MS, FRACS, FRSCEd
General, Laparoscopic and Upper Gastro-Intestinal surgeon
Born and bred in Australia, my surgical training was completed in Melbourne in 1990. After ten years working as a general surgeon in a rural community in Australia, my family and I relocated to Scotland where I was appointed as a consultant General and Upper GI surgeon to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St John's hospital, Livingston, and the Spire Murrayfield hospitals. My colleague, Mr Andrew de Beaux, and I have helped develop the bariatric (weight loss) surgery service in Edinburgh as an extension of the gastro-intestinal and complex laparoscopic surgery that we have both been doing for many years.
My other professional interest lies in teaching and training. Throughout the year I teach on courses for medical students, hospital doctors, GPs and other consultant surgeons in both general and specialist surgical skills, including specialised courses on advanced laparoscopic surgery.
My family and I originally came to Scotland on a 12-month contract but have enjoyed it so much and settled in so well, that we decided to stay. We love the local history and culture as well as the opportunities to travel within the UK and abroad.
When away from the hospital I like to listen to music, spend time with my family and occasionally play golf, and I do my best to keep fit by jogging several times per week.