Qualified from the University of Khartoum - Sudan. Specialised in General surgery by 1980 (MD, University of Khartoum). Moved to UK in 1992, fully trained cardiothoracic surgeon, trained in Cardiff. I worked briefly as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in Bristol royal infirmary and the University Hospital of Wales - Cardiff. I left heart surgery to specialise in lung and chest surgery. I have special interest in minimal access thoracic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer (lobectomy), thymectomy for myasthenia, mediastinal cysts and mediastinal tumours.