The TRIPOM team are dedicated to the development of excellent educational resources for perioperative medicine


Sam Bampoe

Director - UK


Sam founded TRIPOM with John Whittle whilst they were both Clinical Fellows in Perioperative Medicine at University College Hospital, London in 2015. His interests include enhanced recovery, anaesthesia for major surgery and ward-based perioperative care. Sam is now a consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at University College London NHS Foundation Trust.

Katie Samuel



Katie is an Anaesthetic Registrar based in the Severn Deanery, currently undertaking a Fellowship and MSc in perioperative medicine at UCLH. She is on the RCoA Trainee Committee, Chair of Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research (STAR) Committee, and Lead Educator for the UCL/RCoA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Perioperative Medicine in Action’. She has been involved with TRIPOM since its inaugural committee, and her other interests include medical education and clinical research.

Sarj Sothisrihari

Chair + Education Lead

I’m an ST7 Anaesthetic trainee in the London North East rotations. I’ve been with TRIPOM since the committee was formed, joining when I was the Perioperative and High Risk Surgery Fellow at Broomfield Hospital, Essex. My main role with TRIPOM has been coordinating the POMTOM and Nutshell articles. So contact me to write one; there are plenty of topics to write on. Away from the day job, I’m a senior medical official for motor racing at a couple of circuits in the South East. When not working I enjoy taking my own car on track, and do a bit of running and cycling, albeit not at the same time.

Cat Williams

Anaesthesia Lead


I’m an ST7 anaesthetic trainee in Wales. I’ve been a committee member since TRIPOM was formed and am passionate about perioperative medicine. Having unfortunately spent too long as a patient following an unfortunate accident just as I started my higher anaesthetic training, I have experienced first hand the importance of providing the very best perioperative care and the difference it can make to recovery. For me this was the catalyst in championing perioperative medicine and has increased my interest in improving outcomes for surgical patients. As there was no advanced perioperative medicine training module in Wales I wrote my own module and was the first anaesthetic trainee in Swansea to complete it. I am keen to develop training modules in perioperative medicine for anaesthetists at all levels and to encourage trainees from all specialties to get involved.

Katie Miller

Surgical Lead

I am currently a core surgical trainee in the East of England deanery having completed my foundation years in the South West. I am passionate about providing the very best care to the patient in the perioperative period, and strongly believe in improving the perioperative knowledge and skills of surgical trainees, as Surgical Lead for TRIPOM.

James Fullerton

Medical lead


James is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer (ST6) in Clinical Pharmacology and GIM at UCLH. Academically, he is interested in the immune sequelae following systemic inflammation, seeking to translate bench top findings into personalised therapeutic regimens. Clinically, he is keen to promote physician involvement in the care of surgical patients with a view to reducing complications and streamlining care pathways. Aside from TRIPOM he is actively involved with the Resuscitation Council and the British Pharmacological Society. He plays squash and golf reasonably.

Safeena Afzal

General Secretary

Safeena is a London Deanery anaesthetics trainee, aiming towards a career in paediatric anaesthesia and medical education. She has been an ALS instructor for a number of years and volunteers regularly at several Royal College of Anaesthetists’ engagement events. Safeena has a BSc(Hons) in neuroscience and recently passed FRCA. She looks forward to growing TRIPOM’s community of healthcare professionals who are passionate about practising high quality and evidence based perioperative medicine.

Claire Cooke


I am an academic FY2 doctor working in Edinburgh, and am hoping to pursue a career in anaesthetics. I have a research interest in perioperative analgesia, particularly intravenous lidocaine, and its impact on postoperative recovery. I am also a keen sportswoman and am competing in Ironman Switzerland this summer.

Nicole Greendshields

Events Lead

I am undertaking my registrar training in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. I have always had an interest in perioperative medicine and have decided to undertake a fellowship this year at UCLH. During this year I am hoping to complete the MSc in perioperative medicine through UCL.

Sam Moore

Events Lead

I'm a core anaesthetic trainee in the East Midlands with a particular interest in prehabilitation of high risk surgical patients. Outside of the hospital I can usually be found climbing up (or falling off) lovely Peak District rocks.

Sarah Welch

Education Team

I am currently an ST7 Anaesthesia trainee in the Northern Deanery. My interests include perioperative medicine and education. I have completed the PGCert in Perioperative Medicine at UCL and my current focus within perioperative care is the development of a pathway for frail patients presenting for major elective surgery. My interest in education throughout training has led to a number of opportunities; this includes my role as educational fellow for six months in the Northern Deanery, teaching of medical students in Tanzania and regular involvement in simulation sessions. I am looking forward to a new challenge in the role of educational officer for TRIPOM!

Ben Morrison

Education Team

I am an ST7 trainee who has toured through the South East during his training mostly taking in South London, Kent and Surrey. My efforts have become focused in anaesthesia for major oncological surgery and the marginal gains anaesthetists can make in improving patient outcomes. I am due to CCT in August and take up a fellowship at the Royal Marsden where I look to hone my previous experience, particularly in upper GI and HPB surgery alongside robotic-assisted and open abdominal surgery. I live in Guildford with my wife, young daughter and, one day, a dog.

Anne-Marie Bougeard

RCoA Representative

I am an ST6 Anaesthetic Trainee in Peninsula and have been the RCoA Perioperative Medicine Fellow since January 2017. My projects involve work on periperative anaemia, shared decision making, disseminating information about the work of the perioperative medicine programme, working on policy, supporting PQIP and developing educational resources. One of the big lessons from the fellowship has been the importance of sharing knowledge, experience and connecting with colleagues facing the same challenges across the country. TRIPOM is a great example of collaborative working in this way and I am proud to be involved.

Chris Sajdler


Having completed my ACCS (Anaesthesia) training and primary FRCA I now work within the intensive care and anaesthetic departments at University Hospitals Bristol. I am an ALS instructor and came into medicine after a short career as an ITU physiotherapist which helped me to think about perioperative medicine in a multidisciplinary way in my day to day work and I am keen to teach all healthcare professionals and students.

Charlie Crossland

Website Co-Lead

I am an ST4 anaesthetic trainee working in the Kent, Surrey, Sussex deanery. I have a strong interest in medical education and I am keen to develop this alongside my growing interest in perioperative medicine. I have a PG Cert in Medical Education from Dundee University, and I completed the online UCL course, Perioperative Medicine in Action, last year. I think that trainee-led collaboratives such as TRIPOM can offer really valuable educational, research and networking opportunities to doctors in training and I am excited to be part of the team.

Alisha Allana

Website Co-lead + Social Media Lead

I am an anaesthetic registrar in Wessex, having completed my core training in London. I have an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology, and a keen interest in obstetrics, medical education and improving patient safety through the use of simulation training. I have also worked closely with medical charities in the developing world, having recently volunteered in a health camp in Iraq. In my spare time you will probably find me covered in flour or icing sugar whilst baking! I am looking forward to developing the TRIPOM website and using social media to raise awareness about the growing need and importance of perioperative medicine.

Anas Zyada

Perioperative Medicine Roadshow Lead

As an Education Fellow, I have an enthusiasm and passion for teaching. Combined with my special interest in perioperative medicine, I have been given the privilege of constructing a national roadshow aimed at informing and inspiring healthcare professionals up and down the country about it! My passion for perioperative medicine also involves organising a four-week clinical placement on it for medical students as well as formulating a series of educational vignettes about various perioperative medicine topics written by experts in the field. I am also undertaking a postgraduate degree in perioperative medicine at UCL to further my knowledge of it.