Professor Mark Little
Professor Little is Consultant Interventional Radiologist & Director of Radiology Research working in Berkshire and London. After qualifying with distinction from medical school, he trained in medicine and surgery in Cambridge, before being awarded the highly regarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) in Clinical Radiology at Oxford. Professor Little is a specialist in all aspects of interventional radiology, having completed the interventional radiology fellowship at Oxford resulting in a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in both clinical and interventional radiology. Professor Little also sub specialises in Uroradiology, and cancer imaging, having received additional training in multiparametric MRI of the prostate.
In 2013, Professor Little travelled to Lisbon to learn about Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) under the guidance of Professor Pisco, who is recognized as one of the pioneers of PAE. Subsequently Professor Little successfully gained grant funding from the Royal College of Radiologists to start the first UK research study investigating the effectiveness of PAE in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Professor Little is recognized as one of the most experienced interventional radiologists performing PAE globally, and performs a high volume of cases. He has presented his research on the topic internationally, regularly teaches and mentors other consultants on the technique, and is a current advisor on PAE and novel interventional procedures to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), England. Professor Little is currently UK lead for the PROstate study, an international study investigating the long-term benefit of PAE.
Professor Little is regularly invited to lecture and moderate on PAE internationally. In 2018, he was awarded the NIHR rising research star award, and in 2020 was appointed to the editorial board for CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR), the leading European interventional radiology journal.
Professor Little prides himself on providing the best treatment package for individual patients, with particular emphasis on explaining the procedure, potential side effects, and what to expect afterwards. He uses state-of-the-art imaging technology to accurately plan and perform procedures, maximizing success and minimizing complications.