I am a trained general thoracic surgeon with particular interest in minimal invasive surgery and chest wall surgery. Additionally, I am research active and currently completing several projects in adult and paediatric thoracic surgery. I believe I would be well suited to this position as a fully trained thoracic surgeon with interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. This position in one of the most important trust in the country would allow me to demonstrate and consolidate my clinical and management skills required for such a very important unit and to contribute to the on-going growing service and create an independent thoracic surgery service under the cardiothoracic department.
I have a solid background in general thoracic surgery and significant experience in chest wall surgery, metastasectomies and a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery (VATS lobectomies). Since the beginning of my training I have always been interested in minimally invasive surgery and I have planned my career such that I am always exposed to VATS resection in very important centres with high volume of VATS lobectomies, but also in centres with less experience in VATS where I have contributed to developing the minimally invasive service.
I believe I am a hard working, highly motivated and approachable surgeon. I always strive to be the best and treat patients with kindness and the people that I work with respectfully, and always practice in accordance with the GMC standards of Good Medical Practice. This is reflected in my 360 MSF. I am not afraid of hard work or difficult situations. I have been trained in numerous diverse hospitals in the United Kingdom and abroad, all of which have had high workloads. This has given me considerable experience and the ability to deal with a wide variety of challenging clinical situations.
Furthermore, I value opportunities to teach and mentor medical staff in the principles and practices of thoracic surgery. I am keen to actively participate in both department and trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audits.
My career intention is to deliver the best quality of care to my patients and be responsible for their safety and wellbeing while under my care. I am willing to bring my experience to increase and enhance the number of thoracic surgery procedures with particular focus towards minimally invasive surgery, with a great interest to develop an independent thoracic service.