Appointed as Consultant Coloproctologist to Good Hope Hospital (now part of Heart of England Foundation Trust) and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University in 1998. He trained at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital. Prior, to his Consultant appointment, he was Lecturer in Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.
In 1998, the Royal College of Surgeons of England appointed him Hunterian Professor, for his research into colonic flora and inflammatory bowel disease.
He has an interest in disorders of defaecation and the pelvic floor. He established the pelvic floor service at HEFT as well as a number of new techniques to treat these problems such as sacral nerve stimulation. He is a founding member of the Pelvic Floor Society.
Mark is the Cancer Lead for HEFT and responsible for governance and ensuring best practice is followed in cancer treatment. He is chair of the Specialised Colorectal Clinical Reference Group for NHS England and has recently demitted chair of the Independent Health Care Committee.
Further details can be found at: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=UKjk6FkAAAAJ&hl=en