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CESR Team

Dr Nilay Chatterjee

MBBS(Kolkata), MD Anesthesia(Kolkata), DM Neuroanesthesia(SCTIMST, Trivandrum),DESA

Nilay graduated from Medical College Kolkata. He trained in anaesthetics from Kolkata and Trivandrum, India. Before moving to the UK, he worked in different capacities – from registrar to consultant – in different hospitals across India and Oman. Nilay is passionate about pain management. He was instrumental in developing comprehensive pain services in leading government hospitals in India and Oman. He has a keen research interest and conducted numerous clinical trials and other scientific research projects. Nilay is a great teacher. He was awarded ‘the best trainer’ for anaesthesia trainees during his stay in Oman. He is presently working as a speciality doctor in anaesthesia in Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has recently completed CESR in anaesthesia and critical care in the new online/digital submission format and is fully knowledgable about the latest requirements. 

Dr Somenath Chatterjee

MBBS(Kolkata), MD Radiodiagnosis(PGIMER, Chandigarh), DM Neuroradiology(SCTIMST, Trivandrum), FRCR Clinical Radiology(London)

Somenath graduated from Medical College Kolkata in 2002. He had his training in radiology from PGI, Chandigarh India. Later he trained in neuroradiology, his key area of interest, from Trivandrum, India. Before moving to the UK, Somenath worked as a consultant diagnostic and interventional radiologist in some of the premier hospitals of India, including Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata. He completed CESR in 2017 within around 6 months of arriving in the UK. He has since been working as a consultant in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in Royal Preston Hospital and Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has conducted multicentre collaborative research projects. His special interest is service and business development in public health care.

Somenath has completed his CESR in clinical radiology with only around 6 months of UK experience – which is sort of a record. He has helped many others in their journey to CESR.

Dr Rajkalyan Chakraborty

MBBS, DA, FRCA (UK), Diplomate of European Society of Anesthesiology (DESA)(Brussels), Fellowship in Neuroanesthesia & Spine Surgery (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, US)

Raj has extensive experience of working in different health care systems across different countries and continents. He is currently working as Consultant Anaesthetist at Newham University Hospital, Barts NHS Trust. Raj has served as examiner (present and past) of many prestigious examination boards. After completion of CESR, he continued as a substantive consultant with the same trust. He is also heavily involved with a run-through training programme and college tutor for his speciality.

Dr Anantharaju Prasad

MBBS, DNB (Neurosurgery), FRCS (Neurosurgery)

Anantharaju is a consultant neurosurgeon currently working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He completed DNB in neurosurgery in 2008 from India and worked as a consultant neurosurgeon until 2010 in India. After moving to the UK, Prasad completed his FRCS in neurosurgery in 2012 and completed two years of fellowship in complex spinal surgery in the UK. After that, he had been working as a locum consultant since 2016 in the UK. His particular interest areas are spinal cord stimulation, minimally invasive complex spinal surgery, complex spine trauma and neuromodulation for pain. He completed his CESR and now working as a substantive consultant neurosurgeon in the same trust.

Dr Amitava Sur

MBBS, DCH, DNB, MRCPCH, Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (University of British Columbia)

Amitava did his CESR pretty fast and is regarded as a role model by many in his discipline, and is keen to help others come up in their career. Amitava is a Neonatal consultant currently working at Lancashire Women and Newborn Center , UK. Amongst his diverse responsibilities – Research, QI & Audit lead, Respiratory lead for department, perinatal optimisation champion for the MatNeo initiative.