After graduating 1992 and achieving an MB ChB and BMed Biol with honours, I was awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council Fellowship and gained an MD (Doctor of Medicine) in reproductive medicine. I went on to receive a commendation in my Membership to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. During a sub-speciality training programme I achieved subspecialist status in gynaecological cancer surgery. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013.
I am currently a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh teaching hospital. I am lead Cancer Consultant for the South East Scotland region. I am the consultant responsible for managing the network and producing audit data and quality control.
I am committed to patient care and has focused my clinical skills on the development of keyhole operative gynaecological procedures. Consultant colleagues nationally refer complicated patients to my clinics. As a gynaecological oncologist, with higher specialist surgical training, I operate on the most difficult surgical cancer cases which also allows me a consistent, precise surgical service to my patients with benign disease such as endometriosis and heavy periods.
As well as his highly successful career in cancer surgery, I was responsible for the establishment of Edinburgh as an accredited Endometriosis Treatment Centre. I work closely with other consultant colleagues and patient groups together with Government Policy Makers to try to establish a National Clincal Network to improve standards and consistency of treatment.