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Dr Phil Haslam

Dr Phil Haslam, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, EBIR, Director and Editor-in-Chief

Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Phil has been a consultant interventional radiologist for over 10 years and founded Which Interventional Device in 2007. Phil's areas of expertise included uro intervention, vascular intervention, hepatobiliary intervention and GI intervention. Phil trained in Newcastle upon Tyne, was lecturer in IR at the College of Surgeons and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin before returning to Newcastle in 1999. He has a keen interest in technology and medical devices.

Mr Craig Gerrand

Mr Craig Gerrand, MB ChB, FRCSEd (Tr and Orth), MD, MBA, Director and Editor-in-Chief

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK

Craig Gerrand has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2001. Initially working at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, and then from 2018 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. His clinical and research interests are in the management of bone and soft tissue tumours, joint replacement and, of course, medical devices. He completed an MBA from Newcastle University Business School in 2009, with a dissertation on innovation in health.

Interventional Radiology

Professor Anthony Watkinson

Professor Anthony Watkinson, BSc MSc (Oxon) MBBS FRCS FRCR, Specialist Editor: Interventional Radiology

Consultant Interventional Radiologist, The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, UK

Tony initially trained in Surgery, completing his FRCS in 1988 before becoming interested in the emerging field of Interventional Radiology/Image Guided Surgery. In 1993 he became Professor Andy Adam’s first Interventional Fellow at Guys and St Thomas’s Hosptials. He took up a post as Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital, London working there from 1994-2002. After eight years working on all aspects of IR, he moved to Exeter in the South West of England in 2003, establishing programmes in EVAR, TIPS, RFA, TACE and treatment of AVM’s.

Tony has held several positions within the British Society of Interventional Radiology including Chairman of the education committee 1999-2001, Secretary 2001-3, Vice-President 2003-5 and President from 2005-7. He is currently a council member of the Royal College of Radiology serving from 2008-11. He has been involved in CIRSE for many years and has served on the membership and Scientific Programme committees

He is author, editor or co-editor of 13 books on Interventional Radiology. He has published over 140 scientific publications, 22 book chapters and 17 review articles. Research work to date has centered around collation and interpretation of clinical data. Future aims include continued evaluation of new techniques and emerging technologies in the field of Interventional Radiology.

Dr Dominic Fay

Dr Dominic Fay, Specialist Editor: Interventional Radiology

Consultant Radiologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Dominic Fay trained in interventional radiology in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Vancouver, Canada before becoming a consultant in Bath UK in 2005. He has a diverse practice encompassing all aspects of vascular, urological and GI intervention but with particular interests in fibroid embolisation and interventional uroradiology. He is currently a training programme director for the Severn School of Radiology.

Dr Simon McPherson

Dr Simon McPherson, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, EBIR, Specialist Editor: Interventional Radiology

Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK

Following undergraduate training at UCL and Westminster Simon trained in Internal Medicine in London and Charleston, South Carolina. His radiology training was in Cambridge with an Interventional fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. Since 1998 he has been a Consultant Interventional Radiologist in Leeds where he is clinical lead. His clinical and research interests include thoracic stent grafting, gastro-intestinal bleeding, trauma services, venous intervention, vascular anomalies and patient safety. He currently serves on NCEPOD’s steering and expert advisory committees [2008-] and NICE’s Upper GI bleeding guidelines group.

Dr Gerard S Goh

Dr Gerard S Goh , MBBS, FRANZCR, EBIR, Specialist Editor: Vascular, Renal Denervation, Trauma

Consultant Interventional Radiologist, St George's NHS Trust, UK

Gerard has been an Interventional Radiologist and the head of trauma radiology at St George’s Hospital since 2010. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer for the St George’s medical school, University of London. 

Having trained and undertaken a fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia hewent on to undertake a fellowship in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland as an interventional radiology fellow and clinical lecturer in interventional radiology for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. 

Gerard a NICE expert advisor and sits on a committee for CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) and the vascular subcommittee for ECR 2014 (European Congress of Radiology). 

He is actively involved in research, is a peer review for several international journals and has 2 book chapters. In addition he has given 27 international and national presentations in Europe, USA and Australasia.

His areas of interest include vascular, renal denervation and trauma radiology.

