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Professor Mark McGurk

Mark McGurk provides a highly specialist service in oral/head and neck cancer, reconstruction and salivary gland disease. He is part of the North London Head and Neck Cancer Group and leads specialised surgical teams at some of the best hospitals in London.

His independent practice is at King Edward VII’s Hospital, London Bridge Hospital and The Harley Steet Clinic His NHS base is at University College London Hospital where his research and teaching is also based.

He uses the major resources of London teaching hospitals to develop and improve surgical techniques which he then disseminates through publications, lectures and courses for practicing surgeons, medical students and health professionals. He constantly evaluates the very latest technology with regard to its potential for improving surgical procedures.

He has helped to change the practice of salivary gland surgery away from excision to gland preservation surgery. His aim is to continue to advance and improve head and neck surgery overall, enabling smaller and less traumatic surgical techniques to be more widely available.


Previous Posts

Oct 1992 – Aug 2016 Consultant, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Kings College London,, Guy’s Hospital

Oct 1991 – June 1992 Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Queen’s Medical, Centre, Nottingham

Jan 1987 – Lecturer (senior registrar), Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The Turner Dental School, University of Manchester

Qualifications: MD FRCS DLO FDS RCS


1989 Doctor of Medicine, University of Sheffield

1989 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

1986 Diploma of Otolaryngology, Royal College of Surgeons of England

1980 Fellowship of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

1979 Fellowship of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1979 Fellowship of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow


1984 Bachelor of Medicine University of Sheffield

1976 Bachelor of Dental Surgery University of Sheffield

Distinctions, Awards & Prizes

First award of the Bowdler Henry Scholarship by the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England The Chairman’s Cup in Clinical Studies, University of Sheffield – Awarded Proxime Accessit Distinction in pathology, University of Sheffield Qualified MB ChB with Distinction in Medicine Bronze Medal Final Examination Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

1985 Paul Toller Research Prize. Council of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

1988 Pathology Society Prize for presentation entitled Tenascin in fibrous dysplasia, condylar hyperplasia normal foetal, adult bone

1988 Thackary prize for surgery, BAOMS

Mark McGurk
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