I completed my medical degree at St George’s University Hospital, London. After 12 years of training in various establishments in the UK and USA, I was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon in 1996. Along the way I obtained a Master of Surgery degree by thesis. As a consultant I have undertaken further training in Seattle to be able to offer low dose rate brachytherapy at Barts Health NHS Trust.
In 2008 I received a National award for clinical excellence, which was renewed in 2013. I completed my Masters in Medical Law (MML) from Glasgow University in 2010.
I was the first to demonstrate that black men in the UK have a three-fold risk of prostate cancer (2006). My main research interest is in prostate cancer and ethnicity, which has led to international lecturing opportunities.
I am on the selection panel for medical students at Barts and for postgraduates examine MD(research) theses. Other commitments include serving on various Department of Health (DH) committees including the prostate cancer advisory group, national cancer equalities initiative, bowel cancer screening advisory committee amongst others and was a member of the cancer reform strategy board.
Since 1998 I have been executive chairman of the charity Cancer Black Care. In 2013 my services to the NHS were recognized with an MBE and in 2015 I was confirmed as Honorary Visiting Professor at City University London, in the School of Health Sciences.