Mark Surdut, TheNutritionist
Mark is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist with over 20 years of deep experience across all aspects of nutrition and gut health.
Mark grew up in the city of Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Physiology. He then completed a post graduate Bachelor of Science in Medicine (Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1995. Mark conducted his clinical internship in dietetics at the Groote Schuur Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Cape Town.
Mark began his Dietetic and Nutrition career in the UK. He was appointed as a Senior Clinical Dietitian at the world renowned Radcliffe Infirmary Hospital in Oxford. His clinical load included the position of dietitian on the Neurological Intensive Treatment Unit. At the same time, Mark was also consultant dietitian to the Oxford Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre. He then moved to London to hold a clinical position as dietitian at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital, covering specialist outpatient clinics.
Mark returned to South Africa to hold a position as a consultant nutritionist at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) where he remained for a number of years. His focus was Therapeutic Nutrition including diabetes, heart disease and weight management. Mark also consulted to the University of Cape Town SSISA’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction and Reversal Program – helping patients to get back on their feet following major episodes of illness including cancer, heart disease and cardiac surgery. He also consulted to the very popular Healthy Weight Program, and wrote articles for a number of publications.
In 2001 Mark moved to Adelaide to take up a senior position with the Royal Adelaide Hospital specialising in the nutritional management of young people with Cystic Fibrosis. Subsequently, he accepted a clinical dietitian position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he held a position for 5 years, covering a number of areas including the intensive care unit and specialist outpatient services. Mark also spent 10 years as a senior clinical dietitian at Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne.
Mark runs a private practice in North Caulfield.
Consulting, Speaking Engagements and Author:
A Male Dietitian is a rare breed indeed! Mark is passionate about nutrition. He is a popular speaker and presenter to business organisations, and contributes to a range of publications.
Mark provides editorial content for print, digital and social media on a wide range of nutritional and diet-related topics.
Mark has also featured on numerous national TV shows. Internationally, Mark has presented at institutions including the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Personal nature: Mark is known as a caring health expert with a personal touch, making you feel supported along your journey towards improved health.