- Medical School: Bristol Medical School
- Qualification: MB ChB
- Date of award: 1975
- Professional College: Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Qualification: FRCS - Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
- Date of award: 1980
- Professional College: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Qualification: FRCS(Ed) - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Date of award: 2006
- Other degree or qualification: Oxford University
- Qualification: DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
- Date of award: 1986
Awards and Prizes
Golden cystoscope award 2000 "Presented to one urologist a year a by the British Association of Urological Surgeons to a consultant, who within 10 years of appointment has made a significant and lasting contribution to urology."
I work an NHS consultant and also two sessions as a senior clinical lecturer in the University of Oxford. My NHS specialist work involves complex renal cancer surgery including partial nephrectomies. My university sessions allow further development of research and teaching.
Hospital and Trust activities
Renal directorate chairman 2002-6 (Encompassing Urological Surgery, Renal Medicine and the Transplant Unit of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust)
Other contributions to the NHS
On the Department of Health Working Group for the future planning of urological cancer
Professional affiliations and memberships
- British Association of Urological Surgeons
- American Association of Urological Surgeons
- European Urology Association
- International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
Clinical director of the high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) unit in Oxford. The first purpose built HIFU unit in the western world. Clinical trials on liver and kidney tumours. Close collaborations with the Royal Marsden Hospital and Bio engineering in the University of Oxford, also Chongqing University China
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- At the completion of the 4 Peaks Challenge in Ireland. Four Oxford Consultants took part in this to raise money for Charity
I enjoy family life, and sports, especially skiing running and fly fishing. I am a licensed lay minister in the Church of England
- Radical nephrectomy for renal cancer - 25 (January 2008 - December 2008)
- Renal auto transplanation for complex renal cancer in solitary kidney - 4 (January 2008 - December 2008)
- Partial Nephrectomy for renal cancer - 27 (January 2008 - December 2008)
- Renal cancer into inferior vena cava with cardiac surgeons - 5 (January 2008 - December 2008)
Audit / Outcomes
Outcomes routinely recorded:
Patient assessed outcome measures
- SF36 or other Short Form measure : No
- HRQOL : No
- Locally produced questionnaire : Yes
- (Please specify) : None
- Peri-operative infection rate : No
- Late infection rate : No
- Peri-operative : Yes
- 30 day : Yes
- Longer term : Yes
- Time period : Recurrence and survival data over many years on Oxford database
- Complication rates : Yes
- Details : I have performed over 500 radical and partial nephrectomies for renal cancer. Some of these patients are complex tumours in solitary kidneys requiring removal bench dissection and auto transplantation. Others require combined procedures with my cardiac surgical colleague. Oxford is a national referral centre for some of the more complex patients especially those need auto transplantation.
My mortality rate in the partial nephrectomies is < 0.5% and 3% in the complex nephrectomies.
- Data recorded for all patients or only summary statistics?
- Information held electronically or on paper? : Electronic
- Data benchmarked against other surgeons or centres using the same methodology? : Yes
- Data regularly reviewed or analysed by department?