Professor Michael Baily

Founder of MATTU, Director 1996 - 2004
MB BS FRCS FRCS(Edin) Hon. Legion d'Honneur

Professor Bailey was Consultant Surgeon at Royal Surrey County Hospital and Visiting Professor of Surgery at The University of Surrey. He has also held the position of Visiting Professor at IRCAD Strasbourg, Taiwan, and Brazil and has taught extensively at other European institutions such as the AIMS academy in Milan.

He was awarded the Moynihan Prize of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 1976 and the Cheselden Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 for 'Outstanding service to British Surgery'.

He is past President of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)

He founded MATTU at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 1995 following a competitive bid for funding provided by the Department of Health and The Wolfson Foundation.

Professor Tim Rockall

Director 2004 - present
Consultant Colo-rectal Surgeon

Professor Rockall is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford since 2003 and Visiting Professor of Surgery at Surrey University. He specialises in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and has a particular interest and expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He supervises a Research programme at mattu with 23 MD and PhD research fellows registered at The University of Surrey since 2004.

He was previously Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London in the department of Surgical Technology and Oncology and Honorary Consultant at St. Mary's Hospital London, where he directed the clinical robotic programme.

He is past President of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) 2011-2013.

He was elected member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) serving from 2015 to 2023. During that time, he Chaired both the Research Committee and the Invited Review Mechanism of the RCSE.

Mr Iain Jourdan

Senior Laparoscopic Tutor
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Trained at Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital. Qualified in 1992 and subsequently awarded a Master of Surgery with Distinction. Specialist training in laparoscopic surgery at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg.

Has been a member of the teaching team at MATTU since 1996 and is now Senior Laparoscopic Tutor and Senior Fellow of the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit at the University of Surrey and Consultant The Royal Surrey County Hospital. Member of the Association of Coloprotologists of Great Britain and Ireland, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons.

Mr Andrea Scala

Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

Mr Andrea Scala has been a Colorectal Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2014. He graduated at Federico II University of Naples and subsequently undertook his post-graduate Higher Surgical Training at the London Deanery (south West Thames). After Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) he was selected for the national ACPGBI Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

He was awarded a Doctorate of Research in surgical sciences and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies at Federico II University of Naples in 2007. His main expertise lies with the minimally invasive treatment of malignant and benign conditions of the colon and rectum, multidisciplinary approach to locally advanced pelvic malignancies, laparoscopic hernia surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. He is a regular member of faculty on the laparoscopic training courses at the MATTU where he also performs live demonstrations.

Miss Angela Riga

Consultant HPB Surgeon and EAU Surgical Tutor

Miss Angela Riga has been a Consultant HPB Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2011. She graduated from the University of Athens. During her post-graduate training she worked in several HPB units including Royal Free Hospital, Royal Surrey County Hospital, King's College Hospital, Royal Marsden Hospital. She spent six months as a clinical lecturer in pancreatic surgery in Dublin and she did a travelling fellowship at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital in New York.

She was awarded an MSc from UCL in surgical science for work on liver transplantation and reperfusion injury. She has been teaching surgical skills in many courses over the years including BSS, ATLS, CCrISP, Core Surgical Skills, Lap chole courses and Senior Trainee Surgical Skills days in St Mary's hospital as well as teaching anatomy at the Physicians Associates course of the University of Surrey.

Mr Andrew Kent

Director of Gynaecological Surgery

Andrew Kent is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Minimal Access Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2001. He is Director of Gynaecological surgery at the MATTU and is convenor of the gynaecological courses. He runs masterclasses in laparoscopic hysterectomy, tissue morcellation, laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery and rectovaginal endometriosis.

He is on the faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons in London and the European Surgical Institute in Hamburg. He is on the faculty of the British and European Societies of Gynaecological Endoscopy. He has been involved in the development of Endometriosis Centres in the UK and is Deputy Clinical Director for the MSc programme in advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy, University of Surrey. He has presented on the subjects of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery in all aspects of gynaecology.

