Who’s Who

The North West Thames Rotation covers all aspects of the curriculum between ST3 and ST8.
All trainees rotate through the major trauma centre at St. Marys.
We have a number of excellent district general hospitals, stretching to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the West of the region to East and North Hertfordshire in the North. Trainees gain comprehensive experience of both trauma and elective orthopaedics at the 14 hospitals in the rotation.
We have an educational programme that has moved to online delivery during Covid. We also have access to simulation training centres within the region for face-to-face training.

Training Programme Director

   Miss Jackie Waterman

Jackie Waterman is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, appointed in 2011. Specialist interests are hand and wrist surgery and in addition she continues with on call Trauma work.
Prior to becoming Trainee Programme Director, Jackie has led departmental education, directs the local ATLS course and was Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics. She continues as a Consultant Appraiser. Jackie was previously a committee member of Women in Surgery at Royal College of Surgeons.

Jackie Waterman graduated in 1995 from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ In London. She completed specialist training in the North West Thames rotation in 2011. Jackie spent a number of years in less than full time (LTFT) training and has trained at most hospitals in the region. Her time as LTFT trainee has given particular insight into the needs of this group.

 As a trainee, Jackie worked in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and then completed a Fellowship at the Hand Unit in Oxford.

Core Curriculum Lead

HBACurrent: (April 2015 – )
Hani B Abdul-Jabar MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr&Orth)
ST8 at Chelsea and Westminster
Hani is responsible for organising and coordinating the core curriculum teaching provided to the North West Thames Trauma and Orthopaedic trainees. Hani has been able to attract external speakers from various institutes and has devised a new teaching programme based on trainees feedback.


Mr K Sarraf

Previous (July 2013 – April 2015)
Mr Khaled Sarraf FRCS (Tr & Orth) MBBS BSc (Hons)
Senior fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) – Stanmore

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

Akib Khan (Current) Mr Akib Khan 



Previous (August 2015 – 2020)

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.


Mr A Patel

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.

BOTA Linkman



Rupert Wharton  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 A Anand      Mr Amarjit Anand FRCS (Tr & Orth) MBBS MSC BSc (Hons)



Arash Aframian     Mr Arash Aframian MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS



IMG_4733Mr Quen Tang MBChB BSc (Hons) FRCS (Tr & Orth)




Rafik Fanous

Mr Rafik Fanous MBBS BSc MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)




Journal Club (OWLS) Lead

Farhad Iranpour     Mr Farhad Iranpour Boroujeni



Previous TPD:

Mr C Gupte

Mr Chinmay Gupte PhD FRCS (Tr & Orth) MA (Oxon) BM BCh

Mr Gupte was 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.