I was born in Cheshire, England and trained at University College London obtaining a First Class Honours and the top degree in my year. I completed my neurosurgical training at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square London and Charing Cross Hospital London. I have been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Birmingham since 1992 and the past Clinical Director of Spinal Services at the Birmingham Spinal Centre of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. I am the lead spinal surgeon at the private Birmingham Spinal Clinic and a recognised expert in spinal surgery. I was cited in 2011 in the Times Magazine’s prestigious Britain’s Top 50 Surgeons guide. I am a past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society and the British Cervical Spine Society.
I am regarded as one of the most experienced surgeons in my field and my opinion on spinal cases is regularly sought from others. I am clinically and academically active in my speciality and perform a wide variety of spinal surgical procedures, from simple lumbar disc surgery to complex spinal operations for spinal and intradural tumours. I treat the full range of degenerative, traumatic and neoplastic spinal pathologies. My surgical experience is however tempered with a reputation for a conservative approach whenever possible in the first instance. Whilst having a busy surgical practice in Birmingham, I have an internationally recognised reputation and both lecture and give hands-on spinal operative teaching regularly to surgeons throughout Europe.