I went to the London Hospital Medical College, University of London, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MB BS) in 1993. My surgical training began in London and I was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 1998.
I have trained extensively in all aspects of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in the UK and remain one of only a few plastic surgeons to have undertaken an Oncoplastic Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction and a National Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.
At the end of my training I was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery FRCS (Plast) and a Certificate of Completion of Training in Plastic Surgery (CCT). I have GMC Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery and am a Full Member of both BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) and BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons).
I am involved in research, and at medical school I undertook research on the technique of microinjection. My work was awarded the first prize at the British Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1991, earning me a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours BSc (Hons).
I undertook plastic surgery research at the world renowned Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT), London, between 1998- 2000. My work on collagen in tissue reconstruction was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine by the University of London. The work was presented at national and international meetings and I had the honour of becoming an invited speaker at the British Facial Aesthetic Conference in London.
As an enthusiastic educator, I was awarded a Master’s Degree in Medical Education by the University of Nottingham for my work on surgical skills teaching. I am an Honorary Clinical Tutor for the York Hull Medical School.
Outside of work, I am a keen golfer. Having played at international level in my teens, I now enjoy a more relaxed game.