Liam McSherry

Mark Da Costa

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for Antelope, Mark is responsible for the strategic, organizational, and administrative leadership for day-to-day operations.


Professor Mark Da Costa is Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Honorary Personal Professor of Surgery. He graduated in the top 10 of his class from the RCSI School of Medicine with an Honours Degree and the Lyons Medal in Surgery. He earned his surgical Fellowship diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He completed his postgraduate MCh degree by thesis and then went on to Cardiothoracic training in Ireland, Singapore and completed is training with Fellowships in the University of Chicago and the Berlin Heart Centre.

Favourite Quote

Software is easy to make, except when you want it to do something new. And then, of course, there is a corollary: The only software that’s worth making is software that does something new.

Scott Rosenberg, Dreaming in Code

Mark has published widely in the areas of basic science and has authored several book chapters and has presented his work both as a researcher as well as an invited speaker at national and international conferences. He is now focused on translational medical device development and the Health Tech with an interest in applying AI for the benefit of patients. Mark has also been an Investigator on several multicentre clinical trials and reviews for peer-reviewed journals. He has also been a proctor and consultant for several medical device companies. Mark brings to Antelope AI Research enthusiasm and a drive to bridge the divide between funding and research for the benefit of patients. He also brings a wealth of experience in basic science and clinical research, as well as networks with colleagues and friends in academic institutions and the Med-Tech industry worldwide.