MedConnect North group members are based across the region.
Professor Sam Eldabe MB ChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA – MedConnect North Group Lead
I am an NHS consultant based at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust with 18 years’ experience. Throughout my career I have been an active user and researcher into the role of medical devices in improving patient care. My background in anaesthesia has given me a broad exposure to all classes of medical technologies from simple Class I devices to the more complex Class IIB. My work as a chronic pain treatment specialist has afforded me experience in research with various class III active implantable devices.
Professor Amar Rangan ChM, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
I am a clinical academic and NHS consultant with over 15 years’ extensive clinical and research experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust. I have broad experience with use of surgical implants and devices for musculoskeletal conditions, including their clinical testing, evaluation and reporting of performance.
Dr Ashraf Azzabi MB, B.Ch, MD
I graduated in 1992 and have worked in oncology and cancer research for many years now. I am a Consultant medical oncologist based in the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and am actively involved in research. I am also the Clinical Industry Lead for NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.
You can follow Ashfar on twitter at @ashrafazzabi
The group is also supported by Angela Birt, Industry Operations Manager and Administrator Lynn Cowell also at NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.