I carried out my Registrar training at Cumbria, Blackpool, Stoke on Trent and Hull and qualified in 1984. My previous appointment was in middle east as a consultant cardiologist (coronary & valve intervention) in a university hospital. I have been interested and involved in both under and postgraduate teaching. I am a member of the British Coronary Intervention Society and have been Fellow of European cardiac society. My special interests are percutaneous coronary intervention, acute coronary syndrome, valvular heart disease, cardiac pacing, and tran oesophageal echocardiography.