Dr Mark Weatherhead
Consultant in respiratory medicine
Dr Weatherhead is a consultant in respiratory medicine and his areas of specialty are lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound and sleep medicine.
Having carried out his undergraduate training in London, Mark gained experience of working in a number of hospitals in the UK before settling in the North East. He has been a consultant at Northumbria Healthcare for over 10 years.
Dr Weatherhead has a special interest in lung cancer and is the lung cancer lead at Wansbeck and the lead cancer clinician for the trust. He has developed the local endobronchial ultrasound service and was the clinical lead for an innovative programme aimed at identifying lung cancer in its early stages which involved introducing walk-in chest x-ray services.
Dr Weatherhead runs the sleep service at Wansbeck and Hexham hospitals and carries out clinics on both sites in conjunction with respiratory physiology colleagues.
Dr Weatherhead sees patients at Hexham and Wansbeck general hospitals.