I qualified from Mysore University in India in 2001 and moved to the UK in 2003 with a keen interest to pursue a career in Intensive Care Medicine. I have been working as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHTR) since 2015 after completing my training in the Northwest. Have set up the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) and the CESR programme in Critical care and is currently the Associate director for post graduate medical education at LTHTR. I was awarded the most inspirational person at the LTHTR Our People Awards 2018.
I have been the Faculty’s Medical Training Initiative (MTI) lead since 2019 and is a member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists MTI leadership group.
I developed “New to the NHS”, the RCoA’s national MTI simulation programme on communication skills and human factors aimed at doctors new to the NHS which was shortlisted for the education award at the ICS awards 2020.
I have been a member of FICM’s Careers, Recruitment and Workforce Committee since 2019, produced the International Medical Graduates (IMG) section of the FICM website and has been working on various aspects of IMG recruitment and support.
I am also the FICM’s representative on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ foundation programme committee and one of FICM’s Assessors that review doctors’ Certificate of Eligibility for Registration (CESR) applications with the General Medical Council.