Dr Mark Bassett

MB ChB (Otago), MD (Qld), GradDipMgt (ANU), MHA (UNSW), FRACP

Mark Bassett graduated in medicine at the University of Otago (New Zealand) and trained in gastroenterology, hepatology, and endoscopy in Canberra, Brisbane, and the USA. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in gastroenterology and endoscopy certification in 1979 and subsequently completed MD (Qld) and a post-doctoral fellowship in liver diseases (hepatology) at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. He also holds qualifications in hospital management and has served in a number of leadership roles. He is the author of many scientific publications with a particular interest in iron storage diseases. He is currently an Honorary Visiting Medical Officer at Canberra Hospital and a Professor in the ANU Medical School. He holds unrestricted specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MED0001368359).

Previous senior medical, administrative and academic appointments include:

  • Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Canberra Hospital
  • Gastroenterologist and General Physician, Royal Brisbane Hospital
  • Associate Professor, University of Queensland
  • Staff specialist in Gastroenterology, Auckland Hospital
  • Staff specialist in Gastroenterology, Canberra Hospital
  • Deputy General Manager (Clinical), Canberra Hospital
  • Executive Director, ACT Health Medical Appointments & Training Unit
  • Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, ANU Medical School
  • Principal Medical Advisor, ACT Health