Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
I trained to be a doctor at St. Bartholomews Hospital Medical School, University of London between 1991 & 1996 gaining the Sir John Ellis Student Prize and Hayward Prize in 1995 and Honours Colours in 1996.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
I qualified from Guy's Hospital Dental School, University of London, in 1989 gaining Honours & Distinction in Dental Surgery. I also gained the Robert Woodhouse Prize for ability in Oral Surgery in the final year of study and the F.S. Moser prize for practical ability throughout the course.
St Bartholomews, Smithfield, London
The Colonnade, Guys Campus
Fellowships of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
1995 Fellow in Dental Surgery, FDSRCS(Eng)
1999 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS (Clinical Surgery in General)
2005 The intercollegiate examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FRCS(OMFS)
Where have I worked and trained?
My first house officer post was in the Professorial Unit at Guys Hospital where I worked for Professor David Poswillo. This position provided me with early inspiration and confirmed my intention to pursue a surgical career. Following this I took a Senior House Officer post (SHO) in Oral Surgery in the East of England before returning to medical school. Whilst at medical school I undertook numerous locum positions to fund my medical studies and widen my clinical experience.
After my medical and surgical house officer posts, my basic surgical training (BST) was at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where I gained experience in Accident & Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Colorectal Surgery and Upper GI Surgery as an SHO. Following this rotation I passed the FRCS, Clinical Surgery in General, on my first sitting.
I stayed at The Royal Surrey County Hospital to return to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Following this I had my first experience of working at the world famous Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead before moving onto the equally notable Royal Marsden Hospital in London where I was part of the head & neck oncology team.
My Higher surgical training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was split between East Grinstead and University College Hospital in London and was complete at the end of 2005. Whilst at University College I also enjoyed training at Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. Between these units I was exposed to all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I passed the Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; FRCS(OMFS), in July 2005 and obtained my Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training the same year.
I have worked at Addenbrooke's as a Consultant Surgeon since 2006. My main interests are in Head & Neck Oncology (cancer) and facial injury management. I undertake general Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and work closely with a number of orthodontists.
I am a trainer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and have also run courses in Facial Trauma, Mouth Cancer and Local Anaesthesia for Dentistry. I have lectured regionally, nationally and internationally.
As well as straightforward conditions I also treat a number of difficult and complex problems and I am fortunate to work alongside many excellent colleagues as part of several multidisciplinary teams. Those I work with most frequently are:
Surgeons; Mr Thompson, Mr Santhanam, Mr Fowell, Miss Moar, Mr Durrani, Mr Rene, Mr Price
Oncologists; Dr Benson, Dr Jefferies, Dr Barnett
Pathologists; Dr Marker, Dr Malhotra, Dr Watkins, Dr Grant, Dr DeSanctis
Anaesthetists; Dr Smith, Dr Alagarsamy
Radiologists; Dr Scoffings, Dr Das
Specialist Nurse; Mrs Booden