I have been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon since 1991. I trained in London, Leeds and Boston USA.
My practice has been based at Bristol Royal infirmary. My experience is in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor problems. I have extensive experience in minor anorectal conditions and endoscopy.
I have an Honorary Lectureship at Bristol University. I have been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training throughout my career. I lead the Anorectal Physiology Service which provides a major centre for evaluation and treatment of functional bowel disease. I have extensive experience in the treatment of faecal incontinence and sacral neuromodulation.
I have an extensive medicolegal practice and have provided expert evidence for over 20 years to Court, The Coroners Court and the Healthservice Ombudsman.
Apart from working, I have a number of hobbies and activities.
I enjoy long walks in the country, skiing and undertaking adventure travel Places visited include Nepal, Kenya, Madagascar south America and Siberia.
My other main passion is flying, particularly vintage aircraft. I spent a summer learning to fly a 1944 Spitfire.
Current NHS or research position
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust
Year of first medical qualification
Royal College Of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland
Past member American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
Several major research grants
John Arderne Medal
Clinical outcomes are recorded and assessed by monthly audit meetings
Over 50 peer reviewed publications