All consultants in the partnership are FRCR UK accredited and Fellows of the Royal College of Radiologists. All are registered with the General Medical Council and are on the UK Specialist Register.


GI Radiology
Tel: 01752 437469

Bruce has been a partner since 2000. He trained within Plymouth and McMaster University, Canada, sub-specialising in gastrointestinal and interventional radiology. He is also fully trained in diagnostic/therapeutic endoscopy (including endoscopic ultrasound and colorectal stenting), barium imaging and all forms of diagnostic and interventional cross-sectional imaging.

Dr Simon Freeman MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Tel: 01752 439051

Simon has been a partner since 1999. His radiological training was in Bristol, followed by a year as a subspecialty Training Fellow in Leeds. His main interest is in non-obstetric ultrasound and uroradiology (he is happy to accept interventional non-vascular urology cases as well as cross sectional imaging).


Dr Abdul Gafoor MBBS DMRD FRCR

Musculoskeletal & Extracranial Head & Neck
Tel: 01752 432507

Abdul graduated from Madras Medical College in India. He trained in Radiology initially in India, obtaining a Diploma in Radiology and completed Specialist Registrar training in Plymouth. He joined the practice in 2003 and specialises in Musculoskeletal Radiology (US, CT & MRI) including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. His other interest is in ENT Radiology.


Dr Catherine Gutteridge MBChB, MRCP, FRCR

Ultrasound & Uroradiology
Tel: 01752 432520

Cath qualified from Birmingham University in 1995 and trained as a junior doctor in the midlands, moving to Plymouth in 1997 where she undertook further training in Medicine and then Radiology on the Peninsula Radiology Training Scheme. Cath commenced her consultant post at Derriford in October 2005. Her radiological interests are ultrasound and uroradiology.



Dr Philip Hughes MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Musculoskeletal & Head & Neck
Tel: 01752 432504

Phil moved to Plymouth in 1993, having trained in Manchester. He worked as Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, specialising in bone and joint imaging, MRI and Trauma. His other interests include soft tissues' disorders, musculoskeletal ultrasound and head and neck imaging.


Dr Karen Paisley MA, BCh, MRCP, FRCR, DM

Breast & Gynaecological Imaging
Tel: 01752 432511

Karen has been a consultant radiologist since 2005, having trained in radiology in Plymouth and in medicine at Oxford. She has a special interest in women’s imaging, including breast (both screening and symptomatic) and gynaecological imaging. Her other main interest is general cross-sectional radiology.





Dr Richard Riordan BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Chest & Oncology
Tel: 01752 437455

Richard has been a consultant since October 2005. He trained on the Peninsula Radiology Training Scheme and undertook an 18 month advanced training Fellowship in cross sectional imaging at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is a general radiologist with an interest in cross section, sub specialising in Chest and Oncology imaging.


Professor Carl Roobottom BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons) MRCP, FRCR

Breast Imaging, Chest, Cardiac & Vascular Radiology
Tel: 01752 432517

Carl has been a consultant radiologist since 1996, after being the Lecturer in Bristol. He is a general radiologist performing a variety of cross-sectional and interventional procedures but with special interests in cardiovascular, thoracic imaging and breast imaging.



Dr John Shirley BEng, BM, MRCP, FRCR

GI Radiology
Tel: 01752 431269

John completed training on the Peninsula Radiology Training Scheme in 2005, based in Plymouth. He took an early sub-specialist interest in GI and Interventional Radiology and developed a range of skills and knowledge in this area, from plain x-rays to endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound.


Dr Priya Suresh MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Musculoskeletal & Head & Neck
Tel: 01752 431228

Initial training and medical rotation in University Hospital in Cardiff and Manchester, with successful completion of MRCP. Training in Radiology in Manchester with further training at Derriford Hospital. Fellowship at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore (Tertiary Referral Centre for Soft Tissue and Bone Tumours).