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Research


The SCTS Academic and Research committee was established to address the research priorities in Cardiothoracic Surgery. It includes members that represent cardiothoracic surgeons and allied healthcare professionals, aligning with the core goals of the society.  

The roles of the committee include but are not limited to the support and enhancement of the NIHR academic trainees, applications for NICOR data, national trials, the interdisciplinary research collaborative, the Priority Setting Partnership, or the Royal College of Surgeons Specialty Lead and Associate Lead programme.

One of the key aims of the committee is to support the training and development of the future research leaders.

The tasks of the committee include a report submission to each Executive committee and Cardiothoracic SAC, Advise the SCTS / SAC regarding workforce and recruitment, interface with the Education Committee and Meeting teams agendas, coordinate and communicate on academic and research agendas, collaborate with the research department at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Committee Members

Member Office Term of Office
Eric Lim Co-Chair 2021 - 2024
Mahmoud Loubani Co-Chair 2021 - 2024
Narain Moorjani Executive Co-Chair 2020 - 2022
Enoch Akowuah Adult Cardiac Surgery Lead 2018 - 2021
Babu Naidu Thoracic Surgery Lead 2020 - 2023
Massimo Caputo Congenital Cardiac Surgery Lead 2017 - 2021
Nigel Drury Congenital Cardiac Surgery Lead 2020 - 2023
Julie Sanders Nursing and AHP Representative 2019 - 2022
Marius Roman Academic Trainees Representative 2019 - 2022
Stephen Clark SAC 2019 - 2022
Andrew Goodwin NICOR 2019 - 2022
Serban Stoica Congenital Audit 2020 - 2023
Luke Rogers ASSL 2019 - 2022
Ricky Vaja ASSL 2019 - 2022
Edward Caruana ASSL 2021 - 2024
Akshay Patel ASSL 2021 - 2024
Azar Hussain Trainees Research Lead 2021 - 2023
Rishab Makam Students Research Lead 2021 - 2023