Mr Miles was born in Sunderland in the North of England in 1960.
He was educated at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh and matriculated with the University of Edinburgh in 1978.
During his undergraduate career he held positions as BMA students representative, president of the Medical Students Council and ultimately was elected president of the Edinburgh University Students Union (1982-3).
He graduated MBChB in 1984. Top of his year in surgery, he was awarded the Allingham Gold Medal.
He began his professional career as house physician to Professor Sir Michael Oliver and house surgeon to Professor Sir Patrick Forrest. Continuing his training in the Edinburgh University School of Surgery he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989.
Mr Miles continued his studies within the University of Edinburgh presenting his MD thesis regarding the detection of the spread of colorectal cancer in 1996. During this period he received a broad training in Orthopaedics, Urology-including renal transplant, Breast Surgery, and spent 3 years in the Liver Transplant unit. He began a lifelong interest in all aspects of Minimally Invasive Surgery and set up the first “one stop” hernia clinic in Edinburgh.
Having completed a specialist training in colorectal surgery at St George’s Hospital London and was appointed consultant colorectal surgeon to Worthing Hospital in December 1996.
Mr Miles main clinical interests have been in the further development of the laparoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of: cancer of the colon and rectum. Mr Miles is an expert in all aspects of TAMIS and taTME surgery. He is a national and international trainer in trans anal surgery and runs the TAMIS training course in Amersfoort Holland.
Mr Miles has published widely covering aspects of Laparoscopic Surgery of the colon and pelvis and enhanced recovery from surgery. He has also delivered invited lectures on management and medical leadership.
His interest in teaching and training have seen him continue his connection to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as course tutor, examiner and regional advisor / representative. He holds a certificate in medical education from Brighton University and is a certified trainer for the American College of Surgeons “Advanced Trauma and Life Support” course. Mr Miles achieved a Gold rating during the 2007 Joint Association of Gastroenterology colonoscopy audit and is a certified colonoscopy trainer.
Mr Miles is the owner and director of the East Preston Clinic