Executive Board


Ansar Mahmood

I have always had an interest in Trauma since my pre-registration years. I secured a post as a Basic surgical trainee at University Hospital North Staffordshire (Now Midlands) due to it being the first level 1 Major trauma centre (MTC) in the UK and having an national reputation in Trauma. I moved to Liverpool for my Higher Surgical Training and am now post CCT and in my Fellowship year with 6 months at the University Hospital Aintree, the Merseyside MTC, and am then moving to complete 6 months at the renowned Oxford Trauma Unit as one of the Senior Trauma Fellows. The John Radcliffe is also the regional MTC. I have been a member of the British Trauma Society since 2003 and wish to see it continue to thrive and grow further as an inclusive multi-disciplinary society associated with all those interested in Trauma at any level.”

Immediate Past President & Treasurer

Mr Stuart Matthews, MB, BS, LRCP, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng)
Consultant Trauma Surgeon
Consultant Surgeon in Major Orthopaedic Trauma at the Leeds University Teaching Hospitals

Highly and widely experienced Trauma Surgeon and Educator used to working in austere as well as in cutting edge environments with French as a Mother Tongue and medicolegal expert for Personal Injury since 1989 and Clinical Negligence since 1994. Stuart’s medical interests include the management of multisystem trauma and complex fractures.


Mr Amratlal D Patel, MBChB, FRCS
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon
Norfolk and Norwich University hospital
Colney Lane
Norfolk, NR2 2NE

My training in shoulder and upper limb surgery was at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and on the South West Rotational Training Scheme. I spent one year as a fellow at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto learning about the management of multiply-injured patients and about pelvic and acetabular reconstruction.


Mr Alexander M Bolt MBChB(Hons),
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

I graduated from Keele University and spent my core surgical training years within the West Midlands trauma network. I am privileged to be part of the Oswestry Stoke rotation, which is known for its exceptional training and am currently working in Oxford as an interface hand surgery fellow in my final year of training. I have a passion for education & trauma and hope to engage clinicians involved in trauma care across specialties to facilitate their interest and develop their skills in the management of trauma. My clinical interests are hand & wrist surgery and general trauma with a specialist interest in complex hand & wrist trauma.

Educational Officer

Miss Aurélie Hay-David MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCS(Eng), MSc
Trauma & Orthopaedic Registrar

Graduated from Barts & The London and inspired by the multidisciplinary care of polytrauma patients brought in by HEMS. Maintains a strong interest in injury prevention and the mechanism of injuries that takes her trackside to motorbikes, horseracing and horse trials.

Scientific Officer and President Emeritus

Professor Peter Giannoudis
I work as the Professor (School of Medicine, University of Leeds) and Honorary Consultant at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), a major teaching hospital serving a population in the region of 3.5 million. It is a major trauma unit, accepting complex trauma through it’s busy Accident and Emergency Department and from other hospitals in the region. I have successfully completed an AO Trauma Fellowship in Hannover, Germany and a Trauma Fellowship at Louisville, Kentucky USA.

Medical Student Liaison

Dr Rory Bonner, MBChB (Hons), BMedSci (Hons)
Foundation Year One

I am currently completing the Academic Foundation Programme in West Yorkshire having recently graduated from the University of Aberdeen Medical School. With interests ranging from Intensive Care and Anaesthetics to Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery, Trauma allows me to pursue inspiring opportunities in each specialty. I value my experiences in Medical Education and strive to encourage students to get involved in trauma care and academia. Any students or Universities who want to find out more about the British Trauma Society should contact me without hesitance.

Outreach Liaison

Mr Paul Andrzejowski, BMBS, BMedsci (Hons),MRCS
Clinical Research Fellow (Registrar)

One of the reasons I became a doctor was to work one day in Trauma. It’s what I get up for in the morning and I always look forward to another day at the coal face! I got my first taste of Major Trauma as a student in Nottingham, and completed my Core Surgical Training in Yorkshire, with T&O experience at Bradford and the Major Trauma Centre in Leeds, where I am now a Clinical Research Fellow (Registrar), and balance fascinating research in Trauma with acute clinics, theatres and on-call duties. It is an exciting privilege to help expand BTS and bring in people from all clinical backgrounds!

Outreach Liaison

Miss Sadia Afzal, MBBS BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng)
Specialist Registrar
I graduated from Barts and The London Medical School, completing my core surgical training in the East of England deanery. I went on to gain invaluable experience as a trauma fellow at St George’s Hospital, a level 1 major trauma center in London which cemented my interest in polytrauma.
I am currently a specialist registrar in the Northwest deanery. I have an interest in collaborative research and am a member of the North West Orthopaedic Research Collaborative committee. I also enjoy overseas work and have worked in association with World Orthopaedic Concern on their trainee committee as well as the Northwest Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa on collaborative projects between UK and Ethiopian orthopaedic trainees.
I am enthused to be part of the BTS executive committee, working in partnership with other disciplines and specialties to promote education and research in the care of the injured patient.