I qualified in medicine at University College London in 1987. My surgical training was undertaken in London and Winchester and I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS England) in 1992. I went on to specialise in orthopaedic surgery gaining the FRCS (Orth) in 1996 and the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1999. My sub-specialty training in foot and ankle surgery was undertaken in Vancouver, Canada and the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona. On completion of that training I was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Advanced Foot and Ankle Training, by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
I teach nationally and internationally on aspects of foot and ankle surgery. I am currently the orthopaedic ‘College Tutor’ at Frimley Park Hospital and sit on the Surgical Training Committee (STC) for the Kent Surrey Sussex Deanery Orthopaedic Training Programme.
I have been President of BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society) 2014-15 and have previously served BOFAS as Honorary Secretary and on its Education Committee. I continue as a BOFAS Council member and currently also sit on the Education Committee of EFAS (European Foot and Ankle Society). I also review articles submitted for publication in the journal: ‘Foot and Ankle International’.
I have also established, and am joint lead clinical supervisor of, the ‘Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship’ program. This is a 12 month clinical and research training position for trainees who have finished their orthopaedic training and wish to specialise in F&A surgery. I have worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital since 1999, with a special interest in surgery of the foot and ankle.