Graduate of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London (1987), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England, 1991 – General Surgery), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England, 1993 – Otolaryngology), Intercollegiate Examination in Otorhinolaryngology (1997). Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Member of the British Medical Association, British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons, The British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, The British Association of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeons and Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine. Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) since 1988 (3200339) and member of the Medical Defence Union since 1987 (239384F). Certificate of completion of Specialist Training and entry on to the specialist register established by the GMC in 1999.
Basic medical training and surgical speciality training at Charing Cross and St Mary’s University Hospitals, London, including experience in plastic surgery, paediatric surgery and Accident & Emergency.
Subsequent specialist training in Otorhinolaryngology encompassing all aspects of Otology, Rhinology and Head and Neck surgery. Visiting fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, USA in 1995 to study the management of head and neck cancer and to the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1998 to study endoscopic nasal surgery. Written papers in UK, European and North American Journals and oral presentations at national and international meetings on a variety of Otorhinological topics. Surgical demonstrations and teaching in Malaya and Burma.
Substantive appointment to the post of NHS Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon at Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal Hospitals in February 1999. Former lead clinician in Head and Neck cancer management for the county of Gloucestershire and Clinical Director for ENT Services in Gloucestershire from 2003 to 2007.
Current interests involve the management of patients with voice and swallowing problems, undertaking specialist clinics for these conditions. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery and the management of salivary gland problems. He undertakes Rhinoplasty and Septorhinoplasty procedures following nasal trauma and to improve nasal function, also cosmesis and assessment of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Recent contribution of several chapters in ‘A diagnostic Atlas of Tumours of the Head and Neck’ published by Informa Healthcare.