The 2006 Award Winners

In 2006, HCA International Foundation Travelling Scholarships were awarded to the following candidates.

Joanna Chikwe

Specialist Registrar, cardiothoracic surgery at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Attended Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, for six months from October 2006 (extended at invitation of Center). Subject of study: advanced adult cardiac surgery.

Lucy Cogswell

Specialist Registrar, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, Oxford. Special interest in hand surgery. Attended the Institut de la Main, Paris, for seven months, beginning April 2007. Subject of study: hand surgery.

Zvoru Makura

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Special interest in throat disorders that affect the larynx and voice. Attended the Harvard Medical School Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, part of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. Subject of study: state of the art medical and surgical management of throat disorders that affect the larynx and the voice.

Khalid Sharif

Consultant in paediatric hepato-biliary and intestinal surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital. Studied at the Children's Hospital, Pittsburg; the paediatric transplantation centre, University of Nebraska, Omaha; and the Liver and Small Bowel Transplantation Center, Miami, Florida.

Crispin Wigfield
National Spine Fellow, Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Special interest in complex spinal surgery and neurosurgery. Attended Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; Medical Education Resource Institute, Memphis, Tennessee and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona. Subject of study: clinical and health economic benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Greg Wynn

Specialist Registrar in General Surgery, South East Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. Special interest in coloproctology with emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Attended Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong. Subject of study: Advanced laparoscopic surgery with special reference to coloproctology. Greg Wynn is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery, South East Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. He has a special interest in coloproctology with emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. He has chosen to attend the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Centre, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong. His subject of study is advanced lapascopic surgery with special reference to coloproctology.