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I am currently working in Scotland in NHS Lothian, as an ENT consultant with an interest in head and neck cancer.  I am one of 14 consultants working in a tertiary referral centre which provides cancer care for Lothian, Fife and Dumfries.  MY role involves all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic head and neck and thyroid surgery.  In addition to open ablative surgery this has also included endoscopic laryngeal laser resections and open skull base resections. 


Although primarily a clinical position, I am an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, a tutor on the Edinburgh Surgical Science Qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and current Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Cancer in the South East of Scotland.   


I have been awarded the NRS Career Fellowship funded by the Chief Scientist Office.  This award funds 2 sessions per week to dedicate to research work for NHS patients.  The fellowship runs for an initial period between 2018-2021.


MBChB (1999) Glasgow University

FRCS (2009) RCSEd

Phd (2013) University of Amsterdam


Current Research Interests

Thyroid Cancer Outcomes

Head and Neck Cancer

Circulating Tumour DNA in Head and Neck Cancer

Education/Academic qualification

Thyroid Cancer, Doctor of Medicine, Oncological outcome for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, University of Amsterdam

Award Date: 1 Sept 2023

Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, University of Glasgow

1 Aug 19941 Aug 1999

Award Date: 1 Aug 1999

External positions

Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, NHS Lothian

1 May 2015 → …


  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • RF Otorhinolaryngology
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Thyroid


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