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Our College plays a leading role as a respected and authoritative voice within the health sector across the UK. Over the past year we’ve made great advances in professionalising our approach to engaging more effectively with government, parliament and the wider health sector when it comes to creating effective health policy.
- Richard Hull
Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. Previously served are Vice Chancellor, Principal and Chief Executive of many health institutions of Pakistan. Trained in UK & Pakistan in Internal Medicine and presently President of Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine and heading the national Clinical Trials Committee.
Graham Richard Ogden
It is a privilege to have been involved in the teaching of so many generations of clinical students ( and one that has probably given me the most satisfaction). However, my main concern is for the future of clinical research in our institutions ( and i don't necessarily mean the effect of Brexit on lost European grants).A simplification and speeding up of the labyrinthine processes and bureaucracy associated with undertaking research in the UK would help. Looking back over a career almost spanning 40 years,it didn't seem to me that the safeguards at the start of my career were too lax and i don't recall a lack of ethics in the numerous research projects that i and other colleagues were involved with within my university. It might not be popular to quote Yanis Varoufakis, but i would agree with him that those 2 great institutions (the NHS and our Universities) have not been improved by the application of a business model approach to their function. On a more positive note, the current system encourages working within larger units and the integration of clinical and research training into run-through specialty training is a vast improvement. Certainly the opportunities for those starting their careers have never been better although i feel that (sensibly) the younger generation have a much better work: life balance than many of my age group. Fitting in all these competing demands into a 10 PA consultant contract is not going to be easy. And then finding time to contribute to College life will mean new ways of rewarding such involvement will need to be found , if Royal College's are to remain robust and relevant. Getting people to give something back, to realise that without this infra structure that the College provides, they wouldn't have their specialty diplomas that facilitated their career development. But if you're reading this, you'll already know that.
Retired Cardiac Surgeon and national GIRFT Lead for cardiothoracic surgery . Previous Council Member RCPSG and International Director of the College. Former Chair of JCIE with on-going interests in Global Health and international standard setting and quality assurance in training and assessment in surgery. I am the liaison figure between RCPSG and College Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
Professor Abhay Rane was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic surgery, being the only urologist to date to be specifically so honoured. As Lead Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, he is one of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the United Kingdom. Instrumental in developing the technique of hand assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK from 2000, he was the first to described the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, he spearheaded the development of laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) in urology; having performed the first single port nephrectomy in the world in May 2007 with colleagues in India, he went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe in March 2008 at his base hospital in Surrey, England. Having a keen interest in endourology as well, he led the index trials on BackStopTM and the StoneBreakerTM.
Sundara Vasant Raman
Consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Eye infirmary,University hospitals of Plymouth NHS Trust. Specialising in Medical and surgical Retina. Lead clinican for Diabetic retina services and Research in the department. Regional educational advisor for the Royal college of ophthalmologist in the peninsular region. Chief examiner for FRCS ophthalmology, Royal college of surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow since August 2019.
Dr. Vlahovic is a Clinical Professor and J. Stanley and Pearl Landau Faculty Fellow at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) in Philadelphia, PA. What matters to me? Pushing the podiatric profession forward by working with both dermatologists and podiatrists.
Christine Alexandra Goodall
I'm an Honorary Consultant Oral Surgeon working at the University of Glasgow and NHSGGC. I've been a fellow of the college for what seems like a long time-since 1999! I've held various college roles within the Dental Faculty including MFDS convener, Director of Dental Examinations and I'm just about to finish three years as one of the Dental Vice Deans. I remain involved in college life through membership of the Wellbeing Committee, I represent the college on SHAAP and I'm currently the college representative and chair of the Oral Surgery SAC. Wellbeing is becoming something of increasing importance to me and I firmly believe that unless we look after our own wellbeing we can't look after that of our patients. I'm also interested in clinical leadership and have been privileged to be one of the first cohort of a new Scottish Government/NES leadership programme Leadership Cubed which is part of a wider programme called ProjectLift. If anyone is considering this I can thoroughly recommend it. I've also explored leadership through fellowship of FMLM and hold a founding fellowship.
