Professional background

I trained at University College London Medical School graduating with distinction. I undertook my junior doctor training across London before being appointed to an NIHR academic clinical fellowship in infectious diseases. I subsequently undertook a Wellcome Trust funded PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine based in the Solomon Islands. I subsequently returned to clinical training as an NIHR clinical lecturer and continued to conducted research in the Pacific as well as West and East Africa.

I was promoted to associate professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2019 and on completion of my clinical training took up a position as honorary consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospital in 2021.

Research interests

  • Clinical tropical medicine
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Syphilis
  • Group A streptococcus



 Martin, Kevin; Olaru, Ioana D; Buwu, Nyasha; Bandason, Tsitsi; Marks, Michael; Dauya, Ethel; Muzangwa, Joice; Mabey, David; Dziva Chikwari, Chido; Francis, Suzanna C; +7 more... (2021) Uptake of and factors associated with testing for sexually transmitted infections in community-based settings among youth in Zimbabwe: a mixed-methods study. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, 5 (2). pp. 122-132. ISSN 2352-4642 DOI:


Allen, Hester; Kirwan, Peter; Brown, Alison E; Mohammed, Hamish; Hughes, Gwenda; Marks, Michael; Delpech, Valerie; (2020) Does being on HIV antiretroviral therapy increase the risk of syphilis? An analysis of a large national cohort of MSM living with HIV in England 2009-2016. Sexually Transmitted Infections. ISSN 1368-4973 DOI:

Becherer, Lisa; Knauf, Sascha; Marks, Michael; Lueert, Simone; Frischmann, Sieghard; Borst, Nadine; von Stetten, Felix; Bieb, Sibauk; Adu-Sarkodie, Yaw; Asiedu, Kingsley; +2 more... (2020) Multiplex Mediator Displacement Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Detection of Treponema pallidum and Haemophilus ducreyi. Emerging infectious diseases, 26 (2). pp. 282-288. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI:

Cheng, Weibin; Wang, Cheng; Tang, Weiming; Ong, Jason J; Fu, Hongyun; Marks, Michael; Smith, M Kumi; Li, Changchang; Nie, Juan; Zhao, Peizhen; +3 more... (2020) Promoting routine syphilis screening among men who have sex with men in China: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of syphilis self-testing and lottery incentive. BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 20 (1). p. 455. ISSN 1471-2334 DOI:

Collinson, Shelui; Frimpong, Venus NB; Agbavor, Bernadette; Montgomery, Bethany; Oppong, Michael; Frimpong, Michael; Amoako, Yaw A; Marks, Michael; Phillips, Richard O; (2020) Barriers to Buruli ulcer treatment completion in the Ashanti and Central Regions, Ghana. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14 (5). e0008369-. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI:

Collinson, Shelui; Timothy, Joseph; Zayay, Samuel K; Kollie, Karsor K; Lebas, Eglantine; Halliday, Katherine E; Pullan, Rachel; Fallah, Mosoka; Walker, Stephen L; Marks, Michael; (2020) The prevalence of scabies in Monrovia, Liberia: a population-based survey. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI:

Dabrowski, Hannah; Wickham, Helena; De, Surjo; Underwood, Jonathan; Morris-Jones, Stephen; Logan, Sarah; Marks, Michael; Pollara, Gabriele; (2020) Clinical outcomes of teicoplanin use in the OPAT setting. International journal of antimicrobial agents, 55 (3). 105888-. ISSN 0924-8579 DOI:

Fink, DL; Khan, PY; Goldman, N; Cai, J; Hone, L; Mooney, C; El-Shakankery, KH; Sismey, G; Whitford, V; Marks, M; +1 more... (2020) Development and internal validation of a diagnostic prediction model for COVID-19 at time of admission to hospital. QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians. ISSN 1460-2725 DOI:

Gu, X; Gao, Y; Yan, Y; Marks, M; Zhu, L; Lu, H; Guan, Z; Shi, M; Ni, L; Peng, R; +7 more... (2020) The importance of proper and prompt treatment of ocular syphilis: a lesson from permanent vision loss in 52 eyes. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 34 (7). pp. 1569-1578. ISSN 0926-9959 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

Gupta, Rishi K; Marks, Michael; Samuels, Thomas HA; Luintel, Akish; Rampling, Tommy; Chowdhury, Humayra; Quartagno, Matteo; Nair, Arjun; Lipman, Marc; Abubakar, Ibrahim; +5 more... (2020) Systematic evaluation and external validation of 22 prognostic models among hospitalised adults with COVID-19: an observational cohort study. The European respiratory journal, 56 (6). p. 2003498. ISSN 0903-1936 DOI:

