West London Postgraduate Medical School of Surgery is a not for profit initiative by a group of eminent surgeons with the vision of creating global surgical training networks.
The initiative is launched with the central purpose of facilitating exchange of skills and protocols throughout the global surgical community.
We have developed extensive connections with surgical associations, specialty associations, training institutions and regulatory bodies in various countries to facilitate surgical training and defining global training standards.
We aim to leverage this network to facilitate surgical exchange programs and offer senior mentorship.
We invite all like-minded individuals and institutions to join hands with us to make a difference.
Mr Abhay Chopada Ms, FRCS is an expert Laparoscopic Consultant Surgeon with extensive experience in Colorectal and General Surgery.
He was recognised by Tatler Magazine as one of the Top GI Surgeons in UK in 2007 and again in 2013’s edition for his clinical expertise. He has also received clinical excellence award for his work at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust. He is also an active medical educator teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in surgery for Imperial College Medical School and for the American University of the Caribbean as a Honorary Senior Lecturer. He is a Foundation Programme Training Director with London Deanery.
He completed his MBBS in 1989 from the University Of Pune, India, with several academic honours. Mr Abhay Chopada was also awarded a Master’s degree in Surgery from the University Of Pune, India in 1992. Following his surgical training in India his research interest in molecular changes and angiogenesis of colon cancer resulted in award of a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences (Surgical Sciences) in 2001 from the University of London. Mr Chopada also successfully completed the North Thames (East) Higher Surgical Scheme from University College London Hospital in 2003.
Mr Hemant Singhal is a graduate and postgraduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He trained in general surgery and surgical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and St George’s registrar rotation.
He was a Fellow in surgical oncology at Strang-Cornell Cancer Center in New York, Cornell University, and a lecturer in surgical oncology at the University of Western Ontario. His further training was in breast and reconstructive Surgery in the Cardiff Breast Unit.
Mr Singhal was Clinical Lead for North West London Hospitals Breast Service and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, prior to taking a sabbatical to set up a state-of-the-art breast service at Medanta the Medicity.
Mr Singhal is part of the multidisciplinary team and works to establish a firm diagnosis as well as personalising breast cancer treatment. He is an accomplished and recognised breast specialist who was instrumental in setting up the sentinel node program in North West London. He is passionate about breast conservation with an oncoplastic approach and the early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Mr Singhal has lectured widely and is the author of a number of scientific papers and chapters on the evaluation and treatment of breast disease.
Stephen Chadwick is a General Gastro Intestinal Surgeon with interests in Colorectal and general Laparoscopic Surgery.
After clinical and research appointments under Professor Hugh Dudley he joined Professor Lynne Baker’s department in Durban South Africa where his interest in the management of colonic disease and trauma was instilled.
Following his appointment to Northwick Park he began to develop laparoscopic surgery in gall bladder and hernia surgery. Later he began to undertake colorectal and upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic surgery. He now undertakes both a general and colorectal practice for secondary and tertiary referrals.
He is Clinical Lead for General Surgery and a Council member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He is immediate past Chairman of the Medical Equestrian Association. In 2008, he led a team of British Doctors to Hong Kong to help local medics prepare to provide cover for the Equestrian Olympics. He is a part of the medical team providing acute medical cover for athletes on the Field of Play for the London Olympics and Paralympics.
His research and publications include host defence mechanisms in colorectal surgery for malignancy, managing anorectal disease in the community, gall bladder disease and laparoscopic hernia repair in sportsmen. He has recently published on microeconomic management by surgeons and was senior author of the 2011 paper that won the ASIT (Association of Surgeons in Training) Gold Medal.