About Me

I have been a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma with a special interest in spine surgery since 1998 at Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Healthcare, London, and an Honorary Senior lecturer.

I graduated from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, University of London.

I trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Royal Free Hospital Rotation both as a Registrar and a Senior Registrar.

I completed my FRCS (college of Surgeon of England Exam) and specialist Orthopaedic exam (FRCS. ORTH). 

I am a recognised Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Specialist by the Postgraduate Council, the General Medical Council and the UK Department of Health. 

I undertook my Spine Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College London/Middlesex Hospital, and training in USA, Germany, France, Italy, South Africa, and Spain. 

I am a trainer for junior doctors and specialist registrar. I teach in the UK and overseas, particularly focusing on skill transfer and surgical technique training. 

I am a GMC appraiser and a recognised clinical/educational training to postgraduate doctors and surgeons in training. 

I work with a multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists/Radiologists/Pain Therapists/Spine Surgeons. 

I provide support for community based musculoskeletal services.

I participate in providing emergency services for the NHS and undertake major trauma work and complex spine surgery as well routine elective surgery-spinal injections/decompressions/discectomies/cervical spine surgery/kyphoplasty/spine fusions/spine reconstructions/disc replacements). We perform over 100 procedures on the spine annually, and have done so for over 20 years.

I regularly perform routine and complex orthopaedic and spine surgery as well as supervising and training junior doctors.

I provide specialist Spine opinion to other consultants inc Orthopaedic Surgeons both in the NHS and independent hospitals. 

I receive a large volume of referrals from East London and the Essex/neighbouring vicinity from general practitioners, orthopaedic consultants, non-orthopaedic consultants, pain therapist, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other professionals allied to medicine.

I participate in overseas charity work in Africa regularly where I deal with complex trauma, spine and orthopaedic conditions, with emphasis to uplift the standard of heath and surgical care. 

Areas of Interest: 

  • Cervical spine
  • Lumbar spine 
  • Neck pain 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Scoliosis; Spinal surgery Foot surgery; Slipped disc Spine intervention; Spinal imaging; Disc disease; Sciatica; Degenerative spine disorders; Hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine ('whiplash'); Spinal injury; Disc replacement; Spinal disease; Spine; Back pain 
  • Spine trauma
  • General trauma 
  • Fractures 
  • Spine fractures

Qualifications 
  • MBBS London University/St Bartholomews Medical School
  • FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • FRCS.orth Fellowship in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in the UK
  • Certificate of completion of specialist training Postgraduate Institution/Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital


Postgraduate Training 
Royal National Orthopaedic and Royal Free Hospital 


Additional Training 
Specialist Spine Fellowship Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/University College London 
Skills training - USA, South Africa, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Hong Kong

GMC Registration 
Reference number: 3251153

Details of Entry to Specialist Register 
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, 1998 

Affiliations / Memberships 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • British Spine Society 
  • British Scoliosis Society 
  • British Orthopaedic Association AO Spine Association
  • AO Trauma
  • European Spine Association 
  • British Medical Association
  • Nigerian Medical Specialist Association

Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body) 
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body. http://bartshealth.nhs.uk

Outcomes (self-reported) 
Private sector re-admission rate 0% 
Postoperative infection rate less than 0.1% ( less than 1 in 1000) 
Mortality rate in private sector 0% 
High patient satisfaction rate ( over 95% - based upon 360 degree appraisal information)