Tony completed his undergraduate medical study at St. John’s College, Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital Medical College. His Orthopaedic surgical training was based in Leicester and he went on a travelling fellowship at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore and the Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston, USA. He has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough since 1997.

He is the current Hon. Secretary for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and is also a member of the Beyond Compliance and ODEP expert panel. He sat on the BOA council for a total of five years as one of the Trustees and as Chairman of the British Orthopaedic Directors Society (BODS). He specialises in knee surgery with particular interest in patello-femoral pain.