Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK since 1993. Previously consultant and Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital and University of London. Trained in Newcastle London Leicester Nottingham and Papworth Hospitals.
Previous Chairman of the UK National SAC in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and previous president of the SCTS GB and Ireland. Previous Chair of the JCIE (UK surgical examination board).
Joint founder with Mr Pala Rajesh of the Birmingham Review course in Cardiothoracic surgery since 1994 and the Birmingham Professional development Course since 2003. Joint founder and convenor of the Asian Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Update Course(ACSSUC) since 2005.
Research and special interests in the specialty- all aspects of adult acquired cardiac surgery including mitral valve surgery, perfusion, management of cavo-atrial tumours, cardiothoracic trauma civilian and military and the development and delivery of surgical education including selection and workforce planning.