Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
I am a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. I practice in both cardiac and thoracic surgery in adults.
I graduated from University College Cork in Ireland and gained my first exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery there. I then moved to Oxford, following which I spent a short period in Liverpool. My next move was to Glasgow where I did the bulk of my training, with a year toward the end of the programme spent on a fellowship in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
I have a PGCert in Medical Education. I have been on the Scottish Training Committee for a number of years and am currently Training Programme Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Scotland.
Major open heart surgery is carried out by a team which includes surgeons, anaesthetists, intensive care physicians, nursing staff and other supporting professionals. At the Golden Jubilee National Hospital the cardiac surgery service is continually monitored and supported by a robust clinical governance structure which encompasses the whole team.