I studied medicine at Cambridge University, and spent my junior doctor years in the South, completing 2½ years basic surgical training in Norwich during which time I gained by Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship. I then moved to Imperial College, London and studied for a PhD in cellular biology of prostate cancer which was awarded  in 2003. I remained in North West London where I completed my specialist training in urology, spending my final year as the Senior Stone Fellow at the famous University College London Hospital. Following nearly 3 years as a consultant in Bristol performing general urology and specialist stone surgery, the family moved to North Yorkshire, and I worked at Harrogate Hospital before taking up my current post here at Barnsley.

In less than 2 years we have brought in state of the art kidney stone surgery, day case laser prostate surgery, unavailable anywhere in Yorkshire other than here and at Northallerton Hospital and outpatient lithotripsy for kidney stones.

Outside of work, I enjoy long distance and cross country running, music and I am a self-confessed foodie. In occasional moments of spare time I love oil painting and writing songs. I am married and we have an 8y old daughter whose fluency with the complexities of mobile phones puts her old dad to shame…