Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Churn

Practicing at:
Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Upper gastrointestinal cancer
Research interests:

Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy for Breast and Colorectal Cancers

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Medical Association
Royal College of Radiologists


Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Lisa Wardle and Sandy Williams
Private secretary telephone number:
01905 362 224
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and subsequently trained in General Medicine to Registrar level in the UK and New Zealand before starting as a Specialist Registrar in Oncology at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology on the Wirral in 1994. After a period of post-FRCR training at Christie Hospital, Manchester I was appointed as Consultant Clinical Oncologist at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton in 2000 with visiting sessions at Kidderminster Hospital specialising in Breast and Colorectal Cancers. In addition to that I have a wealth of experience treating Urological and Upper Gastro-intestinal cancers and have had a significant contribution to research within my sub-speciality interests. In November 2014 I joined the team of Consultant Oncologists at the new Worcestershire Oncology Centre and will be making a significant contribution to development of services there as well as continuing have sessions at Kidderminster Treatment Centre. In addition I have recently been appointed lead in Colo-rectal cancer for the West Midlands section of the new National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

 I have been private practice at the Nuffield Hospital, Wolverhampton primarily looking after patients with breast, colorectal and urological cancers since 2001. I am also able to continue to see private patients in the Millbrook Suite at the Kidderminster Treatment Centre as well as providing this service at Spire Southbank Hospital.

Personal profile:

I am marred to Ruth, piano teacher and environmental educationalist, and in August 2014 we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We have three children. Our two daughters are currently students of the Arts at University and our son is in sixth form, a scientist but without inclination towards medicine. I spend some of my free-time wearing out my joints playing 5-a-side football and badminton. At weekends whenever possible we like to get out and about hill walking that I combine with my hobby which is landscape photography. During occasional bouts of madness I sign up for cycling and walking challenges the most recent being a bike ride across the Andes in Peru.

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Dr Mark Churn

Dr Mark Churn Oncology Consultant, Worcester, private hospital specialist.

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