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2010 – Certificate of Completion of Training Trauma & Orthopaedics

South East Scotland (Edinburgh) training programme


2009 – FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics (Ed)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Inter Collegiate Specialty Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics)


2005 – MSc in Applied Biomechanics

University of Strathclyde


2002 – MRCS (Ed)

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


1999 – MB ChB

The University of Edinburgh Medical School


1997 – BSc Medical Sciences (2.1) (Intercalated Honours Degree in Biochemistry)

The University of Edinburgh Medical School 




May 2011 – Current         Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon,

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Working in a specialist centre for spinal surgery.  Responsible for a wide range of spinal operations as well as emergency procedures within the regional trauma unit, serving a population base of 1.4 million.


May 2010 – 2011                Newcastle Spinal Fellowship

Working with Mr Gibson (President of the British Scoliosis Society), Mr Sanderson, Mr Fender and Mr Andrews, this fellowship provided experience in all areas of spinal surgery including anterior and posterior surgery, adult lower back surgery, paediatric deformity surgery, as well as infection, tumour and trauma surgery.


March – May 2010            EOCNA – North American Travelling Fellowship

Awarded the prestigious Edinburgh Orthopaedic Club of North America Travelling Fellowship, from among the Edinburgh orthopaedic trainees.  Visited various centres of excellence in North America, including Chicago and New Orleans and experienced their pioneering work in orthopaedic care.


Feb 2004 – May 2010     South East Scotland Orthopaedics and Trauma Training Rotation

Orthopaedic training programme based in Edinburgh Scotland, working in centres of academic excellence and in district general hospitals.  Gained valuable experience working in the Edinburgh Trauma Unit and with Mr McMaster and Mr Tsirikos in the Scottish National Paediatric spinal deformity centre.

Conditions affecting
the spine