Dr Mark Torres-Holmes is an oto(ear)-rhino(nose)-laryngologist(voice box specialist) with a special interest in, and further training as a head and neck surgeon. That involves in particular, benign (non-cancer) and malignant (cancer) tumours and conditions of the mouth, throat, voice box, sinuses, ear, skin of the head and neck, salivary glands and thyroid gland, as well as rare paediatric airway and neck lump problems.

He works as a consultant surgeon with the Morningside Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team who meet weekly to discuss patient’s head and neck problems. He also has an interest in and collaborates closely with plastic surgeons Dr Peter Scott and Dr Chris Snijman in managing and operating on functional nose breathing problems.


  • MBChB, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2001
  • FCORL (SA), Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, 2009
  • Global Online Fellowship in H&N Surgery and Oncology, IFHNOS (International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies) in affiliation with Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre, Oct 2014 – Nov 2016
  • Observership at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA

Shelley Sher is Dr Torres-Holmes’ Practice Manager with extensive experience and skill understanding Mediclinic Morningside and medical funder administration.

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Head and Neck Surgeons

Professor Chris Joseph - ENT
Dr Lisa Burnell - ENT
Chris Quitter - Skull base surgeon
Claire Mitchell - Thyroid surgeon
Alison Makepeace - Paediatric ENT
Dr Mark Torres-Holmes - ENT

Dental team

Dr Yusuf Suliman - Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Michael Michael - Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
Dr Schalk van der Linde - Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
Melanie Wright - Oral hygienist

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons

Professor Tim Christoffides
Dr Dimitri Liakos
Dr Mark Phipson
Dr Himal Sooka


Dr Victoria Jordan

Sandton Oncology Centre

Dr Shivona Moodley - Radiation Oncology
Dr Nirasha Chiranjan - Radiation Oncology
Dr Keo Tabane - Medical Oncologist
Dr Sze Wai Chan - Medical Oncologist
Dr Ormonde Ogude - Medical Oncologist


Dr Clifford Smith
Dr Nivesh Sewlall
Dr Grace Kaye-Eddie

Palliative care

Dr Edmund Schutze
Dr Craig Howes


Kathryn Green
Zahn Otto

Physiotherapy - Speech and Swallow therapy

Rehab Matters


Kerryn Constable
Tanith Van Wyk


Drs Bloch and partners
Aphrodite Gogakis - Rivonia Imaging
Philip Berk - Procare Radiology

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sindy Perumal


Professor Simon Naylor from Gritzman and Thatcher
Kirsten Fearnhead