Tom is a fellowship trained peripheral neurosurgeon with a Paediatric orthopaedic background. His practice is 50:50 paediatric and adults and encompasses all aspects of nerve injury treatment from primary intervention to later reconstruction in the neonate,
child, adolescent and adult. He also runs a clinic in the treatment of the upper limb in tetraplegia. Tom also has an honorary appointment with the Defence Medical Rehab Centre at Headley court and provides a monthly clinic for nerve injured servicemen and women.
Appointed in Spring 2013 to the PNI Unit Tom is one of four consultants in this national referral centre. With his interests and background training Tom takes 50% of the unit’s obstetric palsy cases. The unit offers spinal root re-implantation, free functioning muscle transfer, nerve stimulator pain modulation service, hand surgery clinic, Obstetric shoulder specialist clinic, quantitative
sensory testing, one stop Nerve conduction and EMG clinics and a fully integrated multidisciplinary team therapy for nerve injured patients.
Tom has research collaborations across UCL within the Nerve Regeneration Network and is currently engaged in exploratory science projects towards the rate of nerve regeneration, MRI neurography and cell therapies towards augmenting and improving nerve regeneration. His clinical projects centre around obstetric palsy assessment and treatment, co-contraction, improvements and quantification of nerve recovery and medical education.