Holmes, Alex; Tildesley, Michael J; Solomon, Anthony W; Mabey, David CW; Sokana, Oliver; Marks, Michael; Dyson, Louise; (2020) Modeling Treatment Strategies to Inform Yaws Eradication. Emerging infectious diseases, 26 (11). pp. 2685-2693. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI:

John, Lucy N; Bjerum, Catherine; Martinez, Pere Millat; Likia, Rhoda; Silus, Linda; Wali, Chilaka; Elizah, Arthur; Chhonker, Yashpal S; Bala, Veenu; King, Christopher L; +3 more... (2020) Pharmacokinetic and safety study of co-administration of albendazole, diethylcarbamazine, Ivermectin and azithromycin for the integrated treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Clinical Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

Lake, Susanna J; Phelan, Sophie L; Engelman, Daniel; Sokana, Oliver; Nasi, Titus; Boara, Dickson; Gorae, Christina; Schuster, Tibor; Grobler, Anneke C; Osti, Millicent H; +6 more... (2020) Protocol for a cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial of one versus two doses of ivermectin for the control of scabies using a mass drug administration strategy (the RISE study). BMJ OPEN, 10 (8). e037305. ISSN 2044-6055 DOI:

Manson, Jessica J; Crooks, Colin; Naja, Meena; Ledlie, Amanda; Goulden, Bethan; Liddle, Trevor; Khan, Emon; Mehta, Puja; Martin-Gutierrez, Lucia; Waddington, Kirsty E; +26 more... (2020) COVID-19-associated hyperinflammation and escalation of patient care: a retrospective longitudinal cohort study. The Lancet Rheumatology, 2 (10). e594-e602. ISSN 2665-9913 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

 Marks, M; Harding-Esch, E; (2020) Antimicrobial Resistance in Gonorrhea: Diagnostics to the Rescue. Clinical Infectious Diseases. ciaa591-. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

Marks, Michael; Gwyn, Sarah; Toloka, Hilary; Kositz, Christian; Asugeni, James; Asugeni, Rowena; Diau, Jason; Kaldor, John M; Romani, Lucia; Redman-MacLaren, Michelle; +5 more... (2020) Impact of Community Treatment With Ivermectin for the Control of Scabies on the Prevalence of Antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis in Children. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 71 (12). pp. 3226-3228. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI:

 Marks, Michael; Morris-Jones, Stephen; Logan, Sarah; Pollara, Gabriele; (2020) Routine OPAT clinic review minimises inpatient re-admission. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 71 (10). pp. 2771-2773. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

 Morice, Ana; Taleo, Fasihah; Barogui, Yves; C Steer, Andrew; Marks, Michael; (2020) Lessons from the field: integrated programmes for neglected tropical diseases. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 115 (2). pp. 127-128. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.

Patterson, B; Marks, M; Martinez-Garcia, G; Bidwell, G; Luintel, A; Ludwig, D; Parks, T; Gothard, P; Thomas, R; Logan, S; +3 more... (2020) A novel cohorting and isolation strategy for suspected COVID-19 cases during a pandemic. The Journal of hospital infection, 105 (4). pp. 632-637. ISSN 1532-2939 DOI: Item availability may be restricted.


Armitage, Edwin P; Senghore, Elina; Darboe, Saffiatou; Barry, Momodou; Camara, Janko; Bah, Sulayman; Marks, Michael; Cerami, Carla; Roca, Anna; Antonio, Martin; +2 more... (2019) High burden and seasonal variation of paediatric scabies and pyoderma prevalence in The Gambia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13 (10). e0007801-. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI:

Beale, Mathew A; Marks, Michael; Sahi, Sharon K; Tantalo, Lauren C; Nori, Achyuta V; French, Patrick; Lukehart, Sheila A; Marra, Christina M; Thomson, Nicholas R; (2019) Genomic epidemiology of syphilis reveals independent emergence of macrolide resistance across multiple circulating lineages. Nature communications, 10 (1). 3255-. ISSN 2041-1723 DOI:

Bodimeade, Christopher; Marks, Michael; Mabey, David; (2019) Neglected tropical diseases: elimination and eradication. CLINICAL MEDICINE, 19 (2). pp. 157-160. ISSN 1470-2118 DOI:

Dyson, Louise; Mooring, Eric Q; Holmes, Alex; Tildesley, Michael J; Marks, Michael; (2019) Insights from quantitative and mathematical modelling on the proposed 2030 goals for Yaws. Gates open research, 3. 1576-. ISSN 2572-4754 DOI:

Engelman, Daniel; Cantey, Paul T; Marks, Michael; Solomon, Anthony W; Chang, Aileen Y; Chosidow, Olivier; Enbiale, Wendemagegn; Engels, Dirk; Hay, Roderick J; Hendrickx, David; +14 more... (2019) The public health control of scabies: priorities for research and action. LANCET, 394 (10192). pp. 81-92. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI:

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