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Last updated: 30 Apr 2020
I am a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, at the Academic Division of Thoracic Surgery of The Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
I am a chest surgeon that focuses on patient understanding and participation in clinical decisions, improving surgery through research and development of new techniques, striving for pain-free operations so patients are home, confident and healthy in the shortest time.
Areas of interest
Keyhole surgery; Lung cancer; Airway and blood vessel reconstructions; Carcinoid tumours; Pneumothorax surgery; Pleural effusion surgery; Pericardial effusion surgery; Surgery for advanced lung cancer
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Research forms the fundamental basis for my decision making and allows the evaluation and improvement to health care. I focus on improving patient care by evaluating clinical decisions and results of surgery and translational research (taking science from bench to bedside)
The four main areas of clinical research that I undertake are systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical trials, diagnostic and cohort studies. My basic science research focuses on blood based biomarkers for the diagnosis of cancer and for treatment predictions with circulating tumour cells and circulating free tumour DNA.
My focus is patient understanding of risk and participation in clinical decision making, improving quality care, striving for pain free surgery so patients are home, confident and healthy in the shortest time.
My research has been awarded national and international prizes including the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery best Thoracic Surgery research for 4 consecutive years (2008-2011).
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Chinese - Fluent
Churchill’s Pocketbook of differential diagnosis (now in its third edition with translations in 3 languages)
Medicine and Surgery: an Integrated Textbook (won prizes the British Medical Association and the Royal Society of Medicine Book awards in 2008).
British Thoracic Society / Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 Radical Management of Lung Cancer Guidelines
- MB ChB University of Sheffield Medical School 1996
- MSc Biostatistics University of London 2004
- FRCS (C-Th) Royal College of Surgeons 2006
- MD University of East Anglia 2007
Reference number 4299703
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Associate Editor Thorax 2010
- Chair 2010 BTS Guidelines of Radical Management of Lung Cancer 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 2006