Below are the current representatives on the BASS Trainee Sub-Committee. If you wish to contact any member of the committee, please email email@example.com
|Chairperson||Alex Goubran||Trauma and Orthopaedics||STIG Fellow (post CCT)|
|Secretary||Al Durst||Trauma and Orthopaedics||Post CCT Fellow|
|Educational Rep||Surya Gandhum||Trauma and Orthopaedics||ST8|
|Educational Rep||Paul Brewer||Trauma and Orthopaedics||Post CCT Fellow|
|Research Rep||Martinique Vella-Baldacchino||Trauma and Orthopaedics||ST5|
|Research Rep||Riaz Mohammed||Trauma and Orthopaedics||Post CCT Fellow|
|Website Rep||Danny Tadross||Trauma and Orthopaedics||CST1|
|Communication and Social Media Rep||Wing Sum Lao||Neurosurgery||ST3|
|Fellowship Rep||Edward Dyson||Neurosurgery||ST8 (OOPT)|
|Speciality Trainee Rep||Philip Copley||Neurosurgery||ST6|
|Speciality Trainee Rep||Karim Aboelmagd||Trauma and Orthopaedics||ST5|
|Membership Secretary||Buddhika Wimalachandra||Neurosurgery|
Post CCT Fellow
|Medical Student Rep||Karen Soh Chien Lin||-||5th Year Medical Student|
Stage of training: STIG Fellow - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Sheffield Children's NHS Trust
Experience in spine (months): 24 months
Favourite part of a spinal career: Operating and decision making
When not in hospital...: In Devon with my daughters and wife.
Something interesting about you: Half Irish / Half Egyptian
Stage of training: Post-CCT Fellow (STIG , followed by Canadian fellowship)
Experience in spine (months): 28 months
Favourite part of a spinal career: The patients, the challenges, the operating
When not in hospital...: With my wife enjoying life with laugh, hiking, snowboarding and doing escape rooms
Something interesting about you: Keen Movember supporter, for 12+ years; have raised a bit of money and awareness for an important cause whilst winning a prize or two
Stage of training: ST8
Experience in spine (months): 18
Favourite part of a spinal career: Having exposure to adult, paediatric, trauma and cancer cases all in one week.
When not in hospital...: I am trying to keep up with my three little girls and spend as much time with family and friends
Something interesting about you: Love Japanese food and art and am waiting for COVID to clear up before visiting again.
Paul Brewer - Education Rep
Stage of training: Post CCT fellow
Experience in spine: 3 years experience in spines- 24 months as a reg, 12 months as a fellow in Brisbane, Australia. Now at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.
Favourite part of a spinal career: variation in procedures with a variety of patients. Not one trick ponies!
Something interesting about you: enjoying playing golf when not working. Trying to develop the next Tiger Woods so I don't have to work (or at or least have a good excuse to go and play)
Martinique Vella Baldacchino - Research Rep
Stage of training: finished St4 on NW London Rotation now on OOPR
Experience in spine (months): 6 months
Favourite part of a spinal career: seeing patients move their legs post op
When not in hospital...: on a bike or hiking with my fiancé
Something interesting about you: cycled solo from London to Glasgow in 5 days.
Stage of training: Senior Spine Fellow, Cardiff
Experience in spine (months): 32 months
Favourite part of a spinal career: Spinal emergencies are the "real" emergencies
When not in hospital...: Not on Facebook, or on Twitter, nor Instagram
Something interesting about you: Can't stand the mundane, hence #spinesurgeon