The main entrance of St Mark's Hospital.

About us

St Mark’s Academic Institute is the centre of education and research at St Mark's Hospital; the first and only specialist bowel hospital in the UK.

The Academic Institute is part of the St Mark’s Hospital Foundation (registered charity number 1140930). We are dedicated to research, education and dissemination of best practice in the field of bowel disease.

St Mark’s Hospital and the Academic Institute attract practitioners from the UK and overseas. We pride ourselves on a multidisciplinary approach to individual patients combining both medical and surgical expertise with specialist nursing and paramedical skills.

The Team
Dean: Professor Ailsa Hart
Sub-Deans: Mr Danilo Miskovic and Mr Phil Tozer
Director of Education: Mr Akash Mehta
Clinical Scientific Officer: Dr Kevin Monahan
Clinical Trials Officer: Dr Ana Wilson
Histopathology: Adriana Martinez
Radiology: Phil Lung
Head of Nursing Education: Jennie Burch

CEO, St Mark’s Hospital Foundation and Academic Institute: Jason Bacon
Research Manager: Pooja Datt
Course and Education Manager: Carmen Ugarte-Cano
Head of Media and Digital Production: Stephen Preston
Digital and Course Administrator: Chris Mitchell