I hold an honorary NHS contract with Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and also carry out Pancreatic Cancer surgery at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. I have more than 25 years of clinical expertise in the following areas:

  • abdominal pain
  • gallstones and biliary disorders
  • hernia surgery
  • pancreatic disease (pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer)
  • sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
  • post-cholecystectomy syndrome
  • obesity (bariatric) surgery
  • ERCP
  • laparoscopy and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery

I am on the GMC specialist register for General Surgery (272110). I qualified from Guy's Hospital, and undertook postgraduate training in London, Leeds, Germany and the USA. I have been involved in minimally invasive surgery since its advent in the early 1990s.

Academic activities

I was appointed to a full chair at the University of Nottingham in 2002, as Foundation Professor of Surgery in the School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health at the Royal Derby Hospital.

I am an active undergraduate and postgraduate teacher, and currently Director of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The School has an active surgical research programme, and studies are being conducted with Garry Tan (Vascular Medicine), Jon Lund (Surgery), Chris McIntyre (Vascular Medicine), Saoirse O'Sullivan (Vascular Medicine), Cristina Tufarelli (Surgery), and Andy Lee (Surgery):

  • pancreatic cancer mRNA signatures (Mr Imran Bhatti)
  • vascular reactivity in severe obesity (Miss Hye Kwak)
  • cancer cachexia (Miss Mallicka Chakrabarty)
  • acute pancreatitis prognosis and prophylaxis (Mr Eduardo Villatoro)

I am clinical champion for the Department of Health's national Surgical e-learning project, e-Surgery, led by Mr Mark Goodwin at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

I have been Director of NHS Evidence's Specialist Collection for Surgery, Critical and Peri-operative care since 2007.