassurance of the future course of action.
Very good!
Dr. Berry always answers all my questions and he is a friendly, caring dr.
Per usual the doctors, nurses - staff & the Stanford Cancer Center made me feel like I was their only patient that day.
Dr. Berry is an excellent doctor and a truly nice person.
Very good.
Very good!
Dr. Berry was very informative and organized. We were very impressed.
Dr. Berry is excellent.
Excellent responses to our concerns & questions.
I have complete confidence in Dr. Berry.
Very professional surgeon. Took his time with me. Explaining things in terms I could easily understand. I appreciated his calm and reassuring manner.
Good.
I had major decisions to make regarding surgery and my team was very helpful.
All are very good.
I always feel I can take as much time as needed - they do not rush you through.
My experience during my visit with care provider was good.
Dr. Berry & his team are excellent! He is very compassionate and really listens to his patients and takes his time to address all concerns and questions. Very professional & highly recommend!
Dr. Berry is an INCREDIBLE physician; I would recommend him with no reservations to anyone who suffered from a thoracic tumor; no one could have removed my tumor with more skill. than Dr. Berry. His concern for the process of removing the tumor was remarkable - since he wanted to listen to my concerns and did not want to use a procedure that I was opposed to - although an _____ of doctors whom I had seen prior to Dr. Berry did not hold that same concern.
I was very comfortable in the knowledge that I was being treated as they would treat a family member.
Dr. Berry is an amazing dr. and helped us through a difficult time.
Exceptionally competent.
Worth the wait - Stanford is worth it.
Dr. Berry is always patient, concerned and never rushed.
Excellent information.
Both Dr. Berry and his PA were informed, knowledgeable, focused, and pleasant.
This was annual follow-up check up so some above questions not applicable we think very highly of Dr. Berry and his staff.
Dr. Berry has a most comfortable and confidence inspiring manner by being most unassuming and down to earth. And a bit shy.
Dr. Berry fully explained what my surgery would entail and he answered every question of which there were many, fully. I have every confidence in Dr. Berry doing my surgery.
Doctors - at thoracic unit cancer center center - excellent!
Dr. Berry & his team were so professional but caring & reassuring.
Care provider was highly recommended and this proved to be correct.
Dr. Berry explained things to me about my condition in detail. He showed me my tumor and even drew a diagram for me so I could better understand. He took extra time with me to explain and didn't make me feel rushed.
I felt my case was not completely researched.
We were very impressed with your health care.
Everything was well explained.
I learned much more than expected!
Dr. Berry's team is great!
Dr. Berry is wonderful - Explains so that you can understands - Lets you ask questions without feeling rushed.
He is exceptional.
The entire staff, doctors, nurses, assistants, and entire hosp./clinic staff treated me like their only patient.
My direct experiences with this team have been quality.
Total confidence in DR. Berry and N.P. Alfredo DeJesus. The best possible patient care & compassion.
I have complete confidence in Dr Berry. He teats you like a person,not another number.
Personable and buttoned-down. Great
My experiences with Dr. Berry were very positive. He always made me feel like he truly cared about me and what I was going through. His team was fantastic, too.
I can't say enough good about Dr. Berry, NP Alfredo De Jesus and support staff. They take the best care of me. My condition is complex and unique. They are considerate and supportive and help me feel safe and well cared for.
I have every confidence in Dr. Barry. He is the best.
Dr. Berry was very helpful and kind! Highly recommend him and his staff!

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