Core Surgical Training

These sectors have major centres of excellence, UCLH focused on oncology, Royal Free Hospital with plastics and transplantation, RNTNE and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as well as the Royal London with its major trauma centre.

There is a good variety of clinical training opportunities and clinical supervision.

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chairs

Mr. Richard Bird

Core Surgical Training TPMC Chair/TPD NC

Mr. Abir Bhattacharyya

Core Surgical Training TPMC Chair/TPD NE

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

Richard Bird –

Abir Bhattacharyya –


Abir Bhattacharyya – Whipps Cross University Hospital

Abraham Cherian – Great Ormond Street Hospital

Aman Bhargava – Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital

Omar Haddo – Whittington Hospital

Ben Lindsey – Royal Free Hospital

Jean Mcdonald – North Middlesex Hospital

Paul Chatrath – Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital

Khaled Dawas – University College London Hospital

Michael Fox – Royal National Orthopaedics Hospital

Rashmi Yadav – The Royal Brompton Hospital

Ziali Sivardeen – Homerton University Hospital

Trainee Representative

Robert Staruch

Trainee Rep

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)

Ms Laxmi Harding    


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