What is a Head & Neck Cancer? Head & Neck Cancer is a diverse group of cancers that can arise from anywhere above the collar bones and outside the brain. They can occur from the skin, glands, soft tissue or the aerodigestive tract of the head & neck.… Read more
Presentation given at ORL2017 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.… Read more
How do we change a culture?
As a surgeon, there are critical defining steps in any procedure that I have to get right. This happens in the process of cultural change too. Let’s talk about this. I play the role of the catalyst, megaphone and signpost.… Read more
I was between operating theatres and juggling a couple of emergency cases today. I was invited to speak to a group of Medical Students about #crazysocks4docs and #mentalhealth for docs. In the flurry of the moment-to-moment medical madness I had to formulate a few thoughts to share.… Read more
June 1st. #CrazySocks4Docs. But not just for Docs only. This day is for nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, dietitians, speech pathologists, audiologists, respiratory therapists, anaesthesia techs, paramedics, medical students, veterinarians and all other specialties that work in the health care industry for patients.… Read more
3 Paradigm Shifts for Health Care.
Where we are today in health care is the product of our contemporary society. The drive to modernisation and industrialisation is palpable. Clinicians after clinicians have detailed the despondency, despair and desperation they feel when their clinical work is suffocated by bureaucratic burdens from Health Administrators.… Read more
Episode 2. I’m a surgeon. A simple one. I didn’t intend to trigger an outpouring of emotions. I didn’t plan on ever ‘going viral’. But since I wrote The Dark Side of Doctoring 4 days ago, I have had a huge amount of response.… Read more
Episode 1. I’m a surgeon. I’d like to think that I’m resilient and well adjusted, having gone through medical school and rigorous surgical training. I’ve been a doctor for 13 years and much of that period has been spent training to be as good a surgeon as I could ever be.… Read more
Patients make me smile. Operations make me happy. These are some of the procedures that I’ve done that I thoroughly, completely, utterly loved and enjoyed. There’s a few I don’t do anymore because I’m not allowed to be greedy, but I still dream about them when I go to sleep.… Read more