Mark Tyrrell

Consultant vascular surgeon


Mark Tyrell qualified in 1984 and completed his pre-registration training in South Africa. He moved to the UK in 1986.

In 1996 he became a consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, where he set up and ran a specialist vascular unit.

Mark was clinical lead for vascular surgery at King's College Hospital and developed the aortic endovascular programme. He chaired the business case committee for the merger between King's College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, leading to him becoming a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2012.

At Guy's and St Thomas' he performs:

  • open and endovascular arterial surgery
  • spinal exposure for anterior spinal surgery

At Tunbridge Wells Hospital, he performs:

  • varicose vein operations
  • minor amputations

He has also been running a small private practice at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells hospital for over 20 years. 

He teaches open and endovascular aortic surgery to postgraduate students.

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • Diploma of the Imperial College London (DIC)
  • PhD in general and vascular surgery, Imperial College London
  • Medicine and surgery (MBBCh), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


Mark has published in the national and international press on most vascular surgical topics.

Last updated: January 2024

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