Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery
I have been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon since 1999. I have performed over 2500 cardiac procedures and a similar number of thoracic operations.
Since 2001 I have been an Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
From 2005 to 2008 I was a clinical advisor for the National Confidential Enquiry for Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) and was a Complaints Advisor for the Healthcare Commission (HCC). Both NCEPOD and HCC are subsidiary organisations of the Department of Health.
I provide medico-legal reports on all aspects of cardiac and thoracic adult surgery, chest trauma and intensive care management. I have provided expert medico-legal advice for the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland and for H.M. Coroner in England. I have also provided reports for the Central Legal Offices of several Health Boards, the Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and the Medical Defence Union (in GMC cases). I am an Expert Witness for the Central Legal Office of NHS Scotland. I have provided expert advice for many clinical negligence law firms throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland as an expert witness.
I have Court room exposure, experience with the press and media work and have appeared on BBC and ITV television in a professional capacity.
King's College Hospital
Trent Regional Rotation
BSc Anatomy (1st Class Hons)