I graduated in 1996 from University of Bristol. I completed early training posts in Bristol, Plymouth and Cardiff before starting surgical training in South Wales. My orthopaedic training was completed on the highly regarded Bristol rotation, working with leading academic figures and joint replacement surgeons. I completed a fellowhip in Cardiff and combined this with visitations to leading surgeons in Europe and USA to learn specific techniques. I was appointed as a Consultant in Cardiff in 2007.
I am a high volume hip and knee replacement and arthroscopy surgeon. Studies show that outcomes are likely to be better when performed by high volume surgeons. I performed the first personalised knee replacement in Wales and have been using this technique exclusively at Spire Hospital for the last 7 years with excellent results. I am a keen advocate of rapid or enhanced recovery surgery which minimises the recovery period and pain following major joint surgery
I train junior surgeons on the All-Wales training scheme as well as a Senior Fellow. I am an Honorary Lecturer for Cardiff University and lecture and teach medical students, physiotherapists, nurses. I demonstrate surgery and teach other Consultants in Europe regarding the Personalised knee replacement.
I am currently the Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the NHS in Cardiff, which is one of the largest departments in the UK performing over 9000 procedures per year. We have 35 specialist consultants many of international standing, and deal with a wide range of injuries and chronic bone and joint conditions.
I am a keen researcher and my work is published and presented in international journals and conferences. I review articles related to hip and knee surgery for medical journals.