Sridhar Rathinam is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in the university Hospitals of Leicester. His practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery, minimally invasive lung resections, benign oesophageal diseases and surgery for emphysema.
He is the Education secretary for Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery for Great Britain and Ireland and Regional Surgical Advisor for East Midlands for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He qualified and underwent General Surgical Training at the Madras Medical College and General Hospital. He continued my cardiothoracic training in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow and Coventry) and obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000. He underwent my higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006) in Birmingham, then 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.
He is a keen surgical trainer and a faculty member in national cardiothoracic courses. He is the Cardiothoracic Training Programme Director for the East Midlands overseeing the training of young surgeons in the Specialty of Cardiothoracic surgery.
He is actively involved in the assessment and quality assurance of surgical training being a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee. He is member of the National Selection Panel for trainee appointment in cardiothoracic surgery and Core surgical training. He examines medical students for the University of Leicester and examine for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant qualification exam (Part III).
As the National Tutor for Thoracic Surgery (2013-16), Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery for Great Britain and Ireland he has co-developed an innovative portfolio of 12 structured simulation based courses that had been designed and implemented. These courses mirror the ISCP curriculum for nationally-appointed Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees and are provided free of charge which is the first of its kind in the world. He is a keen advocate on web based solutions for surgical education using webinars and teleconference as remote tools to disseminate surgical wisdom.
He has presented in national and international meetings and has regularly published hiswork in peer reviewed journals on surgical simulation training, emphysema, lung cancer, device evaluation trials, biomarkers and benign oesophageal conditions.