Dr. Worsey undertook his initial training in England, beginning with intern positions at St. Thomas’ Hospital London and St. Mary’s Hospital Portsmouth. He undertook further surgical training at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After coming to the United States in 1989 Dr. Worsey completed a surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 1997 he was a special fellow in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he studied with Drs. Victor Fazio and Ian Lavery. In 1998 he spent a further year at the Cleveland Clinic as the clinical associate of Dr. Fazio, leaving in 1999 to become an associate of Dr. Launer in private practice in La Jolla. Dr. Worsey is chief of surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital 01/10-10/12.
Dr. Worsey’s interests include all aspects of colon and rectal surgery but he has a particular interest and much experience in Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal cancer and laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. In recent years both Dr. Worsey and Dr. Launer have specialized in complex and reoperative colon and rectal operations referred by other surgeons from all over California. Many patients who were told they needed colostomies have been successfully managed with sphincter saving surgeries. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancer as well as diverticulitis and Crohn’s Disease. Currently the majority of abdominal operations are performed this way with significantly less pain, hosptial stay and recovery times. He set up and runs the ano-rectal physiology laboratory.
Qualifications include fellowships in the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal surgery, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and board certifications in general and colon and rectal surgery. He is on the board of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in San Diego and is actively involved with the teaching of GI fellows at Scripps Green Hospital. He presented and published many papers during his training and has written several chapters on intestinal surgery in major surgical textbooks.
Dr. Worsey is married with 3 children aged from 9-15. His interests outside medicine include travel (whenever time permits!) and participation in a number of sports (injuries and strains permitting!).