MB BS 1990, FRCS 1995, FRCSI 1995, MD 2000, Intercollegiate FRCS 2000, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Leadership 2015, FAcadMedEd 2015
Bio & Interests
Consultant Surgeon, Chief of Service (Core) and Director of Medical Education
I studied Medicine at Guy's Hospital, University of London, qualifying in 1990. My basic training in surgery was on the St Mary's Hospital (North West Thames) rotation.
In 1995 I commenced a period of scientific and clinical research at Imperial College, London, culminating in the presentation of my thesis and the award of my Doctoral degree.
My research interests centred on the properties and behaviour of vein when used in bypass surgery, and mechanisms to make such bypass surgery more durable. My findings were published extensively and presented at multiple national and international meetings.
Following my research, I commenced specialist surgical training at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospitals in London. I also rotated to hospitals in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. My training finished with six months as Senior Surgical Fellow at St Mary's Hospital, London.
In 2002 I was fortunate that a consultant post became available in Chichester and was appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at what is now Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
During my first ten years as a consultant I had a busy practice involving all aspect of major arterial and venous surgery, as well as day case surgery, such as hernia repair, and emergency general surgery. I was appointed Director of Medical Education in 2006 in addition to my clinical role.
In 2012 a decision was made nationally to centralise major vascular operations in large tertiary or teaching hospitals and as a consequence all arterial surgery moved from Chichister to Brighton. I decided to remain at Western Sussex Hospitals having been asked to take on the role of Chief of Service (Core Division) at the Trust in October 2012.
I continue to provide venous services, including the use of endovenous techniques and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins, and undertake thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
I also carry out a large volume of general surgery such as hernia surgery and "lumps and bumps", dividing my time between my clinical and managerial responsibilities.
Privately I enjoy reading, cycling, skiing, scuba diving and watching my two sons play rugby and cricket better than I ever did.
Professional memberships: Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (Vascular); British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons