Dr. Atul Gaur MD, FRCA
Dr.Atul Gaur is a Consultant Anaesthetist in University Hospital Leicester. He is the director for Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia. He is a medical innovator, inventor and an ultrasound enthusiast. He has got numerous patents for ultrasound needle guide systems, needle delivery apparatus and augmentative/alternative communication systems. He has over 40 publications to his name and is well renowned in the world of regional anaesthesia. He is a national and international faculty in numerous courses across the world.
Dr Piyush Mallick MB.BS, MD (AIIMS), EDIC
In fond memories of our beloved colleague and faculty.
Dr.Piyush was a senior faculty for ultrasound guided nerve blocks (Kuwait board anesthesia regional fellowship), he is also an instructor for NYSORA Abu Dhabi 2014 and NYSORA Dubai 2017 and Faculty Dubai Regional Anesthesia (DHCC) 2014. He was also an expert in ultrasound in intensive care, emergency resuscitation and trauma. He was in the echocardiography board (Winfocus, Italy) and faculty member in Winfocus Echo courses for transthoracic and transoesophageal echo, 2015.
Dr.Piyush had his own website dedicated to promoting the use of ultrasound in Anaesthesia, Critical care and Emergency Medicine (ACE)
Dr Sheelaj Sharma MBBS MD FCARCSI
BAPA Founder and President
Dr Sheelaj Sharma is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He is also the lead for regional anaesthesia training. He trained at St Bartholomew’s School of Anaesthesia, London and his main interests are regional anaesthesia and acute pain management in trauma orthopaedics.
He is a regular faculty at workshops organised at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, AAGBI (Association of Anaesthetists, Great Britain and Ireland) and Pre EuroAnaesthesia Congress. He has also successfully started a collaborative regional anaesthesia course by integrating teams across five major hospitals in Essex, UK.
He is a founding member of the British Anaesthesia and Pain academy (BAPA) and has been working towards expanding regional anaesthesia training both nationally and internationally. His current collaboration with AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India) Trauma team has led to an upcoming workshop in April 2017, aimed to train emergency department doctors in regional anaesthesia for acute pain management in trauma.
Dr Madan Narayanan MD FRCA FCARCSI FFICM EDIC EDRA
BAPA cofounder and Executive member
Dr Madan Narayanan was appointed as a consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive in Frimley Health NHS Trust, UK in 2011. His special interests are regional anaesthesia in intensive care and lung ultrasonography.
He is the course director for the very first continuous regional anaesthesia course in the UK, the Frimley Regional Anaesthesia Catheter Course (FRACC). He is also a well-regarded faculty in national and international regional anaesthesia courses.
He is a honorary lecturer in the MSc Regional Anaesthesia, University of East Anglia and runs his own Youtube channel to promote education in regional anaesthesia. He has also authored review articles in BJA Education.
Dr Arun Venkataraju MD FRCA EDRA
Dr Arun Venkataraju was appointed as a consultant in Anaesthesia, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Basingstoke & Winchester, UK in 2014. His special interests are sonoanatomy of spine and continuous catheter analgesic techniques for abdominal surgeries. He played an integral part in setting up the rectus sheath catheter service in his hospital (Basingstoke).
He is faculty in numerous regional anaesthesia courses in the UK, including FRACC, EPIC, BUSCIPAN, Essex Continuous regional anaesthesia course and Pan Essex Regional Anaesthesia Course. He has also authored review articles in BJA Education and is a honorary lecturer in the MSc Regional Anaesthesia, University of East Anglia.
Dr Karthik Ponnusamy MBBS MD FRCA EDRA FFPMRCA
Dr Irfan Raza MBChB MPhil MRCSed FRCA
Irfan has just completed his training and been appointed as a consultant anesthetist with an interest in vascular anaesthesia in Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK. He graduated from The University of Liverpool and completed basic surgical training at the Royal Surrey County Hospital before switching careers to anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia allows him to combine anaesthesia, anatomy and practical procedures. Irfan also described a new block called the sub-pectoral interfascial plane block.
In addition to the above he is also passionate about teaching. He is Faculty on a number of regional anaesthesia courses including The Frimley Regional Anaesthesia Catheter Course (FRACC) and the Essex Continuous Regional Anaesthesia Course for more experienced practitioners as well as The Basic Ultrasound Competency in Probe and Needling (BUSCIPAN) course for core trainees. He is a faculty member of the South London Anaesthetic Primary (SLAP) course and is an honorary lecturer in the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia at the University of East Anglia.
