FAMUS Supervisors and Mentors

The candidate must identify a supervisor at the outset of training to oversee their training. The supervisor must register with the FAMUS administrator and be listed on the database.

The roles of the supervisor are:

  • Help coordinate and provide overview of a trainee’s learning and experience
  • Provide advice for trainees on where additional or specialist experience can be obtained
  • May undertake supervised scans, review unsupervised scans and can perform Assessment of Completion of Training
  • Ensure a trainee has demonstrated competence prior to sign off of overall training, and must sign the Summary of Completion of Training document
  • Provide advice for mentors

A supervisor may be any grade clinician who can demonstrate competence in the whole curriculum, which will often be an Acute Medical Consultant or Associate Specialist, or Radiology Consultant with advanced ultrasound experience (equivalent to FAMUS accreditation). Supervisors must have a complete understanding of the FAMUS curriculum, and be registered on the FAMUS database. As a guide, FAMUS accreditation for at least one year with regular ongoing experience is required before clinicians can be considered to become a FAMUS supervisor. In exceptional circumstances, clinicians who have achieved accreditation within the past year but are supported by experienced Supervisors may be suitable.

Supervisors must be registered on the FAMUS database, which will require them to submit the attached application form (available here) to famus@acutemedicine.org.uk, where we will endeavour to respond within two weeks. Alternatively, a web form is available at the bottom of the page.

A list of available FAMUS supervisors and contact details can be found below:

