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Prof Mark Davenport

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Year Qualified
ChM, FRCS (Paed), FRCS (Eng), FRCPS (Glas)
Paediatric surgery

Special Interests

  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal malformation
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Anterior abdominal wall defects


Mark Davenport was born in Stockport, England and qualified in medicine in 1981 from the University of Leeds. He undertook surgical training in Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester before arriving in London in 1989. He has a postgraduate research degree (ChM) awarded from the University of Leeds for experimental work on liver transplantation and organ preservation. He was appointed as a consultant paediatric surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 1994 and in 2008 as a professorial Chair in Paediatric Surgery at King’s College London.

Mark has been an editor for the Journal of Pediatric Surgery since 2008. He actively promotes medical writing and has published two editions of two general paediatric surgery textbooks (for the Oxford University Press and Springer); an  international multi-author specialist book on paediatric liver and pancreatic disease; the 8th edition of the popular Rob & Smith’s Operative Pediatric Surgery and most recently a book on Landmark Papers in Paediatric Surgery for CRC press.  He has published over 350 predominantly research-orientated papers (H-index = 61) and reviews together with over 50 chapters on a variety of surgical topics. He has delivered guest invited lectures on all 6 continents.

Mark was elected President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) for 2016 to 2018.

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