I obtained my medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt in 1986. My basic surgical training took me to Redditch, Coventry, Oxford and Falkirk leading up to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1993.
My training in orthopaedic surgery was in the mid-Trent region, leading to the Fellowship of the intercollegiate board of the Royal Colleges in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999.
I developed my interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee in Nottingham and Derby between 1995 and 1997. I developed my interest in shoulder and elbow surgery at two of the leading shoulder and elbow units in the United Kingdom, by spending a year as a Shoulder Surgery Fellow to Mr S.A. Copeland at the Reading Shoulder Unit and six months with Professor W.A. Wallace at the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit between 2000 and 2002.
I currently practice as a consultant in the arthroscopy unit at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and the trauma unit at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trusts. My practice focuses on arthroscopic (key hole) and open reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow and knee, including joint replacement, cartilage surgery, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.