Name Position Trust/Hospital Date accredited Contact details
Abbas AshrafST7 Acute Medicine Trainee Hull Royal InfirmarySeptember 2018abbas.ashraf@nhs.net
Adrian WongConsultant ICM/ AnaestheticsOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust September 2016Adrian.wong@ouh.nhs.uk
Ahmad MaatoukAcute and Stroke Medicine ConsultantDoncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching HospitalsMay 2017amanda_ahmad@hotmail.com
Alan NorrisConsultant RadiologistLagan Valley HosptitalMay 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Alastair GilmoreConsultant AIMArrowe Park HospitalMay 2016alastairgilmore@nhs.net
Alex HortonConsultant RadiologistRoyal Surrey County HospitalOctober 2019alexhorton@nhs.net
Alexander McDonaldConsultantDumfries & Galloway Royal InfirmaryOctober 2018alexander.mcdonald@nhs.net
Alexander Scott
ConsultantJames Cook HospitalNovember 2019famus@acutemedicine.org,uk
Andrew LeonardConsultantEast Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustMarch 2019andrew.leonard@nhs.net
Andrew WaldenConsultant AIM/ICMRoyal Berkshire HospitalMay 2016apwalden@hotmail.com
Angharad FordConsultantArrowe Park HospitalNovember 2017angharad.ford@nhs.net
Anthony AshtonConsultantHamshire Hospitals BasingstokeFebruary 2020Antony.Ashton@hhft.nhs.uk
Anuja D. BambaravanageConsultantOxford University NHS Foundation Trust April 2018Anuja.Bambaravanage@ouh.nhs.uk
Arthur LieveldST4Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS TrustNovember 2019arthur.lieveld@gmail.com
Ashley MillerConsultant Intensivist/ Anaesthetist Shrewsbury and Telford NHS TrustJune 2019ashleymiller@nhs.net
Azam MajeedConsultant EMUniversity Hospitals BirminghamSeptember 2016mazammajeed@hotmail.com
Ben HughesConsultantNHS Forth ValleyJanuary 2019bhughes@doctors.org.uk
Ben MiletteConsultantBuckinghamshire Healthcare NHS
Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury
December 2016benmillette@gmail.com
Catriona DaviesConsultant RadiologistChelsea & Westminster HospitalJanuary 2017Catriona.Davies@chelwest.nhs.uk
Christopher DuncanICM RegistrarSt Georges Hospital LondonMay 2018christopher.duncan@doctors.org.uk
David MurdayConsultant AIMPortsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Queen Alexandra Hospitals)May 2016david@murday.co.uk
Damian DooeyST7Royal Liverpool HospitalMarch 2020d.dooey@nhs.net
Despoina PapamichailConsultant NHS Grampian December 2017dpapamichail@nhs.net
Dial Upinder Kaur MattarAcute Medicine Consultant Princess Royal University HospitalJune 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Dr Gary Lau Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical CareGlenfield Hospital, Leicester March 2020echoglenfield@gmail.com
Dr Hannah ConwayACCPGlenfield Hospital, Leicester March 2020echoglenfield@gmail.com
Emmanouil Astrinakis
Clinical Radiologist
Leeds Teaching HospitalsJanuary 2016manos.astrinakis@nhs.net
Eugene TabiowoConsultant AIMRoyal Glamorgan HospitalJuly 2019eugene.tabiowo@wales.nhs.uk
Farhan AhmadST3Royal Bolton HospitalMay 2019farhan.ahmad@doctors.org.uk
Hefin JonesConsultant RadiologistRoyal StokeMay 2016Hefin.Jones@uhnm.nhs.uk
Holly MetcalfeConsultant AIMRoyal Liverpool University HospitalOctober 2016Holly.Metcalfe@rlbuht.nhs.uk
Jennie StephensConsultant Royal Cornwall Hospitals TrustJuly 2017jennie.stephens@doctors.org.uk
Jennifer CochraneST6University Hospital Monklands at NHS LanarkshireSeptember 2018famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Jenny Messenger
Consultant PhysicianRoyal Sussex County HospitalMay 2016jenny.messenger@bsuh.nhs.uk
Jonathon CoatesConsultantQueen Alexandra Hospital, PortsmouthAugust 2017Jonathon.Coates@porthosp.nhs.uk
Josip StosicConsultantJames Paget University TrustDecember 2016josip.stosic@jpaget.nhs.uk
Juan BallesterosConsultant in Emergency MedicineDoncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2020juan.ballesteros@nhs.net
Justin Kirk-BayleyConsultantRoyal Surrey County Hospital October 2016jkb@nhs.net
Karim Fouad AlberST3 ICMRoyal Berkshire NHS Foundation TrustApril 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Kate Sokolowska-RedfernConsultant in Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospital Wishaw April 2020Kate.sokolowska-redfern@nhs.net
Lorenzo CristoniConsultantFrimley Park HospitalSeptember 2018l.cristoni@nhs.net
Madankumar Narayanan Consultant in Intensive CareFrimley Park Hospital February 2020madan.narayanan@nhs.net
Martin DachselConsultant AIMEast Surrey HospitalSeptember 2019rdachsel@nhs.net
Matyas Andorka
ConsultantEast Surrey HospitalApril 2018matyas.andorka@nhs.net
Morgan CleasbyConsultant RadiologyGood Hope HospitalNovember 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Martin DoreEmergency Medicine ConsultantRoyal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundtion trust July 2020Martin.dore@nhs.net
Muhammad TholudinConsultantNHS Greater Glasgow and ClydeJuly 2020mtholudin@nhs.net
Nicholas SmallwoodConsultantEast Surrey HospitalJuly 2019nick.smallwood@gmail.com
Nick MurchConsultantRoyal Free HospitalOctober 2019nick.murch@nhs.net
Nicola HemmingwayConsultantDoncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
