Mark Heard graduated from the University of South Australia in 1991. He initially practiced in a large clinic in Hobart, Tasmania for 2 1/2 years.
In 1994 he returned to Adelaide to commence post-graduate studies & surgical training. During this time he assisted several Podiatric Surgeons in a broad range of surgical foot & ankle procedures.
In 1997 he traveled to the Philippines with a group of Australian & American Podiatrists on a medical & surgical mission providing care to the underprivileged of the Philippines. This has been a highlight of his career so far.
Mark has been a councilor with the Australian Podiatry Association.
His professional interests include general podiatric medicine of the foot & lower leg & business management. He has also been Podiatrist to Woodville-West Torrens Football Club.
Mark practices at Woodville & Burnside.
His main interest outside of Podiatry is his involvement with Aid Indonesia - a not-for-profit organisation set up after the 2004/2005 earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia to care for orphaned children. He has made 4 trips to the region of Sumatra to help oversee the development of an orphange that cares for almost 50 children & is vice-Chairman of the Australian board that oversees the project.