BDS FDSRCPS MBChB FRCS(surg) FRCS (OMFS) PGDipClin
Andrew was born in Dundee where he qualified in dentistry in 1987. A period of junior positions in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery followed. He then gained Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1993.
He went to medical school qualifying MBChB from the University of Aberdeen in 1998.
Basic surgical training was in the West of Scotland He worked in Colo-rectal, Breast and Vascular Surgery as a trainee and was admitted as Fellow in General Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1993.
He went on to his higher surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 5 years in the North West of England gaining the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2006.
He spent a period working in South Africa as visiting Registrar at the University of Pretoria gaining valuable experience in facial trauma and cleft lip and palate Surgery.
After completion of his maxillofacial training he was appointed Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at The Royal Preston Hospital specialising in the correction of facial deformity, trauma and reconstructive surgery.
He has presented nationally and internationally on education and on his own clinical practice forging links in India, Pakistan and Hong Kong through examinations and clinical teaching.
Within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has been an examiner for the MFDS since 2006 as well as Regional Advisor for the North West of England. He was appointed Director of Dental Examinations from 2016 to 2019. He has recently been elected to the Office of Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and will assume the official role in November 2019.