Having obtained my medical degree at the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel in 1993, I spent some time as a senior house officer in accident and emergency and neurosurgery, before starting my ophthalmology training in Sutton, Surrey. I worked for 2 years at Aberdeen University Hospital, gaining valuable experience in the management of diabetic retinopathy and inflammatory eye disease.
I started my registrar training in 1999, spending time in eye units in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and finally Southampton, where I gained significant experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. I published several research papers on screening for diabetic retinopathy and anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery. I began sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal surgery at Southampton, I began a 10 month fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and gained further experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions.
I was appointed as consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire Eye Hospital in March 2005. My clinical interests include the management of retinal detachments, advanced diabetic eye disease and macular holes.