I am currently an Oral and Maxillofacial/Facial Deformity Surgeon based in NHS Lanarkshire and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. I obtained my medical and dental degrees from the University of London and obtained my postgraduate fellowships in Dentistry and Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. I undertook my Basic (General) Surgical Training in England (which included Plastic Surgery) and Higher Surgical Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) in the West of Scotland.
I have been trained in all aspects of facial surgery including craniofacial trauma, cosmetic, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, implantology, scar revision, post-traumatic deformity and reconstruction. I have travelled to various countries to seek additional experience including Cleft Surgery Camps in Nagpur, India; Plastic Surgery Unit, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, Canada and Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, one of the busiest facial deformity units in North America.
Since 2012 I have been the lead for West of Scotland OMFS Clinical Governance and delivering educational activity for juniors and higher OMFS trainees pan-Scotland. This has led to achieving the Excellence in Education Award from NHS Education for Scotland in 2013 and 2015. I am on the Scotland Speciality Training Committee for OMFS and Scottish Oral and Maxillofacial Society. In my current role for NHS Lanarkshire I have established multi-disciplinary teams for head and neck surgical dermatology and orthognathic surgery.