I was appointed as a Consultant cataract and retinal surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Birmingham in July 2008. I also hold honorary Consultancy at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre.
Since joining the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital I have established state of the art retinal and cataract surgical facilities for the treatment of both NHS patients and military patients at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.
My work on traumatic eye injuries was shown in the BBC One documentary
Wounded, and has featured in the Telegraph
I perform over 500 small incision cataract operations each year as outpatient procedures under local or topical anaesthesia. I ensure continuous audit of my refractive outcomes to ensure accurate and predictable results.
In addition to elective retinal surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital, I carry out emergency retinal detachment surgery at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre as part of the regional on call rota.
I undertook my higher surgical training in London and Oxford before completing my
fellowship for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) in 2007.
I spent a year operating in South Africa to gain experience in managing ocular trauma, complex cataracts and tropical eye disease.
As part of my role at QEH I teach new ophthalmic surgeons and medical students from the University Medical School.
As a partner in the 2020 World Vision Programme I travel to East Africa to teach retinal eye surgery in Tanzania.