Mark Crowther was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust in 2005 with an elective and trauma practice sub-specialising in shoulder surgery.

Undergraduate medical training was undertaken at St Mary's Hospital (Imperial College) in London (1988-1993). He spent six months as a World Orthopaedic Concern volunteer in rural South Africa during 1997-8 before undertaking higher surgical training on the South West (North) rotation based in Bristol (1999-2005). His advanced surgical fellowship training for 1 year
(2004) was at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Clinic in Australia and the Cape Shoulder Institute in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2006 Mark was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education from the University of Bristol and in 2008 became the postgraduate tutor for orthopaedic registrar teaching. For over 5 years from 2012, he was the Training Programme Director for the 60 strong registrar training rotation for the Severn Deanery of Health Education England South West. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Selection Design Group for national recruitment of orthopaedic registrars chairing the group for the last 3 years. In 2017 he was appointed to the Specialty Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery acting as the liaison member for the Republic of Ireland.

Between 2012 & 2019 he has chaired the South West and South Wales Shoulder & Elbow Group for case discussions and peer review. He is involved in regular audit and quality improvement projects as well as a variety of research projects leading to publication.