Mark was born and schooled in Glasgow, before moving 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 a 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 known surgeons Professor John Stanley, Ian Trail, Mike Hayton and Professor Raj Murali. Mark was awarded the Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH) by the University of Manchester in November 2010.
Mark is now an established Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, with and interest in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, with practices in Greenock (Inverclyde Royal Hospital), Glasgow (Ross Hall Hospital) and Stirling (Kings Park Hospital).
Mark has developed the www.handclinics.co.uk website and network to encourage patient and healthcare professional education, as well as develop links with experienced Hand Surgeons across the UK. Mark is involved with both local research at Glasgow University and UK National Studies. He is keen to embrace new treatments such as Collagenase injections for Dupuytren's Disease and small joint replacements in the hand and wrist.