Our Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTF) come from all medical specialities. Most CTFs are at Specialty Registrar level (have completed their membership examinations) when they join. 

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Read the profiles below for more about our Clinical Teaching Fellows past and present, and the types of work that Clinical Teaching Fellows do.

St George's Universiy Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Naina Shah
Medicine
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"I have been a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the department of Medicine at St George’s University Hospital since October 2017. I have finished my Specialty Training in Hepatology/Gastroenterology/General Medicine from KSS Deanery and PhD in Hepatology at University College London.

"I have always had a passion for teaching and was actively involved with teaching my junior colleagues and allied health care professionals during my postgraduate years. My current role primarily involves teaching ‘T’ year medical students and helping them refine their skills in clinical examination. It has given me an opportunity to participate in the various teaching aspects such as writing up questions for single best answer questions, OSCE exam stations and Problem Based Learning sessions. I have had the opportunity to deliver lectures to a large group of medical students.

"Along with my role as a CTF, I also intend to complete a PG certificate in Medical Education and hope to gain accreditation from the Higher Education Academy. This role has enabled me to refine my teaching skills and utilise different modalities of teaching tools to deliver effective teaching including learning aspects of medical education and the hard work involved in delivering it. I continue to do Hepatology clinics and my current role strikes a very good balance between work and family life without any on-calls.

"I am really pleased I have taken up this post which has certainly influenced me in taking up teaching as a career alongside research and clinical work as a Hepatologist."

Vithushan Vakeeswarasarma
Medicine
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"In my role as a CTF, I am involved in teaching medical students components of general medicine. I do regular, small groups and bedside teaching on the acute medical unit as well as weekly large group teaching.

"I studied medicine at Liverpool and completed my core medical training in Birmingham.

"I spend my clinical time on gastroenterology, doing a weekly ward round, clinics and attend endoscopies. Having this opportunity to teach is a rewarding role as it allows me to enhance students’ education. Working at St George’s offers the unique prospect of working at a hospital and university which has given me the chance to be involved in various educational projects and teaching.

"I have a role in creating an e-learning platform for the third year medical students. Within this role I am working towards a PGCert in Healthcare and Biomedical Education and applying for ST3 gastroenterology."

Mahmoud Montasser MD, MRCP(UK), MRCP(Neph)
Medicine
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"My current role is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Medicine at St Georges University Hospital Foundation Trust and a Honorary Clinical Lecturer in St Georges, University London.

"I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo. I specialised in Renal Medicine and had my training in the same university. Meanwhile, I had my Msc and MD in internal medicine and a position of Lecturer of Internal Medicine and Nephrology. During that time I used to teach undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

"I started my career in the UK in 2015 as a Renal Registrar in Kent and Canterbury Hospital and I was lucky enough to join the training programme of Renal Medicine in Kent, Surry and Sussex Deanery. It was an honour to be rewarded Doctor of the Year at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust in 2017. I published a book in the same year for PACES candidates named (the last second MRCP PACES).

"I’m planning to have my PGCert in Healthcare and Biomedical Education and to gain the Higher Education Academy Fellowship during this year. After that I will finish my clinical training and go for a consultant job. In my spare time I enjoy playing music, going to concerts and spending time with my lovely family."

Chris Threapleton
Clinical Pharmacology
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Dr Chris Threapleton works at St George's, University of London in a varied role, which combines teaching, research and clinical pharmacology. He gives lectures and tutorials to large and small groups of students on the medicine, pharmacy and healthcare sciences courses. He supervises medical students on placement in the respiratory firm at St George's Hospital.

He has written OSCE scenarios and single best answer questions for Medicine MBBS exams and is undertaking a PGCert in Healthcare and Biomedical Education. In his research role he is working on a project to tackle polypharmacy and explore the role that clinical pharmacologists could play in addressing this growing problem.

He also writes systematic reviews of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatment with the Cochrane Airways research group. In his clinical pharmacology role he is a member of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, presenting proposals for new entries on St George's Hospital drug formulary and writing articles for the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin at the BMJ. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, gardening and painting.

Dr Alexa Escudero Siosi
Medicine – Simulation Clinical Teaching Fellow
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"I hold a medical degree from Colombia and moved to work in the UK five years ago. I had the opportunity to work in different hospitals in London before undertaking my Core Medical Training in Kent, Sussex and Surrey Deanery.

"I am currently working in St George's Hospital as Registrar in Acute Medicine and I am also a teaching simulation fellow. My role involves coordination of my team during the on-call, prioritising referrals, assessing acutely unwell medical patients during the take and ward rounds to provide safe and high-quality patient care. In addition to that, I participate on regular board and ward rounds, departmental meetings and local teaching.

"During the ward round there are opportunities for teaching medical students and more junior doctors, with some time constraints, as acute medicine is a busy department with a high turnover of patients. I really enjoy the variation within my rota. I look after in-patient, out-patient and perform procedures to keep my clinical and core procedure skills up to date.

"My interest in teaching developed further during my Core Medical Training where I had the opportunity to help with bedside teaching, pilot OSCE and more formal teaching for small and medium size groups of medical students.

"Teaching is an integral part of being a doctor and working as a simulation teaching fellow provides me the ideal opportunity to develop this essential skill. I like having a mixture of clinical experience alongside medical education. I might follow teaching to a greater degree practically and academically in future.

"I am doing a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education at St George’s to gain the knowledge and skills to enable me to become a more effective teacher.

"My future plan is to pursue a career in rheumatology. I look forward to developing genuine long-term friendships with my patients, take part in exciting research opportunities and enjoy time with my family and loved ones."

Mr Matthew Farrant
USMLE
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Dr Tobias Mitchell
Paediatrics
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Dr Josie Mayer
Neurology
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Dr Arwa El-Sheemy
ENT
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Mr Graham Pilkington
Surgery
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Miss Katerina Hatzantonis
Surgery
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Miss Zainab Shakoor
Surgery
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Dr Khalid Saidmeerasah
Cardiology
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Dr Chloe Thomson
A&E
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Dr Owen Ingram
Geriatrics
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Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals

Dr Jack Stewart
General Medicine & Surgery
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Croydon University Hospital

Miss Adeyemi (Yemi) Johnson
Obs & Gynae
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Dr Renju Chidambaran
Geriatrics
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East Surrey Hospital

Dr Philip Davidson
Medicine (Respiratory)

Dr Amanda Bruce
Anaesthetics
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Epsom St Helier's Hospital's NHS Trust

Dr Neelani Nackeeran
Obs & Gynae - St Helier’s
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Dr Esra Musbahi
Specialties – St Helier’s
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Dr Raju Limbu
Surgery – cross-site
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Dr Charlotte Bailey
Surgery - cross site
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Dr Jon Fallaha
Paediatrics – St Helier’s
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Dr Nicola Clarke
Medicine - St Helier’s
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Dr Arif Khokhar
Cardiology - St Helier’s
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Dr Apostolos Vrettos
Medicine - Epsom
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Kingston University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mena Jegatheesan
Medicine & Surgery
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South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

Dr Jemma Theivendran
Psychiatry
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Dr Bernard Chin
Psychiatry
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Previous CTFs

Dr Amanda Mootoo
Medicine, St George's Hospital 2016-17
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Dr Robin Ramphul
Medicine, St George's Hospital 2014-17
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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:51