Mr Tim Worthington

Consultant Hepato-Biliary Surgeon

Consultant Surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Laparoscopic Tutor, Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, University of Surrey.Member of The Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons: International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Society; Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Trained at the Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. Awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Simpson Research Fellowship and studied the biology of Pancreatic Cancer. After being awarded his doctorate in 2001, Tim spent his higher surgical training in London and undertook further specialist training at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Tim was appointed Consultant Surgeon at University College Hospital, London 2004. After his appointment to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2005 he is developing the use of Minimal Access Techniques in the field of Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Mr Adam Frampton

Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Surgical Oncology
Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, MB BS, FRCS(Gen Surg), FRSB

Adam Frampton undertook his undergraduate medical training at Charing Cross Hospital (ICSM) from 1997-2003 and achieved a First Class intercalated BSc(Hons) in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Imperial College. He completed is surgical training at Surrey and London, during which he undertake a period of basic science and translational research. He was awarded his PhD in Molecular Oncology in 2014. He won the ASGBI Moynihan Prize in 2017 for this work, which was subsequently published in Nature Communications.

Adam is currently employed as a locum consultant at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Surgical Oncology. He has an interest in translational cancer-research and molecular oncology, especially in post-transcriptional gene regulation mediated by non-coding RNAs in pancreatic and biliary-tract cancers, and their use as biomarkers. He currently supervises both PhD and MD students in a variety of research areas.

Mr San Sunkaraneni

Consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon

Mr San Sunkaraneni is a Consultant Rhinologist at The Royal Surrey County Hospital with a special interest in diseases and surgery of the paranasal sinuses and anterior skull base. He is an endoscopic sinus surgeon, having completed fellowship training in Vancouver, Canada, and has special interest in advanced frontal sinus and skull base surgery.

He teaches on national and international sinus surgery courses, and is developing a research programme in affiliation with the University of Surrey.

Mr Matthew Solan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Tr Orth)

Matthew Solan graduated from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School in 1992 and completed General Surgical training in London, Guildford and Oxford. His specialist Orthopaedic training was in the South Thames (West) Region. Mr Solan was awarded a British Orthopaedic Travelling Fellowship to Dublin and has also worked overseas in South Africa and at the Universities of John Hopkins and Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

In 2003 he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital. Mr Solan was appointed to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford in 2006. His special interests are in forefoot deformity, arthroscopic ankle surgery and heel pain. Mr Solan has published extensively on foot and ankle surgery. Matthew has many educational interests, teaching on International and National Courses. He is Convenor of the ankle Arthroscopy Course and the UK Forefoot Surgery Course, with his colleague Paul Halliwell, at the MATTU. In addition he finds time to fulfill Surgical Training responsibilities with the London Deanery and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery.

Mr Paul Halliwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Tr Orth)

Mr Halliwell has been consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2002 having graduated from Guy's Hospital, London. His specialist areas are trauma and orthopaedics of the foot and ankle in both children and adults. He undertook two Fellowships; in Trauma and Reconstruction in Toronto and in Children's Orthopaedics at Great Ormond Hospital.

Paul has been an active trainer throughout his career. He has developed, delivered or contributed to teaching programmes for all types and grade of learner including medical students, trainee surgeons, physiotherapists, general practitioners and consultant peers at home and abroad. With the MATTU Team, he secured our Human Tissue Authority license in 2009, enabling cadaver-based training here in Guildford.

Current training activities include teaching of ankle joint replacement technique to specialist consultants in the UK and Europe. As a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Education Committee, Paul was Director of the national Basic Principles Course, bringing it and its Advanced format to MATTU. He was a Principle Investigator for a national research project into ankle replacement (TARVA) and was FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiner from 2011 to 2016. He served as Chair of BOFAS' Outcomes Committee charged with development of a UK clinical Outcomes Registry (2016-22) and was BOFAS President 2022-23.

Mr James Read

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Mr James Read is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. He qualified in 2006 from Imperial College where he was awarded his BSc in Metabonomics and MSc in surgical technology. His postgraduate surgical research focused on the management of early rectal cancer. After completion of training, he completed two further nationally accredited fellowships developing his expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancy.

His main expertise lies with the minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) treatment of malignant and benign conditions of the colon and rectum, exenterative approaches to locally advanced pelvic malignancies, gallbladder and hernia surgery. Mr Read has been faculty for several of the colorectal courses and meetings held at the MATTU, and teaches on registrar training days for the KSS deanery.

Ms Alison Snook

MATTU Manager

Alison Snook qualified as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1983 and chose the operating theatres as her specialty. A further year studying the finer aspects of theatre life and a teaching course led her to a theatre sister post in 1986. As leader of a busy General surgical theatre she was at the forefront of the laparoscopic revolution when laparoscopic cholecystectomy was introduced.

A keen interest into emerging technologies and techniques led to a move into education and in 1995 she became Manager of The Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit [MATTU] in Guildford. Her enthusiasm has taken her all over the world lecturing and teaching in this specialist field.