LFG LeadsThe College/Specialty Tutor is responsible, within their defined area, for overseeing the delivery of the training programmes to all postgraduate medical trainees. They should ensure a learning environment at departmental level which is challenging, supportive and multi-professional. Education Faculty Home
- Implementation, monitoring and improving the training programmes in the department in conjunction with the DME, FTPD and Specialty schools
- Working with the Foundation Programme Directors and GP Tutors to ensure that specialty placements fulfil the programme requirements
- Managing trainee performance issues
- Ensuring that an appropriate induction is delivered on every rotation and that trainees are given all the information required for safe practice
- Supporting the educational and clinical supervisors in their role
- Ensuring the quality control of the education and training delivered within that specialty meets the local, regional and national standards
SASH College Tutors are:
Dr Christie Locke
Anaesthetics, joint lead
MBChB (SA) and FRCA(UK)
Dr Locke is an Anaesthetic Consultant with special interests in paediatrics, gynaecological oncology and ENT surgery.
During her training she completed a fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Dr Locke has a particular interest in paediatrics and is the anaesthetic representative on the Paediatric Resuscitation Council. She has worked in international countries with OperationSmile, anaesthetising children for repair of cleft palates.
Before starting her consultant post at East Surrey Hospital Dr Locke was a locum consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and gained a huge amount of experience in anaesthesia of both adult and paediatric cancer patients.
Dr Afolake Bewaji
Anaesthetics, joint lead
Dr. Bewaji graduated from the University of Wales, College of Medicine (now Cardiff University) and started as a consultant anaesthetist at SASH, in March 2008. She completed her post-graduate training at the St. George’s school of Anaesthesia/ South West Thames Rotation.
Her areas specialist practice include anaesthesia for gynaecology; paediatrics and obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Other professional memberships include the Association of Anaesthetists, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association and the Difficult Airway Society.
She is an educational supervisor and curriculum lead. She is also a member of the Leadership Local Faculty Group for SASH. She instructs on both the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) courses.
You can contact Dr Afolake Bewaji at [email protected]
Dr Ajay Pankhania
He graduated from Manchester University in 1996 and undertook basic surgical training before joining the Manchester radiology training scheme. He completed 2 year subspecialist training in interventional radiology, covering all aspects of vascular, urological, gastroenterological and gynaecological practice.
He was first appointed as a consultant in 2007 and joined SASH in March 2010. Since joining SASH he has been instrumental in developing modern interventional radiology practice at the trust. He has introduced a fibroid embolization service, varicocele embolization, superior vena cava stenting and inferior vena cava filter insertion. He regularly performs peripheral vascular arterial intervention. He has close links with the Interventional Radiology department at St Georges Hospital, where he regularly performs cases.
Dr Dezso Marton
He qualified in Hungary in 1999. He had his higher professional training in pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine in Hungary. He also gained experience in intensive care and air ambulance service. As a consultant in emergency medicine Dr Marton developed an interest in medical education and healthcare system management.
He is the college tutor for the emergency department with special interest and experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine, intensive care and medical education.
Mr Tim Campbell-Smith
Mr Campbell-Smith is one of the consultant general & colorectal surgeons and has been at the Trust for 7 years. He has recently taken over as the Royal College surgical tutor and he is actively involved in surgical & endoscopy training. Mr Campbell-Smith is regular faculty member on ATLS courses and on the St Thomas’ MRCS course. His main interests are laparoscopic surgery and inflammatory bowel disease, but he also his fair share of colorectal cancers, hernias and proctology work too.
He is a keen mountaineer and cyclist and lives with his wife & son.
You can contact Mr Campbell-Smith at [email protected] .
Dr Alice Myers
Intensive Care Management
Dr Alice Myers MBBS BA(Hons) MRCP FRCA EDIC FFICM Alice Myers is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine with an interest in education and research. Appointed in 2017, she completed training in London and South East England (mainly at St Georges, Kings College and the Royal Free Hospitals). Prior to training in medicine, she studied English Literature and Language at Birmingham University and spent two years as the marketing manager at a design graphics publishing company.
She is faculty tutor for intensive care medicine, co-lead for research in critical care, FICE mentor (Focussed Intensive Care Echo) and course director for the EASY Final FRCA SOE course.
In critical care, her interests include ventilation and echocardiography. She also has a clinical interest in anaesthesia for major upper and lower gastro-intestinal surgery.
She has multiple publications and prizes, including the BMA Book Awards prize for Best Book in Paediatrics 2009 (Paediatrics: Clinical Cases Uncovered, ISBN 9781405159845).
You can contact Dr Myers at: [email protected]
Dr Monira Rahman
Medicine, joint lead
Dr Tak Ellis
Medicine, joint lead
Mrs Hina Gandhi
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mrs Gandhi was appointed as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with special interest in Fetal Medicine in 2009. Ms Gandhi states “The choice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been the best decision in my life and provided me a huge satisfaction in my career. With a right blend of medicine and surgery, it is a constantly challenging field, full of excitement, satisfaction and interesting career progression with opportunities with specialisation in various subspecialties”.
Dr Lola Adenuga
Dr Sunil Zachariah
Foundation Year One
Dr Zachariah has carried out the role of Foundation Year 1 Programme Director for last 4-5 years.
Dr Zachariah has been working as Consultant Endocrinologist in SASH since 2008. Prior to this time he carried out research in Guildford in Insulin related weight gain. Dr Zachariah frequently empowers doctors in training in the endocrinology firm to consistently present at national and international meetings. He undertakes both roles of clinical or educational supervisor to FY1s, CMTs, GPST trainees and Endocrine ST trainees. In any spare time he loves painting and watching sports.
Dr Kofi Nimako
Foundation Year Two Programme Director
Dr Kofi Nimako has been a Consultant Respiratory Physician since August 2013. He manages patients with all aspects of respiratory and general medical problems.
He is responsible for inpatients on Tilgate and Tandridge wards and has outpatient clinics at East Surrey, Crawley and Caterham Dene hospitals. He has a fortnightly bronchoscopy list at East Surrey Hospital.
He gained a BSc degree before graduating in medicine from Liverpool University. He completed specialist training at St George’s and The Royal Brompton hospitals as well as district hospitals in Surrey. Dr Nimako conducted research into lung cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital, obtaining his MD degree from the Institute of Cancer Research in 2013. He has also gained an MSc degree in Critical Care Medicine from Cardiff University.
His specialist interests include Lung Cancer, Asthma, COPD, Cough and Research.
Shrina Nathwani is a Consultant in Oral Surgery and has worked at SaSH since 2019. Ms Nathwani is also a senior clinical tutor in Oral Surgery at Kings College London. She has a Masters in Health and Medical Education with distinction and is a fellow of the higher education academy.
Her specialist interests include management of the medically compromised patient in oral surgery and dental education. She has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals including ‘Education in the Workplace’ and evidence based management of anticoagulated patients for dental procedures in primary care.
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