Dr Yuvraj Kukreja MBBS DA DESA EDRA
Trainee representative and Workshop coordinator
Dr Yuvraj Kukreja, joined as a clinical fellow in Frimley Park Hospital and successfully completed fellowships in regional anaesthesia, simulation and obstetric research. He has currently entered Speciality Training programme at the East Midlands School Of Anaesthesia,UK. Yuvraj is a regional enthusiast, he has completed the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management in 2016. He recently presented his work on “ Documentation of risks for Upper Limb Blocks” and “Ultrasound assessment of surgically inserted rectus sheath catheters” at the ESRA conference 2016 , at Maastritch, Netherlands. His special interests include rectus sheath and serratus plane blocks.
He is faculty in numerous regional anaesthesia courses in the UK, including Royal College of Anaesthetists, AAGBI (Association of Anaesthetists, Great Britain and Ireland), Essex Continuous Regional Anaesthesia workshops and Pre EuroAnaesthesia Congress. He is also one of the organisers of the BUSCIPAN course at Frimley Park Hospital,Surrey,UK
Dr Suyogi Jigajinni BSc MB ChB FRCA
Dr Suyogi (Yogi) Jigajinni worked as an Attending Anesthesiologist in Ann Arbor Michigan and is about to take up a Consultant post at Whipps Cross Hospital, Barts Health. Dr Yogi completed his Advanced Anaesthesia training in the Central London and Barts & The London Schools of Anaesthesia and his advanced Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship at Basildon University Hospital. His areas of interest include UGRA service development. He has recently been involved in setting up the awake surgery renal fistula service at Basildon, and is in the process of developing a Block Room, which will be the first in the Essex region.
Dr M Shoaib Baloch MBBS MCPS MRCA MFPMRCA
International BAPA coordinators
Dr Manav Mehra MD FRCA
Dr.Mehra is working as a senior consultant at Van Weel Bethesda Hospital in Dirksland, The Netherlands, and Spijkenisse Medical Centre in the Netherlands. He graduated in medicine from Erasmus Medical University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He completed training in Anesthesia with special field of interest in chronic pain management from University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium and also a fellowship in Cardio Thoracic anaesthesia from Barts Health NHS trust, London. His special of field of interest is Loco-regional anesthesia, and is involved in implementing enhanced recovery after surgery protocols in his hospital.
Dr Simon Bindelle MD EDRA DESA PGCert
BAPA workshop coordinator and Book Editor
Dr Simon Bindelle completed his training in anaesthesia at the University of Liège, Belgium in 2016. He was appointed as a clinical fellow in regional anaesthesia in Frimley Health NHS Trust, UK in 2016 and was then appointed as a locum consultant anaesthetist in the same trust in 2017. He completed the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management (ESRA) in 2015 and the European Diploma in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESA) in 2016. Dr Bindelle is a faculty in numerous regional anaesthesia courses (ESA, AAGBI, FCRA, BUSCIPAN, EPIC, AURA, East Surrey Hospital, CHU Liege). He is currently a student for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia at the University of East Anglia, UK.
BAPA-Saudi Arabia Coordinator
Dr Mohammed Ramadan MBBS FRCA
Dr Ramadan is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Queens Hospital, Romford, United Kingdom. It is one of the busiest tertiary hospital in the South East of England. Dr Ramadan is a regional enthusiast and is a well renowned faculty in the EPIC and Essex Continuous Regional Anaesthesia and PURE course.
Dr Harshal Wagh MBBS MD FRCA
Prof. Sanjeev Bhoi MBBS MD
Professor Sanjeev Bhoi is an emergency medicine consultant at AIIMS Trauma centre, New Delhi, India. Dr.Bhoi is a prominent faculty in numerous trauma and focussed ultrasound courses across the globe. He has taught in ultrasound courses in USA, Australia and in the UK. He has numerous publications on ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia in the ED setting.
Dr. Prit Anand Singh MBBS,FRCA,FFPMRCA,EDRA,M.Sc (Pain Medicine)
Dr.Prit Singh is a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine at Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Dr. Singh trained in Edinburgh and South East Scotland and was appointed as a substantive consultant at Western General Hospital in 2013. Subsequently Dr. Singh moved to Singapore in 2017. His special interests include use of ultrasound in pain related blocks as well as loco-regional techniques for surgery. He is actively involved in teaching and training anaesthetists/emergency medicine doctors in skills of regional anaesthesia and how to practice it safely to prevent injury and complications in the short and long term. He is a faculty in European Society of Anaesthesia spine scanning workshop along with world renowned faculty in spinal scanning Dr.Tom Grau.
Dr Nadir Sharawi MSc MBBS FRCA
Dr Nadir Sharawi is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He completed his anaesthesia training at Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia and previously worked as an Attending Anesthesiologists in the USA. His main interests are obstetric and regional anesthesia. He is passionate about teaching the next generation of trainees ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and has been faculty member of numerous regional anaesthesia conferences.