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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
Mr Narain Moorjani President 2022 - 2024
Mr Rana Sayeed Honorary Secretary 2022 - 2027
Mr Amal Bose Honorary Treasurer 2019 - 2024
Mr Enoch Akowuah Elected Trustee and Adult Cardiac Surgery Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Mr Aman Coonar Elected Trustee and Thoracic Surgery Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Miss Betsy Evans Elected Trustee 2021 - 2024
Mr Andrew Parry Elected Trustee/Congenital Committee Co-Chair 2021 - 2024
Mr Manoj Purohit Elected Trustee 2022 - 2025
Mr Vipin Zamvar Elected Trustee 2022 - 2025
Mr Cha Rajakaruna Meeting Secretary 2022-2025
Miss Deborah Harrington Joint Education Secretary 2020 - 2023
Miss Elizabeth Belcher Joint Education Secretary 2022-2025
Mr Douglas West Audit Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2019 - 2022
Mr Hunaid Vohra Innovation Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Ms Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy Nursing and AHP Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2023
Prof Eric Lim Research Sub-Committee Co-chair (Thoracic Surgery) 2021 - 2024
Professor Mahmoud Loubani Research Sub-Committee Co-chair (Cardiac Surgery) 2021 - 2024
Mr Steven Tsui Transplantation Sub-Committee Co-Chair 2020 - 2022
Mr Christopher Efthymiou Joint Perfusion Representative 2020 - 2023
Mr Mubarak Chaudhry Joint Perfusion Representative 2022-2025
Dr Bassem Gadallah NTN Trainee Representative (Senior) 2022 - 2025
Mr Walid Mohamed NTN Trainee Representative (Junior) 2022 - 2025
Ms Sarah Murray Lay Representative 2014 - 2022
Mr Georgios Asimakopoulos Cardiac National Surgical Tutor 2020 - 2023
Miss Marjan Jahangiri Cardiothoracic Surgery SAC Chair 2019 - 2022
Mr Sridhar Rathinam Communication Secretary/ICB Chair 2021-2024
Miss Tilly Mitchell Finance & Exhibition Coordinator 2009
Ms Isabelle Ferner Society Administrator & Conference Organiser 2000
Ms. Emma Piotrowski Education Administrator 2018
Ms Taet Chesterton Admin Team -
Miss Maika Jimenez Blanco Staff -
Miss Mara Banuta Staff -