Jon originally qualified as a dentist, working as a maxillofacial surgeon in the RAF before studying medicine and gaining further qualifications in sports medicine. He played representative rugby union for the RAF and Bedford. He has undertaken Fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery, and provides the complex knee ligament reconstruction and knee osteotomy service for Ayrshire.
Jon believes in maintaining a patient’s functional level as high as possible by repairing rather than replacing injured tissues , allowing a more rapid return to activity. He uses the Internal Brace system which allows ligament repair, including of the anterior cruciate ligament, and has an interest in the use of biological materials to effect repair, such as autologous platelet injections for arthritis and ligament injuries. Jon provides an arthroscopic surgery service for shoulder problems and performs the Attune knee replacement, a prosthesis designed to allow return to maximum function.
Jon is a council member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and is the lead for physical activity promotion at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is an examiner in postgraduate General surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and and Sports Medicine. He continues to compete in triathlon and wilderness races as well as running a farm in rural Ayrshire.