Where it all began
At 16 years old, I knew that being a children’s surgeon was my calling, and I feel incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to make children’s lives happier, safer and healthier every single day.
I was delighted to complete higher surgical training in four of the leading specialist paediatric and neonatal surgical institutions across the world, to include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Auckland. This fantastic training and experience has given me advanced skills that allow precise and effective care of infants, children and young people (up to 16 years old).
I have been practising since 2008 and now, you’ll find me working regularly in the Ulster Hospital, Altnagelvin Hospital, the South West Acute Hospital and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
As well as being devoted to the care of children, I am passionate about constantly improving surgical practice across the industry. I am proud to say that I have developed an electronic operative note platform that has directly enhanced patient safety, by furthering clarity and accessibility of children and young people’s surgical notes.
Children, their families and their bright futures matter to me.
Together, we can make a difference.
It’s so important that you know and understand what I stand for and believe in. These values are the golden thread that weave throughout every step of your child’s journey.
Every patient that comes my way will be greeted with compassion, understanding and warmth. It’s important that every person that engages with my services feels supported, cared for, understood and valued.
From the moment you enquire to the final step of your child’s surgical journey, professionalism will be at the forefront of the process. It’s crucial that you receive a high quality, outstanding service from me, every time. Therefore, a professional approach will always be championed.
I am dedicated to the health and wellbeing of every child in need. It’s my job to do everything in my power that can help your child thrive. I am dedicated to my craft, I am dedicated to your family and I am dedicated to always growing, learning and enhancing my own skills to provide the best outcomes for you and your child.
It’s vitally important that every patient is given honest information throughout the entire process. I value honesty and it’s my job to ensure that you understand every detail of your child’s journey.
I will always strive to be a leader in my field. Every child deserves the best, and therefore I will always strive for excellence, chase greatness and educate myself to the highest standard.
A letter to the patient
My name is Brian, and I am a children’s surgeon. If you are not sure what that means, don’t worry! I didn’t know when I was your age either. A children’s surgeon is someone who helps kids like you feel much better when they need a little help.
I have three little kids too. They are 12, 10 and 4 years old. I also love going camping and my favourite thing to do is spend some time with my best buddy - Poppy, the Goldendoodle. You can see a picture of her here!
I wanted to write you this letter to let you know that I am super excited to meet you. I can’t wait to find out more about you, and what kind of things you enjoy doing.
I’ll have to get back to see what Poppy is up to, so goodbye for now, and I’ll see you soon!