Consultant Directory

TitleFirst Name     Last Name  Position                                                                                                    DepartmentClinic TimesInterestsSub-SpecialtyBackground 
DrKhalidAbozguiaConsultant Cardiologist/ElectrophysiologistCardiologyCardiac Electrophysiology
Pacing and complex device implantation
Inherited cardiomyopathy
Graduated from University of Tripoli, Libya in 2000. I moved to the UK in 2000 and undertook my core training in general medicine and cardiology. I was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) project grant to undertake a multi centre clinical trial in patients with cardiomyopathy at three UK centres (Oxford, London and Birmingham). I was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Birmingham in 2010. I was trained in cardiology and electrophysiology within the West Midlands deanery, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Awarded the certificate of completion of training (CCT) in cardiology and electrophysiology in 2013. Then, I undertook 2 years specialist training in advanced ablation and device therapy for heart rhythm disorders at prestigious centres in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Board certified by the International Heart Rhythm Society (USA) in cardiac devices (CCDS in 2013) and cardiac electrophysiology (CEPS in 2013). I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in December 2014 and started at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in March 2015. Major interest in clinical research and education. Editor of educational website ‘eCardia’.
DrA BAhmedEndocrinologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon Am, Wed AM (at Clifton Hospital from 21/4/09)Thyroid diseases, cardiovascular risk factors
MrSAkhtarMaxillofacialBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon AM, Tue Am, Thu PM and Fri AMoral cancer; head and neck cancer, skin cancer and salivary gland disease
MrJohnsonAmuConsultant Obstetrician and GynaecologistObstetrics and GynaecologyBenign Gynaecology (emergency, ambulatory and minimal access surgery), Obstetrics and Labour ward managementBenign Gynaecology (emergency, ambulatory and minimal access surgery), Obstetrics and Labour ward managementQualified in 2000 and obtained Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2012.

Postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2004-2012) mainly in the Northwest region. Higher specialist training completed in Early pregnancy and Acute gynaecology, Benign Gynaecological surgery, Labour ward management and Leadership.

Appointed as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in August 2012.
MrKAnjumMaxillofacialGeneral oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
DrJArgallConsultant Emergency MedicineEmergency DepartmentClinical LeadCollege TutorSpecialist register for EM since completing training in the NW deanery 2007
DrRachelArgyleConsultant CardiologistCardiologyCardiac imaging, especially echocardiography (including complex echocardiography, stress echocardiography and TOE) and cardiac MR.Valvular heart disease.
General cardiology
Graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1999.
Completed Cardiology training in the North West, including a 2-year research fellowship into mitral valve disease and advanced echocardiography at the University Hospital of South Manchester.
Appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in 2010.
Appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2016.
MrI DArthurConsultant Obstetrician and GynaecologistGynaecologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – AM; Uro-gynae – Wed AMSpecial interest in urogynaecology and minimal access gynaecological surgery.Uro-gynae, MAS, pelvic floorQualified University of Wales College of Medicine 1985 with additional award of intercalated BSc in Anatomy. Extended training in urology and paediatric surgery. MRCOG awarded by RCOG 1991. Doctorate of Medicine awarded from University of Southampton for work on endometrial development and subfertlity 1994. Senior Registrar training in Northern Region 1994-8 including 1 year special interest training in urogynaecology and additional training in minimal access gynaecological surgery. FRCOG awarded by RCOG 2006. 11 years working as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in this trust.
MrJonathan AndrewBarkerConsultant Colorectal/General SurgeonGeneral SurgeryLaparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Therapeutic colonoscopyMr Jonathan Barker undertook his preclinical training at the University of St. Andrews before moving on to the University of Manchester for his clinical training, graduating in 2002. He undertook his post graduate surgical training in the North West region. During his training, Mr Barker spent a period of time in the national Intestinal Failure Unit at Salford Royal Hospital which specialises in the complex surgical and medical management of patients with intestinal failure. Mr Barker’s clinical practice includes all aspects of colorectal surgery including laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for bowel cancer. He also has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colonoscopy. Mr Barker enjoys teaching and has undertaken a Diploma in Medical Education.
DrN VBhadraChronic PainBlackpool Victoria Hospital –Thu PM; Fri AM
DrPaulBillingtonConsultant RadiologistRadiologyGeneral Radiologist with interests in Gastrointestinal Imaging and Non-vascular (Uro) InterventionGeneral Radiologist with interests in Gastrointestinal Imaging and Non-vascular (Uro) InterventionQualified from University of St. Andrews in 1999 and University of Manchester in 2002. Gained MRCS during Basic Surgical Training in the North West Region (2003-2007). Completed Radiology Registrar training in the Manchester Radiology Training Scheme (2007-2013). Appointed as Consultant Radiologist at Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2013.
MrNBittarConsultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiothoracicThoracic surgery, teaching and training.Heart failure surgeryGraduated from Aleppo University Medical School, Syria 1991. Completed residency programme in thoracic surgery at Damascus Central Hospital, Syria 1996. Joined SpR cardiothoracic surgical training (NorthWest region SpR rotation) in 2001.
Trained in the surgical management of heart failure (LVAD fellowship) at Berlin Heart Centre in 2006. Awarded the certificate of completion of training (CCT ) in cardiothoracic surgery in 2007. Research experience at Manchester University, awarded the M.D. degree in 2007. Appointed as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in 2008.
MrAlexBlackmoreConsultant Colorectal & General SurgeonGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Monday MorningColorectal and general surgeryAfter graduating from the University of Liverpool, Mr Alex Blackmore completed his surgical training in the North West region, including experience at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the National Intestinal Failure Unit at Salford. He gained further exposure to laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic surgical techniques during his fellowship at the world renowned Singapore General Hospital, and has a masters degree in colorectal surgery. His clinical practise incorporates the full range of open and laparoscopic procedures for colorectal and general surgical problems.
DrRBoothmanNeurologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM, Tue AM, Fri AMGeneral neurology
MrAmalBoseConsultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiothoracicAortic Surgery
Patient Centred Care
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Off pump CABG
TAVI
Teaching and Surgical Training
Adult Cardiac SurgerySchooled in Llanelli, I studied medicine at St Georges’ Hospital Medical School London. I developed an interest in cardiothoracic surgery whilst completing my general surgical training in Brisbane Australia.
In the UK my training continued at Harefield, and then I completed a research MD at The Hatter Institute part of University College, London.
I completed my Cardiothoracic training in the northern rotation between The Freeman Hospital Newcastle and The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough. This was finished off with a fellowship at St Vincents Hospital Sydney prior to my consultant appointment at the Lancashire Cardiothoracic Centre in Blackpool.
Since appointment as a consultant I have built one of the largest practices in the UK with excellent outcomes.
My interests include coronary artery revascularisation, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery. I routinely perform minimally invasive aortic valve procedures including sutureless valves, trans-apical and percutaneous TAVI. I have been granted fellowship of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Regionally I have an excellent reputation for training advanced trainees in cardiac surgical skills. I am developing a national presence as the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland’s representative to the College of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists reporting to the executive committee.
DrWBottomleyConsultant DermatologistDermatologyFleetwood Hospital - Mon AM and PM; Clifton Hospital - Wed AM & PM, Thu AMGeneral dermatology and dermatological surgerySkin surgeryGraduated Liverpool University 1984. Trained in dermatology Leeds General Infirmary. Appointed to consultant post in Blackpool 1995.
DrM JBrackConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue PMCoronary artery disease, Coronary intervention, pacemaker implantation.Interventional cardiologyGraduated 1984 Univeristy of Sheffield. Cradiology training and research at Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester and queens Medical Centre, University of Nottingham. Appointed as Consultant at Blackpool in 1994.
