I developed an interest in ENT early in my career largely
because of the great variety of conditions and the wide age ranges
of the patients.
I became interested in the ear after carrying out many
anatomical dissections of the temporal bone some of which won
Since working in Darlington my main interest has been in chronic
middle ear disease particularly the surgery of cholesteatoma.
I have an extensive experience in mastoid surgery.
I have developed some new techniques some of which have been
published and continue to enjoy the challenges that this surgery
My other main interest is in the management of deafness in
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community