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- Vascular surgery
I am a consultant in general and vascular surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead since April 2002.
I am the Associate Medical Director (Safety and Quality) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Gateshead
I was the Clinical Lead in Surgery from 2007 to 2017 before taking up a more senior management role.
I also work in University Hospital Durham where I perform aneurysm surgery and emergency vascular procedures
I am an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University
I have done the majority of my registrar training in the North East and Mersey Deanery.
I have also done a two year vascular surgery fellowship from Seattle, Washington, USA prior to my consultant post.
I have done my basic surgical training in the North West.
Areas of interest
Keyhole surgery to remove gall bladder: Keyhole and open surgery for inguinal hernia; Varicose vein surgery; Radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins (minimally invasive);Repair of incisional and paraumbilical hernias; Keyhole surgery for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating);bypass for leg blockages;aortic aneurysm surgery; carotid surgery for stroke
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am a Consultant General and Vascular surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead since April 2002.
I perform emergency vascular and aneurysm surgery at the University Hospital, Durham.
I am the Associate Medical Director (Safety and Quality) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Trust, Gateshead
I was the Clinical Lead in Surgery from 2007 to 2017 before being promoted to a more senior management role
I am an examiner for FRCS (Intercollegiate Specialty Board) . This is the final exam for trainees before they are eligible to take up a Consultant post
I am actively involved in teaching of undergraduates core trainees, registrars and senior fellows in surgery
Edited 'Postgraduate Vascular surgery - Candidates guide to the FRCS', Cambridge University Press in 2011
Edited' Venous Thromboembolism -Prevention and Management' Imperial College Press 2016
Currently editing 'Postgraduate Vascular Surgery' Imperial College Press, due to be released in December 2017
Published around 70 articles in peer reviewed journals and 4 Textbook chapters
Courses offered to GPs
Regular talks to GPs on current surgical topics including hernia repairs, varicose veins, management of peripheral vascular disease etc.
- FRCS (General and Vascular Surgery) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 2001
- FRCS (Glas) Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow 1992
- FRCS (Edin) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1993
- Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery Hope Heart Institute and Providence Medical Center, Seattle 1997
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education Newcastle University 2011
- Certificate in Vascular Ultrasound Teeside University 2012
- Fellow North East Leadership Academy 2013
Reference number 4004596
Details of entry to specialist register
- Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Surgery, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
- Spire Washington Hospital, NE38 9JZ
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