DrWBuryConsultant Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologistRadiologyAll forms of cross sectional imaging but with a special interest in cardio-vascular and muscular skeletal imaging. This includes non-invasive coronary CT and all other forms of cardiac CT and magnetic resonance imaging. Interventional radiologist predominantly performing peripheral angioplasty and stenting together with endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in conjunction with vascular surgeons.Cardio-vascular and muscular skeletal imaging.Qualified from Manchester University in 1981. Completed a General Practitioner vocational training scheme in 1984. Completed a 6 year radiology training course in Sheffield in 1991. Appointed Consultant Radiologist, Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1991. Secretary to the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging 2006 – 2009. Appointed President to the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging April 2009. Past Chairman of North West Regional Radiologists.
DrPCahalinConsultant HaematologistHaematologyMy main interest is treating patients with acute leukaemia and other malignant haematological disorders such as multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. I have strong interests into recruiting people into national trials. I am also involved in all general haematology associated with a busy district general hospital.acute leukaemiaPre-clinical training at Downing College Cambridge in 1990-1993.

Completed clinical training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1996, qualifying with honours in pathology and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Specialist registrar training in haematology started in Bristol. The main bulk of this specialist training was completed on the North West/Manchester rotation.

Appointed as Consultant Haematologist to Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in November 2006.
DrChristopherCassidyConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital
Monday to Friday AM
General and community cardiology. All aspects of heart failure and complex devices (including extraction).Heart Failure and Cardiac DevicesQualified from Liverpool University in 2006. Trained in Mersey and North Western Cardiology rotations. Appointed Consultant Cardiologist August 2015.
DrShajilChalilConsultant Cardiologist and Cardiac ElectrophysiologistCardiologyCardiac Electrophysiology (management of cardiac rhythm abnormalities)
Pacing and complex device implantation for Heart failure
Cardiac Electrophysiology (management of cardiac rhythm abnormalities)
Pacing and complex device implantation for Heart failure
I completed my initial medical training in India. I trained in Cardiology in the West Midlands . My sub-speciality training was at the University Hospitals Birmingham, University Hospital North Staffordshire and University Hospitals Leicester. I have an active interest in research. I was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2010 and started at the Lancashire cardiac centre in May 2011.
DrMChamberlainConsultant AnaesthetistAnaesthetics
DrAChauhanConsultant Cardiologist.CardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed AMAngina, Valve Disease, Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Angiography, Angioplasty and Stenting. cardiac CT and Coronary CT angiograms.EchocardiographyCompleted initial medical training in Manchester. Trained in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and Vancouver General Hospital Canada. An active interest in research. Appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 1997.
DrCClarkeConsultant AnaesthetistAnaesthetics
DrACowardNephrologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Tue AM
DrR ACrossConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsObstetric Anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia especially Ultrasound guided blocks.Obstetric Anaesthesia.University St. Andrews BSc (Med Sci) 1990. Qualified Manchester University 1993. RMO Ngwelezana Hospital , Kwazulu Natal, South Africa 1997-8. NW Deanery Trainee 1998-2004. Appointed Consultant to Blackpool Victoria Hospital 2004.
DrJCupittConsultant AnaesthetistAnaesthetics
DrP DCurtisConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue AM, Thu PM, Mon PM (Diabetic)Diabetes, asthma
MrMDalalPlastic SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu (alternate weeks)
MissJuneDaviesConsultant Obstetrician and GynaecologistGynaecologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital –Thu AMColposcopy, Outpatient hysteroscopy and treatment, Minimally invasive surgery, Lead obstetrician for drug misusing pregnant women, Risk Management consultant lead.General Gynaecology, OPD HysteroscopyQualified from University of London in 1991. Underwend specialty training in Wales and the North West. Performed research in the areas of reproductive health and gynaecological oncology at St Mary’s and Christie Hospitals in Manchester. Appointed as consultant in Blackpool in 2006.
MrCDavisNeurosurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Mon PM (third Monday in the month)General
DrLynnDouglasConsultant Colorectal SurgeonGeneral Surgery
DrRobertDownesCritical CareAudit, ICNARCAnaesthetics
MrA JDuncanConsultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiothoracicBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu PM (alternate weeks)Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Aortic surgery. General thoracic including thoracoscopic surgery. Surgical training and education.Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.Trained in Edinburgh, Birmingham and Pittsburgh. Appointed consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in Blackpool in 1997.
DrChrisDunkleyConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsAnaestheticsObstetric AnaesthesiaQualified Nottingham 1988
Training Nottingham, Derby and North West Rotations. Appointed Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital 1997
MrPDunkowConsultant Orthopaedic SurgeonOrthopaedicsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed AM, Thu AM, Fri AM. Fleetwood – Wed AMGeneral orthopaedics with a special interest in knee surgery. Sports injuries and ligament reconstruction in the knee and arthroscopy of the knee.Qualified from Manchester University in 1994. Commenced training on the North West rotation in orthopaedics. Appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital August 2005.
MrS JDuthieGynaecologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital –Wed AMHRT, ante-natal, fertility
DrJonasEichhöferConsultant CardiologistCardiologyI have an active interest in clinical researchI am a radial operator with interest in complex and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (Angioplasty and Stenting), intracoronary imaging and coronary flow measurements.Completed initial Medical training in Bonn (Germany), Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
MRCP; PhD (Distinction).
Cardiology training in Oxford, Manchester and Toronto (Canada).
Appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009.
DrM YEl-KhateebLocum ConsultantCare of the ElderlyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Wed PMGeneral Medicine/Geriatric Medicine/OrthogeriatricFalls, orthogeriatrics, osteoporosisMRCPI 1996. ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine USA 1997)
DrMElrishiConsultant EndocrinologistEndocrinologyAll aspects of endocrinology and diabetes care, management of polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, male hypogonadism (lack of testosterone), erectile dysfunction, thyroid disorders and pituitary disorders.All aspects of Diabetes care, with special emphasis on Diabetes in pregnancy, intensive insulin management through structured education and insulin pump, and cardiovascular risk (lipid and obesity).Dr. Elrishi completed his specialist training in endocrinology and diabetes at University Hospital of Leicester, and obtained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal medicine. Appointed as a consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes North London and Essex on November 2007. Moved to Blackpool Victoria hospital on 2010. His research was at Sheffield University Hospitals in the use of metformin in the management of infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
MrS DFewsterConsultant Orthopaedic SurgeonOrthopaedicsBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Wed AM and PMTrauma, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Sarcoma investigation and triage.Trauma and lumbar spine surgery.Qualified from Cambridge University in 1981 (Medical Sciences). Graduated form London University ( Clinical Sciences) in 1984. Obtained diploma of FRCS (Ed.) and FRCS(Eng.) in 1989. Orthopaedic research (basic science research on biological joint resurfacing and cellular interaction with microtextured surfaces) carried out at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London in collaboration with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford. Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 1994. Diploma of FRCS (orth.) awarded 1994. Appointed as Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 1995. Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons, NWOA, BORS, and AOSpine.
DrP JFleggConsultant PhysicianInfectious DiseasesBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed PM, Fri AMMiscellaneous acute infective/communicable diseases, HIV infection, travel-related illness.Infectious DiseasesQualified from the University of Zimbabwe in 1979 and trained in Harare (1980-1983).
Undertook General Medical and Infectious Diseases Training in the UK from 1984 (Regional Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Unit, Manchester, 1985-1989; and in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary/Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, 1989-1997). Conducted research for MD thesis on the immunology of HIV infection in drug users in Edinburgh.

Appointed as Consultant Physician with an interest in Infectious Diseases to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 1997.
