My private practice mirrors my NHS practice. In addition to offering consultations and treatment for many general gynaecological conditions, my areas of special interest are in the investigation and management of patients with endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, recurrent miscarriage, menstrual dysfunction and female sterilisation.
I graduated MB BCH BAO from QUB in 1992. I achieved membership of the RCOG in 1998 and was awarded an MD by QUB in 1998. I have been employed as an NHS Consultant Gynaecologist in the Royal Victoria Hospital and subsequently the Belfast Trust since 2005.
Having graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 1992 I worked through the local O&G training program, taking a sabbatical in 2000-2001 to undertake a clinical fellowship with Professor Ray Garry in Middlesbrough. During this time I was actively involved in the unit's research and as a result of my own research into the pre-operative imaging and staging of endometriosis was awarded MD by QUB in 2004.
I completed my post graduate training in late 2004, was appointed Consultant in Gynaecology in the Royal Victoria Hospital in 2005 and practiced there (and subsequently in the Belfast HSC Trust) until my resignation in 2020. During this time, as well as providing general gynaecological services, I developed a multidisciplinary (solo rectal surgeon, urology surgeon, imaging consultant, pain specialist, fertility specialist) team for the management of patients with advanced endometriosis and was central to the establishment of a dedicated clinic for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages. Contacts with the team members will be retained in private practice post resignation.
I maintain appraisal and revalidation in keeping with GMC (registration number 3585487) regulations and enjoy attending conferences and exchanging thoughts and ideas about patient management. My current indemnifiers are the MDDUS.