Hospital(s): Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
I am a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in a busy teaching hospital with an interest in surgery for lung cancer, chest wall injury, arterial revascularisation, mitral valve repair and off-pump coronary artery surgery. I have responsibilities for data collection and audit, I am the previous Lead Clinician for lung cancer, am previous Chairman of the Lung Cancer MDT Support Group, I acted as liaison between Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the Hyperbaric Medicine Centre. I have had a research fellow whom I supervised studying local vascular effects following exposure to hyperbaric oxygen and sternal wound vascularity. I am the Lead for the Cardiac MDT, and the lead cardiothoracic surgeon for surgical care practitioners (SCP). I started the programme to locally train SCPs, and am the Lead Peninsula Clinical Supervisor for SCP training. I am an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth. I was Chief Investigator for ANTICS Trial, and Principal Investigator for the PulmiCC and SMART Trials. In May 2012 I was appointed Caldicott Guardian for the Plymouth University Hospitals NHS Trust, and in April 2015 was co-opted onto the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians.
I trained in London and Oxford, and was appointed to a consultant position in Plymouth in 2000.
FRCS (CTh)(MacCormack Medal) 1998