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Surgeon of the Month

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November 2022

Congratulations to Surgeon of the Month: Narain Moorjani, our new SCTS President!

Click here to read SCTS INSINC's interview with him.

August 2022

INSINC Surgeon of the Month for August is Mr Joseph Zacharias, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, specialising in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, in particular, endoscopic vein harvesting and periareolar access. This month, we discuss his biggest professional achievements, the role of sex on surgical incision and survival, and, the challenges in providing minimal access services. Click here to read the full article

July 2022

For July, we welcome Mr Peter Brennan, keynote speaker from the Belfast Annual Meeting and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Portsmouth, with a PhD in human factors. He is passionate about the common sense application of human factors into the workplace and beyond, a theme we focus on heavily in this interview. Click to read the full article.

June 2022

June’s Surgeon of the Month is a familiar face from the Conference, ex-Cardiothoracic Trainee, Pilot for Aer Lingus and advocate for Error Management Training, Niall Downey. If you missed out on his presentation with Mr Peter Brennan in Belfast, this interview re-discusses civility and the danger of a ‘whistleblower’ mentality to errors in the workplace. Read the full article here.

March 2022

SCTS INSINC presents March’s Surgeon of the Month, Mr Alessandro Brunelli; renowned Thoracic Surgeon, pioneer of the uniportal VATS technique and recently appointed President of The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This month, we discuss career advice and reflections, sources of inspiration and the impact of leadership positions on improving day-to-day practice. Find the full article on the Student Section of the Website or on our social media pages. Click here to read article.

February 2022

SCTS INSINC presents February’s Surgeon of the Month, Donna Eaton, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. In this month’s interview, we discuss Lung Transplantation, from ethics to Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion as well as minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Click to read the full article

January 2022 

January Surgeon of the Month: Mr Enoch Akowuah

In this month’s interview from the SCTS INSINC committee, we discuss the UK Mini Mitral Trial & minimally invasive cardiac surgery, philanthropic work and maintaining enthusiasm to challenge clinical equipoise! Click here to read the full article.

November 2021

The SCTS Student Committee presents November’s Surgeon of the Month: Gillian Hardman. Click here to read the full article.

October 2021

This month we salute Prof Farah Bhatti, OBE for being picked as Surgeon of the Month by the SCTS Student Group. Click here to read the interview.

September 2021

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INSINC Insight

The SCTS INSINC Committee is very proud to announce 'INSINC Insight', a work experience scheme for sixth form students from widening participation backgrounds. This multifaceted programme will include a lecture series, careers evening and a hospital shadowing placement for students in Bristol, Leicester and Leeds. 
Whilst we are only able to offer the shadowing to a select number of students in these cities at the moment, our lecture series and careers evening will be virtual, and all are welcome to attend. 
As such, please feel free to advertise this to any schools you may have connections with, or sixth form students you feel may be interested. The poster below includes all the relevant information, including how to signup, but there is also a sign-up

link here

Whilst we are still in the early stages of developing this scheme, we are very hopeful of it’s potential to be rolled out across the UK in the future and therefore would be delighted to hear from any representatives interested in extending this scheme in their centre. Please get in touch with our committee on