DrGavinGalaskoConsultant Interventional CardiologistCardiologyInterventional cardiology, Coronary angioplasty/stenting, Angina, Myocardial Infarction, Echocardiography, Non-invasive imagingCardiac Research. Nuclear Cardiology.Graduated from Oxford University winning the cardiology prize. Undertook Cardiology training in London, Zürich and Liverpool. Was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist here in February 2010.
DrScottGallConsultant CardiologistCardiologyElectrophysiologyElectrophysiologyWent to Newcastle University, graduating in 1998 before training at numerous centres in the North East of England. Was part of a large arrhythmia service at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. He has experience not only in the UK but abroad in several centres around Europe including in Belgium and Germany.
DrN JGavinConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsEchocardiography, Infection controlCardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive CareCompleted medical training in Dublin and Manchester. Noel has been involved in the development of cardiac services in Blackpool from a small cardiac unit in the 1990s to the unit we have today. Special interest in Echocardiogaphy and received the American Accreditation in 2005. The Cardiac-anaesthetic linkman to the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists. Appointed Consultant Anaesthetist to Blackpool in 1993.
DrDGolkaConsultant HistopathologistPathologyThyroid Network lead pathologist, Pathology of the gastrointestinal system.Pathology of the gastrointestinal system: Qualified from the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland in 1988. Teaching, research and diagnostic work at the Department of Pathomorphology of the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland 1989-2005. Appointed as Consultant Histopathologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2005.
DrG KGoodeConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon AMCoronary Intervention, Pacing and complex device implantation for Heart failure.Interventional cardiology.Completed initial training in Birmingham and Leicester. Appointed Consultant cardiologist in 1997 after working for 6 years as lecturer in Cardiology at Manchester University and University hospital of South Manchester.
DrAGuleriConsultant Clinical MicrobiologistClinical MicrobiologyClinical Mycology; Antibiotic resistance; healthcare associated infections and antibiotic stewardship; Involved in multidisciplinary national and international clinical research studies.Clinical Mycology; Antibiotic resistance; healthcare associated infections and antibiotic stewardship; Involved in multidisciplinary national and international clinical research studies.July 2006 till date Consultant, BVH; May 2004 - Jun 06 SpR Microbiology, Merseyside rotation , Oct 2001 - April 04 SpR Microbiology, Western Infirmary /Gartnaval Hospital Glasgow , 1991 - 2001 MD, training and consultant/Asst Professor in India / Saudi Arabia, Lead Consultant for Cardiac Centre, Haematology / oncology, critical care [ITU, HDU] clinical audit & research- clinical lead Pathology.
MrN TGurusingheNeurosurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu PM (second Thursday in the month)Neurovascular diseases (aneurysms and AVM's), skull based lesions (including acoustic neuromas), cervical and lumbar disc lesions, spinal tumours
DrLindaHackingConsultant RadiologistRadiologyGynaecological and breast imaging; Paediatric imaging; Nuclear medicine; General radiology. Medical education.Nuclear Medicine, Women’s and Childrens imaging. Director of Medical Education.: Qualified MB ChB University of Glasgow 1983. Clinical radiology training , Glasgow, Southern General Hospital, Western Infirmary and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill. FRCR 1991. Consultant Radiologist Law hospital, Carluke, 1993-1996 . Blackpool Victoria Hospital 1996- present. Dual accreditation on GMC specialist register Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Former lead for Breast Imaging, Gynaecological Imaging.
RCR College Tutor 1999-2006, Trust Foundation Training Programme Director 2009-14, Director of Medical education 2014-present. FAcadMedEd 2015, PGCert (Med Ed) 2013.
Hospital Clinical Sub-Dean Liverpool University . Hon Teacher Liverpool University. Hon Clincal Lecturer (pert time) Medical Imaging and Engineering, University of Manchester 2001-9
MrPaulHansENTMon am, Mon pm, Alt Tues am, Alt Tues pm, Weds pmGeneral adult and paediatric ENT (except treatment of cancers of the head and neck), voice, balance, functional nasal surgeryAlumnus of Montgomery High School, Bispham and Baines Sixth Form, Poulton-le-Fylde.
DrNHarperConsultant Anaesthetist, Deputy Medical Director, Director of Infection Prevention & ControlAnaesthetics: Paediatric Anaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Regional Analgesia & Ultrasound in Anaesthesia
Medical Management
: Paediatric Anaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Regional Analgesia & Ultrasound in AnaesthesiaQualified 1989 St Andrews/Manchester, Undertook Anaesthetic training in the North West Region 1990 - 1997 (FRCA 1995), Appointed Consultant Blackpool Victoria Hospital 1997, Appointed Clinical Director Anaesthetics & Theatres 2005, Appointed Deputy Medical Director 2006, Appointed Director Infection Control 2007
DrMHartleyConsultant Cardiothoracic AnaesthetistCardiologyCardiothoracic anaesthesia and critical care including expertise in perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography
Areas of interest: Anaesthesia for ‘beating heart’ coronary artery surgery and surgery of the thoracic aorta. Monitoring and protection of the brain and spinal cord during thoracic aortic surgery. Post-operative pain management.
Cardiothoracic anaesthesiaQualified from Manchester University in 1984. Undertook basic specialist training in Wales and higher specialist training at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Appointed as Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1995.
DrElizabethHaslettConsultant Obstetrician and GynaecologistGynaecologyAntenatal clinic Tuesday pm (cardiac first Tuesday of month, endocrine fourth Tuesday of the month),Gynaecology clinic Friday morning.Obstetrics and Gynaecology, special interest areas-maternal medicine, subfertility and medical education.Acting Regional Training Programme Director.Consultant Obstetrician and GynaecologistQualified from University of Manchester in 1992.Postgraduate training in the North West,East Anglia and Australia (Monash Medical Centre).Appointed Consultant in 2004 (Hichingbrooke Hospital 2004-7,Blackpool 2007-date).
MrJonathanHeathConsultant General & Colorectal SurgeonGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon AM. Fleetwood Hospital - Tue AM: All aspects of Colorectal surgery; Cancer, Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, Disorders of defaecation, Faecal incontinence, Fistula in ano and Rectal prolapse. Treatment of Haemorrhoids. Laparoscopic hernia surgery. Gallbladder surgery.Qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1990. Basic Surgical Training in the Mersey & West Midlands Regions (1992 - 1995) . Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed.) 1995. Higher Surgical Training in General/ Colorectal Surgery in the North West Region (1995 - 2002) . FRCS (GS) 2001. Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) 2002. Appointed as Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2002.
DrM THendrickseConsultant Gastroenterologist/ PhysicianGastroenterologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu PM, Fri PM and Clifton Hospital - Wed AMEndoscopy/Colonoscopy/ERCP. Inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Colorectal cancerEndoscopy/Colonoscopy/ERCPQualified University of Sheffield 1984.  MD research thesis in hepatology based research University of Sheffield 1992. Training In gastroenterology in Sheffield(Clinical Lecturer In Gastroenterology) Bristol and Leeds ( Senior Registrar in St James Liver Unit and Leeds General Infirmary). Appointed Consultant gastroenterologist at Blackpool Fylde and Wyre NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust Jan 1996.
DrA CHindleyMedical OncologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Tue AM and PM; Fri AMlung, gynaecology, breast, brain, head & neck, thyroid, skin
DrGHoadleyConsultant RadiologistRadiologyPulmonary radiology (imaging lead for lung cancer & mesothelioma), Symptomatic breast imaging, Musculoskeletal (especially ultrasound), Cross sectional imaging, Service Improvement (including Lean thinking).Musculoskeletal (especially ultrasound)Consultant since 1988. Involved in service developments including lung biopsy, mammography and breast ultrasound, shoulder arthrography, musculoskeletal ultrasound and shoulder barbottage. Clinical Director 2000-2004 and 2007 to date. National Clinical Lead for Service Improvement since 2003.
