Miss Hurst has been elected by the Trainee Membership as Trainee Representative on Council for two years and Mr Silva has been elected for a one-year term. They will take up their positions at the College’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 11 November 2022.
Miss Katie Hurst is a General Surgery Registrar (ST4) in the Thames Valley deanery, with an interest in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. During completion of her academic foundation programme and academic clinical fellowship in Oxford, she sat on the RCSEd Trainees committee for three years. Miss Hurst is extremely passionate about improving trainee morale, as well as teamwork in the workplace. She orchestrated the RCSEd roadshow 'Lets Cycle It', and is currently chair of the RCSEd Sustainability Champions. Outside work, Miss Hurst enjoys cycling, running and spending time with friends.
Mr Michael Silva is a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and General Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Silva is the Training Programme Director for Higher Surgical Trainees (General Surgery) in the Oxford Deanery and also is Director of the Surgical Advisory Network in the UK for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Oxfordshire from 2013-2017. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is also a Clinical Lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford University. Mr Silva is specialist advisor to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), interventional procedures program and is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Surgery (Open) and Current Surgery Reports.