Specialist vascular surgeon with the Auckland Regional Vascular Service at Auckland City Hospital. Trained in Auckland and passed the FRACS in general surgery, 1993. Was Consultant Surgeon at Auckland Hospital prior to selection into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Vascular Fellowship Programme. Worked in Australia for two years in specialised vascular units and was the first NZ Surgeon to obtain the FRACS in Vascular Surgery by examination. Then worked in the UK with Professor Sir Peter Bell, world renowned for his pioneering work in endovascular and vascular techniques. Also obtained the FRCS England and FRCS Edinburgh, prior to returning to Auckland in 1999. Special interest in all types of arterial surgery ie carotid surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysm repair both open & endovascular techniques, peripheral arterial reconstruction for occlusive and aneurysmal disease of the extremities both upper and lower limbs with bypass & in situ surgery and comprehensive diagnosis & treatment of varicose veins, venous insufficiency and leg ulcers.