Dr Sebastian Mafeld

Dr Sebastian Mafeld, MBBS, Associate Editor: Interventional Radiology

Specialist Registrar Radiology, Northern Deanery, UK

Sebastian Mafeld graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2009 and completed his foundation training in the Northern Deanery. He is passionate about advancements in medical technology as well as the evolving role of the internet and social media in medicine.

Sebastian is the founder of newsradiology.com and a co-founder of UK Endovascular Trainees (UKETS). For more information about Sebastian or to connect please visit his LinkedIn profile.

Dr Bhaskar Ganai

Dr Bhaskar Ganai, BSc(MedSci)Hons, MBChB, MRCS, FRCR, EBIR, Specialist Editor: Interventional Radiology

Lecturer in Interventional Radiology, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Bhaskar Ganai is currently a clinical lecturer in interventional radiology at the RCSI and on fellowship in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. After three years surgical training in Scotland, he moved to Newcastle to undertake radiology training. 

Bhaskar has a keen interest in medical technology and new developments in IR. Through his current role at RCSI, he hopes to increase understanding about IR in the undergraduate medical curriculum.

Dr Stephen Goode, MBChB, MRCS(Eng), FRCR, PhD, Specialist Editor: Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Fellow in the Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK

Following the completion of the MRCS surgical exams, Stephen Goode secured a research post in Nottingham in Vascular Surgery and Academic Radiology. During this period, he completed a 3 year PhD in Vascular Surgery which was partly funded by a Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Afterwards, he successfully gained entry onto the Yorkshire and Humber Radiology Training scheme, in 2008.

Stephen is currently working as an Interventional Radiology Fellow in the Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. In 2010, Stephen also became a NICE Scholar. He is in his 3rd year as a member of the BSIR Trainees Committee and 2nd year as Chair. Stephen is also an active co-opted member of the BSIR Registries and Audit Committee. He has over 70 national and international presentations, 20 peer reviewed publications and 3 book chapters. He also recently published the 1st UK Carotid Artery Stent Registry report for the BSIR in 2011.


Mr Malik Siddique

Mr Malik Siddique, Specialist Editor: Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Malik Siddique has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Freeman Newcastle since 2000, having completed fellowships in Texas, Stanmore in London and Zurich. He has a keen interest in foot and ankle surgery, teaching and research and is a recognised expert in ankle replacement.

Mr Dave Cloke

Mr Dave Cloke, Specialist Editor: Upper Limb Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Tyneside General Hospital, UK

Background information: Newcastle Medical School and Northern region trainee, Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow Fellow, member of British Shoulder and Elbow Society and Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Tutor Sports Medicine at Bath University. Dave's areas of interest include shoulder and elbow trauma, arthroscopy and joint replacement while his research interests include shoulder and elbow surgery and football injuries.

Dr Ravi Gupta, MBBS, MS, DNB, MNAMS

Dr Ravi Gupta, MBBS, MS, DNB, MNAMS, Specialist Editor: Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy

Professor at Government Medical College Hospital, India

Dr Gupta has 20 years of experience in his profession. He undertook advanced training at the University of Innsbruck Austria, Adelaide University Australia and Dartmouth Medical School, USA. Dr Gupta has published over 73 papers and written chapters for books and many media articles. He has presented over 280 lectures and papers in scientific meetings and is a regular speaker ar international conferences. He is the Editor of the Punjab Journal of Orthopaedics, Assistant Editor of Indian J Orthoapedics and a reviewer of numerous journals. Dr Gupta has also Invented 3 new surgical techniques and is a member of the faculty of medical sciences at Panjab University. 

Dr Rajkumar Gangadharan, MBBS, D.Orth, MRCS

Dr Rajkumar Gangadharan, MBBS, D.Orth, MRCS, Specialist Editor: Lower Limb Arthroplasty

Specialty Doctor, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dr Gangadharan qualified in 1999 from JIPMER, India. He completed a Diploma in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Madras Medical College in 2003 and MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2006. Dr Gangadharan has been involved in Lower Limb Arthroplasty / Knee Arthroscopic interventions, since 2007. 

Dr Firas Arnaout MD MRCS MSc

Dr Firas Arnaout MD MRCS MSc, Specialist Editor: Trauma & Orthpaedics

Speciality Doctor in Trauma & Orthopaedics at Worcester Royal Hospital, UK

Firas became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007 and completed Masters programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics Health Sciences from Warwick University in 2011. His experience includes general trauma & joint arthroplasty with involvement in editorials with Orthopaedic Products News, Oxford University, PasTest and OrthoGuidance.com.


