Louis G. Fares II, MD, FACS
Capital Health Surgical Group
When it was announced that a professional baseball team was coming to his hometown, Dr. Fares met with the team’s management. It has continued to be a beautiful relationship for over 30 years. He received the Twenty-Year Service Award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society in 2014.
Dr. Fares is board certified in General Surgery, has more than 40 years of experience in the surgical field, and specializes in Robotic and Minimally Invasive surgeries. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was both Chief Resident and Administrative Chief. He received his medical (MD) degree from the University of Santo Tomas Medical School in Manila, Philippines.
Dr. Fares was in private practice working at St. Francis Medical Center, RWJ-Hamilton and Capital Health. During his time at St. Francis, he was President of the Medical Staff for eight years, the longest serving Chairman of the Department of Surgery for 20 years, and Surgical Director of the Advanced Wound Center for almost a decade. He has been on staff at Capital Health since 1992 and now has taken the position of Medical Director of the Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine department.
Throughout his distinguished medical career, Dr. Fares was Program Director of the Surgical Residency program at St. Francis Medical Center, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the RWJ Medical School, and adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at St. George’s Medical School. He has been honored to be President of the Mercer Country Medical Society as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Metropolitan Trenton.
Dr. Fares is not only a team surgeon for the Trenton Thunder baseball club, but was also team surgeon for the Trenton Titans/Devils of the East Coast Hockey League.