I was educated in Oxford and graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School, before undertaking my surgical training in Leeds and in Scotland.
Following three years as a Research Fellow for the Medical Research Council and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, I was then the University of Leeds Medical School Tutor in Surgery.
Following this, I have travelled to Tokyo (Japan) and Brisbane (Australia) as the Senior Clinical Fellow.
My NHS post is as a Consultant Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2007, where I am currently the Upper GI Cancer Lead Clinician and lead the Oesophago-Gastric Department.
I developed my practice in gastric cancer and thoracoscopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) oesophageal cancer surgery during my time in Tokyo and Brisbane. I assisted in my first gastric bypass procedure in 1995 and have been independently performing laparoscopic weight loss procedures since 2006 including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon.
Speciality & Clinical Interests:
- General surgery
Weight loss surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Oesophageal and Gastric Disorders
Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer
Current NHS Posts:
Consultant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary
I enjoy playing rugby union and football, I am interested in mountain biking, climbing, winter mountaineering and windsurfing. I also have more sedate interests as a violinist, pianist and calligrapher.