DrDavidHodgsonConsultant RadiologistRadiologyCross- sectional imaging, Gastro-intestinal imagingCT colonographyFellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Otolaryngology , Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists.
DrDHumeConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsCPEx testing, pre-operative assessment, ERAS.CPEx testing, pre-operative assessment, ERAS.St Andrews University, Manchester University, Anaesthetic training North West region and Perth, Western Australia.
DrPIsaacsConsultant physician with interest in GastroenterologyGastroenterologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue AM, Thu PMUpper GI cancer, Barretts oesophagus, nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver disease, PPI usage.Upper GI cancer.Appointed Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1984. Trained in Manchester and Guy’s also worked in Nigeria and San Francisco.
MrAJavedOrthopaedicsBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Wed AM and PMJoint replacement surgery, foot/ankle and arthroscopic surgery
DrAlanJohnConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital – General; Wednesday morning 9 -12am. Cystic Fibrosis; last Wednesday of month 1.30 - 5.00pm. Rheumatology; first Monday of month 10.30 - 12.00am (Combined with Dr. S. Jones)Neonatology, Cystic Fibrosis, RheumatologyGP training 1984-1988. GP Principal in Hyde, Cheshire 1989 - 1995. Paediatrics 1995 - date
DrG WJohnsonConsultant AnaesthetistChronic PainBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Mon AM and PM; Tue AMPain Management with special interests in axial skeletal pain, rehabilitation, neuropathic pain and refractory angina.Manchester University 1988. North West Anaesthetic Training Scheme. Consultant BVH since 1997.
DrSteveJonesConsultant RheumatologistRheumatologyMon PM (Clifton) - Thurs PM (Garstang)
Wed AM, Fri AM (Victoria)
Tues AM/PM, Wed PM (Lytham PCC)
General and Paediatric Rheumatology. Inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis, soft-tissue disorders
Joint paediatric clinic with Dr Rowlands, Consultant Paediatrician.
Paediatric Rheumatology (combined clinics with Dr Rowlands, Consultant Paediatrician)
MrVKamathConsultant OrthopaedicOrthopaedicsDupuytren's contracture, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Carpal instability, Rheumatoid hand surgeryUpper limb surgery, Hand and wrist surgery, Shoulder surgery, Elbow surgeryMr Kamath works as a full time Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital . His practice includes full range of problems in Hand & Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow.He graduated from Osmania University ,India in 1990 and underwent post graduate training in Orthopaedics at Kasturba Medical College ,Manipal, India.He was awarded the Gold Medal as best outgoing resident and gained the Masters degree in Orthopaedics from Manipal University.
After Completing his Masters in Orthopaedics from Teesside University he was also awarded MCh(Orth) from Liverpool University.
After completing his MRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburugh in 2003 ,he did his specialist Registrar training from the Northern Deanery and was awarded his Intercollegiate Board Examination in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in 2008.He developed an interest in upper limb surgery whilst working at Wrightington Hospital and completed a Royal College Fellowship in Upper limb Surgery.As a travelling fellow he trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester USA .He is an ATLS instructor and has responsibility for teaching undergraduate medical students.
He lectures regularly on Courses and is actively involved in teaching and training surgeons.
He has brought a new approach to the Fylde coast by having one stop clinics for management of hand conditions like Carpal tunnel syndrome.
DrThomasKaneConsultant in Radiology and Nuclear MedicineRadiologyRadionuclide radiology, including nuclear cardiology and PETCT; paediatric radiology; uroradiology.Radionuclide radiology, including nuclear cardiology and PETCT; paediatric radiology; uroradiology.Qualified from the University of Liverpool 1978; trained in radiology in the Merseyside radiology training scheme, including post-FRCR experience at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with Professor Helen Carty. Appointed to Victoria Hospital in 1985 as general radiologist with interest in cardiac nuclear medicine; have since then developed paediatric imaging and nuclear medicine at this hospital. Since 2002 have been granted sabbatical time for training at the Northern Ireland PETCT Centre (Belfast), Catalan PETCT Centre (Barcelona), and Clinical PET Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital London, prior to the opening of the Lancashire PETCT Centre at Preston. Currently lead consultant for nuclar medicine and urological imaging.
MrNKazmiENTBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed AM; Fri AM. Fleetwood Hospital - Thu AMHead and neck cancer; DCR in conjunction with opthalmics
DrAnthonyKearnsConsultant in Emergency MedicineEmergency DepartmentClinical Rota Lead.
Radiology Assurance / Discrepancy.
Merseyside & South Yorkshire EM trainee
DrJKellettDermatologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu AM; Clifton Hospital - Tue AM & PM, Wed AM, Fri AMContact dermatitis and occupational skin diseases
DrP RKelseyConsultant HaematologistClinical HaematologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu AM; Clifton Hospital - Tue AM & PM, Wed AM, Fri AMGeneral Haematology.
Haematological malignancy including myeloproliferative disorders, chronic leukaemias, multiple myeloma
Interest in blood transfusion practice.
Qualified King’s College London 1977. Appointed Consultant Blackpool Victoria Hospital 1988. Previous roles have included Clinical Director of Pathology and Divisional Director of Medicine. Lead Cancer Clinician. Currently Medical Director of the Trust. Other past roles have included: Chair of the Blood Transfusion Task Force of the British Society for Haematology. Chair of the NW Multi Centre Research Ethics Committee. Lancs & S. Cumbria Cancer Network Haematology Lead.
MrAhmadKhalilConsultant OphthalmologistOphthalmology9am - 5pm Monday to FridayAMD (WET Macular Degeneration), DMO (Diabetic macular Oedema), Uveitis, Retinal Vein Occlusions, VMT (Vitreomacular Traction), Myopic Macular Degeneration, Photodynamic Therapy, Non Refractive LASER Treatment, Cataract Surgery.Medical, RetinaMr Khalil is a full time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he is Medical Retina Lead and providing one of the largest Wet AMD service in Northwest of England. He is also treating DMO (diabetic Macular Oedema), Macular Oedema secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusions Central Serous retinopathy (CSCR). He provides treatment with Lucentis, Eye Lea (aflibercept), Ozurdex (Dexamethasone Implant), Jetria (Ocriplasmin). He also performs Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in selected cases of Medical Retina diseases.
He also performs Small Incision Cataract surgery (Phakoemulsification and intraocular lens Implants) lists both in Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.
Mr Khalil practices comprehensive General Ophthalmology where he treats Glaucoma, Cataract, Ocular trauma, Corneal and Conjunctival, neurological diseases and uveitis.

He is very keen to perform lid surgery including blepharoplasty.
He is an examiner of Fellowship Examination of Royal College of Ophthalmologist for the past four years. He graduated from University of The Punjab, Pakistan and started his ophthalmology training in Stirling and Falkirk Royal Infirmary and worked on senior posts in Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor and Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospitals. He completed his Medical Retina Fellowship at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.

Mr Khalil wanted to be an Eye Surgeon as a child when his father suddenly lost his sight and that gives him tremendous empathy for every patient that he sees.
MrMKhurshidGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Wed AM; Fri PMUpper GI cancer; upper GI
MrNKidnerConsultant Accident and EmergencyEmergency Department
MrPKiruparanGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue AM; Fri AMBreast and thyroid
DrAKnowlesConsultant in Cardiothoracic AnaesthesiaCardiothoracicCardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Teaching of trainee medical staff.Perioperative Transoesophageal EchocardiographyGraduated from Manchester Medical School in 1990. Undertook anaesthetic training in Sheffield with further cardiothoracic training in Adeladide, Australia and at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. Appointed to Consultant Post in 2002.
