Biography

I have been a consultant surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff since 2010. As well as having a broad experience of general and emergency surgery, I have specialist training in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal (endocrine) surgery.

I graduated from the University of Birmingham and completed my surgical training in Oxford. I have a Doctorate of Medicine degree in molecular genetics and, while in Oxford held a Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship post in Endocrine Surgery. I offer specialist care for patients requiring thyroidectomy for goitre, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. I also treat patients with hyperparathyroidism, using minimally invasive techniques in the majority, and offer laparoscopic adrenal surgery for those with adrenal pathology.

My other areas of interest include day-case laparoscopic (keyhole) gallbladder and hernia surgery, and local anaesthetic inguinal hernia surgery. Following-on from time spent in research, I continue to publish scientific papers on genetic and surgical research and have presented this work at national and international meetings. In order to maintain the best outcomes for my patients, I contribute to both hospital and national audit programmes to ensure that my results are in keeping with national standards. I am married with four children and enjoy country walks, cycling, cooking and following test match cricket and rugby in my spare time.