Atul is a Consultant Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He is also the Speciality Adviser in Paediatric Surgery to the Chief Medical Officer. After graduating from Aberdeen University he undertook Surgical training in Aberdeen and Dumfries (Vascular Surgery, Urology, Surgical Oncology, Accident & Emergency, General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery).
Subsequently, Atul began formal training in Paediatric Surgery at Yorkhill Hospital and was appointed to his current post in 2004. During the training period he also completed a 2 year (1996-98) research thesis on Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension while working as ECMO fellow at Yorkhill and at Glasgow University after securing a grant from the Chief Scientists Office. As part of his clinical training Atul worked at the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids in Edinburgh (1999-2001) and completed his training with a 1 year overseas appointment in Brisbane, Australia (2003). Initially appointed as Lead for the development of laparoscopic surgery, Atul’s main areas of interest are Laparoscopic & Thoracoscopic surgery, Neonatal surgery and all forms of General Paediatric Surgery.
Atul is a Tutor for the Basic Surgical Skills Course at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, Faculty member for the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced 3mm course and Faculty Member of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. He is also an Examiner for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination and Educational Supervisor for Paediatric Surgical Trainees.
He has written several surgical book chapters and published many articles in peer reviewed journals.
In addition to being part of the teams which provide Specialist treatments such as ECMO and paediatric thoracoscopic surgery, Atul undertakes all aspects of the General Surgery of Childhood including; hernias (inguinal, umbilical etc), hydroceles, foreskin issues including circumcision, management of undescended testes, removal of benign skin lesions and surgery for ingrowing toe nails.