I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. My main areas of interest are Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic (keyhole) Knee Surgery, Hip Fractures and General Trauma. I perform over 400 major Trauma and Orthopaedic operations each year. I have a busy on-call as Salford Royal Hospital in a Major Trauma Centre. As such, I see approximately 1500 trauma patients each year in my practice.
I qualified in 1995 from University of Wales College of Medicine with Commendation. Originally from Lancashire, I returned to the northwest in 1996 for my basic surgical training, which I completed in 1998. I was awarded a Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Action Research with a substantial research fund and using this, from 1999 I spent three years at the Manchester Medical School conducting research into how cells behave when human bone heals after it has broken. For this I was awarded a PhD.
I started his higher surgical training in 2003 and passed my FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam in 2007. In 2009, I visited the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and completed a Visiting Clinician’s Fellowship before working as a Consultant at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in the Arthroplasty Unit. In 2010, I was appointed as a substantive consultant at the prestigious Salford Royal Hospital Foundation Trust.