I qualified from Guys and St Thomas' Medical School in 1997. I gained experience in a large range of hospitals across the south of England. I completed my higher surgical training in the South Thames region. This covered the full range of general surgery (including hernia repair) with final specialist training in Vascular Surgery. I went on to go back to my home hospital for an endo-vascular training and research at St Thomas' Hospital, London and then the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
My practice encompasses the full range of index vascular surgical operations. This includes varicose vein procedures, open and stent graft aneurysm surgery, bypass surgery for limb salvage and carotid surgery to prevent strokes. I do have a specialist interest in minimally invasive endo-vascular techniques and interventional radiology. I am a full member of the the British Society of Interventional Radiologists BSIR.
Educating our future doctors, surgeons and allied healthcare professionals is important. I take an active role in training and my own continuing professional development. I hold positions as an Educational Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor and Appraiser for other consultant surgeons. I've taken nurses through their prescriber courses and actively train during my working day.
I jointly lead on vascular simulator training and have taught on a number of courses about vascular and general surgery. (including the Registrar Ready Course, St Thomas’ MRCS course and London post-graduate EVAR course).
I maintain an active research interest and I collaborate on a number of studies at Frimley Park Hospital. I have published in a number of peer reviewed journals on general surgical and vascular topics and have presented at a number of National and International meetings.
I am the the vascular lead for the diabetic foot service at Royal Surrey, Guildford Hospital and have specialist experience on the Nellix stent graft system.
Technology touches large parts of our lives now. I have an avid interest in how technology can be used to improve our health and the provision of healthcare. I founded a medical software company (Clinical Software Solutions) over 25 years ago. Clinical Software Solutions has released a number of applications, mobile apps, as well doing bespoke work for companies such as Microsoft and Capita.