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.


Mark was awarded an honorary senior lectureship at Auckland University in 2005. He teaches at the undergraduate student teaching program and is a guest lecturer on the anatomy training course, as well as co-coordinating overseas student electiveships at the Auckland Hospital Head and Neck Centre. Mark has published several peer review papers and is currently involved in developing a research centre in head and neck surgery and reconstruction at Auckland University. As well as running the New Zealand facial plastic surgical course for trainees, Mark is also a guest lecturer at the Stanford Facial Plastics program, which is held every year in California.


Mark is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society, the Australasian academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, and the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Doctorate of Medicine
University of London,
St Georges Hospital
University of London,
St Georges Hospital
Marks Publications and Papers
Recurrent sore throats
New Ethicals 1998

Text book : Epidemiology of head and neck cancer
Scott Browns otolaryngology
Co-author with Randall Morton
Quality-of-life outcomes in head and neck cancer patients.
World J Surg. 2003 Jul;27(7):884-9. Review.

Review of 640 microvascular free flaps,
Selection of vessel and anastamosis type.
Head and neck 2008

Coronoidectomy for the treatment of trismus in head and neck cancer patients.
Laryngoscope. 2007 Nov;117(11):1952-6.

The use of monogen in the conservative management of chylous fistula.
Supraclavicular artery island flap for reconstructing defects in the head and neck region.
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug;19(4):248-50

Neurological deficit as a presentation of occult metastatic thyroid carcinoma.
ANZ J Surg. 2006 Oct;76(10):953-6. Review.

National survey of management of acute otitis media
National NZ ORLHNS meeting 1998

Convener of photo documentation and imaging in ORL
Auckland 2000

Functional outcomes of head and neck surgery,
RACS Auckland 2000

Laser laryngeal surgery course
Green lane hospital 2000
Technical manager.

Rural ear surgery in Thailand
National NZ ORLHNS meeting 2000

Endoscopic laser laryngeal surgery
Techniques and interview with Wolfgang Steiner
Video presentation.
National NZ ORLHNS meeting 2000

Plunging ranula
A review of 15 years of cases
National NZ ORLHNS meeting 2002

Review of 640 microvascular free flaps,
Selection of vessel and anastamosis type.
UW alumni day

Coronoidectomy for trismus, a new approach
Free paper

Comparison of approaches to the anterior floor of mouth
Free paper
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