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The Herrick Society Committee

The Herrick Society Committee are voted for by members at the annual meeting, held at the British Transplant Society congress each year. Committee members must be members of the Herrick Society. Posts generally last for 2 years.

Dominic Summers


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Dom is a clinical lecturer in transplant and general surgery in the Eastern region. His clinical interests include kidney, pancreas and vascular access surgery and has research interests in DCD donation, ‘big data’ and clinical trial design. He was formerly the Herrick Society Secretary



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This post is currently vacant and will up for election in the New Year

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Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen

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Ruth is a year 5 medical student from Newcastle University. She has formerly been the President of the Newcastle University Surgical Society and has an interest in the impact of BMI on pancreas transplantation. Prior to medical school, she worked for the accounting firm Ernst and Young

Rachel Thomas

ASIT representative

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Rachel is an StR7 Transplant Surgery in Edinburgh and looks forward to joining the Herrick Society committee as ASIT rep and to work supporting transplant trainees. Rachel has worked in Glasgow and Edinburgh transplant units and recently gained my FRCS qualification to join the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Her clinical interests are in renal and pancreas transplant and research interests are in ischaemia reperfusion injury and she is currently an investigator for the HOT2 study looking at ways to ameliorate IRI in deceased donor renal transplant.

In addition, Rachel is a mother of two children and train less than full time. From this experience, Rachel is well placed to speak for trainees with additional commitments and offer advice on prioritisation and development of surgical skills using available opportunities. As with so many of us, Rachel is very understanding of the hours demanded by transplant surgery and the importance of promoting good work-life balance for healthy lifelong working and avoid burnout. Rachel looks forward to meeting many of you all at meetings and conferences and working together.

Iestyn Shapey

Research Lead

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Iestyn is a surgical trainee in the North West deanery and is working towards a PhD at the University of Manchester investigating insulin therapy in pancreas and islet transplantation.

He is looking forward to continuing the excellent work of the research collaborative and would welcome ideas or questions.

Martyn Stott

Training representative

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Martyn is an ST3 in General Surgery in the North-West Deanery with an interest in transplant and HPB surgery.

He has completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education and has worked as a clinical teacher and anatomy demonstrator at the University of Sheffield.

Shruti Mittal

Training representative
Shruti Mittal

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Shruti is a general surgery and transplant clinical lecturer in Oxford. She has completed her PhD at the University of Oxford and her research interests include improving outcomes after pancreas transplantation and metabolic assessment of pancreas graft function. Her clinical interests include pancreas and kidney transplantation, vascular access and multi-organ retrieval.

Hannah Maple

ESOT representative

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Hannah is a surgical registrar in general surgery and renal transplantation within the London Deanery.

She took a break from training to complete her PhD at Guy’s with Professor Nizam Mamode. Her research interests include psychological outcomes after living donation and transplantation, and the impact of psychological factors on physical recovery from surgery. She is a co-investigator on the BoUND study, which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the unspecified donor programme in the UK from the perspective of both donors and transplant professionals.

She is vice chair of the ESOT Young Professionals in Transplantation Committee.