Meet the Clinical Director of the Diverticular Disease Clinic

Mr Mark Golder MB BChir [Cambridge], PhD, FRCS [General Surgery], FRCS [England].

Mark Golder is a Colorectal and General Surgeon with a Specialist interest in all aspects of the pathology and treatments of Diverticular Disease. He has over 20 years of experience of working in the field of General and Colorectal Surgery.

He graduated in Medicine from Cambridge University in 1995 and subsequently trained in Colorectal Surgery in London [Kings College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and The Hammersmith hospital] and in Paris, where he undertook a Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship.

He gained his certificate of completion of Specialist Training in General Surgery in 2008.

At the end of his training, Mark was awarded a Pelvic Floor Fellowship at the Royal London Hospital, in London, where he worked under the previous President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Sir Norman Williams.

He has subsequently held Consultant Colorectal Surgeon positions in state run hospitals in London and in Gibraltar.

During his early Surgical training years, he successfully completed a PhD thesis entitled “An investigation into the Neuropathology of Diverticular Disease” and published his thesis work as research articles in Peer reviewed journals, including in the Lancet. The latter Lancet article on Smooth muscle cholinergic denervation hypersensitivity in diverticular disease, is considered by some to be a seminal article on the pathology of the disease.

In addition he has published research articles on the demographics and severity of the disease and has been invited to write educational articles and also to act as a peer reviewer on the disease for high impact journals such as GUT.

Mark has been awarded prizes for his scientific research into diverticular disease by various prominent organisations, including The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the Faulk International Symposium on Diverticular Disease and by the European Society of Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility.

His current research interests are outlined in the clinic’s section on Research .

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