Career & Education

Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgeon
Clinical Director, Division of Surgery
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, University of Warwick 

Qualifications:
FRCS (General Surgery) 2001 (Intercollegiate Board)
FRCS (Glasg) 1995
MS 1992
MBBS 1988

GMC Registration: Full Registration number 4402376
MDDUS Number: M176033

Current Appointment:
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgeon (since January 2003)
Clinical Director, General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Head & Neck, Maxillofacial, Audiology, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy services, AAA & Colorectal screening (since April 2008) 
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Translational & Systems Medicine, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick (from July 2015) 
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX, United Kingdom 
Awarded CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in General Surgery on 1st July 2002. 

National roles:
Council member of British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) since April 2012
Honorary Secretary of BOMSS January 2017 – January 2020
Honorary Treasurer of BOMSS January 2014 – January 2017
Member of Council – Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS) since January 2017
Member, National Oesophago-gastric Clinical Referencing Group (OG CRG) representing West Midlands (2013-2016) 
Treasurer – IFSO August 2017 meeting in London (International Federation for Surgical treatment of Obesity) – circa 2500 delegates
Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS) since 2012
Advisor to NCEPOD (National confidential enquiry in to patient outcomes & death) – Too lean a service – bariatric surgery -2013
Chairing sessions at annual meetings of Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland (AUGIS) & British Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
Reviewing submitted abstracts for annual meeting of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
Alumnus of Aspiring Director programme (2011) 
Manchester Business School & University of Birmingham 
Successfully completed 5 module residential programme at University of Warwick

Awards:
Royal College of Surgeons Travelling Fellow 2002
Smith-Kline Beecham Award for Excellence 1998
Best paper, Association of Surgeons of India, 1999 & 1992
Honours & Distinctions:
MBBS Distinction in General Surgery

Education:
1989-1992 MS Medical College, Trivandrum, India
1983-1988 MB BS Medical College, Trivandrum, India

Career:
January 2003 – present: Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgeon
Clinical Director, General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Head & Neck, Maxillofacial, Audiology, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy services, AAA & Colorectal screening (since April 2008)
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX, UK
July 1996 – Dec 2002: Specialist Registrar (Type I) in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
All Wales Higher Surgical Training Rotation through Department of Surgery at Swansea University Hospital NHS Trust, Swansea Royal Glamorgan Hospital NHS Trust, Llantrisant. Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil
Feb 1996 – June 1996 Senior SHO in Urology
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Aug 1994 – Feb 1996 SHO in General/HPB, Vascular & Breast Surgery
Academic Surgical Unit, University Hospital, Cardiff, UK
Feb 1993 – July 1994 Registrar in Surgery & Urology
Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum, India
Oct 1992 – Jan 1993 Registrar in Surgical Gastroenterology
Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, India
Aug 1990 – Sept 1992 Postgraduate Trainee in General Surgery leading to MS (Gen Surgery)
Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, India
June 1989 – June 1990 SHO in General Surgery
Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, India
April 1988 – April 1989 House Officer (Rotating)
Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, India

Teaching:
In July 2015 I was appointed as Honorary Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Translational & Systems Medicine at the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick in recognition of my contribution to the academic and research work within the department of surgery. My stint as Lecturer in Surgery at the Swansea Medical School gave me ample opportunity to actively teach undergraduate medical students. This took the form of formal lectures, seminars, as well as teaching in outpatient clinics, operating theatre and on the ward. I was also involved in their appraisal as well. In addition, I also supervised post CCT fellows, specialist registrars, senior house officers as well as house officers in their care of patients and with operative procedures. I have enjoyed lecturing to as well as participating in the education of other professionals allied to medicine (nursing staff, paramedics) and would welcome opportunities to continue the same.

I routinely supervise clinical teaching of 2 medical students from Warwick Medical School who are attached to my firm on a 6 week basis as well as being an examiner for Intermediate clinical skills and final professional examination for medical students.

I routinely supervise medical students undertaking the Clinical applications special study module (CASSM) at the University of Warwick.

I have been the Director & faculty member of the Annual CCrISP Course (Care of Critically Ill Surgical patient) for SHO’s at the UHCW, approved by Royal college of Surgeons of England (since 2004)

I am Member of Faculty of Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSS), approved by Royal College of Surgeons of England (since 2004)

Examiner for Intermediate Clinical Exam (ICE) & Finals, Warwick Medical School

RITA Panel Member: Surgical SpR training programme – West Midlands Deanery.

My firm is routinely sought after by senior surgical trainees on the West Midlands surgical rotation.

Travelling Fellowship:

I was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Travelling Fellowship to visit the Department of Gastrointestinal surgery at the Massachussets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA in August 2002. This enabled me to broaden my clinical as well as research experience in the continuation of medical education for the future.

PRESENTATIONS – Multiple oral and poster presentations at :
International meetings including:
World Congress of Surgery
World Assembly of American Congress of Angiology
Mediterranean Congress of Vascular Surgery
International Federation for Surgery of Obesity
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Joint surgical meeting, Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

National meetings including
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)
British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS)
British Endocrine Society (BES)

Regional meetings
West Midlands Surgical Society
Welsh Surgical Society
Midlands Gastroenterology Society

Awards & Prizes: 

Royal College of Surgeons Travelling Fellowship 2002: Awarded to fund visit to Department of upper GI & Laparoscopic surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA in August 2002.
VS Menon, A da Silva. The first year of a new vascular access service for haemodialysis in a DGH. North Wales Hospital Audit Day, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham. November 1998 (SmithKline Beecham Award for Excellence)
VS Menon, K Hariharan. Acute scrotum in children: the role of early surgery. Kerala Chapter Annual Meeting, Association of Surgeons of India February 1992 (Best paper award)
VS Menon, A da Silva. Screening recurrent and complicated varicose veins: Continuous wave Doppler or duplex ultrasound. Kerala Chapter Annual Meeting, Association of Surgeons of India February 1999 (Best paper award)
Endoscopy Quiz – First Prize – Dartford, October 1996

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