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Mr Mark Izzard

Mr Mark Izzard


MB BS 1992 Lond; FRACS 2003


Mark graduated from the University of London, St Georges Hospital in 1992. He then completed his basic training in general surgery before commencing a training scheme in Otolyrhinolaringology Head and Neck Surgery (ORLHNS). Mark became a qualified surgeon in 2002 and then further sub-specialised in head and neck surgery, reconstruction and facial plastics.

Mark was awarded a fellowship of the University of Washington Medical School and became the only non-North American surgeon to complete the head and neck reconstructive fellowship.

In his two years of sub-specialist training Mark developed skills for reconstructing all aspects of the head and neck and cosmetic facial surgery including cancer surgery and microsurgical reconstruction.

Mark’s special interests lie in

  • facial cosmetic surgery, in particular:
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Jaw reconstruction
    • rebuilding of massive facial defects after surgery or trauma.

Mark introduced 3d Printed Implantation, Biomodelling to the Auckland Head and Neck unit and developed a program for control of Osteradionecrosis.

Title or Designation

ORL Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Mark was awarded an honorary senior lectureship at Auckland University in 2005. He is part of the undergraduate student teaching program and is a lecturer on the anatomy training course, as well as teaching overseas student electiveships at the Auckland Hospital Head and Neck Centre.

Mark has published many peer review papers and is currently involved in developing a research centre in head and neck surgery and reconstruction at Auckland University. As well as running a facial reconstructive surgical course for trainees, Mark is also faculty at Stamford University Facial Plastics program, which is held every year in San Francisco. Mark also runs the national head and neck cancer database. 

Mark is a member of the New Zealand Head and Neck Society, the Australasian academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

He is a corresponding member of the American Head and Neck Society and is a member of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Full NZ Registration Date

17 March 1994

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

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Private Services

  • Auckland Head & Neck Specialists
    Mercy Specialist Centre, Epsom
    (09) 630 2920
  • Skin Institute
    398 Lake Road, Takapuna
    (09) 486 7111
    4 Silverdale St, Silverdale
    (09) 426 0400
    3 St Marys Road, Ponsonby
    (09) 376 8888
    153 Oceanview Road, Waiheke Island
    (09) 372 2011
    Remarkables Park Town Centre
    (03) 442 2255

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