I studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, graduating in 1998.
I undertook my basic surgical training under Professor Fares Haddad at University College Hospital, London, and my higher surgical training on the prestigious St George's Hospital, London training programme.
I was appointed a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2002, and was appointed as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. I am a foundation member of the faculty of sports and exercise medicine.
Having spent a large part of my training in the field of hip and knee surgery I was appointed senior fellow in hip and knee surgery at the Mater Hospital, Sydney. During this time I was able to gain highly specialised experience in the latest techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery including robotic surgery, partial knee replacement and patient specific instruments. I published and presented worldwide on these techniques as well as on the optimum materials used in replacement surgery.
I specialise in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as trauma and sports injuries to the hip and knee. I perform 250 hip and knee replacements a year. I receive referrals from surgeons when hip replacements fail and require revision and have particular experience in revision surgery related to different artificial bearing surfaces.
I use the latest techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery including partial knee replacements, robotic surgery, and patient specific instrumentation. I have a research interest in bearing surfaces. Care over implant selection and bearing surface is particularly important and I believe this accounts for my hip and knee replacement patient satisfaction and implant survival being substantially higher than the average for surgeons in the UK.
I am an active researcher particularly into improving results following joint replacement surgery.
I am the clinical lead for trauma surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. I am a journal referee for the Bone and Joint Journal.