BIOGRAPHY OF DR MARK SLACK
MB BCh, MMed, FCOG (SA), FRCOG
Mark Slack qualified in Medicine in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) and completed his postgraduate training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town. During this time he was awarded the prestigious Daubenton Gold Medal from the College of Medicine of South Africa. After leaving South Africa he received further training in Liverpool’s Urogynaecology Department. He has been a Consultant in the UK since 1994 and in 2002 was appointed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge Teaching Hospitals Trust, where he is currently the Lead Clinician of the Department of Urogynaecology and Reconstructive surgery. He is Clinical Lead for the Department of Gynaecology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has been awarded a National Bronze Merit Award for his services to the NHS.
Dr Slack established the Urogynaecology service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the department now offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary service for the investigation and management of female pelvic floor and bladder disorders. Dr Slack runs a large tertiary clinic, receiving referrals from all over the UK for his expertise in the management of complex urinary, bladder, pelvic floor disorders and mesh-related complications.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Slack runs an active research unit, publishing widely in peer review journals and is frequently invited to present his work at major meetings. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He has an active interest in medical innovation and has contributed to the development of a diagnostic tool for the assessment of bladder function, a surgical retractor and a new minimally invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. He is Medical Director of Cambridge Medical Robotics.
He is currently on the Scientific Committee of the International Urogynaecology Association and is the Clinical Lead for the Regional Clinical Research Network. He has previously held senior positions on other committees including the British Society of Urogynaecology, International Continence Society, and the Guidelines committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He acts as a reviewer for the British Medical Journal, The British Journal of O&G in addition to several other international journals.
He is an official Spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.