I started my surgical career in the Republic of Ireland working as a junior doctor. My specialist training in General and Vascular Surgery was one in the best centres in the country i.e, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and later at St. Mary's Hospital in London and John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I have been a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon since 1999. In general surgery my interests are laparoscopic surgery, and in vascular surgery they are carotid surgery and varicose veins treatment. I have presented in numerous national and international meetings, and have many publications and book chapters to my credit.