I have been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon for 18 years. I have undertaken a comprehensive practice in cardiac and thoracic surgery, undertaking elective and emergency coronary artery bypass, valve and aortic surgery.
I also undertake a full pulmonary case load including lung resection for cancer, investigation and treatment of numerous other pathologies, benign and malignant including mesothelioma, non-cancer thoracic surgery, empyema, pneumothorax. I lead the regional centre for chest wall problems e.g. Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carintum. In addition, I am actively involved in the management of major thoracic trauma.
I use minimally invasive surgical techniques, including Videoscopic Thoracic Surgical (VATS) techniques. I have a significant research portfolio. I am actively involved in training undergraduate and post graduate students and doctors, in Keele Medical School and in regional and national levels, having had a term as Clinical Tutor for 3 years.
I have received professional training in providing medico-legal evidence and reporting with Bond Solon. I have provided medico-legal reports that have been examined in cases of, clinical negligence, industrial injury and compensation, survival prediction etc. CV available on request.