I embarked on my surgical training having graduated from University College London in 1986. During my placement at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore I completed an MS (Master of Surgery) with Professor George Bentley.
My orthopaedic training was completed in Adelaide, Australia where I undertook a year-long fellowship in upper limb surgery.
I have been a Consultant at The Norfolk and Norwich University Trust for 15 years specialising in shoulder and elbow disorders.
My practice includes treatment for fractures, sports injuries, sprains/tears of ligaments and tendons and joint replacement for arthritis. Much of my shoulder surgery is performed through an arthroscope (key-hole surgery) which avoids large incisions and potentially speeds up post-operative recovery.
Between my NHS and Private Practice I perform around 500 shoulder and elbow operations per year. Data concerning my shoulder replacements can be seen on the National Joint Registry (NJR).
Post-operative rehabilitation is vital to the success of shoulder surgery and I therefore work closely with the nursing staff and physiotherapists.
I am married to Caroline who is a pharmacist at The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and have two daughters. We all love being outside and have a small boat on which we like to explore The Norfolk Broads.