I qualified in 1989 from Glasgow University MB ChB with commendation, and was awarded the Andrew J. Hutton Medal and Prize in Surgery, and the Asher Asher Memorial Medal and Prize in Otolaryngology.

Most of my training was within the west of Scotland and I took up my first Consultant post at Ayr Hospital in 2001.  I gained a doctorate (MD) from the University of Glasgow in 2002, and in 2006 moved to UCL Hospitals NHS Trust as Consultant Cardiologist.

I am the Clinical Lead for the Heart Failure service for UCLH and have set up a service including treatment of patients with advanced and complex heart failure. I am the Chairman of the North Central London Heart Failure Task Group. I am the immediate Past-President of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society.

I am married with three young children and live in Pinner, north-west London.  I play golf (badly) and am involved in my local community.