Surgical Specialty Boards

Interest groups and surgical specialties are represented by 11 Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs), who ensure that the membership's specialist professional interests have a voice within the College.

The SSBs can both raise issues for discussion with the College's Council and have matters referred to them by Council. Council meets with the SSB Chairs twice per year. 

SSBs have between four and ten members from a particular specialty, including a trainee representative, SAS grade representative, Council member, member of the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), and, where appropriate, surgical sub-specialties.

Read the RCSEd Surgical Specialty Boards Terms of Reference here.

For more information please contact: The Committee Administrator, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW.

Email: committeeadministrator@rcsed.ac.uk , Tel: + 44 (0)131 527 1555


Cardiothoracic SSB

Chair: Sridhar Rathinam

Deputy Chair: Douglas West

Members:

  • Tim Jones
  • Lognathen Balacumaraswami
  • Stephen Rooney
  • Maninder Singh Kalkat
  • Vivek Srivastava
  • Neil Cartwright
  • Mark Jones
  • Lawrence Okiror
  • Majid Mukadam
  • Gillian Hardman
  • Tim Graham
  • Rana Sayeed
  • Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy

General Surgery SSB

Chair: Siong Liau 

Deputy Chair: Chelliah Selvasekar 

Members:

  • Vittal Rao
  • Dimitrios Damaskos
  • Aung Myint Oo
  • Sanjay Pandanaboyana
  • Vikram Kate
  • Anita Balakrishnan
  • Alastair Moses
  • Arul Immanuel
  • Kwok-Leung Cheung
  • Lasitha Samarakoon
  • Anne Ewing
  • Clare McNaught
  • Ian Hawthorn
  • Leo Brown
  • Dilraj Bilku
  • Chris Lewis
  • Christian Macutkiewicz
  • Shahab Siddiqi
  • Matthew Forshaw

Neurosurgery SSB

Chair: Likhith Alakandy

Members:

  • Nihal Gurusinghe
  • Peter Bodkin
  • Jothy Kandasamy
  • Atul Tyagi
  • Colin Watts
  • Mark Wilson
  • Teodoro Forcht Dagi
  • Pragnesh Bhatt
  • Iain Robertson
  • Venetia Giannakaki
  • Alistair Jenkins
  • Alastair Gibson
  • Ioannis Fouyas
  • Neil Simms
  • Alistair Jenkins

Ophthalmology SSB

Chair: Dan Morris

Members:

  • Harry Bennett
  • Roshini Sanders
  • Robert Murray
  • Ishtiyak Mahomed
  • Muthusamy Palanisamy
  • Thomas Kuriakose
  • Dipen Boghani
  • Laura Hughes
  • Ahmed Sallam
  • Alan Mulvihill
  • Clare Davey

Oral and Maxillofacial SSB

Chair: Craig Wales

Members:

  • Mark Ansell
  • Richard Graham
  • Chetan Katre
  • Alexandra Thompson
  • Stuart Clark
  • Victoria Beale
  • John Rowson

Otolaryngology SSB

Chair: Frank Stafford

Deputy Chair: Steven Powell

Members:

  • Ranjan Raychowdhury
  • Nashreen Oozeer
  • Richard Townsley
  • Sarah Healy
  • Stephen Jones
  • Richard Steven
  • Sadie Khwaja
  • Shyam Singam
  • Rory Houston
  • Janet Wilson
  • Dheeraj Karamchandani
  • Rachel Scurrah
  • David Baring
  • Alun Williams

Paediatric SSB

Chair: Liam McCarthy

Members:

  • Robin Garrett-Cox
  • Nikola Henderson
  • Ewan Brownlee
  • Melanie Clarke
  • Christopher Driver
  • Martyn Flett
  • Sean Marven
  • Sarah Wood
  • Sesi Hotonu
  • Amanda McCabe

Plastic SSB

Chair: Alex Munnoch

Deputy Chair: Simon Wood

Members:

  • Jeremy Rodrigues
  • Kaz Rahman
  • Nadeem Khwaja
  • Saood Ahmad Rao
  • Omar Ahmed
  • Suresh Anandan
  • Poonam Valand
  • Chris Caddy
  • Muhammad Riaz
  • Mark Henley
  • Farida Ali

Trauma & Orthopaedic SSB

Chair: Jaysheel Mehta

Members:

  • Vittoria Bucknall
  • Anand Pillai
  • Kapil Kumar
  • Will Eardley
  • Sarang Kasture
  • Monu Jabbal
  • Robin Paton
  • Phil Turner
  • Mark Bowditch

Urology SSB

Chair: Neil Fenn 

Deputy Chair: Alexander Laird

Members:

  • Edward Mains
  • Faris Abushamma
  • Vishwanath Hanchanale
  • Susan Willis
  • Rickaz Abdul Raheem
  • James Blackmur
  • Anna Paisley
  • Prokar Dasgupta
  • Justine Royle
  • Tim O’Brien

Vascular Surgery SSB

Chair: Andrew Garnham

Deputy Chair: Andrew Tambyraja

Members:

  • Neil Masson
  • Mark McCarthy
  • Marco Baroni
  • Sadasivam Selvakumar
  • Peng Foo Wong
  • Becky Sandford
  • Paul Yang
  • Lauren Shelmerdine
  • Ahmed Nassef
  • Rachel Falconer
  • Patrick Coughlin
  • Jon Boyle
  • Ram Kasthuri

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