DrSeyeKoladeConsultant HaematologistHaematologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital
Wed/Thursday afternoon.
Acute myeloid leukaemia in the elderlyMyeloid Disorders /AnticoagulationBiochemistry degree form Kings College London University 1990. Medical degree in Nigeria – Ife University, Internship at Lagos University teaching Hopsital. Core medical training in the Mersey deanery – University Hospital Aintree and Arrowe park Hospital. Speciality haematology training in London South west rotation – St George’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital. Appointed Consultant Haematologist Blackpool Victoria Hospital – August 2014
DrJKowalewska-ZietekNeurologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed PM, Thu PMGeneral neurology
MrJ K GLaitungPlastic SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu PM (alternate weeks)Breast reconstruction, lower limb fracture, head and neck, cleft lip palate repairs
DrNLaycockPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu AM, Clifton Hospital – Tue PM, Baby clinic – Fri PM (alternate weeks)Epilepsy
DrChee KhengLiewConsultant RadiologistRadiologyGeneral radiology with special interest in cardiothoracic imaging
DrELi Kam WaRespiratory DiseasesBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon Am, Fri Am – Fleetwood Hospital – Thur PMCOPD
MrT YLinnConsultant Colorectal SurgeonGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon AM; Tue PMColorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Laparoscopic Procedures in General Surgery
Diagnostic/ Therapeutic Colonoscopy
Laproscopic Colorectal SurgeryQualified from University of Dundee in 1996
Basic Surgical Training in the North West Region (1997-2000)
Higher Surgical Training in General/ Colorectal Surgery in the West Midlands Region (2000-2002 and 2003-2007)
Research (Master in Surgical Science degree) on Colorectal Cancer Cells Adhesion in the University College of London (2002-2003)
Undertook One Year Laparoscopic Colorectal Training and Fellowship (post CCT) at the Basingstoke and Frimley Park Hospitals (2007-2008).
Appointed as Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2008.
DrA SLockhartConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsPort-Access Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery, Acute PainEchocardiographyCompleted his initial medical training in Dundee and Birmingham, UK. He was appointed Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist to The Trust in October 1987.
DrBarbaraLordConsultant in Anaesthesia & Pain ManagementAnaestheticsBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Mon AM and PM; Tue AMChronic Pain ManagementChronic Pain Management
DrMatthewLuckieConsultant CardiologistCardiologyEchocardiography including stress and transoesophageal echocardiography
Complex pacing and device implantation / revision procedures including defibrillator and resynchronisation therapy
Heart failure
Heart valve disease
Echocardiography including stress and transoesophageal echocardiography
Complex pacing and device implantation / revision procedures including defibrillator and resynchronisation therapy
Heart failure
Heart valve disease
Qualified with Honours from University of Manchester Medical School in 1998. Basic medical training in the North West region leading to MRCP in April 2002. Appointed to North West Deanery Cardiology training scheme in October 2002. Undertook echocardiography fellowship and then two year period of postgraduate research at Manchester Heart Centre leading to award of MD. During this period gained wide experience in complex clinical and research echocardiography at a high volume stress echo centre, as well as training in pacing and cardiac device implant and revision procedures at a tertiary device centre. Appointed consultant cardiologist at Lancashire Cardiac Centre March 2013.
DrJanLutzConsultant AnaesthetistAnaestheticsGeneral and Paediatric AnaesthesiaGeneral and Paediatric AnaesthesiaQualified University of Hamburg 2002. Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of Essen 2005. Anaesthetic training Manchester / North-West, and Hamburg (Paediatric Anaesthesia). Consultant in Blackpool since 2012.
MrMMachetaConsultant HaematologistHaematologyHaematological Malignancies and lymphomaHaematological Malignancies and lymphomaQualified from Edinburgh University 1987. Appointed Consultant Haematologist, Blackpool Victoria Hospital 2001. Haematology training – Manchester Royal Infirmary, Christie H Manchetser, St James Univ H Leeds. Research – national trials fro Haematological Malignancy. Chair of LSCCN Haematology MDT. Chair of LSCCN Haematology Network Site-specific Group.
DrJ DMackayEndocrinologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wed AM, Fri PM and Fleetwood Hospital – Thu PMHypertension
MrSteve JMannionConsultant Orthopaedic & Trauma SurgeonOrthopaedic and Trauma SurgeryMonday PMLower limb surgery; Foot & Ankle, Knee arthroscopy & replacement, ligament reconstruction, Hip replacement, Clubfoot correction, Hand surgery. Orthopaedic trauma surgery.Clubfoot correction. Orthopaedic education and training in the less developed world..Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi 1999 - 2003.
DrDavidMcGheeConsultantCare of the ElderlyLast Tuesday of the MonthAll aspects of acute geriatric medicine, including working on the newly established Frailty Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He enjoys teaching junior doctors, medical students and other health care professionals.Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease.Dr McGhee graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 after seven years of study, which included a two-year intercalated degree in Parasitology. After working in Glasgow and Lanarkshire for two years, he moved to Blackpool in 2007 for Core Medical Training. He completed Higher Specialty Training in Geriatric Medicine and General (internal) Medicine in 2016. During this period he also took a sabbatical to complete a PhD in Neurology at the University of Aberdeen. This focused on improving clinical trial design in neurodegenerative disorders. He currently writes questions for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Geriatric Medicine.
DrJMcIlmoyleStroke MedicineAll aspects of stroke medicine including stroke thrombolysis, acute stroke management and rehabilitation. Transient Ischaemic attacks, primary and secondary prevention of strokes.All aspects of stroke medicine including stroke thrombolysis, acute stroke management and rehabilitation. Transient Ischaemic attacks, primary and secondary prevention of strokes.Qualified Belfast 1992. Specialist Registrar training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in North Western Deanery. Stroke medicine training at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia. Appointed as Consultant in 2004.
MrS JMcLoughlinOrthopaedicsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM, Tue PM, Wed PMArthroscopic surgery, knee surgery
DrAMirakhurRespiratory DiseasesBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM, Tue AM and PMChest physician
DrPankajMishraLocum Consultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiologyMyocardial Revascularisation; Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; Aortic valve Replacement; CABG + Aortic valve Replacement; Double Valve Replacement; Aortic SurgeryInitial training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi; India. Further training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in NHS hospitals in UK predominantly in Midlands UK. He is a board certified ( Intercollegiate Specialty Board UK) Cardiothoracic Surgeon and is on GMC Specialist Register. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit including several invited review papers. He performs editorial work for several scientific journals and is an editorial board member of several journals.
DrRabinMohantyConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsMonday PM Diabetes Clinic , Wednesday PM (alternate) General Paediatric Clinic , Thursday 9:30 Community Clinic at Blenheim HouseAcute Paediatrics, Education, ResearchDiabetes and EndocrineTrained in Cambridge and Manchester as Specialist. Registrar in Acute and Community Paediatrics. Diploma in Diabetes (Warwick). MRCPCH Examiner
DrRMoreConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu PMAngiography & Angioplasty, Echocardiography (stress & TOE), Pacing
Areas of interest:Acute coronary syndromes, platelet function, secondary prevention, assessment of myocardial ischaemia, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.
Echocardiography, interventional cardiologyQualified from Manchester University in 1986.
Cardiology research (basic science research on angioplasty) carried out with Dr Gershlick at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester 1991-94.
Undertook clinical cardiology training at Brighton, Kings College Hospital (London), Glenfield Hospital (Leicester) and St Mary's Hospital (London) 1989-1997.
Appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 1997.
Appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2003.

Cardiology research (basic science research on angioplasty) carried out with Dr Gershlick at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester 1991-94.
