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 anaesthetist based in Bristol. She has been involved with TRIPOM since its inaugural committee, and has been in the role of Chair since 2017. She is Lead Educator for the UCL/RCoA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) 'Perioperative Medicine in Action', and has undertaken a fellowship and MSc in perioperative medicine at UCLH. Her interests also include medical education and clinical research, and she is Chair of the Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) and Severn Anaesthetic Research (STAR) groups.
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.
Helen is currently a geriatric surgical liaison fellow at North Bristol NHS Trust. She is enjoying working within the developing field of perioperative medicine for the older person, with a particular interest in managing patients with complex needs, multimorbidity and frailty. Outside of medicine she enjoys drinking wine, playing netball and walking her lazy cocker spaniel, Pickle.
Stuart is an anaesthetics registrar in North Central London, starting ITU training this year. He is looking forward to learning more about patient safety and shared decision-making. He is interested in using TRIPOM to share learning and experiences with colleagues who are interested in perioperative medicine. Beyond work, Stuart enjoys running, life drawing and going to art exhibitions.
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.
Speciality Lead Anaesthesia
Nicole is an anaesthetic registrar based in Imperial Deanery, London. She undertook the Perioperative medicine fellowship at UCLH and is currently completing her masters, with a particular interest in enhanced recovery. Nicole started off at TRIPOM as events team co-lead for three years and was heavily involved in running the annual conference as well as starting up the road shows. She is now Anaesthesia lead. Nicole is also on the PLAN committee and interested in resarch. In her spare time she’s a fan of the outdoors - walking, running, cycling, skiing and very into baking!
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.
Cat is the previous anaesthesia lead. She is now a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. Her interests include prehabilitation, enhanced recovery and anaesthesia for major surgery. She has taken on the role of Roadshow Supervisor.
Arun has returned to anaesthetic training as a ST6 in Barts and the London School of anaesthesia. This is following under a fellowship at the NIAA/HSRC as a PQIP fellow. During this time his research interest was in patient reported outcome measures. His clinical interests are in regional anaesthesia and perioperative care. Arun is due to undertake the perioperative medicine fellowship at the Royal London and Royal Marsden Hospitals. Within TRIPOM Arun is part of the education team developing educational output from TRIPOM.
Chris is an anaesthetic trainee in Severn who is also 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 about everything peri-op!
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
MBBS BSc FRCA
Alisha is 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 Iraq and Ghana. 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.
Jonny is a CT3 anaesthetics trainee based in South Wales. He completed his Perioperative Medicine MSc with UCL in 2018 and is currently designing a randomised controlled trial involving a multimodal prehabilitation programme. He sits on the Wales Research and Ethics Committee 7 and has developed a regional ‘Foundation Year 1’ simulation teaching programme. Outside of medicine, Jonny is a keen runner and cyclist who likes to take his dog for jogs along the Pembrokeshire coast path.
Jia is an anaesthetic registrar, at the Central London School of Anaesthesia. She has an interest in major surgery and perioperative optimisation for complex cases. Her current research interests are metabolic responses during the perioperative period. She is conducting her PhD in investigating the relationship between cardiopulmonary fitness, mitochondrial function and oxidative stress with outcomes post major surgery. She is an associate fellow in higher education and has a keen interested in education. She has been involved in developing trainee anaesthetic teaching programs, designing and facilitating clinical simulation training and running basic science workshops for clinicians. She enjoys the process of learning through the education of others. She is passionate to make science and research accessible to all in the arena of perioperative medicine, and is very happy to be a part of the TRIPOM team!
Regional Leads by Deanery
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