Dr Sam Allen BSc(Hons), MBChB, DTMH, FRCP, FFTM-RCPS(Glas). Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine - University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Current of UK Emergency Medical Team.
Yu Lung Leung
Former President, the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society
Former Regional Secretary, Council of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Specialist in Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Honorary Professor, Shantou University Medical College, China.
I'm a specialist nurse in travel medicine. I studied at the University of Glasgow obtaining a MSc in travel medicine in 1998. Elected to the position, I became Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in October 2018, the first time a nurse has been elected to this role. I've been heavily involved in the Faculty since it started in 2006. Clinically, I work in a general practice in London very part time so maintain awareness of the challenges healthcare professionals face, but most of my work is in education and training. I am passionate about teaching, writing and developing tools that can make a difference. My great interest in technology has led to the development of my website www.janechiodini.co.uk and social media activity.
Sue Ann McDevitt
My career in Travel Medicine began in the 1980's whilst working in occupational health. Through self-study, finding a fabulous mentor, attending conferences and the original SCIEH Travel Medicine program, my level of knowledge and love for the topic has grown and continues to do so. I have served as Chair of the International Society for Travel Medicine's Nurses Professional Group and am a founder of the American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA). ATHNA has submitted to the American Nurses Association scope, standards and ethics documents in our effort to have Travel Health Nursing recognized as a specialty practice which will ensure standards of practice as well as the inclusion of travel medicine in the curricula at nursing schools in the United States. A decision is expected imminently... A native New Yorker, I have always felt like a misplaced Highlander and love having another reason to pop over the pond!
Dr. Anand Vinekar is currently Professor and Head of the department of Pediatric Retina at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, India. He is also the founder and Program Director of KIDROP. He serves as honorary Adjunct Professor at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore and Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar. He has pioneered a Tele-Ophthalmology program for preventable childhood blindness for the state of Karnataka (KIDROP Group). He serves as a honorary technical committee member of the National Task force for ROP, Government of India & the Queen Diamond Jubilee Trust for ROP, United Kingdom (2013-2019) and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Committee for Prevention of Infant blindness. Dr Vinekar is an alumnus of St. John's Medical College, where he completed his MBBS with a university record of 17 gold medals and also received the Pope Paul Medal. He completed his Post- graduation & Retina training at the prestigious PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, (PGIMER, Chandigarh). He has completed his International Fellowship in Pediatric Retina (FPVR) at a premier centre in Michigan, USA and the fellowship exam of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCS), Glasgow, UK and holds a degree in Hospital Administration from Symbiosis, Pune. In 2015 he defended his PhD in Retinopathy of Prematurity at the Maastricht University, Netherlands. He has over 220 invited national & international presentations to his credit, has delivered 4 orations, has over 70 PubMed Indexed publications (H Index 20) and over 20 book chapters in his specialty. He is the Editor-in- Chief of an International Text-Book titled â€œSpectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Eye (Edn 2013), published by Elsevier. Dr. Vinekar was the first Indian to be invited as a member of the Association of Pediatric Retinal Society (USA) and is a reviewer for several national and international journals. He is the founder Secretary of the Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity (iROP) Society.
Arrianne Nanette Laws
I’m a Rheumatology registrar in the west of Scotland and have completed the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship during my training. I went to medical school in Dundee and have been involved in the work of the College since I was a foundation doctor.
Mayur Ratilal Moreker
Dr. Mayur R. Moreker, a specialist in Uveitis, Eye Inflammations and Neuro-Ophthalmology in Mumbai completed his basic medical education from Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai in 2000 with a distinction in Ophthalmology and his MS and DNB from L.T.M.M.C and L.T.M.G.H, Mumbai in 2004. He did his fellowships in Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Uveitis at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He is a participant at the International Council of Ophthalmology Post Graduate Program Directors Course. A Fitness Enthusiast and a gym freak, he is passionate about Bodybuilding and is a Trained Swimmer and a Brown Belt in Karate. He has a special interest in Eye Tuberculosis; works in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Aurangzeb Khan Shaikh
I graduate MBBS from Sindh University in 1997/98. After Completing my one-year house jobs in Medicine and Surgery at Civil Hospital Karachi, I appeared in FCPS Part 1 in 2000 and went for a four-year residency program at department of Ophthalmology -Civil hospital Karachi. In 2004 I successfully get through Membership (MCPS) and Fellowship (FCPS) Examinations from College of Physician Surgeon Pakistan. I joined prevention and Control of Blindness Cell as Research Associate & Course co-ordinator for Ophthalmic Technician program (Equivalent to Assistant Professor) where my job responsibilities include, Teaching for under and Postgraduate students, Ophthalmic technicians, District Ophthalmologist. I was also Tutor for BSc Optometrist Course run by Allama Iqbal Open University at the department of ophthalmology civil hospital Karachi. During my stay, I actively participate in surgical camps and up to so for I did approximately more than 10000 cataract surgeries in cataract surgical camps in remote areas of Sindh.
