Executive committee

Shoaib Arshad


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS trust

Subspecialty Hand surgeon

I qualified from the University of Manchester in 2004, completed my orthopaedic training in the North-West of England and subsequently gained CCT in 2016. I then undertook prestigious fellowships at both Wrightington Hospital and then the Pulvertaft Hand Centre. I currently sub-specialise in Hand & Upper Limb Surgery at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. I am a father of three boisterous boys, enjoy travelling and exploring different cultures and cuisines.

Sami Hassan

Vice Chairman
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northampton Hospital

Subspecialty Hand surgeon

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with BMed Sci (Hons), MB ChB in 2006. I was awarded the Professor Richard Wood Travelling Fellowship from the Sheffield Vascular Institute which enable me to spend part of my intercalated research year at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.I trained on the esteemed East Midlands North rotation achieving CCT in 2017.

My interests are Hand and Upper Extremity surgery, and I am a member of the BSSH. I have been awarded their prestigious Travelling Fellowship in 2015 visiting the Robert A. Chase Hand Centre, Stanford University, USA. I have completed a pre-CCT fellowship at the Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby.

My interests outside of work are focussed around my family. I am married with 2 children and we love to travel abroad, experiencing the world’s beauty. I am a sports enthusiast, with cricket and football dominating any spare time available which includes the mighty Liverpool FC.

Numan Shah

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Subspecialty Lower limb arthroplasty, Revision and Infections

Salford Royal Foundation Trust

I graduated from the University of Manchester with my primary Medical degree in 2004. Since then I have been pursuing a career in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, having achieved my CCT in 2016. I have been the Sir John Charnley Arthroplasty fellow at Wrightington hospital, previously. I have been involved with teaching and educating throughout my career, acting as mentor to medical students and junior doctors. Teaching by example is my motto. I am particularly interested in prosthetic joint infections. I believe as training becomes ever more streamlined we will become more reliant on emerging technologies such as Virtual reality and holographic simulators. 

Ahsan Akhtar

General Secretary

Upper Limb Fellow at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2007 and am currently a Specialty Trainee on the North-West Thames Trauma & Orthopaedic training programme. I will soon be undertaking the Wrightington Upper Limb Fellowship. I have been a dedicated committee member of the Orthopaedic Network since 2014, organising previous Orthopaedic Network ST3 Interview and FRCS VIVA courses. I relish teaching and look forward to helping the next batch of juniors to obtain training numbers and the seniors to cross the hurdle that is the FRCS exit exam

Nayef Aslam-Pervez

Webmaster and Executive Committee Member
Sports Knee Fellow, Royal Derby Hospital

I attained my medical qualification from the University of Leeds in 2007. I have been involved in numerous charitable endeavours including the Anthony Nolan trust and supporting disaster relief operations. My educational interests have spanned from establishing national career fairs for medical students, invited speaker by the Royal college, medical schools and lead faculty on numerous courses. My passion for education has led me to pursue a Masters in Medical education.

As a founding member of the Orthopaedic Network, I am proud to be part of a team that strives to support charities through high quality educational courses. As past secretary and webmaster, my role involved organisation of the network and chairing quarterly meetings. One of my key achievements have been leading the Orthopaedic Network at the inception and running of the yearly ST3 interview course in Yorkshire.

Zain Sadozai

Deputy Treasurer
ST4 Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedics, Yorkshire and Humber rotation

I graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2014 and have displayed a keen interest in Trauma & Orthopaedics ever since. I am currently a trainee registrar in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery. I enjoy working as part of a team in contributing towards orthopaedic teaching, research and charity work. One of my proudest achievements is being the youngest executive committee member of the Orthopaedic Network.

Beth Pincher

Committee member
ST6 Senior Registrar, Yorkshire Rotation

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with MBChB in 2010. I have had a keen interest in teaching throughout medical school, being part of the peer teaching society. I completed my academic medical education job during F2 in Sheffield which included anatomy demonstration and teaching clinical and physical examination skills. My completed core surgical training in South Yorkshire and then commenced T&O specialty training started in 2015. I have been a member of the Orthopaedic Network since 2016. In my spare time I enjoy films, meals out and traveling.

Saleem Mastan

Social Media Representative
ST4 Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedics, North West Rotation

I am an alumni of the University of Birmingham having graduated with MBChB in 2014. I did both my foundation and Core Surgical training in North West of England. I have recently completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Trauma sciences at QMUL and will undertake a PGCert in Medical Education during my ST4 year. I have a keen interest in medical teaching and boosting morale within the NHS, having found and run the North West Core Surgical interview course for the past 3 years and previously help obtain a £3000 grant for 'Greatix' - a positive feedback database which is being used in WWL NHSFT. Outside of work, I enjoy road trip adventures, fitness and play tennis for my local club.

I have recently joined the Orthopaedic network and feel very privileged to be part of this great committee!

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