A Manchester University graduate, Paddy trained on the Manchester programme achieving FRCS in 1974. He spent 2 years in research at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Albert Einstein Hospital in New York; this research resulted in the development of the Diuresis Renogram, a nuclear medicine test used throughout the world for the diagnosis of urinary tract obstruction.
Subsequent training on the Manchester rotation resulted in a Consultant Urological post at Stepping Hill Hospital where he founded and developed the Department of Urology. He has served a Secretary, Treasurer and eventually President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He is also the author of 5 published novels.
- Honorary member of the New York section of the AUA
- Jacksonian Prize of the Royal College of Surgeons
- Honorary FRCS (Edinburgh)