Dr Azfar Zaman

Dr Azfar Zaman, BSc MBChB MD FRCP, Senior Editor: Cardiology

Consultant Cardiologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Azfar was appointed Consultant Cardiologist to Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University in April 2001 and awarded Honorary Readership in 2008. Following undergraduate training at Leeds University Medical School, he completed postgraduate training in cardiology at regional centres in Leeds, London and Cardiff in the UK. During his tenure as senior registrar, he was a Fulbright scholar and British Heart Foundation International Fellow to Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Azfar's clinical expertise is in the field of percutaneous coronary intervention. He performs over 500 cases annually using all adjunctive devices (IVUS, rotablation, laser, pressure wire). In the last year he has gained expertise in Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation using the Edwards Sapien devices.

As consultant, he has maintained an interest in clinical research with a particular interest in atherothrombosis in the diabetic population and non invasive imaging. He has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2007 he secured a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Leave Fellowship to support his research activities for a period of 3 years.

Dr Stephen Lord, Specialist Editor: Cardiac Rhythm Management

Consultant Cardiologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dr Douglas Muir

Dr Douglas Muir, MB ChB, FRCP, Specialist Editor: Coronary Intervention

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough, UK

After qualifying in 1992 from the University of Glasgow, Dr Muir trained in Glasgow and Manchester. Following the completion of a transradial PCI fellowship in Amsterdam, he was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in Middlesbrough, UK, in 2004. 

Dr Muir's major clinical interests are in complex PCI: LMS, rotational atherectomy, CTO and TAVI.  A proctor and faculty trainer for the Edwards Sapien TAVI system, he has a strong interest in procedural technologies which allow more complex procedures to be undertaken in safer and more reliable ways.

Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Dr Ian Nesbitt

Dr Ian Nesbitt, MBBS, FRCA, DICM(UK), FFICM, Senior Editor: Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Ian Nesbitt qualified with honours from Newcastle Medical School in 1991 and subsequently trained in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He currently works in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care. He is also a member of the Territorial Army, with regular deployments overseas.

Ian is on the Editorial Board member for several journals, acts as an advisor to NICE (technology assessment section) and is a Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Examiner.

Dr Jeremy Hyams

Dr Jeremy Hyams , MRCS(Ed), FRCA, Associate Editor: Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine

ST6 Anaesthesia, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dr. Jeremy Hyams currently work as an Anaesthetic Specialty Trainee in the Northern Deanery and has done so since 2006. Prior to this, he undertook 3 years of surgical training, obtaining his MRCS(Ed) in the process. Dr. Hyams has worked in the Pre-Hospital environment since 2004, providing medical cover at over 90 events including airshows, concerts, cage-fights, motorsport races, horse trials and many others. He is the Managing Director of Sport Doctors UK and the Clinical Director for ShowMed – both of these companies provide experienced staff for medical cover at events across the UK.

Dr Peter Young

Dr Peter Young, MD, FRCA, MB, ChB, Editor: Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

Dr Young is a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK. He trained at Edinburgh Medical School (1985 - 1990) and subsequently worked in Edinburgh, Leeds, Norwich, Cambridge (UK) and in Christchurch (NZ). He completed his MD dissertation (University of East Anglia, UK) in 2000, on Pulmonary Aspiration in Mechanical Ventilation. Research interests include preventing ventilator associated pneumonia and the development of a number of medical devices engineered to improve patient safety. 

Dr Young is the inventor of the Pneux (LoTrach) endotracheal and tracheostomy tube and cuff pressure controller, a system which cleanses the upper airway structures by high volume saline irrigation and reduces VAP by eliminating pulmonary aspiration in the critically ill.

Patient Safety

Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam

Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam, MBBS, MSc, Editor: Patient Safety

Lead Research Fellow, Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

Maryanne trained at Norwich Medical School and subsequently completed her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region (UK). She is currently the Lead Research Fellow for three regional patient safety projects of the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network and is based on the Critical Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (UK).

Her research interests are in the field of patient safety, human factors and developing engineered solutions to prevent never events and avoidable adverse events. 


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