Qualifications: MB BS (Hons) (2005), FRCS (Ed) (2013), PGCert Med Ed (2011)
GMC Number: 6114851
Clinical Areas of Interest: Advanced colorectal malignancy, Anal cancer, Bowel cancer, Colorectal resection, Diverticular disease, Emergency general surgery, Minimally invasive procedures and Reconstructive surgery
Regional Chapter: Northern
I am a Colorectal consultant at the RVI in Newcastle specialising in advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer, Anal cancer and robotic surgery.
I am the colorectal cancer and anal cancer lead for the trust and lead for the North East and Cumbria.
I am the RCS Tutor for the RVI and Cadaveric training lead for a number of trainee courses in the north east region including REST (Endoscopy) and the only UK Cadaveric Robotic Colorectal Surgery course.
I trained in the North East surgical rotation as well as undertaking the ACPGBI travelling Fellowship to AMC Amsterdam working with Prof W Bemelman in 2014 and fellowships with Professor J Beynon and Mr M Evans in Swansea as the senior pelvic oncology fellow and Mr Pete Sagar in Leeds as the laparoscopic/oncological fellow .
I am a member of the ACPGBI and ESCP.
I am actively involved in teaching at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate level and am currently training quality lead for the Newcastle Hospital trust.
I am TPD for our local hospital surgical training program.
I am actively involved in research covering colorectal cancer, anal cancer and robotic surgery.
I am one of the committee members of the ACPGBI Robotic surgery committee.