2015 award winners

In 2015 the Foundation received 40 applications. 14 candidates attended for interview.. The interview panel from the Trustees was Dr Michael Harding General Practitioner and Susan Smith, Healthcare Executive. A total of £70,000 has been allocated in grants to 14 candidates.

Asit Arora

Asit is a ST8 at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London. He has been successful in applying to the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg Germany to be the International Head and Neck Surgery and Robotics Fellow for a period of 8 months. His objective is to develop specialist operative skills in oncological and reconstructive Head & Neck surgery with particular emphasis upon minimally invasive robotic and laser-assisted trans oral techniques for tumour resection and microvascular free flap reconstruction under the supervision of Mr. Balazs Lorencz

Adam Brown

Adam is a BHF Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Cambridge. In February 2016 he will go to MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne where he has an Interventional Fellowship in novel percutaneous structural therapies. His fellowship has a strong emphasis on novel transcatheter structural solutions for both aortic and mitral valve disease under the supervision of Professor Ian Meredith

Belinda Crowe

Belinda is a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability at Great Ormond St Hospital. She will visit two institutions to increase her knowledge and expertise in selective dorsal rhizotomy for children with cerebral palsy. Under the supervision of Dr T.S.Park and Dr Mark Gormley she will visit the St Louis Children’s Hospital Missouri, USA and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota, USA.

Sherif El-Tawil

Sherif is currently a ST8 Trainee at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow specialising in lower limb arthroplasty. He will spend 6 months increasing his knowledge in advanced techniques in knee preservation surgery at the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute and The Royal North Shore Hospital. His supervisor is Dr David Parker

Simon Fung

Simon is a Clinical Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Working under the supervision of Dr Asim Ali he will gain experience and expertise in the management of paediatric cornea and anterior segment ophthalmology through a clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for 12 months.

Girish Ganesha-Batsu

Girish is a Specialist Registrar at The London Heart Hospital, Barts Health Centre, London. He has an advanced fellowship in ventricular tachycardia ablation therapy. He will spend 12 months at the San Rafael Medical Institute Milan Italy. His supervisors are Prof Paolo Della Bella and Dr Edward Rowland.

Laurence Glancz

Laurence is currently a ST4 in the East Midlands Deanery and doing neurosurgery at Queens Medical Centre. He will travel to the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda to learn the art of endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterisation. He will be there for 6 months with the supervision of Dr John Mugamba

Ioannis Goutos

Ioannis is a senior plastic surgery trainee in the Oxford Deanery. He will spend 4 months in Japan under the supervision of Professor R Ogawa with a fellowship in scar management

William Lo

William is a speciality registrar in neurosurgery at the West Midlands Deanery. He has gained an International Clinical Fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He will be there for 12 months under the supervision of Dr James Drake.

Ian Low

Ian is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen’s Hospital, Romford. He has a specialty interest in functional neurosurgery and is travelling to Vancouver Hospital to learn advanced neurosurgical procedures for the control of intractable neuropathic pain, especially lesioning techniques such as percutaneous cordotomies and trigeminal nucleotomies. He will work under the supervision of Professor Chris Honey.

Omar Pathmanaban

Omar is a senior registrar at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. He has a Cranial Base Fellowship at the University of Toronto Division of Neurosurgery. He will be there for 12 months under the supervision of Professor Michael Cusimano

Gokularaj Ratnarajan

Gok is an Ophthalmology Fellow at the Western Eye Hospital, London. He will travel to the University of Toronto for 12 months to work with Dr Ike Ahmed and to further his skills in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Victoria Wykes

Victoria is a ST8 neurosurgery trainee in the North Thames region with a specialist interest in epilepsy surgery. She will visit the USA and take the University Hospital Case Western EEG course. This course will provide her an excellent grounding in both critically evaluating and delivering novel clinical therapies to patients.

Gareth Wynn

Gareth is a ST7 in Cardiology at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He will be the Electrophysiology and Pacing Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He will be there for 14 months under Professor Jonathan Kalman