Call me Doctor Barthelmes

Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Infirmary

  • breast surgery
  • endocrine and parathyroid surgery

I've been a consultant surgeon at Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital since 2010. From 2002 to 2010 I undertook specialist surgical training in Cardiff, south Wales and Dundee.

I was a Senior House Officer in surgery in Bangor, north Wales, from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 1999 I worked as a Senior House Officer in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

In 1997 I came to the UK and worked as a Junior Doctor in King's Cross Hospital, Dundee, having worked as  Junior Doctor in 3 different hospitals in Germany before.

I studied medicine in Duesseldorf, Germany, and Nantes, France. Before entering medical school I was a student nurse in Duisburg, Germany, from 1986 to 1988 . 

It's rewarding to be able to 'fix' some of the patients' problems, be it the disease they present with or getting their next test or investigation done.  

Kindness. It can be difficult in challenging situations, but it's often the only contribution I can make.

01228 523444 ext 23378