Education & training
MBBS, FRACS (ORLHNS)
Mark graduated from the University of London, St Georges Hospital in 1992. He then completed his basic training in general surgery before commencing a training scheme in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ORLHNS). Mark qualified as an ORLHNS surgeon in 2002 and then further sub-specialised in head and neck surgery, reconstruction and facial plastics by undertaking surgical fellowships training at the University of Washington Medical School, US and Green Lane Hospital, NZ. During the fellowship, Mark developed skills for reconstructing all aspects of the head and neck and cosmetic facial surgery including cancer surgery and microsurgical reconstruction. Mark’s special interests include facial reconstructive surgery – rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty – and reconstruction of massive facial defects after cancer surgery or trauma.
Otolaryngologist (ENT) treats conditions involving the ear, nose and sinuses, the throat and the airway including snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, congenital problems involving the ear, nose and throat and neck, hearing loss and ear and sinus infections. Head & Neck surgeon offers a comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic service covering the whole spectrum of Head and Neck, including benign and malignant disease. The spectrum of these conditions includes salivary gland tumours, thyroid and parathyroid tumours, skull base tumours, sarcomas of the head and neck, unknown primary Cancer of the head and neck, paragangliomas. Reconstructive surgeon performs operation on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease. Cosmetic surgeon improves a person’s aesthetic appearance by altering or reshaping a bodily feature. Plastic surgeon encompasses both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.