Undertook clinical cardiology training at Brighton, Kings College Hospital (London), Glenfield Hospital (Leicester) and St Mary's Hospital (London) 1989-1997.
Appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 1997.
Appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in 2003.
MrAnthony LeeMurphyConsultant Podiatric SurgeonFoot and Ankle SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital
Weds 8:30 – 18:00
Thurs 8:30 – 18:00
Fri 8:30 – 18:00
Sat Theatre
Foot & Ankle surgery, Lower limb biomechanics. Bunion (hallux valgus) surgery, arthritis of the foot & surgical management, toe surgery, flatfoot, neuromas, ingrown toenails, implantsBunion (hallux valgus) correction. Registered podiatric surgery tutor; training future foot surgeons. Reconstructive foot surgery. Improving outcomes in foot surgery. Applied biomechanics of the foot.Clinical Lead/ Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Norfolk UK. Podiatric Registrar, Norfolk Foot Surgery Centre. Podiatric Surgery Training, Dept Trauma & Ortho, Hope Hospital, Salford and Doncaster NHS. Research Fellowship, University of Salford. MRes Biomedicine, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UCL.
DrSenthilMurugesanConsultant Gastroenterologist/PhysicianGastroenterologyWed AM and Friday AMAll aspects of Gastroenterology especially Endoscopy, ERCP, Inflammatory bowel disease and Endoscopy Training.I completed Specialist Registrar training in the North West of England. Following a two year period of research into gastric cancer, I was awarded the Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree (University of Liverpool). I subsequently trained in advanced endoscopic techniques (colonoscopy, ERCP, Endoscopic ultrasound) as an advanced endoscopy fellow in the professorial unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. I commenced as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospital in 2012 and currently the lead clinician for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
DrEricMutemaConsultantObstetrics and GynaecologyQualified from Moi University in 2001. Completed my specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2015. Prior to this, I took time out of training to undertake a subspecialty training in Urogynaecology. I was appointed as a locum consultant in Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 2015 and this was then made a substantive post in 2016. I am currently the Labour ward lead as well as the Audit lead for our department.
DrNNanda KumarConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsMonday am Brian House, Monday pm Fleetwood Hospital, 1st Tuesday am Cleveleys Health Centre, 1st Tuesday pm Fleetwood Hospital, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday am Garstang Clinic, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday pm Bispham Clinic, Thursday pm Brian House, 1st and 3rd Wednesday am Blenheim House, 1st and 3rd Thursday pm BVH, Friday am Brian HouseAcute and Community PaediatricsPalliative Care
DrNaseemNaqviConsultant in Acute MedicineAcute MedicineBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Monday 13:30 – 17:00Acute Stroke, Medical EducationAcute Medicine, trained in the North of Scotland
DrGesNaylorConsultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Clinical Director.OpthalmologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Tue PM, Fri AM and PMPaediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus ( Squint ), Cataract Surgery.PaediatricsBorn and grew up in Blackpool. Qualified Leeds University 1981. Ophthalmic training at Birmingham & Midland Eye. Hospital. Appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist at BVH 1994.
DrRNichaniAnaestheticsIntensive Care Medicine.Intensive Care Medicine.Qualified from Bangalore University India in 1995. Subsequent training in general medicine and Anaesthetics in the UK. Hold a Joint CCT in anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. Areas of interest include Sepsis , Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and TOE in Intensive Care. Represent the trust in the Institute of Health Innnovation’s Patient Safety First campaign.
MrANigamConsultant ENTSurgeon and Divisional DirectorENTBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue AM and PM, Fri AMCancer of Head & Neck and Thyroid surgery - Balance Disorders.and vestibular rehabilitation.Head and neck cancer, rhinologySenior Registrar in Newcastlle/Sunderland TWJ Fellowship in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.
DrM JO'DonnellCare of the ElderlyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu AMStroke, Parkinsons, elderly diabetes
MrHOsmanGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue PM; Thu AMVascular Surgery
DrRuthPalmerConsultant MicrobiologistMicrobiologyConsultant Microbiologist with special interest in Virology and epidemiology .Consultant Microbiologist with special interest in Virology and epidemiology .Qualified from Liverpool University in 1983. Trained in Liverpool, Manchester and as Lecturer in Microbiology Chinese University of Hong Kong gaining FRCPath in 1992. Appointed Consultant Microbiologist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1995.
DrMParachaConsultantRespiratory MedicineBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue PM, Thu AM, Wed PMSleep Medicine ( Director Blackpool Sleep Service), Chronic Cough, Interstitial Lung Disease.Sleep MedicineMBBS 1987, MRCP (UK) 1994, FRCP 2006.
DrLipsitaPatnaikConsultant HistopathologistHistopathologyGynaecological Pathology and Respiratory Pathology
MrVPerriconeConsultant General Surgeon/VascularGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM; Thu AMVascular Surgery
MrS HPettitConsultant General SurgeonGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM; Wed PMLaparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic cholecystecomy, laparoscopic hernia repair. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery including right hemicolectomy, anterior resection and rectopexy. Laparoscopic appendicectomy. Laparoscopic splenectomy. Surgery for Crohn’s disease. Surgery for colorectal malignancy. Gastrointestinal surgery.Colorectal, upper GIQualified from Oxford and Manchester Universities in 1976.
Postgraduate training in surgery in the Liverpool and Manchester regions.
Research into fistula formation in Crohn’s disease with Professor Sir Miles Irving at Hope Hospital, Salford, culminating in my award of a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1986. Appointed consultant General Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1991.
Appointed Clinical Director of Surgery in 2001.
DrHarrietPrestonPalliative MedicineEducation. Completed PGCE December 2014. Medical lead for ‘Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals’ project.Education. Completed PGCE December 2014. Medical lead for ‘Transforming End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals’ project.BSC (Hons) Medical Sciences University of Leeds 1994-1997. Qualified from University of Manchester Medical School 2002. Completed basic medical training at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2002-2006. Medical Officer at Bolton Hospice 2006-2007. Undertook Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine at North Western Deanery 2007-2013. Appointed as Locum Consultant at St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston 2013-2014. Commenced current post at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals March 2014.
MrManojPurohitConsultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiologyCardiothoracicCardiothoracicAfter initial cardiothoracic surgery at Christian Medical college ,Vellore in India moved to UK in year 2001. Had Two year training in paediatric cardiac surgery at Alderhey Hospital ,Liverpool followed by adult cardiac surgery training in various subspecialties of cardiac, aortic and thoracic surgery by the team of surgeons at Blackpool Victoria Hospital ,appointed as associate specialist in Feb 2011 after successfully completing the FRCSEd(CTh).Appointed as Locum Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon from July 2013.
MrImranRahmanConsultant OpthalmologistOphthalmologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Monday pm, Tuesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday amCorneal transplant, cataract and glasucoma
MrShreyasRajConsultant OpthalmologistOphthalmologyMonday 9.00 to 12.30, at Lytham primary care, Monday 1.30 to 5.00 pm at BVH, Wednesday 9.00 to 12.30 - oculoplastics clinic at BVH.Cataract surgery, Lid and oculoplastic surgery, Medical informaticsOculoplasticsGeneral ophthalmology, cataract surgery, lid tumours and reconstructive surgery
DrNigelRandallConsultant AnaesthetistCritical CareAcute pain management, anaesthesiaAnaesthesiaQualified 1979, Southampton. Trained in Nottingham and Manchester, including a year in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Consultant since 1988. Consultant lead for critical care 1988 – 1995, clinical director for Anaesthesia & Theatres 1995 – 2000, deputy college tutor 2000 – 2005.
DrChandiniRaoConsultant RheumatologistRheumatologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital: Tues am (new patients only), Thurs pm and Fri am (follow up patients only); Clifton Hospital: Mon pm (urgent follow ups)Osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disorders. Medical Education.

