Past President 2012 – 2014
Consultant Upper GI surgeon at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Post graduate training:
I held consultant posts in Leicester (as Senior Lecturer), St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and Epsom and St Helier Hospital, before moving to the Royal Marsden.
My main area of clinical interest is in oesophageal and gastric cancer with a research interest in perioperative multimodality therapy.
Other roles and interests:
Chair of the National Cancer Intelligence Network Upper GI Clinical Reference Group. I have maintained an interest in training throughout my consultant career and have been a member of the General Surgery SAC since 2003. I undertook a major review of the ISCP curriculum in General Surgery and was responsible for the current 2010 version. I was appointed Chair of the SAC in 2010.
AUGIS role: President
My intention is to work within AUGIS to improve opportunities for advanced laparoscopic HPB training and to work to consolidate the long term position of Upper GI surgery within the NHS through improvements in national commissioning to ensure better recognition and appropriate funding of sub-specialist services.