Education Committee

The Education Committee serves as a link between the Executive and the Cardiothoracic SAC to ensure that educational matters are highlighted in the Society. Specific tasks include the confirmation of CPD points for meetings which are assuming much greater importance than formerly due to the requirements of Revalidation. Other current matters are the Ethicon Scholarships, the recognition of courses for Allied Health Professionals, including Surgical Care Practitioners, and the development of Simulation Training Courses. The committee membership as of April 2015 is:

Narain Moorjani – Joint Chair

Sri Rathinam – Joint Chair

NTN Education:

Sunil Bhudia (Cardiac tutor)

Carol Tan (Thoracic tutor)

Non-NTN Education:

Maninder Kalkat

Uday Dandekar

Medical Student Education:

Aman Coonar

AHP Education:

Christina Bannister

Tara Bartley

Bhuvana Bibleraaj

Helen Munday (AHP Representative)

David Quinn

Steve Woolley

Communication Lead:

John Butler

Trainee Representatives:

Ahmed Al-Adhami (Senior trainee representative)

Jacob Chacko (Junior trainee representative)

Executive Representative:

Graham Cooper (President)

Richard Page (President-elect) or Simon Kendall (Secretary)

Prakash Punjabi (elected trustee)

Course badging/accreditation/consultant CME:


Mahmoud Loubani

Education Administrator:

Letty Mitchell 

Student Representatives:

Jeesoo Choi

David Tang