Mark Flowers qualified at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1984 and pursued a career in Orthopaedic surgery, training in London (RNOH), the West Midlands and South Yorkshire. He then undertook a fellowship in paediatric orthopaedic and trauma surgery in Canada at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 1997.
Having been appointed as a Consultant in Sheffield in 1997, Mark has developed sub-speciality paediatric orthopaedic interests in hip dysplasia, talipes, neuromuscular disease and sport-related conditions. His adult orthopaedic interest is in the foot and ankle and covers the breadth of this sub-speciality including minimally invasive surgery, ankle arthroscopy and surgery for ankle instability.
Mark has a continued and active involvement in clinically-based research as honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He is also a reviewer for peer-reviewed foot and ankle journals.
Mark is a member of the British Foot and Ankle Society and the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery. He has served in the latter as a board member since 2006, as Honorary Secretary and previously as President-Elect.
He provides expert opinion for medicolegal and negligence purposes with experience developed over the past 17 years. Mark is also a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Senate Assembly, an adviser to NICE and to NHS England.
Mark's private practice is based at BMI Thornbury where he leads the Foot and Ankle Service - a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team providing assessments, imaging, orthotic support, physiotherapy and a broad range of surgical interventions for a full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions.