About Bioscientifica

Mark Gurnell

Non Executive Director

Mark Gurnell


Mark Gurnell is Professor of Clinical Endocrinology in Cambridge, where he is Clinical Lead for Endocrine Services.

He is SubDean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Head of Undergraduate Assessment.

His clinical and research interests are focussed on pituitary, adrenal and thyroid disorders, with particular interests in:

  • acromegaly
  • Cushing’s disease
  • TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas
  • secondary adrenal insufficiency
  • primary aldosteronism

He is head of the Cambridge Endocrine Molecular Imaging Group (CEMIG) and has led the development of novel PET tracers for imaging pituitary adenomas and adrenocortical tumours, with several now in use in routine clinical practice.

He is recognised as an expert in the management of patients with unusual thyroid function tests.

He currently serves on various expert committees/panels, including:

  • Council of the UK Society for Endocrinology (Treasurer)
  • Education Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology
  • US Endocrine Society’s ESAP panel
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK) Specialty Certificate Examinations Board (Endocrinology & Diabetes)

He holds a number of senior appointments in medical education and chairs the Board of the UK Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance. He leads the team of UK Assessment experts developing the forthcoming UK Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) Applied Knowledge Test (AKT).



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