Dr Mark Fernandes is a specialist in Gastroenterology with a clinical interest in Liver Disorders including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Liver Cancer and in Fibroscan for monitoring the progression of liver disease. He was previously a Consultant and Clinical Tutor at the National University Hospital (NUH), and part of the Liver Transplant Programme team.
Dr Fernandes graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a B.Sc with First Class Honors in 1997 and subsequently MB ChB with Honors in 2000. After his internship at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, he completed his residency in London and Singapore and obtained his MRCP(UK) in 2003. In 2008, he was accredited as a Specialist in Gastroenterology by the Ministry of Health and admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore).
Dr Fernandes was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship by MOH in 2007 to pursue his Advanced Fellowship in Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan under Professor Lin Shi Ming and Professor Liaw Yuan Fai. He also furthered his exposure to Liver Transplantation Medicine at the King’s College Hospital, London. Besides active involvement in the liver tumour ablative service and the liver transplantation programme at NUH, Dr Fernandes also introduced Fibroscan to enable more accessible monitoring of liver disease progression at NUH.
Dr Fernandes has been involved in multiple clinical research trials, authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to present his research work at international conferences. His research interests and publications include basic science, epidemiology and clinical studies into gastrointestinal cancers, hepatitis B and liver transplant.