I was appointed a consultant in Cardiology at the internationally renowned Papworth Hospital in 2007 to expand the existing cardiac rhythm management team and elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009 (FRCP).
I was Clinical Lead for CRM from 2011 until 2016 during a period of rapid growth, maintaining the department’s position as one of the highest volume centres in the country for both electrophysiology studies and complex ablations, and cardiac device implants and have personally carried out thousands of these procedures.
I graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1994 (MB ChB). Following completion of my residency in South East Scotland I spent 3 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where I undertook research in the investigation and management of patients with the heart muscle condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, culminating in the completion of a research degree (MD) through the University of Edinburgh.
I returned to the UK in 2002 to complete specialist training in cardiology and cardiac rhythm management at the internationally respected Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
TRAINING FUTURE GENERATIONS
Training future generations of doctors is extremely important and I have been heavily involved in education since appointment.
I have completed postgraduate certificate in medical education (PG Cert Med Ed) from the University of Cambridge in 2013 and I am the current Royal College Tutor at Papworth. Through my involvement with undergraduates from the School of Medicine in Cambridge, I am also a University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor.
In addition, I have regularly been invited to provide educational support through presentations and training at the annual Heart Rhythm Congress, British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference and for the regional Cardiac Update courses organised by the Arrhythmia Alliance.