Tom is an experienced clinical academic and fellowship trained peripheral neurosurgeon from an Orthopaedic background. His practice is 50:50 paediatric and adults and encompasses all aspects of nerve injury treatment from primary intervention to later reconstruction in the neonate, child, adolescent and adult.
Tom’s interests are improving outcomes from nerve injuries of all varieties: adult brachial plexus injury repair and reconstuction, Thoracic outlet decompression, peripheral injury treatments (including nerve graft, nerve transfer, neuroma relocation, targeted muscle re-innervation and later reconstruction) peripheral nerve tumours, nerve compression syndrome primary and complex revision (Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel radial tunnel , tarsal tunnel) Birth related brachial plexus palsy (Erb’s palsy) reconstruction (including shoulder release rebalancing and glenoplasty) Upper limb amputation reconstruction (targeted muscle reinnervation and neuroma treatments).
Appointed in Spring 2013 to the NHS Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit, Tom is one of three consultants in this national referral centre and was clinical lead in this unit from 2017-2020. Tom is an honorary associate Professor at UCL and has research collaborations within the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering and across UCL and other international universities. He is currently engaged in
exploratory science projects towards the rate of nerve regeneration, MRI neurography and reinnervated muscle assessment and cell therapies towards augmenting and improving nerve regeneration. His clinical projects centre around obstetric palsy assessment and treatment, co-contraction, improvements and quantification of nerve recovery and medical education.
Tom was Head of Undergraduate Education from 2014-2019 in the Division of Surgery UCL and continues to be active in teaching and training the next generation of health care professionals and furthering the engagement of medical students in surgical practice, research and science.
Tom is an elected member of the BOA, and a member of the Seddon Society, Narakas Club and Anglo-Scandinavian Plexus Society.