Sridhar Rathinam, FRCSEd, FRCS Ed(CTh)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Dr. Sridhar Rathinam is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University Hospitals of Leicester. He qualified and underwent General Surgical Training at the Madras Medical College and General Hospital. He trained in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow and Coventry) and underwent his higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006).He underwent a period of research studying the Proteomics in Lung Cancer at the University of Birmingham. He was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Leicester in 2009.

Dr. Rathinam’s practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery, minimally invasive lung resections and surgery for emphysema including endobronchial valve and coils.

He is the Education secretary of the SCTS and have co-developed an innovative portfolio of 12 structured simulation based courses for nationally-appointed which is the first of its kind in the world. He is a faculty member in national and international cardiothoracic courses. He is a faculty member of EACTS academy and SCTS University. He is the Cardiothoracic Training Programme Director for the East Midlands, member of the Cardiothoracic SAC and Examiner for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Cardiothoracic surgery. He is the Chair of Cardiothoracic Specialty specific group in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a keen surgical trainer and a faculty member in national and international cardiothoracic courses.

Terms of Appointment: Sep 2019 - Aug 2021