Regional Surgical Ambassadors

RSA Update - April 2023

The RCSEd Regional Surgical Ambassador Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Barney Green as the new Surgical Director of the Network. Barney will be supported in the role by Mr Sriram Rajagopalan and Mr Arjun Takhar who have been appointed as Co-Deputy Directors of the Network.

Barney has been an RSA since 2016 and became Deputy Director in 2019. Arjun and Sriram have been part of the RSA Network since 2015 and 2020. Barney has taken on the role from Mr Mike Silva who was Surgical Director of the network for three years. Mike, who has now joined the College Council will continue to support the network as the Council Member with responsibility for RSAs.

The College gives huge thank Mike for his hard work in developing the network over the past three years and congratulate Barney, Sriram and Arjun on their appointments.

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

Surgical Director of the Advisory Network
 Michael Silva  Oxford Consultant HPB and General Surgeon Churchill Hospital,Oxford
Deputy Surgical Director of the Advisory Network
Barnabas (Barney) Green Middlesbrough Consultant Vascular Surgeon James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
East of England
Stuart Irving Norfolk & Norwich

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Mr Samavedam Srinivasa Murali  Lincoln Consultant Urology Surgeon     Lincoln County Hospital
Anita Balakrishnan Cambridge

Consultant General Surgery

Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
East Midlands
Aravind Desi Lincolnshire Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon North Lincolnshire NHS Foundation Trust  
Hazem Khout Nottingham

Consultant Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon

City Hospital, Nottingham
Paul Lee Grantham

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Grantham & District Hospital
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Mike Williams  Eastbourne  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon  Eastbourne District General Hospital
Vacant Brighton

Email for more information

Cynthia-Michelle Borg London Consultant General Surgeon (UGI and Bariatric Surgery) University Hospital Lewisham
Michael Saunders London

Consultant General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

The Royal Free London (NHS Foundation Trust)
Nagarajan Muthialu London

Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Jihene El Kafsi Wexham

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatrics

Frimley Park 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
Emma Stapleton                                    Manchester

Consultant Otolaryngologist                   


Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital

Aiman Khunda Salford

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics

Salford Royal Hospital
Jayadeep Jayachandran Saraswathy Carlisle

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics

Cumberland Infirmary North Cumbria
Nadeem Khwaja Manchester

Consultant Plastic Surgery

Wythenshawe Hospital (Manchester University Foundation Trust)
Barnabas (Barney) Green Middlesbrough Consultant Vascular Surgeon James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Peng Wong Middlesbrough

Consultant General Surgeon

James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough
Steven Powell Newcastle

Consultant Otolaryngology

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Dan Saleh Newcastle

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust
Sanjay Pandanoboyana Newcastle

Consultant HBP and Transplant Surgery

Newcastle Freeman Hospital
Michael Silva Oxford Consultant HPB & General Surgeon Churchill Hospital, Oxford 
Giles Bond-Smith Oxford Consultant General Surgery Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Niteen Tipuira Milton Keynes Consultant General Surgery Milton Keynes University Hospital


Email for more information

South West Peninsula
Ashok Sridhara Subramanian Somerset

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics

Musgrove Park Hospital

Email for more information

Aiman Alzetani                Southampton Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon University Hospital Southampton
Nandita Pal Southampton Consultant Vascular  Southampton General Hospital
Arjun Takhar Southampton

HBP & General Surgery

University Hospital Southampton
West Midlands
Sriram Rajagopalan Stoke-on-Trent Consultant Vascular Surgeon Royal Stoke University Hospital
Ramanan Vadivelu Wolverhampton Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust
Giles Pattison Coventry Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire
Vittal Sree Rama Rao Stoke-on-Trent

Consultant Upper GI/Bariatric Surgery

Royal Stoke University Hospital
Yuvraj Agrawal Birmingham

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Fouad Chaudhry Dudley

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic

Surgeon Russells Hall Hospital
Yorkshire and Humber
Mark Peter Huddersfield Consultant General Surgeon Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Nathan Chidambaram Sheffield General & Renal Transplant Surgery Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Amaran Krishnan York Benign Upper GI Surgery York Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
Pratik Roy           Leeds Consultant General Surgeon St James University Hospital

Northern Ireland

Vacant Antrim Email for more information  
Andrew Diver Portadown Consultant Plastic Surgeon Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast
Mano Shanmuganathan Belfast Consultant Neurosurgeon Royal Victoria Hospital


Scotland (East)
Andrew D Martindale Dundee General Urology, Uro-Oncology Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Jaiganesh Manickavasagam Dundee Consultant ENT

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Stephen Jones Dundee Consultant Otolaryngologist

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Scotland (North)
Bhaskar Ram Aberdeen Consultant ENT/Otolaryngologist Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Mr Mohammad Riaz

North of Scotland General / Colorectal / Rural Surgery Caithness General Hospital, Wick
Manoj Kumar Aberdeen

Consultant General Surgeon

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Pragnesh Bhatt Aberdeen

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Miss Adeline Clement

North of Scotland

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Raigmore Hospital (NHS Highland), Inverness
Scotland (West)
Mr William A Clement Glasgow Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist South Glasgow University Hospitals
Scotland (South East)
Vacant Edinburgh Email for more information  
Robyn Webber Kirkcaldy Consultant Urological Surgeon Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Peter Driscoll Fife Consultant Laparoscopic & General Surgery          Victoria Hospital , Fife       



Raymond Delicata Abergavenny Consultant General Surgeon Nevill Hall Hospital
David Owens Cardiff Consultant Otolaryngology University Hospital of Wales
Konstantinos Serafeimidis Pembrokeshire Consultant General and Breast Surgeon Withybush General Hospital
Vacant  Antrim Email for more information  

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