Trauma Committee

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Cheryl Baldwick

Committee Chair

Cheryl has been a consultant in North Devon for 13 years and has a full clinical practice in general trauma and her subspecialist interest of shoulder and elbow surgery. She has been involved in medical education, spending several years as our Foundation Training Programme Director and developing new Specialty Registrar posts in T&O at her Trust. She has also had a number of medical leadership positions and has just been appointed to a Deputy Medical Director role.

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Will Eardley

Vice Chair

I am an academic trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon based at the Clinical Trials Unit of York University and the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. I have completed fellowship training in trauma surgery and have deployed several times with the British Army as either a trainee or in the Consultant role. I advise the Trauma Audit Research Network through their audit committee, I am a member of the BOA Trauma group and the Research and Professional Development Chairman for AOUK. An educator, researcher and trauma surgeon, I am passionate about educating the next generation of UK orthopaedic trainees.

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Paul Banaszkiewicz

Council member trustee

Paul is an active member of several orthopaedic associations and societies including the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), British Hip Society (BHS) and British trauma society (BTS). He is fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow

He has a strong commitment to teaching, training and education. He is a member of the regional STC panel; fully accredited ST3+trainer; regularly attend the ARCP process for ST3+ trainees and a regular interviewer for the national appointments process at ST3 level. In addition, he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and have a Masters degree in Medical Education.

Paul has been an ATLS instructor for 8 years and regularly instruct on various courses both at a local and regional setting. he is also the main editor and author for three FRCS (Tr&Orth) related exam books. These are international best sellers and were highly commended at the BMA book awards in 2017.

He runs an annual 6-day intensive FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision course at Northumbria University and QEH Gateshead and an annual international revision course

Paul is also a visiting professor at Northumbria University which acts as an interface between the academic roles Northumbria University provides and his own clinical oriented background that provides a practical focus for research.

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Benjamin Ollivere

Council member trustee

He is head of division for Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology.
He has a keen interest in training and education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical expertise lies in complex trauma and reconstruction, particularly in non-union, infection and limb reconstruction. His academic interests compliment his clinical interests.

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James Chowdhury

BOTA representative

James is an ST7 registrar working at Leeds General Infirmary on the Yorkshire & Humber rotation with aspirations of becoming a trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon.  He has sat on the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) committee as the 22/23 BMA representative and is on the current executive committee as Secretary.

James is a member of the BOA and BLRS.  He plays an active role in medical education at University of Leeds School of Medicine and is a faculty member on the RCSEng Basic Surgical Skills course.

In his spare time he enjoys playing football and attempting to enjoy watching his beloved Derby County Football Club.

Aatif Mahmood

SAS representative

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Simon Royston

OTS Representative

Simon Royston graduated from Manchester and completed Orthopaedic HST on the North Trent Rotation.

He was appointed consultant in 2000, with a special interest in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction. Since then he has focused on the management of complex fractures (especially open fractures), malunion, non-union, deformity correction, and osteomyelitis.

Simon has presented widely at many national and international meetings. Until recently he was a committee member British Limb Reconstruction Society.

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Daniel Engelke

BOA Trauma Committee Member/Lead for Hip fracture reviews

Daniel is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with Specialist Interest in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery. Trained as General, Trauma and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Germany, working in Gloucestershire since 2010 with continuous involvement in complex  trauma care and local/regional education.  In 2017/18 as Speciality Director member of the team leading the reconfiguration of the T&O department of both major hospitals in the trust. Longstanding AO and ATLS faculty.  BOA, OTS and BESS member, since 2019 member of the OTS education committee.

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Iain McFadyen

BOA Trauma Committee Member

Iain McFadyen is an orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon working in the Major Trauma Centre in Stoke-on-Trent that serves Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. He was previously the Major Trauma lead in Brighton. He co-chaired the fracture guidelines group for the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE), was Education Chair for AO UK&I, and is on the BOA trauma committee. His special interests include complex lower limb fractures and complications of fractures including infection and non-union.

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Bilal Jamal

BOA Trauma Committee Member

Bilal Jamal is a trauma, foot, ankle and limb reconstruction surgeon who is based out of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow where, alongside his plastic surgical colleagues, he leads the orthoplastic service for the west of Scotland.

Bilal qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 2006 following which he completed surgical training in Glasgow. Bilal was the recipient of the prestigious European Foot and Ankle Society travelling fellowship in 2015 which led him to visit centres in Heidelberg, Lyon and Verona. Further fellowship experience was gained in Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Bilal was appointed as a consultant in 2017 and was tasked with establishing a limb reconstruction service. He  is a member of the executive committee of the British Limb Reconstruction Society as well as being a council member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Since January 2022, Bilal has served on the trauma committee of the British Orthopaedic Association.

Bilal has a keen interest in education and has developed an innovative series of podcasts and webinars to further orthopaedic education. In addition, Bilal is the orthopaedic fellowship director at QEUH. 

In his spare time he enjoys eating food, taking naps and running around after his children! One day, he may manage to complete the marathon that he talks about often.

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Alex Trompeter

BOA Trauma Committee Member/Lead for BOASTs

Alex Trompeter works at St George’s University Hospital in London and holds the position of Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery at St George’s University of London.

His specific clinical interests are the management of complex fractures, bone infection, non-union, deformity correction and limb lengthening. He works closely with plastic surgeons for many cases. He has a regular ortho-plastic-microbiology MDT clinic as well as delivering the region’s amputation service.

Alex graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical school in 2003. He completed his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the South West Thames rotation in 2012. He won the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the FRCS examinations in 2011. Alex undertook specialist fellowship training in trauma and limb reconstruction in the UK (Liverpool and Chertsey) and overseas (Calgary, Canada). He was awarded the Braun travelling fellowship to the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, by the British Orthopaedic Association, and a travelling fellowship to the Oxford Bone Infection Unit by the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

Alex is actively involved in education locally, nationally and internationally. He regularly teaches and lectures in his specialist areas. He is Training Program Director for the South West London Orthopaedic Rotation, sits as the OTS Committee Member for Meetings and has recently been elected to the BOA Trauma Committee. Alex is also actively involved in academic research.

Sue Deakin

BOA Trauma Committee Member

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Sarah Johnson-Lynn

BOA Trauma Committee Member

Sarah Johnson-Lynn is a Senior Lecturer with Hull York Medical School, and Honorary Consultant at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, with interests in trauma, foot and ankle surgery and limb reconstruction, having previously worked as a Consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust for 4 years,. 

She graduated from Newcastle University and completed specialty orthopaedic training and a PhD in the North East. Fellowships followed in foot and ankle surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital and in trauma and limb reconstruction at Leeds General Infirmary, as well as a British Orthopaedic Research Society travelling fellowship in Asia and Australia. 

She is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Scientific Committee, has served as BOA Culture and Diversity champion and is faculty on several national courses including ATLS.