February 2020
Nihal AbosaifConsultantHeartlands HospitalNovember 2017nihalyounis@hotmail.com
Nishant CherianST3Manchester University NHS Foundation TrustJune 2019n.cherian@doctors.org.uk
Olusegun OlusanyaST6Barts and the London NHS TrustFebruary 2020segs@doctors.org.uk
Olusegun OduyoyeConsultant PhysicianNHS GrampianFebruary 2021olusegun.oduyoye1@nhs.scot
Omar Touma ConsultantITU, Wexham Park Hospital, SloughJune 2018omar.touma@nhs.net
Paramjeet DeolConsultant Emergency MedicineChelsea & Westminster HospitalAugust 2017 paramjeet.deol@chelwest.nhs.uk
Pasupathy-Rajah Sivasothy
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, CambridgeDecember 2016p.sivasothy@nhs.net
Peter NgConsultantRoyal Liverpool University HospitalSeptember 2019peter.ng2@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
Phil LawrensonConsultant AIMArrowe Park HospitalMay 2016philiplawrenson@nhs.net
Rajkumar RajendramLocum ConsultantBuckinghamshire Healthcare Trust
Sherwood Forest NHS Trust
April 2020rajkumarrajendram@doctors.org.uk
Ramprasad MatsaConsultant AIM/ICMRoyal Stoke University HospitalMay 2016ramprasad.matsa@uhnm.nhs.uk
Richard CooperConsultant
South Tyneside Disctrict HospitalSeptember 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Robert Nicholas Butler Consultant in Emergency MedicineNorthumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust April 2020Robert.Butler@nhct.nhs.uk
Ryan BoyleConsultantBelfast Health and Social Care TrustOctober 2019famus@acutemedicine.org.uk
Salem SoussiRegistrarSheffield Teaching HospitalsNovember 2017soussisalem@gmail.com
Sarbjit ClareConsultantSandwell and West Birmingham HospitalsNovember 2017sclare@nhs.net
Shailesh ShahST8Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital TrustFebruary 2018shailesh.shah@nnuh.nhs.uk
Sia PesianConsultant AnesthetistWalsall Healthcare NHS TrustFebruary 2019spesian@gmx.de
Simon ChauConsultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care MedicineBarnsley HospitalNovember 2019schau@nhs.net
Simon FoxConsultantOxford University NHS Trust February 2017simon.fox@doctors.net.uk
Sinan HamidConsultant RadiologistKettering Foundation Trust Hospital April 2017Sinan.Hamid@kgh.nhs.uk
Snehashish BanikConsultantNHS GrampianNovember 2016snehashish.banik@nhs.net
Talal Al WisabiConsultant
Royal Blackburn Teaching HospitalNovember 2019talal.al-wisabi@elht.nhs.uk
Theophilus Luke Samuels
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, RedhillJanuary 2020THEOPHILUS.SAMUELS1@NHS.NET
Thomas ClarkConsultant ICUTorbay HospitalSeptember 2016thomasclark1@nhs.net
Tim MartindaleConsultant St Richard’s HospitalMay 2019timothy.martindale@wsht.nhs.uk
Tomos BrockleyConsultant Mid-Cheshire Foundation TrustMarch 2017tomos.brockley@mcht.nhs.uk
Vallish BhardwajITU Specialty DoctorBroomfield HospitalFebruary 2019vallish.bhardwaj@meht.nhs.uk
Yin Thu AungST5Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSeptember 2018yinthuaung@gmail.com
Zaid Al-Atia
Acute Medicine Consultant
Mid Essex NHS trust October 2018Zaid.Al-Atia@meht.nhs.uk
Zoe HarzeliConsultant Acute PhysicianGlasgow Royal InfirmaryMarch 2019zoe.harzeli@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Mentors can be any grade clinician who is competent in the scan being overseen; they do not have to be registered with FAMUS. Their suitability will be determined locally between the candidate and Supervisor – any queries can be directed to the FAMUS administrator.

FAMUS New Supervisor Application Form

Please specify if you have a postgraduate qualification, C.A.S.E Approved Course, FAMUS Accreditation Date or any other qualifications or ultrasound experience of relevance

Number of months scanning independently

Areas of current ultrasound competence
Thoracic (pleural)Thoracic (resp failure)Abdominal/ RenalVascular – diagnostic (DVT)Peripheral vascular access

Please mark any areas you are are independent in scanning and teaching, as per the FAMUS curriculum

Would you be prepared to attend a “Train the Trainers” course, if recommended (at no cost to yourself)

Confirmation of correct data

I confirm that the above is an accurate reflection of my ultrasound experience/qualification(s), that I am competent in the whole FAMUS curriculum and wish to become a Supervisor, accepting the responsibilities that the role holds.


Data Protection

Your registration details will be stored on a database at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and accessed only by administrative staff working on behalf of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) for the purposes of administering your registration as a supervisor. SAM may, from time to time, send you communications relating to your accreditation to FAMUS. As a supervisor, your name, position, e-mail address, trust/hospital and date of accreditation and will be made available in the FAMUS directory of supervisors on SAM’s website (If you consent to having your details displayed in the directory). I consent to having my details displayed in the FAMUS Supervisor directory on SAM’s website.


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