Mark is currently Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Associate Staff at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary & Staff Surgeon Mercy Ships. He is a leader in the field of global surgery for poverty alleviation.
Mark is a specialist ENT surgeon and a leading academic in the field of Global Health - which essentially means working out the best way to improve the medical and in his case particularly the surgical capacity and systems of developing nations. He's an Assoc. Prof. and director of research in Global Health at Harvard Med School.
Mark is feted by some on ship to be the next Dr. Gary. He's very ambitious and passionate about the work Mercy Ships does. The latest research from WHO, Lancet Commission, etc shows that improving access to affordable, safe and timely surgery is the best way to tackle the challenges of Global Health. That means Mercy Ships is where you want to be to make a difference on a practical level. On a policy level Mark is also very passionate about his work as a research academic. This is the time to be in Global Health. He's on the verge of very big things, whichever way he chooses to go.
For his first several visits to the ship her worked as Gary's resident i.e. he assisted him in every surgery he did. This was the greatest learning experience he could have hoped for.