Jonathan graduated from the University of Leeds’ Medical School in 1995. He undertook two years of research for a Doctorate of Medicine thesis into colorectal cancer at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research UK at St James’s Hospital in Leeds. He then underwent higher surgical training in the Yorkshire region, with extensive specialisation in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery.
Prior to taking up his post as a consultant surgeon at Bradford Royal Infirmary in 2009, he undertook a year-long fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, gaining substantial experience in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum.
Jonathan is also the Trust’s lead cancer clinician, and has a subspecialist interest in coloproctology and is involved in the training of laparoscopic colorectal resections for inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.
Jonathan performs transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) for benign and early rectal cancers for the Yorkshire region and beyond. He is also involved in the Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) and Radiotherapy in Early Rectal Cancer (TREC) research trial, a study designed to compare the use of TEMS surgery vs conventional resectional surgery for early rectal cancers, which is of particular importance given Bradford Royal Infirmary is the regional centre for the treatment of early rectal cancer.
- Lower GI surgery
- Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
- General coloproctology
- Treatment of early rectal cancer and benign rectal conditions – TEMS surgery