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I qualified and underwent General Surgical Training in the Madras Medical College and Hospital. I continued his cardiothoracic training in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow & Coventry) and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000.
I underwent my higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006) in Birmingham, then underwent a period of research studying the Proteomics in Lung Cancer at the University of Birmingham.
I was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Leicester in 2009. I became an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Leicester in 2017.
My practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery and surgery for emphysema including endobronchial valves and coils.
I am a keen surgical trainer and am a faculty member in national cardiothoracic courses.
I have established a portfolio of 12 courses offered to cardiothoracic surgical trainees in the United Kingdom which offers Structured Surgical simulation Courses which are provided free.
I have presented in national and international meetings and has regularly published my work in peer reviewed journals.
I am the Chair of the Training Programme Committee of the East Midlands Cardiothoracic Training Programme and Chair of the Cardiothoracic Specialty Board in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
I am the Communications Secretary for the society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland(SCTS).
I am a member of the SAC in Cardiothoracic surgery and SCTS Executive Committee.
Areas of interest
Thoracic Oncology; Surgery of Chest wall; Lung volume reduction surgery; Mediastinal tumours; Metastatectomy; Sympathectomy; Video assisted thoracic surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester
Lung cancer, Proteomics in Lung cancer, Clinical trials on devices and adjuncts in thoracic surgery, Surgery for Emphysema, metastatectomy, Chest wall surgery, Thoracotomy pain prevention, Patient experience.
Reading, cycling and watching Formula 1 and Cricket.
Travelling, ancient archaeology and history.
British Council Sponsorship for training in United Kingdom 98-2000
Chairman's award for multidisciplinary partnership in education in Birmingham Heartlands Hospital 2006.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Native or bilingual
Surgical clinics of North America
European Journal of Cardiothoracic surgery
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Asian annals of Thoracic surgery
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Courses offered to GPs
Surgery for Emphysema
Understanding Thoracic Surgery
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBBS Madras Medical College 1993
- FRCSEd(CSiG) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2000
- FRCSEd(CTh) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2006
- Fellow of Faculty of Surgical Trainers Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2020
- Cardiothoracic Training West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training Programme 2006
Reference number 4781428
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education secretary Society for Cardiothoracic surgery in Great Britain and Ireland 2016
- Communications Secretary Society for Cardiothoracic surgery in Great Britain and Ireland 2021
- Chair, Cardiothoracic Specialty Board Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Brittain and Ireland
European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
European society of Thoracic Surgeons
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