Mark Caulfield graduated in Medicine in 1984 from the London Hospital Medical College and trained in Clinical Pharmacology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he developed a research programme in molecular genetics of hypertension and translational clinical research. In 2007, 2009 and 2011 his research has been independently rated amongst the top ten scientific discoveries in his field. In 2009 he won the Lily Prize of the British Pharmacology Society. Since 2008 he directs the Barts National Institute of Health Research Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit. He was appointed Director of William Harvey Research Institute in 2002 and was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2008 and was President of the British Hypertension Society (2009-2011). He is an NHS consultant in the Barts Blood Pressure Clinic within the Barts/William Harvey European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence. He raised £25m toward the William Harvey Heart Centre which created a translational clinical research centre and was the academic leader that created the Barts Heart Centre bringing 3 hospitals together at Barts in 2015 to create the UK’s largest heart centre (includes UCLH Heart Hospital, the London Chest Hospital and Barts) http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/bartsheartcentre . He served on the 2011 NICE Guideline Group for hypertension and leads the Joint UK Societies’ Working Group and Consensus on Renal Denervation. In 2014 he became one of the top 200 most highly cited researchers in the world in genomics according to Thomson Reuters http://highlycited.com/ .
In 2013 he was appointed Chief Scientist for Genomics England, charged with delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project on whole genome sequencing in rare disease, cancer and infection www.genomicsengland.co.uk. As chief scientist Mark leads on all scientific activities for Genomics England. He engages with NHS scientific teams and the general public to promote, explain and enthuse about the 100,000 Genomes Project. Mark also oversees the Clinical Interpretation Partnership.