Mike is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in Spine and Trauma
surgery. His focuses in Spinal surgery are Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty, Sports
Spinal disorders, degenerative spinal disorders, tumour surgery, and trauma, including
cervical spine trauma.
Mike lived up in Scotland on the west coast as a child. He and his family moved south
to the Fleet area where he went to a local school for a short period until gaining
a scholarship to the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. He studied
International Baccalaureate there as the British Scholar and after a year out where
he worked in a hospital in India as an aid worker, he went to University in Aberdeen,
where he with a research BSc as well as his medical degree.
Mike joined the Army as a medical student and served as Regimental Medical Officer
to 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment. Subsequently he went in to Surgical training and
trained in the Bristol area focusing on Spinal surgery in his last year. He then
undertook fellowships in Trauma Surgery in Melbourne Australia, and in Spinal surgery
Mike started in Frimley Park in June 2008 but served in Iraq for 3 months shortly
after starting. He now does routine spinal surgery but also undertakes trauma and
tumour work as necessary, working closely with the two other spinal surgeons at Frimley
Park Hospital. He also works at Clare Park Hospital and the Hampshire clinic.
He runs a Spinal/Sports Medicine multi-disciplinary clinic monthly at Headley Court,
focusing on soldiers in military training and soldiers who undertake high level competitive
sports with spinal disorders. This is a challenging undertaking with benefits from
what is learned at that clinic for civilian patients also.