I grew up in Zimbabwe and spent my early medical training years in both South Africa and Zimbabwe. After studying medicine at the world-renowned University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, I worked as a General Surgeon in Zimbabwe for eight years before returning to Cape Town, where I qualified further in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
After completing a Fellowship in Hand Surgery in the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Cape Town, I was a Visiting Scientist with the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and Washington State University in Seattle, U.S.A.
On my arrival in the UK in 1998, I super-specialised in Congenital Hand Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and studied advanced adult hand surgery at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Windsor Hand Clinic. At this time I was awarded a Pulvertaft Hand Fellowship by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. I then went on to complete an Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital, London, under the guidance of some of the country’s leading aesthetic surgery specialists.
In 2000 I was appointed an NHS Consultant in Plastic Surgery at St Georges Hospital, London, where my special interests are Child and Adult Hand Surgery and Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the St George’s Medical School. During my career I have published and presented many academic papers.
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCS Edin), and I am a member of the following Associations and Societies: The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) – (Council member 2008 – 2011)and PRASIS medical indemnity scheme (https://www.prasis.co.uk).