Medical education.
Osteoporosis: Qualified from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993. Undertook specialist rheumatology training in Northern and North Western Deaneries. MSc in Clinical Rheumatology awarded from University of Manchester (research in musculoskeletal healthcare needs in ethnic minorities). Appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist to Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Hospitals Trust in 2005. Became Head of Department in 2011. Training Programme Director for Rheumatology for Health Education North West since 2014.
MrSRaviGeneral SurgeryBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue PM; Wed AMColorectal, upper GI
DrChrisRawlingsonConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tuesday morning. Lytham/Freckleton Tuesday afternoon.Neonatology
DrSueRichardsonConsultant Occupational Health PhysicianOccupational HealthDoctors’ Health.: I was a GP principal for 13 years before deciding to train as an Occupational Physician. I became a consultant in 2008.
DrD HRobertsConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Thu AMUndergraduate training in Wales. Postgraduate training at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities. Interests include Interventional Cardiology (percutaneous coronary intervention, valvuloplasty, ASD and PFO closure), GUCH and echocardiography.Interventional cardiology
MrNRothwellUrologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon AM, Thu AM; Fleetwood Hospital – Tue PMHolds an impotence clinic
DrTSabaRespiratory DiseasesBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue Am, Thu AM, Fri PMChest physician
MrTarekSalehConsultant OphthalmologistOphthalmologyGlaucomaGlaucomaQualified from Ain Shams University in 1984 and became a Fellow of the royal college of surgeons Edinburgh in 1995. Trained in the south west of England. Became on the specialist register of the GMC on 2008 and did glaucoma fellowships in Plymouth 2008-2009 and in Bristol 2009-2010. Have publications in peer reviewed ophthalmology journals. Appointed as Consultant ophthalmologist with special interest in glaucoma to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in January 2012.)
DrSusanSaltConsultant in Palliative MedicinePalliative MedicineRunning Trinity Hospice, setting the strategy for end of life care across the area, overseeing the training of junior doctors in end of life care, research – honorary senior lecturer University of Lancaster.Paediatric Palliative Care.BSc, MB BS, MRCGP, PhD, FRCP. Medical director Trinity Hospice
DrPSaravananConsultant in Cardiothoracic AnaesthesiaCardiothoracic AnaesthesiaPerioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Intensive Care Medicine and Training junior medical staff.Perioperative Transoesophageal EchocardiographyQualified from Madras University, India, in 1993.
Anaesthetic training in India: JIPMER, Pondicherry – 1994 to 1999
Anaesthetic training in UK: Isle of Man (1999 to 2000), Northern Deanery (2000 to 2001) and Bristol (2001 – 2007).
Cardiothoracic training: Papworth Hospital in Cambridge (2004 to 2005) and BRI in Bristol.
Appointed to the Consultant post in May 2007.
DrHanadiSari-KouzelConsultant RheumatologistRheumatologyMonday and Tuesday mornings at Fleetwood, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday mornings at BVH.Inflammatory arthritis.
DrAlisonSeedConsultant CardiologistCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue PMHeart failure and devicesGraduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1996. Completed General Medical Training in Scotland achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. Completed two years of postgraduate study looking at the pharmacological management of heart failure in patients with Professor John McMurray in Glasgow resulting in the award of a Medical Doctorate. I completed Cardiology specialist training in the North West including valuable experience in the Cardiac Transplant Centre at University Hospital of South Manchester before taking up post as Consultant with a Special Interest in Heart Failure in January 2009.
DrAmitShahConsultant Trauma and OrthopaedicsOrthopaedicsInterests/Sub Speciality: General orthopaedics with a special interest in hips and knee pathologies. This includes sports injuries, arthroscopy of the knee, arthritis in all age groups, hip and knee replacements including both complex and revision work. Experience and interest in enhanced recovery around joint replacements.Interests/Sub Speciality: General orthopaedics with a special interest in hips and knee pathologies. This includes sports injuries, arthroscopy of the knee, arthritis in all age groups, hip and knee replacements including both complex and revision work. Experience and interest in enhanced recovery around joint replacements.Qualified from University of Mumbai in 1997. Early orthopaedic experience in busy trauma centres between 1998 and 2003 with having passed the following exams: MS(Orthopaedics), Diplomate National Board (Trauma and Orthopaedics). Basic Surgical Training in the North West Region (2003-2007). Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the Manchester rotation (2007-2013). Research in Enhanced Recovery around orthopaedic joint replacements (Masters in Surgical Science degree) with University of Central Lancashire. Undertook the Sir John Charnley Arthroplasty Fellowship into complex and revision hip and knee replacements at Wrightington Hospital between 2012 -2013. Appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust in Sept 2013.
DrS SShaktawatConsultant Histopathologist/CytopathologistPathologyUrological Pathology especially prostate cancer, dermatopathology – skin tumour pathology and inflammatory skin diseases, skin adnexal tumour pathology, lung cancer, thyroid and salivary gland pathology.Urological Pathology especially prostate cancer, dermatopathology – skin tumour pathology and inflammatory skin diseases, skin adnexal tumour pathology, lung cancer, thyroid and salivary gland pathology.Qualified in 1997 from University of Rajasthan, India, MD in Pathology in 2003 from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, Undertook Histopathology training in North Western Deanery, 2004-2009, Appointed as Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist at Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS in 2010
DrRashmiSharmaConsultant Clinical MicrobiologistMicrobiologyCOMMIT operational Lead
Department of Microbiology
COMMIT operational Lead
Department of Microbiology
DrHarishShettyNephrologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Tue, Clifton Hospital - Wed
DrC JShorrockConsultant Gastroenterologist, Divisional Director - MedicineGastroenterologyMonday am Lytham PCC
Tuesday am Lytham PCC
Wednesday am BVH
Luminal Gastroenterology, Liver Disease (lead clinician) including viral hepatitis, Endoscopy (bowel cancer screening accredited colonoscopist) including ERCP.EndoscopyQualified from Manchester University in 1980 after preclinical training at St Andrews University. Trained in Manchester teaching hospitals up to and including registrar level. Completed a 2 year period in research with Prof Sir Leslie Turnberg at Hope Hospital culminating in an MD with a thesis on Gastroduodenal Mucosal Defence. Moved to Birmingham as a Lecturer in Medicine and Honorary Senior Registrar in 1988 spending 5 years working in the Birmingham Hepatology and Liver Transplant and Professorial Medical Units. Appointed Consultant Physician with an interest in Gastroenterology to Blackpool Hospitals in 1993 and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Salford School of Health Sciences in 2007.
DrMarkSissonsConsultant PathologistPathologyHistopathology and CytologyConsultant in Blackpool since 1988
DrMSivaMedical OncologyUpper GI and lung
MrFSoglianiConsultant Cardiac SurgeonCardiothoracicBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu PM (alternate weeks)Training, TAVI.Born in Turin, Italy, where he attended Medical School. Qualified in 1987. Completed his basic and specialist training in cardiac surgery at the London Chest Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Harefield Hospital and Middlesex Hospital. He spent one year overseas in Germany before returning to England as a Locum Consultant, initially at the Heart Hospital. Appointed Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in October 2002.
