Senior Medical Education Team
Deputy Medical Director
Associate Director for Postgraduate Education (HEE)
Head of Postgraduate Medical Education (HEE)
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.
Secretary - Savanna Rai
Royal College of Surgical Tutors
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 (http://sfo.entuk.org/)
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.
Royal College of Physician Tutors
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.
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 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 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 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 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
Less than full time (LTFT) champion and supported return to training (suppoRTT) champion
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.
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]
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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