I trained at the Queen’s University of Belfast Medical School graduating in 1990. After training on the Belfast surgical rotation I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in 1994.
Subsequent full time research in the Queen’s University Department in Musgrave Park Hospital led to a Doctorate of Medicine by thesis (MD) awarded by the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1999. Towards the end of my postgraduate clinical training I completed the intercollegiate exam in Trauma and Orthopaedics (FRCS Tr&Orth) in 2001.
I spent six months in an Orthopaedic Fellowship at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry, England with training in hand and shoulder surgery. I was subsequently awarded the British Orthopaedic Association Zimmer Travelling Fellowship and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Ethicon Foundation Travelling Fellowship.
I spent a further year in Perth, Western Australia at the Manus Orthopaedic Clinic and Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic with extensive training in both keyhole shoulder surgery and knee surgery. My main sub specialist interests include arthroscopic shoulder surgery involving stabilisation, rotator cuff repair, shoulder decompression, acute acromioclavicular joint repair and release of frozen shoulder, shoulder replacement and clavicle (collar bone) reconstruction. His interests in knee surgery include knee arthroscopy and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
I am a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Society of Elbow and Shoulder Surgery.
I am a member of staff at the Ulster Independent Clinic. I consult with private patients and see medicolegal clients at Malone Medical Chambers and the Ulster Independent Clinic.