Ian trained in Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. His research includes a BMedSci degree, an MD, a Hunterian Professorship and over 150 abstracts and publications mainly in laparoscopic and HPB surgery.
Ian is a regular speaker on General Surgery, Laparoscopic and HPB topics at National meetings and has written leading articles, book chapters and the ABC of diseases of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.
He is Lead Clinician for the Trent HPB Surgical Unit, Chairman of the Mid Trent HPB Cancer Centre and lead for the Minimal Access Training Organization (MAeSTRO). He is President Elect of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons, Council Member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and BOMSS, and a Royal College of Surgeons Laparoscopic trainer.
Ian is a keen backcountry skier and ultramarathon runner and has competed in many races including the Comrades Ultra and the 100 mile Ultratrail du Mont Blanc. He currently holds county individual and team marathon and fell running medals.