Meet the Team
Professor Ruben Canelo, Consultant in General and HPB Surgery, Director of ASU
Professor Canelo trained at the University of Hanover in Germany. He was Consultant HPB Surgeon at the University Clinical in Goettingen Germany, performing HPB and liver and kidney transplantation. He became a Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Imperial College London, Where he performed PPB and Renal as well as pancreatic Transplantation Surgery. In Carlisle he developed an HPB Unit and became the Academic Director of Surgery and founded the Academic Surgical Unit in January 2017. Since July 2017, he is Honorary Professor of Surgery at UCLan University. His research interests are liver and pancreatic diseases.
Mr Shafiq Rehman, ASU Coordinator
Joined the ASU from the start (January 2017) as the Coordinator of the Academic Surgical Unit. Following completion of basic surgical training he has completed two years full time research in Newcastle University. His speciality is Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and his ares of research interest is liver tumours.
Mrs Bridget Hamilton, ASU Administrator
Bridget recently joined the ASU in February 2018 as the administrator for the ASU. She has an Economics degree from the University of Manchester and a PGCE from the University of Cumbria. She brings a wealth of event management and NHS administrative experience to the team helping to ensure the efficient running of the ASU.
Mr J. Auckland-Lewis – Management & Leadership
Mr M. Aung – Colorectal Surgeon
Miss A. Anwar - Obs and Gynae Consultant
Mr M. Bordenave – Urologist (CD)
Mrs S. Chhavi Srivastar
Mr P. Counter - Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr R. Dharmarajan - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr R. Eiffel – Vascular Surgeon
Mr Ainsworth- Ophthalmology Consultant
Mr I. Michalakis – Breast Surgeon
Mr J. Mom - Urologist Surgeon
Mr T. Smith - Consultant in Anaesthetics
Mr J. Wayman – UGI Surgeon (AMD)
Mr M Adnan - Clinical Research Fellow
Mr S. Ahmed - Specialist Registrar
Mr N Chauhan - Specialist Registrar
Mr A Eiswawi - Specialist Registrar