MBBS, MS(Orth.), MRCS, MSc (Orth. Engineering), FRCS (T&O)
I completed my higher specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the Welsh Rotation and was awarded FRCS in 2012. I also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University and use the deeper understanding of mechanical principles in treating my patients.
After gaining spinal surgical training in Cardiff I completed my accredited fellowship at the prestigious Spinal Unit in Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham where I gained extensive experience in all aspects of spinal management, especially adult spinal deformity, metastatic spinal pathology, microscopic and minimally invasive surgery. I also trained with spinal neurosurgeons furthering my understanding of the spinal pathology from both an orthopaedic and neurosurgical perspective. I was awarded a travelling fellowship to the world renowned Spinal Unit at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
My NHS practice is in Royal Gwent Hospital. Special interests include spinal trauma, metastatic spinal tumour and complex degenerative spine surgery including neck and the back. I use various spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, open and minimally invasive fixation techniques, including cementation, for managing patients. I objectively assess the outcomes of my interventions using PROMs (Patients Reported Outcome Measures).
I give back to science by being actively involved in research and teaching. I have numerous articles, as well as national and international presentations, to my credit. I am a reviewer for scientific journals and an editor for the orthopaedic in-training exams.
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
North American Spine Society
Special interests include spinal trauma, metastatic spinal tumour and complex degenerative spine surgery including neck and the back.