I qualified at University College Hospital London in 1976 and after Houseman and Senior Houseman jobs I worked as Resident Medical Officer at the National Heart Hospital, general medical registrar at St Thomas' and cardiology registrar posts at St Bartholomew's Hospital followed this. I went to the Wessex regional cardiac unit at Southampton in 1986 as senior registrar and spent a year at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1988-9. I was appointed as senior consultant cardiologist in Hull in 1990 specialising in cardiac intervention (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, valvuplasty, pericardial balloons and atrial septal defect closure devices)
I have noe retired from NHS practice butI maintain an interest in valvula heart disease, echocardiography, pacing and nuclear medicine.
I have previously served as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, and was previously clinical co-ordinator for cardiology, and Royal College of Physicians district tutor. I remain involved in training as deputy chairman of the Yorkshire cardiology training group.