Consultant Plastic Surgeon Honorary Member
Qualifications:MBBS University of London 1984, FRCS, EFRCS(Plas) 1998
Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit at University Hospital Birmingham April 1999 – July 2012. one of six consultants providing a 24 hour supra-regional service for adult and paediatric burns. Clinical Lead for the Burns Service for 6 years. During this period I am proud to have taken the burn service from a poorly regarded local service to one of the top five UK burn centres. Consultant Plastic Surgeon to Birmingham Heartlands hospital, managing General Plastics cases, particularly skin oncology. I built up a close working relationship with the Weight Management team. Jointly developed guidelines for referral to take to the commissioning bodies. We established a robust audited service at UHB to develop this as a subspecialty within the teaching curriculum and instituted a multidisciplinary teaching day for all the trainees in the region.
I was a member of the training committee undertaking junior appraisal and goal setting consulted privately at several private hospitals, and had one session per week for consulting and two morning lists per month.
Having been an established NHS consultant for 14 years with a proven commitment to working with management to develop good quality clinical services, teaching and research, I decided to apply for a post in Australia because of concerns about future NHS development, and my desire for a better work/life balance. I took up my current post at Sir Charles Gairdner in July 2012. I also have a sessional commitment to Osborne Park Hospital at least three times per month to operate on the SCGH waitlist patients.
My current scope of practice includes skin oncology, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, hand surgery, lower limb reconstruction and general Plastic surgical reconstruction. I also currently work with the sarcoma MDT carrying out major reconstructions. I have a particular interest in Body contouring after massive weight loss.