Undergraduate and post graduate training
My undergraduate Medicate training was at Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1994. Thereafter, I completed junior doctor doctor posts at St Mary's Hospital in London and the Cambridge Military Hospital in Surrey. After that, I worked at the Royal London Hospital in Accident and Emergency for 6 months and the the Royal Brompton Hospital in their cardiac intensive care unit. I then undertook my junior medical rotation in Medicine and Cardiology in Portsmouth.
I commenced my specialist Cardiology training in 2001 with attachments to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, Salisbury District general Hospital and University Hospital Southampton respectively.
In 2015 I moved from the Wessex Deanery to the West Midlands Deanery, where I successfully completed an intense 2 year Research MD under the supervision Professor Lip. This research was focused on Cardiovascular risk and endothelial function.
Following my MD, I spent 18 months at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. During this period I completed my cardiology training with sub-specialty training in Heart Failure and Complex Devices. I began my consultant post at Poole and Royal Bournemouth Hospitals in August 2008.
As a Consultant
At Poole Hospital within the cardiac department I am the Clinical Lead for Research, Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Cardiac Pacing Services. I am the President of the Poole Heart Support Group and I am member of the pan Dorset Prescribing Forum and the AF network.
I maintain a strong interest in research and teaching. I was appointed as an Associate Teaching Professor to George's Medical School in Grenada in 2012 in recognition of my commitment to their student's teaching .
I was appointed a Visiting Research Professor at Leeds Beckett University in 2016.
My NHS Consultant post involves me being primarily based at Poole Hospital, although I have twice weekly fixed sessions at Royal Bournemouth Hospital in coronary angiography and advanced cardiac pacing.
Outside of my medical practice Professor I enjoy running, skiing, travelling and watching movies. I was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where I spent my early childhood and visit my family.
I am on the GMC (number 4106845) Specialist Register and I am accredited in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. I have recognised sub-speciality training in Heart Failure and Cardiac Device Therapy.
My Professional Qualifications and Degrees are:
PhD Bournemouth University 2019
FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2011
MD University of Birmingham 2007
MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1998
Dip IMC Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh 1997
MBBS Imperial College, London 1994
Professional Society membership
Royal College of Physicians, London