My medical training

• I qualified in dentistry at the University of Bristol in 1995.

• I went on to study at the University of Wales College of Medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 2000.

• My first surgical house officer position was in Bristol and after completing time as a Medical House Office in Sidcup in Kent, I registered with the General Medical Council as a Physician in 2001.

• My basic surgical training began shortly afterwards and I gained experience in several areas – general surgery, emergency medicine, vascular surgery, coloroectal surgery and maxillofacial surgery.

• My chosen specialism was always going to be oral and maxillofacial surgery and I started higher surgical training in 2004 in the South Thames Region. I did much of my work at The Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, Guy’s and Thomas’, St Georges’ and Kings College Hospital, all in London.

My specialist surgical training

During my time as a Registrar I was fortunate enough to gain specialist expertise in several areas:

• Minimally Invasive Salivary Gland Surgery with Professor McGurk at Guy’s Hospital

• Cranial Facial Trauma at the Level 1 Trauma Centre at King’s College Hospital

• Surgery of the mouth, jaw and face at the world famous Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

• Micro-surgical reconstruction, again at the Queen Victoria. Current medical activities