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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
- Head & neck oncology
Professor Mark McGurk, Head and Neck Service, University College Hospital London.
Director, Head and Neck Academic Centre, University College London, Division of Surgical Interventional Sciences.
My undergraduate studies (dentistry and medicine) were undertaken at Sheffield University and my postgraduate education at Manchester University. I was appointed to Guy’s Hospital Dental Institute in 1992. I moved to University College Hospital in September 2016. I am on the board of Project Harar providing surgical missions in developing countries. I teach on the treatment and management of salivary gland disorders in Germany and France and lecture widely on the treatment and management of head and neck cancer and salivary gland diseases. My area of clinical interest is management of head and neck cancer and I have a particular interest in the management of salivary gland disease (stones; strictures; ranula; tumours). I have pioneered minimally invasive surgery in the management of head and neck cancer and have led a recent European trial on sentinel node biopsy as well as developments in minimally invasive management of salivary lesions; stones; strictures. I also provide treatment for tumours of the jaw; jaw cysts; neck lumps; ameloblastomas; tongue cancer; tongue tie division for children and adults; tongue lesions; lip lumps; mucoceles; cysts; facial trauma and fractures; jaw fractures; routine and complex dental extractions - wisdom teeth; impacted teeth; buried roots; bone grafting; sinus lifts; oral and maxillofacial trauma.
Areas of interest
Professor McGurk is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon/Head and Neck Surgeon and is part of the North London Head & Neck Cancer Group providing a specialist service in oral cancer and reconstruction. He has a special interest in minimally invasive treatment of salivary gland disease (tumours; parotid; submandibular; salivary glands; stones; calculus; calculi; strictures; ranula); head and neck cancer to include mouth cancer; tongue cancer; facial skin cancers; lesions. He also provides treatment for pleomorphic adenoma; tumours of the jaw; jaw cysts; neck lumps; ameloblastomas; lip lumps; mucoceles; cysts; tongue tie, facial trauma and fractures; jaw fractures; routine and complex dental extractions; wisdom teeth; impacted teeth; buried roots; bone grafting; sinus lifts; jaw joint/temporomandibular joint pain; clicking; locking; jaw pain.
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Current NHS consultant posts held
University College Hospital London.
Director, Head and Neck Academic Centre, Division of Surgical Interventional Sciences, University College London Hospital.
I have pioneered the development of sentinel node biopsy for mouth cancer saving 75% of patients a neck dissection; led a European sentinel node trial which recruited 420 patients over 5 years; pioneered a national service dealing with minimally invasive management of salivary disease (tumours, stones, strictures - unique in the UK and one of 4 in Europe/world). Day case oral surgery for removal of impacted third molar teeth which is one of the commonest procedures undertaken in the NHS.
Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (charity)
Project Harar Charity (http://www.projectharar.org).
BMA Medical Book Award 2013 Highly Commended Surgical Specialties.
Wiley Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019
whose paper has been recognized as
one of the most read in.
Over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed).
5 Major textbooks.
9 Chapters in major textbooks.
Courses offered to GPs
Salivary gland disease webinar.
- BDS Sheffield 1976
- FDS RCS Edinburgh 1979
- MBBS Sheffield 1979
- Diploma of Otolaryngology RCS England 1986
- FDS Glasgow 1979
- FDS RCS England 1980
- MD Sheffield 1989
- FRCS Edinburgh 1989
Reference number 2915513
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President BAOMS 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
London Bridge Hospital: 020 7407 3100
(for treatment carried out at London Bridge Hospital).
King Edward VII's Hospital: 020 7486 4411
(for treatment carried out at King Edward VII's Hospital).
Mark McGurk: 020 7403 3876.