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Executive Committee


The Society has an Executive Committee made up of a number of members who run the Society.

The teaching and appropriate training of junior surgeons is governed by the Executive Committee and the Specialist Advisory Committee for Higher Surgical Training with powers to recognise units as suitable for training, or not as the case may be.

A member of the SCTS is present on every committee for the appointment of a new consultant. This helps to ensure standards and fairness.

The Executive Committee also spends much time liaising with the Department of Health regarding the appropriate work done in units and how to tackle the huge burden of cardiac disease with limited resources.

Committee Members

Member Office Term of Office
Simon Kendall President 2020 - 2022
Rajesh Shah President Elect 2020 - 2022
Narain Moorjani Honorary Secretary 2018 - 2022
Amal Bose Honorary Treasurer 2019 - 2024
Maninder Kalkat Meeting Secretary 2020 - 2022
Mubarak Chaudhry Elected Trustee 2019 - 2022
Carin Van Doorn Elected Trustee and Congenital Audit Lead 2019 - 2022
Enoch Akowuah Elected Trustee and Adult Cardiac Surgery Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Aman Coonar Elected Trustee and Thoracic Surgery Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Betsy Evans Elected Trustee 2021 - 2024
Andrew Parry Elected Trustee 2021 - 2024
Sridhar Rathinam Education Secretary 2016 - 2021
Carol Tan Education Secretary 2020 - 2023
Eric Lim Research Sub-Committee Co-chair (Thoracic Surgery) 2021 - 2024
Mahmoud Loubani Research Sub-Committee Co-chair (Cardiac Surgery) 2021 - 2024
Douglas West Audit Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2019 - 2022
Rafael Guerrero Congenital Cardiac Surgery Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2019 - 2022
Steven Tsui Transplantation Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2022
Hunaid Vohra Innovation Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy Nursing and AHP Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Sarah Murray Lay Representative 2014 - 2022
Phil Botha Perfusion Representative 2018 - 2021
Christopher Efthymiou Perfusion Representative 2020 - 2023
Duncan Steele Trainee Representative 2019 - 2022
Abdul Badran Trainee Representative 2019 - 2022
Uday Trivedi Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit Lead 2019 - 2023
Marjan Jahangiri Cardiothoracic Surgery SAC Chair 2019 - 2022
Rana Sayeed JCIE Cardiothoracic Surgery Exam Board Chair 2021 - 2024
Niall O'Keefe President ACTACC 2020 - 2023
Isabelle Ferner Society Administrator & Conference Organiser 2000
Tilly Mitchell Finance & Exhibition Coordinator 2009
Emma Ferris Education Administrator 2018
Clinton Lloyd Co-opted Member 2021 - 2024
Onyeka Onyeama Office Administrator 2021