Mark Coleman - Chairman
Mark has been a Consultant Surgeon at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth since 2001. He has been the National Lead Clinician of the Lapco National Training Programme in laparoscopic colorectal surgery since September 2008 (www.lapco.nhs.uk). He was the Colorectal National Advisor to the Department of Health (DH) Enhanced Recovery Partnership Programme from January 2009 until June 2010 and has recently been appointed a National Advisor to the DH National Training Programme for low rectal cancer (LoReC). Regional Speciality Professional Advisor for GI Surgery for South West England. He is a member of the Peninsula School of Surgery Committee.
His clinical interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, hernia repair, ‘sportsman’s groin, splenectomy and cholecystectomy. He is part of a regional centre for the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis. He is currently pioneering single port laparoscopic colorectal surgery. In 2010 he launched the charity ‘Bowel Cancer West’ to support research, publicity and training (www.bowelcancerwest.org.uk