I am a fellowship trained knee, sports and trauma surgeon. I am recognised by all major insurance providers. Here is a brief history of my journey so far...
I studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Medical College, London graduating in 1999. Having worked in the Academic units at Barts and the Homerton Hospital for Professors Besser, Monson, Grossman and Kumar, I chose a career in surgery. I undertook basic surgical training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. There followed a period of research at University College Hospital, London with Professor Haddad, investigating the role of stem cells in integrating artificial hips into surrounding bone. During this period I also authored numerous journal articles and co-wrote a book on trauma care. In 2006 I was appointed to the North West Thames Registrar training rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics leading to success at the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeon's examinations in 2010.
Having spent a large proportion of my post-graduate training in the field of knee surgery I decided to further this by spending a year at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney as Knee Fellow with Drs Myles Coolican and David Parker, giants in the field. During this time I was able to gain highly specialised experience in all aspects of knee and lower limb surgery, specifically focusing on the latest techniques for joint replacements and knee reconstruction following sports injuries.
I now specialise in all forms of knee surgery. This includes ligament reconstruction, such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; multiligament knee reconstruction, meniscal surgery; cartilage surgery including cartilage restoration treatments; joint preservation through osteotomy; patellofemoral stabilisation (kneecap stabilisation) including trochleoplasty; partial joint replacement; total joint replacement; navigation assisted joint replacement. With such an array of available treatment modalities I ensure that the treatment is tailored to the individual patient's needs.
I carry out 150 joint replacements per year; over 100 ACL reconstructions per year; over 150 arthroscopic procedures per year. I also carry out general trauma surgery for all skeletal injuries and perform total hip replacement surgery.
In 2016 I was selected to tour the USA and Canada on the ABC fellowship, the most prestigious global fellowship for Orthopaedic Surgeons. My fellow tourists and I gained invaluable insights into the North American health system from visiting 11 Academic and University Orthopaedic departments, meeting the most eminent surgeons of the age.
I chaired the Exemplar Discharge Board at UCLH and am now setting up a Virtual Fracture clinic, dedicated to improving our patients' experience.
I am the Director of Surgical Education at UCLH and run a series of successful courses for surgeons in training.
I am an active researcher, including work into improving results following joint replacement surgery and the role of reparative cells in knee osteoarthritis treatment.
I am specialty editor for knee surgery for the Bone and Joint Journal, the pre-eminent British Orthopaedic Journal and am on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the highest impact global sports surgery journal.