Originally from Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Mr Ross completed his schooling in Chiswick and Richmond, west London.
Since his Glasgow University days he has lived, worked and studied in Scotland, England, Wales, Africa, India, Pakistan and New Zealand. During his surgical training he was Chairman of the Royal College Ophthalmic Trainees Group and ophthalmic representative of the Association of the Medical Royal Colleges.
In his spare time he enjoys art and photography. He now lives in the Scottish Borders with his wife and four young children and is Managing Director of Eye and Face Clinic Ltd.