Dr Mark Austin
MB CHB, BSc(Hons), FRCP (UK)
I am a specialist in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust where I was appointed as an NHS consultant in 2010. I am an advanced interventional endoscopist and undertake all endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. I also perform endoscopic investigations of the liver called ERCP including cholangioscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. These procedures enable very close examination and investigation of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
I have a sub specialty interest and training in managing patients will liver disease including alcohol related liver disease and particularly in managing patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I will see patients with any aspects of liver disease including drug induced liver injury, hepatitis or jaundice.
I completed my gastroenterology training in London at Kings College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. I spent six years working at the Liver Unit at Kings College hospital looking after patients with liver disease before and after liver transplantation. I completed my research in survival characteristics of patients with end stage liver disease. The results of my research were published and presented at national and international meetings.
I have a keen interest in advanced endoscopy and perform all aspects of both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. I am the clinical lead for endoscopy at Brighton and Sussex University Trust and set up the hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasound service, spyglass cholangioscopy and introduced the enhanced sedation/anaesthetic endoscopy list in the trust. Recently, I have transformed the colorectal referral pathway enabling rapid access and diagnosis of patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms.
I am also involved in teaching and management. I am the director of the annual South East endoscopy symposium and teach and train doctors in all aspects of endoscopy. I have taught these skills internationally and within the UK.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Austin at Spire include:
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
European Association for Study of the Liver
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Medical Defence Union
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital
I am married with 3 young children. I enjoy being a husband and father, gardening and outdoor pursuits including cycling, skiing and watching the Seagulls.