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 Members of the Executive Committee are elected each year at our AGM.

Panchali Sarmah, President


I graduated from the University of Warwick in 2010, after completing a BSc in Chemistry. I’m a ST6 in the East Midlands Deanery

Peter Vaughan-Shaw, Past President


I am a clinical lecturer and ST8 in Edinburgh Colorectal unit. I undertook a PhD at Edinburgh MRC IGMM in colorectal cancer genetics and vitamin D as a CRC chemopreventive agent

Mo Rabie, Vice-President & rep Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee


I’m an ST7 in general and colorectal surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals. I graduated in 2004 from Ainshams University in Egypt and finished my MD in colorectal surgery in 2013. I was the Dukes’ trainee rep for East of England between 2018-2020 and I’m also an ASiT council member.

Victoria Proctor 



Ioanna Drami
Advanced cancer/Peritoneal malignancy

Research fellow, St Marks Hospital & Imperial College

Niroshini Rajaretnam
Abdominal Wall


Lead Trainee HESW - Peninsula Deanery, ST7 Colorectal Registrar, Colorectal Research Fellow, South West of England.

Jordan Fletcher, Education and Trainee representative


My medical education MEd degree has given me a strong understanding of educational theory. As a leadership fellow, I set up and ran the Yorkshire and Humber deanery advanced cadaveric simulation programme CADSIM. I hope to build on the fantastic Duke’s educational programme and aim to 1) expand video-based content 2) produce FRCS podcast episodes 3)  establish a digital library of anatomical specimens using 3D photogrammetry and 4) offer a wider range of cadaveric training courses.

Charlotte El-Sayed
ASiT representative


I’m an ST5 in the West Midlands deanery. I graduated from University of Birmingham in 2011. I have a keen interest in education and training and particularly in simulation training. I was Dukes’ E and T rep for 2 years and now look forward to driving training standards forward in collaboration with ASiT.


Philippa Orchard 
Colonoscopy (& JAG representative




Osman Chaudhary Emergency General Surgery Rep


Graduated from the University of Birmingham and stayed within the West Midlands for Foundation Years training.  I returned to London where I completed Core Surgical Training and was the core trainee representative.

Joshua Burke

ASiT Past President , RCSEng & Bowel Cancer UK PhD Clinical Research Fellow at University of Leeds, General Surgery Registrar Manchester, 


Lillian Reza
Proctology (& The Pelvic Floor Society representative)
Chih Tan
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and abdominal wall/Intestinal failure rep


Currently ST7 in General Surgery in the North-West Thames deanery. I have recently finished my PhD at St Mark’s, Imperial College in Crohn’s disease.