Ayman Mohamed Abdel Hady Osman
I am an Assistant Professor of General and Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. My specialty is Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgery. I have been working with the Cairo University Living-Donor Liver Transplantation team since 2004 till present. I obtained my MD degree in General Surgery from Cairo University in 2010. I worked at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK in 2011/2012 (Transplant and HPB units) as a Specialty Doctor of Transplant Surgery. My main interests are HPB Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery and Abdominal Surgery (including abdominal surgical emergencies).
Linda Ann Eaves
I am an advanced nurse practitioner in Bradford with a special interest in travel medicine. I mostly see unwell patients in an urgent same-day clinic but I also run a private travel clinic in the general practice where I work. In addition to this, I a medical trainer for Voluntary Services Oveseas, which keeps me busy.
Bassem Emad Abd El-Moniem
I am looking forward for accomplishing what has never accomplished before, though attempted, but yet not achieved.
What matters to me? Delivering the best quality of care we can. Staff wellbeing - working in a good team who are all well supported by the organisation and by each other. Achieving our full potential, using opportunities like the trained mentors that the College provides.
Arif Al Nooryani
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Chief Executive Office & Head of Cardiology at Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, special interests are Left Main and Complex PCI, Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO), Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlude Implantation, Renal Denervation, Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold.
I am currently working as assistant professor surgery in holy family hospital Rawalpindi Pakistan. I love to do laparoscopic surgeries and vascular surgeries. I ran breast clinic successfully for 3 years.
I have been an academic since 1994, now having retired as a Professor of Periodontology from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2016. I am presently a Visiting Professor of Periodontology at Lincoln University College, Kuala Lumpur. I have truly enjoyed my career in academia and it has indeed been a great pleasure to transfer knowledge to my students and to see them later excel in their careers and in their service to humanity. I am also extremely proud to be a Fellow of Dentistry of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton with research interests in the effects of prolonged running and also the effects of heel height on foot and lower limb biomechanics and function. I run a special advisory body to the College of Podiatry (MSK: UK) and am a practicing musculoskeletal podiatrist. My most recent contribution to the profession is a Podiatry Career Framework which was commissioned by Health Education England. I have also contributed to the development of the Musculoskeletal core capabilities framework for first point of contact practitioners and am now writing the MSK foot and ankle capability framework for the College of Podiatry.
Currently working as a Consultant Surgeon, with interests in Laparoscopy, Bariatric, Anti-reflux, Gastrointestinal, Hernia and Benign Gynaecology (including Single Incision) procedures. Soon to start Robotic Surgery.
Jahangir Sarwar Khan
Working as Professor of Surgery at Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, teaching hospital of Rawalpindi Medical University.
I am an ophthalmologist from India, and what really matters to me is dispensing safe and accurate healthcare along with plenty of opportunities for research activities.
Matthew Fraser Collison
I am a podiatrist with an interest in the management of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries affecting the lower limb. I qualified at the University of Southampton with a first-class honours degree in Podiatry. In my NHS role, I work as a Specialist Podiatrist in Orthopaedics. I have a master degree in clinical research where I focussed on the effects of footwear on children's feet. I was one of the first podiatrists to pass the exams for Currentship of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and am honoured to have been elected as a Current of the faculty executive board. I volunteer as the podiatrist for the elite athletes at the London Marathon, at ultra-marathon events and with the homeless at Crisis.
