Director - UK
BSc MBBS MAcadMEd AFHEA FRCA
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.
MBBS BMedSci FRCA
Katie is an anaesthetic registrar based in the Severn Deanery, having undertaken a Fellowship and MSc in perioperative medicine at UCLH. She is Lead Educator for the UCL/RCoA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Perioperative Medicine in Action’, and Chair and Vice chair of Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research (STAR)? and Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) respectively. Katie directs the RCoA Bulletin Perioperative Journal Watch publication, and is also on the RCoA Trainee Committee and RCoA GAS newsletter editor. She has been involved with TRIPOM since its inaugural committee, and her other interests include medical education and clinical research.
Chair + Education Lead
Sarj is an ST7 Anaesthetic trainee in the London North East rotations. He has been with TRIPOM since the committee was formed, joining when he was the Perioperative and High Risk Surgery Fellow at Broomfield Hospital, Essex. His main role with TRIPOM has been coordinating the POMTOM and Nutshell articles. So contact him to write one; there are plenty of topics to write on. Away from the day job, he's a senior medical official for motor racing at a couple of circuits in the South East. When not working he enjoys taking his own car on track, and does a bit of running and cycling, albeit not at the same time.
BSc(Hons) MB BCh FRCA FAWM
Cat is an ST7 anaesthetic trainee in Wales. She's been a committee member since TRIPOM was formed and is passionate about perioperative medicine. She spent too long as a patient following an unfortunate accident just as she started her higher anaesthetic training, so she has experienced first hand the importance of providing the very best perioperative care and the difference it can make to recovery. For her this was the catalyst in championing perioperative medicine and has increased her interest in improving outcomes for surgical patients. As there was no advanced perioperative medicine training module in Wales, she wrote her own module and was the first anaesthetic trainee in Swansea to complete it. She is keen to develop training modules in perioperative medicine for anaesthetists at all levels and to encourage trainees from all specialties to get involved.
Katie is currently a core surgical trainee in the East of England deanery having completed her foundation years in the South West. She is passionate about providing the very best care to the patient in the perioperative period, and strongly believes in improving the perioperative knowledge and skills of surgical trainees, as Surgical Lead for TRIPOM.
MA(Oxon) MBChB MRCP PhD
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 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 is an academic FY2 doctor working in Edinburgh, and is hoping to pursue a career in anaesthetics. She has a research interest in perioperative analgesia, particularly intravenous lidocaine, and its impact on postoperative recovery. She is also a keen sportswoman and will be competing in Ironman Switzerland this summer.
Nicole is a senior registrar training in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. She has always had an interest in perioperative medicine and has undertaken a fellowship in perioperative medicine at University College Hospital London. She is currently writing up her dissertation on the difficulties implementing an enhanced recovery programme and hopes to complete the Masters in perioperative medicine later this year. In her spare time she is fan of the outdoors, skiing, walking and running!
Sam is currently working as a clinical fellow in anaesthesia in the East Midlands while completing an MRes investigating central and peripheral inflammation following exercise. She has a particular interest in the use of exercise in the pre-habilitation of high risk surgical patients. Outside of the hospital she enjoys getting outside as much as possible and can usually be found climbing up (or falling off) lovely Peak District grit.
Sarah is currently an ST7 Anaesthesia trainee in the Northern Deanery. Her interests include perioperative medicine and education. She has completed the PGCert in Perioperative Medicine at UCL and her current focus within perioperative care is the development of a pathway for frail patients presenting for major elective surgery. Her interest in education throughout training has led to a number of opportunities; this includes her role as educational fellow for six months in the Northern Deanery, teaching of medical students in Tanzania and regular involvement in simulation sessions. She is looking forward to a new challenge in the role of educational officer for TRIPOM!
Ben is a post-CCT fellow who has toured through the South East during his training mostly taking in South London, Kent and Surrey. His efforts became focused in anaesthesia for major oncological surgery and the marginal gains anaesthetists can make in improving patient outcomes. He is due to take up a consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital where he looks to hone his previous experience, particularly in upper GI and HPB surgery alongside robotic-assisted and open abdominal surgery. He lives in Guildford with his wife, young daughter and, one day, a dog.
Anne-Marie is an ST6 Anaesthetic Trainee in Peninsula and has been the RCoA Perioperative Medicine Fellow since January 2017. Her projects involve work on perioperative 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 her fellowship has been the importance of sharing knowledge, experience and connecting with colleagues facing the same challenges across the country. She believes that TRIPOM is a great example of collaborative working in this way and is proud to be involved.
Chris has completed his ACCS (Anaesthesia) training and primary FRCA and now works within the intensive care and anaesthetic departments at University Hospitals Bristol. He is an ALS instructor and came into medicine after a short career as an ITU physiotherapist. This helps him to think about perioperative medicine in a multidisciplinary way in his day-to-day work and he is keen to teach all healthcare professionals and students.
Charlie is an ST4 anaesthetic trainee working in the Kent, Surrey, Sussex deanery. She haa a strong interest in medical education and is keen to develop this alongside her growing interest in perioperative medicine. She has a PG Cert in Medical Education from Dundee University, and completed the online UCL course, Perioperative Medicine in Action, last year. She believes that trainee-led collaboratives such as TRIPOM can offer really valuable educational, research and networking opportunities to doctors in training and is excited to be part of the team.
Website + Social Media Lead
Alisha ia an anaesthetic registrar in Wessex, having completed her core training in London. She has an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology, and a keen interest in obstetrics, medical education and improving patient safety through the use of simulation training. She has also worked closely with medical charities in the developing world, having recently volunteered in a health camp in Iraq. In her spare time you will probably find her covered in flour or icing sugar whilst baking! She is looking forward to developing the TRIPOM website and using social media to raise awareness about the growing need and importance of perioperative medicine.
Perioperative Medicine Roadshow Lead
As an Education Fellow, Anas has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching. Alongside his special interest in perioperative medicine, he has been given the privilege of constructing a national roadshow aimed at informing and inspiring healthcare professionals up and down the country about it! His 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. He is also undertaking a postgraduate degree in perioperative medicine at UCL.