Mark graduated from Guys Hospital London with a first class BSc and top in his year. With distinctions in his final MBBS, he undertook specialist research and training in cardiac arrhythmias at St George’s Hospital and the Brompton Hospital. He was awarded an MD for his thesis on new treatments for atrial fibrillation. In 2005 he was appointed as consultant cardiologist for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital setting up a regional centre for cardiac ablation and complex device procedures. He holds a Clinical Excellence Award (level 7.1).