I am a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with an interest in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and the management of colorectal cancer. I use laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques and enhanced recovery protocols to help ensure the best possible outcomes for my patients. I undertake my NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
I qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed my House Jobs and Basic Surgical Training in the North West Thames region of the London Deanery. I undertook a research degree under the supervision of Professor Paris Tekkis and Professor John Nicholls at Imperial College London looking at outcomes after ileal pouch surgery. It was during this period that I helped establish the UK National Ileal Pouch Registry, which is now being used in centres across Europe.
My higher surgical training was undertaken in the Oxford Deanery and included time on the inflammatory bowel diseases surgical unit at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where I worked with Professor Neil Mortensen, Mr Bruce George and Mr Richard Guy. I subsequently became the Senior Clinical Fellow in IBD Surgery in Oxford.
I have undertaken an international fellowship, spending a year as the University of Toronto’s Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery. During this period I worked at Mount Sinai Hospital gaining further experience in complex IBD surgery with Dr Zane Cohen, Dr Robin McLeod and Dr Helen MacRae, together with experience in the management of colorectal cancer with Dr Robert Gryfe and Dr Erin Kennedy. I also spent time at St Michael’s Hospital working with Dr Marcus Burnstein, Dr Nancy Baxter and Dr Sandra DeMontbrun.