It all started when...
I graduated from University of Nottingham Medical School in 2001 and completed my ENT higher surgical training on the West Midlands training programme, including Paediatric ENT surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
I am now a consultant ENT surgeon at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth treating all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions and I have specialist interests in paediatric ENT, disorders of the ear and Eustachian tube. I gained fellowship sub-specialty training in Otology (ear problems) at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 2012, I was awarded the Intercollegiate Gold Medal for the best performance in the FRCS ORL-HNS examination, which is the final exam taken before 'graduating' as a consultant. My international training has also taken me to the Causse Ear Clinic, Beziers, France, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the IWK paediatric hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I have published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented my work internationally.
In addition to my clinical work I am currently Training Programme Director for Peninsula ENT higher surgical trainees and was recently voted ENT consultant of the year by the South West trainees.
I am married and have a young family, two dogs, two alpacas and some chickens. In the rare event of having spare time, I enjoy walking on Dartmoor, sailing, and coaching a junior team at Tavistock Rugby Club.