DrRStevensConsultant PaediatricianPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Tue Am; Fleetwood Hospital – Mon PM; Baby clinic – Thu PM (alternate weeks)Neonatology
DrSSusnerwalaMedical OncologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Thu AM; Fri AMProstrate, urology, colorectal, breast, skin
DrKonstantinosSyrrosConsultant  RadiologistRadiologyBreast ImagingBreast ImagingQualified from “Carol Davilla” University of Bucharest in 1994. 18 months  mandatory service at the Hellenic Armed Forces  (1994-1996).  2 years field practise in the area of Thessaloniki /Greece (1996-1998). 6 years basic radiology training at “St Paul s” Hospital ,”Gennimatas” Hospital and “Ahepa” Hospital in the city of Thessaloniki/Greece (1998-2004). 8 years private practise in Thessaloniki/Greece(2004-2012) in Breast Imaging. Appointed as Consultant Radiologist to Blackpool Victoria Teaching  Hospital NHS Trust in  2013
DrS KTalabConsultant Physician in medicine for the elderlyCare of the ElderlyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Fri AM (alternate weeks); Fleetwood Hospital – Fri AM (alternate weeks)Falls/Osteoporosis /Orthogeriatric rehabilitationFalls/Osteoporosis /Orthogeriatric rehabilitationI qualified in Egypt in 1978 and practised there for a few years then came to the UK in 1985 for further qualifications and training. I worked in different parts of the UK but my specialist training posts were in Northern General Hospital , Sheffield for 3 years as well as Barnsley District General Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary for a year each .I have dual accreditation in general(internal ) medicine and geriatric medicine.
I was appointed as consultant physician in medicine for the elderly to BF&W Hospitals NHS Trust in June 2002.
DrMarkTaylorConsultantCare of the ElderlyAcute Care of the Elderly, Community Care of the Elderly (Community Hospitals, Care Homes, Out Patient Clinics – Wednesday afternoon), Frailty and its effects on health, Medical Education and Training (Trust Specialty ST and SAS training lead), Care of the Elderly Audit LeadAcute Care of the Elderly, Community Care of the Elderly (Community Hospitals, Care Homes, Out Patient Clinics – Wednesday afternoon), Frailty and its effects on health, Medical Education and Training (Trust Specialty ST and SAS training lead), Care of the Elderly Audit Lead I qualified as a doctor from St Andrews and Manchester Universities in 1996. I first worked in Blackpool as a Medical SHO in 1997 and then as a Staff Grade at Rossall Hospital and Blackpool Victoria in 2003. I joined the North Western Deanery Higher Specialist Training (HST) scheme for Geriatric and General (Internal Medicine) in 2007. In 2012 I completed my HST and began work as a consultant in Blackpool. Whilst completing my HST I completed a MSc in Geriatric Medicine (University of Salford), carrying out research on the effect of Frailty Syndromes (eg Fall, Delirium, Pressure Ulcers etc) upon inpatient outcomes. During this time I also served on several national committees (at both the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board) helping to improve training for trainee doctors.
DrMThomasConsultant Community PaediatricianPaediatricsBlenheim House Tues am + pm and Friday am weekly + Monday pm combined Neurology clinic 3 monthly, and Wed am + pm combined Genetics 2-3 monthly.Developmental Paediatrics, Neurodisability, Complex medical needs, Dysmorphology, health service delivery, supporting families.Child development, neurodisability, dysmorphologyQualified from St Andrews 1985 and then Manchester 1988. Broad initial training following house jobs included Geriatrics, A&E, Obs&Gynae and Psychiatry as well as Paeditrics before moving onto further Paediatric training initially in Blackpool. Worked with Prof Donnai in Genetics following obtaining Membership in 1992 before spending 1 year as a Paediatric Registrar at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. This included 6 months in the largest Neonatal Unit in the Southern Hemisphere. Spent 2 years in Dundee as a Senior Registrar and Clinical Lecturer before completing my training flexibly in the North West. Appointed as Consultant Community Paediatrician in 1998 based at Blenheim House Child Development and Family Support Centre.
DrRobertThompsonConsultant Anaesthetist & Intensive Care MedicineAnaesthetics Critical Care
MrSTuckerConsultant Emergency MedicineEmergency DepartmentEmergency MedicineBSc MB ChB MRCS FCEM
DrHarenVariaConsultant RadiologistRadiologyAll forms of Cross Sectional Imaging with special interest in abdominal imaging particularly hepatobiliary and small bowel imaging.Radionuclide Radiology (ARSAC licence) Gastrointestinal imaging. Advanced MR imaging techniques.Qualified from University of Leicester 1997. Manchester radiology traing scheme 2000- 2005. Consultant Radiologist Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 2006.
MrS VVarugheseOrthopaedicsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Mon PM, Tue PM, Wed PMPaediatrics
MrAntonyWalkerConsultant Cardiac SurgeonCardiologyCoronary revascularisation
Cardiac Valve Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Teaching and Training
Audit and Quality Improvement (Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) CABG lead)
Clinical and Simulation, Human Factors Tutor
Coronary revascularisation
Cardiac Valve Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Teaching and Training
Audit and Quality Improvement (Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) CABG lead)
Clinical and Simulation, Human Factors Tutor
FRCS (CTh)
MD University of Manchester
MBChB University of Sheffield
Appointed Consultant at Lancashire Cardiac Centre, June 2012
Locum Consultant, Leeds General Infirmary
NTN Cardiothoracic Trainee, Trent rotational training scheme
DrCarolWallaceConsultant RadiologistRadiologyPaediatric and Chest radiology. General Radiology.Paediatric and Chest radiology. General Radiology.Cambridge University 1993-1999. Nobles Hospital IOM 1999-2002.Manchester Radiology Training Scheme 2002-2008. Appointed as Consultant Radiologist to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2008.
DrDaleWatsonConsultant Cardiothoracic AnaesthetistCardiologyCardiac anaesthesia, echocardiography
DrAndrewWeatherburnConsultant PhysicianCare of the ElderlyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Fri AM (alternate weeks); Fleetwood Hospital – Fri AM (alternate weeks)Community based elderly care medicine (community hospitals, care home medicine & intermediate care). Interest in medical education (Undergraduate Speciality Lead for Elderly Care / Stroke / Medicine).Community based elderly care medicine; End of life care; Medical education and training.Qualified from Universities of St Andrews (1993) and Manchester (1996). Specialist Registrar training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in North West. Postgraduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (University of Salford). Appointed Consultant Physician, Blackpool Victoria Hospital 2007. Honorary Senior Lecturer (University of Liverpool).
DrRWheatleyPaediatricsBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Fri AMChild protection, adoption and fostering, autism
DrAndreaWhitfieldConsultant in Palliative Medicine; Associate Medical Director for Clinical Leadership and Engagement Blackpool Teaching HospitalsPalliative MedicineTransforming end of life care within the acute trust through ward based training in patient/family centred careTransforming end of life care within the acute trust through ward based training in patient/family centred careQualified from University of Bristol in 1987.Completed General Practice Vocational Training in 1993 in Blackpool. Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine in North West Deanery 1996- 2003. Appointed as Consultant in Palliative Medicine for West Lancashire in 2004, responsible for hospital, community and hospice day therapy. Appointed as Consultant in Palliative Medicine for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in 2009 and Head of Department for Palliative Care in 2012.
MrF LWilcoxGynaecologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Fri AM (alternate weeks); PMB – Thu PMColposcopy, gynae malignancy, infertility
DrAndrewWiperConsultant Interventional CardiologistCardiologyTuesday am and Friday pmTransradial coronary angiography / PCI, alcohol septal ablation.Transradial coronary angiography / PCI, alcohol septal ablation.Graduated from Manchester University. Cardiology training at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Leeds General Infirmary, the Lancashire Cardiac Centre and a 6 month transradial PCI fellowship at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) hospital - Amsterdam.
MrAbdalla ElsiddigYagoubConsultantObstetrics and GynaecologyGynae-Oncology, Colposcopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Perineal Trauma and Trust lead clinician for FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)MBBS, DFSRH & MRCOG
MrJZachariasConsultant Cardiothoracic SurgeonCardiologyBlackpool Victoria Hospital – Wed AM (alternate weeks)