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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, Council member, member of the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), and, where appropriate, surgical sub-specialties.

For more information please contact: Ms Amanda Hamilton Committee Administrator The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW Email: a.hamilton@rcsed.ac.uk Tel: + 44 (0)131 527 1642


Cardiothoracic SSB

Chairman: Mr G Tsang (2017)

Members:
  • Mr A Dawson (2017) – Trainee Representative
  • Mr J Ferguson (2017)
  • Mr R R Jeffrey (2017) – Director CPD
  • Mr M Lewis ex officio
  • Mr D O’Reagan (2017) – Education Lead
  • Mr P Rajesh (2016) – Exams Overseas
  • Mr A Ranasinghe (2016)
  • Mr S Rathinam (2016)
  • Mr D West (2016)

General Surgery SSB

Chairman: Mr J B Ward (2017)

Members:

  • Mr C Auld (2017 Co Council Representative
  • Mr M Barber (2017)
  • Mr C J Lewis (2017)
  • Professor N Karanjia (2017)
  • Mr K Leong (2017) Trainee Representative
  • Ms A McKinley (2017) SAC Representative
  • Ms C McNaught (2017) Co Council Representative
  • Mr C Selvasekar (2017) Education Lead
  • Professor R Spence (2016)

Neurosurgery SSB

Chairman: Mr W Taylor (2016)

Members:

  • Mr E Ballantyne (2017) Scottish SBNS Representative
  • Mr I Fouyas (2017) Educational Lead
  • Mr A Gibson (2017) Council Representative
  • Mr N Gurusinghe (2018)
  • Mr Iyer Venkatachalam (2016)

Ophthalmology SSB

Chairman: Dr A Mulvilhill (2017)

Members:

  • Mr M Anandan (2017)
  • Mr H Bennett (2018)
  • Dr B Dhillon (2018)
  • Dr P Kearns (2018)
  • Mr N Kirkpatrick (2017)
  • Mr S Madge (2017)
  • Mr D Miller (2017) Trainee Representative

Oral and Maxillofacial SSB

Chairman: Mr S Clark (2017)

Members:

  • Mr L Al-Qamachi (2016) Trainee Representative
  • Mr A Baldwin (2016) BAOMS
  • Mr I Corbett (SAB Oral Surgery Chair) (2017)ex officio
  • Mr R Currie (2020) Council Representative
  • Mr C Maciver (2017) Education Lead
  • Mr I McVicar (2018)

Otolaryngology SSB

Chairman: Omar Hilmi (2017)

Members:

  • Mr A Banerjee (2017)
  • Mr A Bennett (2016)
  • Ms K Haddow (2018)
  • Mr H El-Hakim (2016)
  • International Representative
  • Mr R Steven (2018) – Trainee Representative
  • Mr David Owens (2017)- Educational Lead
  • Mr V Srinivasan (2017)

Paediatric SSB

Chairman: Mr G Hosie (2016)

Members:

  • Mr C Driver (2016) SAC
  • Mr M Kulkarni (2016)

Plastic SSB

Chairman: Mr K Hancock (2017)

Members:

  • Dr J Evans (2017) Council Representative
  • Mr A Fitzgerald (2016) Chair SAC
  • W Lam (2017)
  • Mr   P McArthur (2018)
  • Mr A Munnoch (2017)
  • Mr N Mercer (2016) BAPRAS
  • Ms C Harris (2018) Trainee Representative
  • Mr N Wilson (2017)
  • Mr S Wood (2017) Liaison for Scotland SAC Representative

Trauma & Orthopaedic SSB

Chairman: Mr R Dunsmuir (2016)

Members:

Mr S Ankarath (2016)
Mrs V Dobie (2018) – SAS Representative
Miss C Edwards (2016)
Ms J McMillan (2017)
Ms V Bucknall (2018) – Trainee Representative
Mr A Robertson (2016)
Mr P Walmsley (2017)


Urology SSB

Chairman: Mr A McNeill (2017)

Members

  • Mr Alvaro Bazo (2017) SAS Representative
  • Mr A Dickinson (2018) SAC
  • Mr A Rawlinson (2017) Trainee
  • Mr C McIlhenny (2017) Scottish Representative
  • Mr Ghulam Nabi (2017)
  • Mr S Paterson-Brown (2017 ) Council Representative
  • Mr M Speakman (2016) BAUS
  • Mr A Thorpe (2017) JCIE

Vascular Surgery SSB

Chairman: Mr R Holdsworth (2017)

Members

  • Mr G Lambert (2016) Trainee Representative
  • Mr J Thompson (2018)
  • Mr W Stuart (2018)
  • Mr M Wyatt (2018)

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