Training Programme Director
Mr Chinmay Gupte PhD FRCS (Tr & Orth) MA (Oxon) BM BCh
Mr Gupte is the Training Programme Director for the North West Thames Higher Surgical Rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Science at Imperial College London and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. His specialist interests include sports knee injuries, knee arthritis, performing cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal operations, knee arthroscopy and knee replacement operations.
Core Curriculum Lead
Mr Sarraf was responsible for reshaping the North West Thames Orthopaedic core curriculum teaching when he took over in 2013. He also initiated the set-up of the Imperial Rotation website. He remains committed to teaching as an honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial College and continue with the organisation of the rotation in a supportive role to the curriculum lead.
STC Trainee Representative
Current (August 2015 – )
Miss Lily Li MA(Cantab) MB/MChir MRCS
Lily is the trainee representative for the Specialty Training Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics. She is responsible for feeding back training issues to the Committee, as well as communicating local/national developments to her fellow trainees.
Previous (2012 – 2015)
Mr Akash Patel FRCS(Tr & Orth) MBBS MSc BSc (Hons)
Mr Patel is a Honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial with his role being the simulation training lead. This involves developing the next generation of orthopaedic surgical simulation training courses nationally. He responsible for feeding back training issues to the Specialty Training Committee for Trauma and Orthopaedics improving training in our region, as well as feedback local/national developments to trainees. Mr Patel also sits on the London Surgical Advisory Group board to direct Orthopaedic training. His specialist interests are hip, knee and trauma surgery.
Current (August 2015 – )
Mr Rupert Wharton BM BSc MRCS
This is a difficult time for trainees with both Shape of training and the DDRB reviews to be contended with. I sit on the BOTA committee as publicity officer and am the Linkman for North West Thames. BOTA is a trainees organisation, not a union, but we have been vociferous in our damnation of the proposed DDRB changes. We are a stakeholder in Shape and are working with RCS and SAC to try to minimise the damage to the current training system. My goals for the rotation are to increase exposure to, and engagement with BOTA, culminating in the Educational Weekend in Leicester 16-19th June 2016.
Mr Amarjit Anand FRCS (Tr & Orth) MBBS MSC BSc (Hons)
Mr Rafik Fanous MBBS BSc MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Journal Club (OWLS) Lead