Mark is a Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon, who has been working as a Consultant in the NHS since 2009. He has accrued advanced skills in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, through his training and research across the UK. Initially in Edinburgh, then Aberdeen, before he undertook two specific fellowships in Hand Surgery, at two of the top centres in the UK: Oxford and Wrightington. Then in November 2010, Mark was awarded the BSSH Diploma in Hand Surgery, from the University of Manchester.
Mark was born and schooled in Glasgow, before he moved to Edinburgh for his Undergraduate Medical Education. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1998, and then spent the next 5 years completing his basic surgical training in Edinburgh. He became Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 after passing his general surgical exams.
The next 5 years were spent as a Specialist Registrar on the North of Scotland Trauma and Orthopaedic Rotation. In 2007 he passed the Intercollegiate Trauma and Orthopaedic Exam and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In July 2008 he took up post as an Advanced Hand Trainee, appointed by the Interface Group in Hand Surgery, in Oxford working with internationally known hand surgeons Peter Burge, Henk Geile, Ian Mcnab, Paul Critchley and Chris Little.
From January 2009 to October 2009, he took a further Interface appointed Advanced Hand Training Post, at Wrightington Hospital, working with Internationally know surgeons Professor John Stanley, Ian Trail, Mike Hayton and Professor Raj Murali.
Mark is now an established Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon in the West of Scotland. His current NHS practice is at Inverclyde Royal Hospital where he manages patients from his local area, but also receives tertiary and out-of-area referrals. Since 2009, he has established clinics at Ross Hall and the Nuffield Hospital in Glasgow, as well as Kings Park Hospital in Stirling.
Mark has also developed close ties with specialist clinics such as The Medical Suite and a established a respectable medico-legal service covering the West of Scotland. He has established the largest Medicolegal Group in Scotland, in 2012: Resolve Medicolegal. He currently undertakes around 250 medicolegal reports a year.