Professor in the Department of Medicine, JNU Medical College, Institute for Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. She is former Professor & Head Medicine Dept. SMS Medical College, Jaipur and has been involved in postgraduate teaching for 36 years. She has been both speaker and chairperson at numerous state, national and international conferences and was awarded Zydus oration at the National conference of Rheumatology 2014 and SN Pareek and HC Saxena orations in State conferences (RAJAPICON 2011 and 2014). Dr Saigal was awarded the JC Patel and BC Mehta award for ‘best case report’ of the Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2014 (JAPI 2014) at APICON 2015. She is also a reviewer for international journals and has more than hundred publications and presentations in international, national and state journals and conferences. Dr Saigal is ex-President of the Rajasthan chapter of Indian Rheumatology Association(IRA), a member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Rheumatology ( IJR), has Fellowship (Rheumatology) AIIMS Delhi, is a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP), a member of the Academy of Medical sciences (MAMS), a member of the National Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Rheumatology and was felicitated as distinguished alumnus of SMS Medical College, Jaipur, in Dec 2016.
Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, Director, Division of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Director Prosthodontic Research, Graduate Prosthodontics, Montefiore Medical Centre, Attending Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, LIJ Medical Centre/Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine & Private Practice Prosthodontics Academic Prosthodontics of Long Island (APLI.com) New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Kurtz has co-authored over forty papers, and serves on the Editorial Boards of both the Journal of Prosthodontics and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He was the Recipient of the 2014 American College of Prosthodontics Clinician Researcher Award, and presently has academic appointments at three hospitals, two medical schools, and a dental school.
Working as Consultant Physician and having an experience of more than 23 years, I aspire to excel in the field of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology and implement my knowledge following evidence based medicine.
I am a young ophthalmologist, having interest in doing new research in my field.
Muhammad Kashif Malik
Consultant in Critical Care in Prince Sultan Military Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also Head of the Continuous Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Division of the Department of Intensive Care Services. What matters to me? To provide and monitor the highest quality of care to our patients.
My patients matter to me the most. I spend my quality time with them everyday. I want to give them the best possible treatment using my expertise and abilities. What motivates me? To see the smiles on the faces of my patients when their pain is relieved and their never ending prayers keep me going.
M Hammad Ather
I am a practicing urologist and currently serving as Prof and head of urology at Aga Khan University in Karachi. I am also an international Advisory Board Member of EULIS (EAU) and national representative of the Asia Pacific society of Uro oncology and vice chair of U Merge. I have over 110 peer reviewed publication and 10 book chapters. My research and interest is uro oncology and urolithiasis. I am closely involved in resident training and has so far trained over 20 Urologist. They are working at consultant position not only across Pakistan but also in Australia, UK, UAE and USA. I am invited across the world for lectures and conducting workshops. I have been invited for guest lectures in over 15 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa.
i am working as Assistant Professor in Khyber Medical College, Peshawar and Consultant Physician Internal Medicine in Khyber Teaching Hospital with special interest in Rheumatology, Endocrinology & Diabetes and Acute Medicine. I have Currentship in internal medicine (FCPS) with College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, along with MRCP (UK) and MRCPI (Ire). I have also passed specialty certificate examinations in acute medicine, rheumatology and endocrinology & diabetes (RCP, UK).
Saleh Mohammad Al Daqal
I am professor of surgery at Department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine , King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I like to teach surgery and doing researches, my field of interest are laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, and stem cells. I like to help poor and sick people. my favourite sport is paragliding. I love travelling to discover other countries. and I love the nature too much.
Innovator, experimentalist, thinking surgeon and willing to take challenges to develop techniques for unsolved problems. My motto “difficulties are fuel for brain and our biggest opportunities” Dr. Pawan Agarwal MBBS, MS, M.Ch, FRCS (Glasgow),MNAMS, DNB, Ph.D., FICS Professor (Gen Surgery) and Head Plastic surgery division Department of Surgery NSCB Government Medical College Jabalpur (M.P.) INDIA 482 003.
Chee Ken Cheah
I work as a consultant physician & rheumatologist who is also passionate in medical education as well as clinical researches. I have been actively involved in local MRCP (UK) training as well as being elected as PACES Examiner. Apart from being a Current for RCPS Glasgow, I am also the Current for RCP Edinburgh, and Current for RCP London.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, New Delhi, India. Right now, interested and pursuing predominantly reconstructive work in a Government owned tertiary care hospital. Firmly believe that any hospital providing good surgical care must have a plastic surgery unit attached or exist with it.
