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Mark Gurnell


Mark Gurnell is Professor of Clinical Endocrinology in Cambridge where he leads the clinical service. He also serves as Clinical SubDean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

His clinical and research interests are focussed on pituitary, adrenal and thyroid disorders, with particular interests in acromegaly, TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas and primary aldosteronism.

As head of the Cambridge Endocrine Molecular Imaging Group (CEMIG), he has led the development of novel techniques for functional imaging and overseen the introduction of national specialist PET services for pituitary and adrenal disorders.

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

As a senior member of the Deanery team, Professor Gurnell leads the undergraduate assessment programme in Cambridge.

He currently serves on the Council of the UK Society for Endocrinology, the Education Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology, the Executive Committee of the British Thyroid Association, and the 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 is joint Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.