We took a break from our blog series, Inspirational People in Healthcare, but this week it is back! We’ll continue recognising people in healthcare who are making a significant difference in their field.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading this blog series and please do email us the details of anyone in healthcare who inspires you and we’ll include them in this series. Today we focus on Miss Samantha Tross.
Miss Samantha Tross is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ealing Hospital in London with general orthopaedic experience and has a specialist interest in Lower Limb Arthroplasty. Miss Tross is the first black female Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon in the UK, specialising in minimally invasive surgery and is one of the women who make up the 5% of Orthopaedic Consultants Surgeons in the UK who are female.
As well as her clinical work she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Care Reports, an Examiner for Imperial College Medical School’s final examinations, Programme Director for Core Surgical Trainees at Ealing Hospital, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the American University of the Caribbean and an Education Supervisor and mentor for young surgeons.
She is a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Scotland, and received her medical degree from the University College London. She obtained her surgical training at a number of London teaching hospitals including St Georges Hospital, The Royal London and Guy’s & St Thomas’.
Miss Tross has been recognised in the JP Morgan Black Powerlist of 100 most influential Black Britons every year since 2011, was named in Tatler’s Doctor’s Guide in 2013 as one of Britain’s top 250 Consultants, has been featured in numerous publications and is the recipient of the 2016 Black British Business Image Award.
You can listen to Miss Tross talk about her average day as a surgeon in the video below and you can find out more about her work here