The 2009 Award Winners

In 2009 fourteen candidates were selected for interview. These candidates were interviewed by a panel of HCA Foundation Trustees, Mr. Geoffrey Glazer Consultant Surgeon, Dr Michael Harding General Practitioner and Susan Smith, CEO, The Princess Grace Hospital. A total grant amount of £65,500 was allocated.

Margaret Adejolu

Dr Margaret Adejolu is a 5th year Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology at Kings College, Hospital, London. She was awarded £2000 to gain knowledge and experience in ‘current and emerging techniques in breast cancer imaging with emphasis on breast MRI’ at The University Of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA commencing in July 2010 for two months.

G Balamurali

Dr G Balamurali is a fellow in Spinal surgery at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool. He was awarded £3000 to travel and train in Minimally Invasive spinal surgery (MIS) techniques in North America at University College San Francisco, Northwestern University, Chicago and Zurich for a period of 6 months. His main interests currently are minimally invasive spinal surgery, craniocervical pathologies and intradural spinal surgery.

James Gossage

Mr James Gossage is a 5th year specialist registrar in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in the South-East Deanery and is currently at Kings College Hospital, London. He was awarded £9000 to train in advanced laparoscopic Oesophago-gastric Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia, commencing July 2010 for one year.

Charles Imber

Mr Charles Imber is a Consultant HPB Surgeon and Liver Transplant Consultant at The Royal Free and University College London Hospitals. He was awarded £2,000 to visit The Asan Medical Centre in Seoul in June 2010 to train in live liver transplantation.

Michael Jenkinson

Mr Michael Jenkinson is a recently appointed consultant neurosurgeon sub-specialising in neuro-oncology at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool. He was awarded £3000 to visit Professor Hugues Duffau in Montpellier in February 2010 o observe the application of awake craniotomy and advanced intra-operative functional brain mapping in glioma resection.

Nishant Kumar

Mr Nishant Kumar is a 4th year specialist registrar in Ophthalmology in the Mersey Deanery and is currently doing a Retina Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He was awarded £8000 to train with Prof Yannuzzi and his team in New York and will be looking at new imaging modalities in the early detection and treatment of retinal diseases. His Fellowship will be commencing in January 2011 and is a six month fellowship.

Siong-Seng Liau

Mr Siong-Seng Liau is a Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Specialist Registrar in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at the University Department of Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was awarded £4500 to train in liver resectional surgery and living donor liver transplantation at the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong commencing Jan 2010 for three months.

Simon MacDonald

Dr Simon MacDonald is a fifth year Cardiology Registrar in the Oxford Deanery, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He was awarded £6000 to contribute to a Fellowship in Congenital Heart Disease Intervention at the Paediatric and Adult Congenital heart Disease Unit at the Policlinico San Donato Milanese in Milan, Italy for one year. This will enable him to further his experience in the full range of interventional techniques in congenital heart disease.

Paul Modi

Mr Paul Modi is a 6th year specialist registrar in cardiothoracic surgery for the South West Deanery and is currently based at Bristol Royal Infirmary. He was awarded £6000 to train in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation at the Heart Centre, Leipzig, Germany, for 6 months with Prof FW Mohr and Prof T Walther. Additionally, Paul will be trained in advanced mitral valve chordal reconstruction techniques developed in Leipzig specifically for minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery.

Josephine Cleo Oliver

Dr Oliver is a 4th year specialist registrar in General Surgery in the Wessex region. She was awarded £2000 towards a one year surgical fellowship at the Trauma unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa which commenced in October 2009. She will learn about the acute management of patients with penetrating injuries and polytrauma.

Nicola Petrie

Miss Petrie is a 5th year Specialist Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on the Oxford Deanery and is currently on a Clinical Fellowship at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. She was awarded £1000 to attend the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India as an observer in the unit and participant on the Ganga microsurgery course in a project entitled “Optimising the provision of Hand Trauma and a Microsurgical Master Class - Lessons learnt from one of the busiest units in the world” commencing November 2009 for 3 weeks.

Andreas Roposch

Mr Andreas Roposch is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Institute of Child Helath, having previously held posts at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and the University of Vienna. He was awarded £1,000 to study hip arthroscopy in children and impingement surgery developments.

Zameer Shah

Mr Zameer Shah was awarded £4,000 to study hip and knee arthroplasy and navigational techniques at The Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in New York.

Massimo Varcada

Mr Massimo Varcada was awarded £6,000 to visit the Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital in Hong Kong for six months to study Laparoscopic colorectal and NOTES.

Marcus Wagstaff

Mr Marcus Wagstaff has completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Trent Deanery. He was awarded £8000 to train as the Senior Fellow in microsurgery and all aspects of plastic surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia commencing January 2010 for one year.