I strive to provide excellent and compassionate care that is tailored towards specific patients and their unique conditions. Where possible I employ non-surgical management options and only recommend surgery when absolutely necessary.
I was born in London, England. Completed undergraduate studies with First Class Honors at the University of London, Kings College and obtained my medical degree at the University of London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1997. I also completed a Masters of Management in Healthcare degree at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management where I received the Dean's Award. My post graduate training was done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I completed an internship in general Surgery and residency in neurosurgery in 2004. Since 2004 I have been an attending neurosurgeon and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to having a busy practice treating patients, I was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Nashville Veteran's Hospital and the Residency Program Director in charge of training the next generation of neurosurgeons. Most recently I was the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center. In 2017 I will be joining the Howell Allen Clinic in Nashville and continue to provide comprehensive personalized spine care. My clinical interests include surgery of the spine with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, degenerative spinal disorders such as disc herniations and spinal stenosis, complex spinal reconstruction and spinal tumors. I am listed in the Consumers' Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons and have received the Five Star Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction.