Meet Our Team

Senior Medical Education Team

Deputy Medical Director

Mike Hallissey

Associate Director for Postgraduate Education (HEE)

Tom Gallacher

Head of Postgraduate Medical Education (HEE)

Dr Ola Erinfolami

Ola Erinfolami is a Clinical Tutor who's main focus is on Trainee's at Heartlands and Solihull. He was the Foundation Programme Director for Heartlands and Solihull for almost 3 years before being appointed as Clinical Tutor in 2012. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working across all 3 sites. Additional roles include named Clinical and Educational Supervisor and Examiner for the Fellowship Exams of The Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Phone: 43716/43257

Secretary - Savanna Rai

Royal College of Surgical Tutors

Mr Jayesh Doshi

I have been a consultant ENT surgeon since 2014. I was appointed as a RCS (Eng) surgical tutor in March 2018. My other roles include senior honorary clinical lecturer for the University of Birmingham, external examiner for Nottingham undergraduate medical course, assistant editor for the Journal of Laryngology & Otology (JLO) and Midlands Institute of Otology council member. I am also chairman of ENT UK SFO (Student and Foundation trainee in Otolaryngology) committee (

Mr Simon Fallis

Mr Fallis is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon based at Good Hope Hospital, part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He has an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. Mr Fallis is the Royal College Tutor for General Surgery in the Trust with responsibility for surgical training across Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals.

Mr Mark Dunbar

Royal College of Physician Tutors

Dr Richard Baretto

I trained at Bart’s and started Immunology/ allergy training at Heartlands in 1998. I have researched chronic beryllium disease (MSc) at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and type one cytokine defects (PhD) at the University of Birmingham Medical School. I was appointed a consultant at University Hospitals of Leicester in 2006 and returned to Heartlands in 2015. In addition to my role as RCP tutor I am an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists and clinical governance lead for Immunology and Allergy.

Dr Jennifer Short

I have been a consultant in Infectious Diseases, based at Heartlands Hospital, since 2003. I went to Liverpool Uni, then trained in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Edinburgh and Oxford, via Chester and Thailand (3 years of research). I was West Midlands Training Programme Director for Infectious Diseases for several years, until I took a 4 month sabbatical break in Nepal, with the family,  in 2017. I have been one of the Royal College Tutors for HGS since May 2018. As well as education roles, I am the clinical governance lead for my department. I work a bit less than full time -theoretically!- so may not be around on Wednesdays.

Dr Rajendra Yadava

Dr Yadava is a Stroke Consultant and deputy clinical service lead for Stroke Medicine. He has been involved in the various stroke performance improvement initiatives in the trust. He has keen interest in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. In addition to being the RCP Tutor, he is also a PACES examiner. He has been running the Internal medicine curriculum mapped teaching programme and Hospital Grand rounds in Heartlands for last few years.

Phone: 41786, Secretary: Eileen Baxter

Foundation Programme Directors

Dr Deepak Parasuraman

Dr Parasuraman is a Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in Neuromuscular and Neurodevelopmental  Paediatrics.  He is passionate about Medical Education and is also a Training Programme Director for Paediatrics (HEE WM).

Dr Sanjay Gupta

Dr Sanjay Gupta is a Consultant Paediatrician in the trust since September 2007. He is mainly based at Good Hope site. He is a fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has been the  College  Tutor for 4 years and has lots of experience in working with trainee and non-trainee doctors.

Dr Mihaela Chirita 

Dr Mihaela Chirita is an Emergency Medicine consultant working at Heartlands,  Good Hope and Solihull. She is an Educațional and Clinical supervisor and has a keen interest in medical education. She will mainly be looking after FY1 doctors working at Heartlands and Solihull. She is also looking after the buddy programme, so please make sure to send me your suggestions. 

Postgraduate Clinical Tutor HGS

Dr Swati Karandikar

Less than full time (LTFT) champion and supported return to training (suppoRTT) champion​

Dr Martha Pinkney

I have been a consultant geriatrician in Solihull Hospital since 2011. I trained in the West Midlands and was a less than full time trainee for the final few years of my training which led to my interest in supporting doctors in less than full time training. I have been speciality advisor for LTFT in geriatric medicine for 4 years and have more recently been appointed as champion for LTFT and suppoRTT.   

Postgraduate Administration Team

Our dedicated medical education team supports all junior doctors at the Trust. The team ensures that trainee education and clinical experience is of the highest quality, adhering to the Trust’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and innovation.

We provide rotations for trainee doctors from both years of the national Foundation Programme with clinical placements and a teaching programme based on the Foundation Curriculum. As trainees progress through training, postgraduate medical education becomes more speciality-based.

Postgraduate Co-ordinators

Jayne Woodbine  extension 40653

Ros Birkinshaw  extension 47827

Kim Vale  extension 41155

Terrie Cooper  extension 47769

All Postgrad staff can be contacted on [email protected]


Postgraduate Administrator

Savanna Rai  extension 43041


Deputy Education Manager

Sam Membury  Phone: 47813   Mobile 07500092781


Post Graduate Manager 

Debbie Lewis   Phone: 49809  Mobile 07870953528


Study Leave Co-ordinators

Angie Bird  extension 42167

Lorraine Darby  extension 40176

All Study Leave staff can be contacted on [email protected]


Junior Service Doctors Postgraduate Co-ordinator

Laura Moore  Phone 0121 371 6348  


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