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Regional Surgical Advisers


The RSAs are accessible to all Fellows and Members, as well as Student, Foundation and pre-MRCS Affiliates for support and advice.

Our RSA Network is spread throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Over the last three years the RSAs have hosted a number of regional activities for Fellows, Members and Affiliates to attend, including regional forums where attendees discuss important issues with the President, Office Bearers and their RSAs.

Your RSA acts as a conduit of information to and from the College and can provide support and guidance on the following:

  • Any new College developments or initiatives
  • Career advice and support
  • Details on e-logbook and e-portfolio
  • Updates on professional issues
  • How to access College awards, grants and bursaries
  • Advice on MRCS and Fellowship Examinations
  • Information on upcoming courses, CPD and educational events

To find your nearest Regional Surgical Adviser, please see the list below. 

To make contact with your RSA, please email advisers@rcsed.ac.uk

To view vacancies in the network visit Regional Surgical Adviser Vacancies.

Surgical Director of the Advisory Network
Steven Backhouse Bridgend Consultant Surgeon (Otolaryngology) Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Advisory Network Group
Stuart Clark Manchester Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Manchester Royal Infirmary
David Exon Leicester Consultant Upper GI, General & Bariatric Surgeon Leicester Royal Infirmary
Sean Kelly Inverness Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Vijay Santhanam Cambridge Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge


East of England
Andrew Gibbons Peterborough Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Peterborough City Hospital
Vijay Santhanam Cambridge Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Stuart Irving Norfolk & Norwich

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Roshan Lal Great Yarmouth

Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon

James Paget University Hospital
East Midlands
Sridhar Rathinam Leicester Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Glenfield Hospital Leicester
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Michael Williams Eastbourne Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Eastbourne District General Hospital
Cynthia-Michelle Borg London Consultant General Surgeon (UGI and Bariatric Surgery) University Hospital Lewisham
Ziali Sivardeen London Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Homerton University Hospital
Janardhan Rao Chester Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Countess of Chester Hospital
John Taylor Aintree Consultant Emergency and Trauma Surgeon University Hospital Aintree
North Western
Jeremy Ward Preston Consultant General Surgeon (Upper GI) Royal Preston Hospital
Mike Woodruff Preston Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Preston Hospital
Paul Gallagher Northumberland Consultant General Surgeon (Upper GI) Wansbeck Hospital
Barnabas (Barney) Green Middlesbrough Consultant Vascular Surgeon James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Richard O'Hara Milton Keynes Consultant General Surgeon (Colorectal) Milton Keynes Hospital
Michael Silva Oxford Consultant HPB & General Surgeon Churchill Hospital, Oxford
South West Peninsula
Simeon Brundell Plymouth Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Neil Smart Devon Consultant General Surgeon Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
Anthony Evans Portsmouth Consultant Ophthalmologist Portsmouth Hospital
Arjun Takhar Southampton Consultant HPB & General Surgeon University of Southampton NHS Trust
West Midlands
Ishan Bhoora Cannock Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Cannock Chase Hospital
Pradeep Kumar Burton on Trent Consultant General Surgeon Queen's Hospital, Staffordshire
Ramanan Vadivelu Wolverhampton Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust
Ling Wong Coventry Consultant General Surgeon (Colorectal) University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire
Giles Pattison Coventry Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire
Yorkshire and Humber
David O'Regan Leeds Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Leeds General Infirmary
Mark Peter Scarborough Consultant General Surgeon (UGI and Bariatric Surgery) Scarborough General Hospital

Mark Steward

Bradford Consultant General Surgeon (Colorectal) Bradford Royal Infirmary

Northern Ireland

Catherine Scally Antrim Consultant Surgeon (Otolaryngology) Antrim Hospital
Colin Weir Portadown Consultant General Surgeon (Vascular) Craigavon Area Hospital


Scotland (East)
Musheer Hussian Dundee Consultant Surgeon (Otolaryngology) Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Scotland (North)
Morag Hogg Inverness Consultant General Surgeon Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Sean Kelly Inverness Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Lynn Stevenson Aberdeen Consultant General Surgeon Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Scotland (West)
Lindsey Chisholm Paisley Consultant General Surgeon (Colorectal) Royal Alexandra Hospital
Simon Gibson Ayr Consultant General Surgeon Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock
Scotland (South East)
Farhat Din Edinburgh Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal) Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Robyn Webber Kirkcaldy Consultant Urological Surgeon Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy



Raymond Delicata Abergavenny Consultant General Surgeon Nevill Hall Hospital
Sanjeev Agarwal Cardiff Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital Wales
Vaikuntam Srinivasan Rhyl (Denbighshire) Consultant Urologist Glan Clwyd Hospital

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