Dr Mark Moore arrived in Adelaide, South Australia in January 1987 to start his role as a Craniofacial Fellow, where he trained with Dr David David and Dr Jim Trott in the previously named South Australian Craniofacial Unit (SACFU). Thirty years later, Mark is still in Adelaide and is now the Head of the Cleft and Craniofacial SA (C&CSA) (formally the Australian Craniofacial Unit).

Born in Timaru, New Zealand, Mark moved to Christchurch where he grew up and attended school. In 1974, Mark was awarded a university scholarship and commenced medical training at the University of Otago and then completed a MB,ChB at the Christchurch Clinical School of the University of Otago Medical School in 1980.

Following this Mark received the Sir Thaddeus McNaughton prize for the top final year student in surgery. Mark then commenced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Burwood Plastic Surgery Unit in Christchurch, which was founded by Sir William Manchester.

Mark passed his final plastic surgical examination in late 1986, before venturing to Adelaide where his final year of training was completed as a Craniofacial Fellow in 1987. He then spent his second year as a Senior Registrar in Plastic Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), before commencing as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH), Adelaide and Lyell McEwin Health Service the following year.

In 1988, Mark was awarded his FRACS qualification (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and was appointed as a Consultant CF Surgeon at SACFU in 1990. Mark continued as a Senior Visiting Craniofacial Surgeon in the renamed Cleft and Craniofacial SA (C&CSA) until 2001. Mark was then appointed Head of Paediatric Plastic Surgery at Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) until 2008, when he returned to the Cleft and Craniofacial SA (C&CSA) and was appointed Head of Unit in 2017.

Mark is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Craniofacial Association and the Australia and New Zealand Society of Craniofacial Surgery and is full active member of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery since 1999.


  • 1988: F.R.A.C.S Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1980: M.B.Ch.B. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand