I am Clinical Director for Surgery and a Consultant in Colorectal, Intestinal and Hernia Surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I have sub-specialist interests in colorectal and anal cancer, minimally invasive surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.
I am a core member of the hospitals colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and endometriosis multi-disciplinary teams and I chair the abdominal wall reconstruction MDT meeting. Prior to being appointed in 2015, I undertook specialised colorectal surgery fellowships at St. Mark’s Hospital, London and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. In 2013 I was the Association of Coloproctology’s Visiting Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, USA. In 2012 I was awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland’s Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons examination.
Over the first five years as a consultant I have developed a high volume private practice located in both Harley Street, and the ‘Chelsea Healthcare Village’. I deliver two clinics a week, an all-day operating list a week and an endoscopy list a week privately and am a member of two colorectal cancer MDT’s, one of which I co-chair. I deliver high quality innovative healthcare, with new techniques being introduced into my practice all the time, such as Transanal total mesorectal excision (TATME), transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and the techniques of complex abdominal wall reconstruction. I do a lot of work with other specialities, especially plastic surgeons and gynaecology, for whom I am the liaison surgery in endometriosis. I frequently look after high profile and high net worth individuals in my practice and am highly discreet.
I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and have written over 90 scientific papers and book chapters on colorectal surgery, medical leadership, patient safety and surgical education. I remain academically active and am currently the Principal Investigator for a number of national and international trials at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In 2015 I published, along with two co-authors a book, entitled ‘Going into Hospital? A guide for patients, carers and families’.
I am a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Medical Representative on the Board of the new HCA clinic at 102, Sydney Street, Chelsea, in which I am also an investor. I have worked in advisory roles to public, private and third sector organisations at national, regional and local levels since 2008, including the Kings Fund, the Health Foundation, Deloitte, McKinsey and KPMG.
I enjoy travel, skiing, diving, fine wine and gym training and live with my wife and young daughter, in Clapham, London.