Originally from the Midlands, after leaving school I attended Medical School at Kings College Hospital, London. Upon qualification I started my medical career as both a house physician and house surgeon followed by an SHO post in Accident and Emergency.
I then trained in General Medicine for two years on the Kings scheme, completing my MRCP examination. I then decided to train as a Radiologist with an interest in Interventional Radiology. My radiology training was also undertaken at Kings and associated hospitals, towards the end of which I was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hershey Medical Centre, Pennsylvania, the medical school of Penn State University.
After 12 months in the USA I decided to return to the UK where I took up the post of Consultant Radiologist at the recently built Conquest Hospital in Hastings where I have remained for 24 years. My main clinical interests are cardiovascular and interventional radiology but in recent years I have also been active in the field of screening and preventative medicine.
As a consultant I have been very involved in NHS management as both Clinical Director of Radiology and deputy Medical Director. I became interested in the role of radiology and preventative medicine when as cop-founder of Lifescan, a company providing personal, CT based, health assessment services directly to the public. Lifescan was acquired by Spire Healthcare and I continue to provide them with clinical advisory services from The Spire, Tunbridge Wells head office.
I am lead of the Radiology group from Hastings who have been providing imaging services to Benenden for the past 6 years and continue to practice in the NHS as a Consultant Radiologist at The Conquest Hospital in Hastings.
Away from work I have a number of sporting interests but have now given up rugby and squash.