On 31, March 2018, I retired from active practice after 39 years as a podiatrist in the U.S. 30 years of my professional life was as an employee of the U.S. Veterans Administration in North Chicago, Illinois. Only a few months later, I had the privilege of becoming a podiatry Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. I am currently the President of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and remain excited about the progress of our board and the podiatric profession.
Shamir Bhupendra Mehta
I am a Senior Clinical Teacher at KCL, Deputy Prog Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry and the Senior Clinical Dental Advisor to the GDC, Fitness to Practice. I am also a Fellow of the FDGP and ICD. I have over 30 peer reviewed publications, co-authored text book and in the process of completing my PhD at the Radboud College UMC, Nijmegen, Netherlands on tooth wear assessment.
Professor.Sumesh Raj, I am presently Professor in Internal Medicine and Diabetology,Sree Gokulam Medical College,Kerala University of Health Sciences,India. I am an Undergraduate and Postgraduate examiner in Internal Medicine uin multiple Universities in South India. I am an author of Book-Essentials of Cardiovascular Examination,popular among undergraduate and postgraduate students in India and available internationally.
Mohammed Shadrul Alam
I have awarded International ACS NSQIP Scholarships in 2019. As a International Guest Scholar, I attended ACS Quality and Safety Conference on 19-22 July 2019 in Washington DC, USA.
Graduate of Khyber Medical College Peshawar & Fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeon Pakistan, currently working as Professor of Medicine and regular faculty member of Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar Pakistan. Besides teaching undergraduate medical students at KMU Institute of Medical sciences (KMU-IMS) Kohat Pakistan, offering clinical services at KDA teaching Hospital Kohat, Pakistan. As academician, actively involved with various professional associations like Movement Disorder Society, international Headache Society, Pakistan Society of Neurology, Movement Disorder Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Stroke Society & Pakistan Headache Society (current vice-president). Holding Master degree in Health Research, facilitating research activities as in-charge Clinical Research Centre Kohat and member Clinical Trials Unit KMU Peshawar Pakistan. Conducted numerous workshops on research methodology, medical statistics and scientific writing. As member of Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), advocating research integrity and publication ethics in Pakistan. Participated in collaborative research with Oxford University & London school of Public health UK and published 43 scientific publications including Cochrane systematic review, narrative review, book chapter, original research publications, case reports and editorials.
I am a consultant geriatrician and one of the widening access to medicine leads for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. I am also Honorary Librarian of our college, a role which I love, because we have such a rich heritage and inspiring past and present members and fellows. It is important that we recognise and celebrate this.
I have completed my Masters In Periodontology from Manipal University, India. Currently I am an Associate Professor in SRM Dental College, Chennai.
Currently working as medical registrar in Sligo university hospital, have been working in Ireland since 2014 . Current of RCPI since 2017 . I have done my specialty training in internal medicine on CPSP- HSE program . Looking forward to do Currentship in endocrine in near future.
What we stand for
Together we are demanding action to address workforce shortages and implement solutions to help reduce staff burnout.
What we do
Over the past year we’ve made great advances in professionalising our approach to engaging more effectively with the wider health sector.
Add your voice and help us speak up for the profession. Work with us to deliver positive progress for the healthcare profession.
With care and compassion at our core, our work is guided by our values.
Leading by example through open dialogue, teamwork and engagement to maximise our potential and affect change.
Our College community plays an integral role on a number of groups which set standards for the medical profession. We are an active voice for our members in influencing and shaping medical, surgical and dental curricula, training and assessment. We are the only Royal College in the UK and Ireland that represents healthcare professionals working across both medicine and surgery. As well as the important role we play in partnership with other Royal Colleges and standard setting groups, we have established an extensive network of partnerships around the world.
We are inclusive in our outlook and believe there is great strength is working with others to deliver the best outcomes, whether that is in influencing policy changes, delivering education and examinations, or supporting colleagues around the world. Our established network of strategic partnerships is consistently growing