Dr Christopher Barringer
Dr Christopher Barringer qualified in medicine from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 2005. He received extensive training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia. In addition to this he underwent advanced training in Anaesthesia for Plastic Surgery and Burns Intensive Care – completing a fellowship year at the world famous St Andrew’s Centre, Chelmsford. He achieved specialist accreditation and was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Barts Health NHS Trust in 2014. His areas of specialist interest include: Regional Anaesthesia; Total Intravenous Anaesthesia; Sedation; as well as Anaesthesia for Urology, Orthopaedic and ENT Surgery. Dr Barringer has a passion for humanitarian aid work and has been lucky enough to work with Operation Hope and The Face Charity since 2013.
Dr Mark Catolico
Mark is a consultant in paediatric & adult anaesthesia at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London since May 2014; following an advanced training year in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Mark’s current interests include medical simulation and education, neuroanaesthesia and paediatric anaesthesia. Since 2006, Mark has regularly donated his efforts to providing anaesthesia for children with craniofacial abnormalities in the Philippines. He has also raised money for charity by participating in the Virgin London Marathon and the “Run to the Beat” half marathon for the National Brain Appeal. Mark is dedicated to both progressing the work of the Operation HOPE charity and promoting its causes to a wider national and international audience.
Dr Louise Davies
Louise is an anaesthesia registrar training in London. She qualified from Cardiff University in 2008, and started her anaesthetic training in 2011. Louise undertook her paediatric anaesthesia training block at St Marys Hospital, where she learnt of the Face Charity’s work from Dr Mark Catolico. Louise is a new member of the team, and went on her first mission in February 2015.
Dr Caroline Dean
Dr Caroline Dean, known as Cally, qualified from University College London Medical School in 2001. Having worked in a number of different healthcare systems (UK, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Ethiopia), she completed her anaesthesia training in Feb 2015. She is now working as an anaesthesia research fellow at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, focusing on the non-technical skills and human factors, involved in crisis management within healthcare. She specialises in obstetric, head and neck and thoracic anaesthesia, and has an additional interest in humanitarian work. She first joined the PAGES team in 2009, and feels passionate about the mission and the Face Charity.
Ailsa is a Registered Nurse, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2010. Post graduation she completed the Critical Care Nursing Program to become an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse. After working for two years in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she left her position to pursue full-time international travel. For the last two years Ailsa has travelled through Central and South America, Asia, and Australia. During her travels she has intermittently worked as a Registered Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in Saskatchewan, Canada, and has completed three overseas medical missions. Ailsa’s medical missions include two missions to rural India as an ICU educator, and one mission to Manila, Philippines as a member of the P.A.G.E.S. team.
Lynne trained as a general nurse, before moving to midwifery, Lynne further embraced her vocation attaining a Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Nursing in child, maternal and school health; putting her emphasis on working with people who were at risk of falling through the gaps in the health and community system.
After securing a Graduate Diploma in Business, Lynne undertook a senior management role in Strategic Development in a teaching hospital before moving to a CEO role. For the next 13 years, as CEO of St Bartholomew’s House, East Perth, Lynne steered the growth, governance and quality improvement of this significant Perth charitable organisation. She facilitated the expansion of supported accommodation for people living with mental illnesses including the commissioning of multi-site independent living units.
Under her management and after 6 years of endeavour, the new $34 million dollar, 148 bed St Bartholomew’s House Lime Street East Perth accommodation and aged care service was completed and opened. This being the culmination of Lynne’s vision for new corporate offices, increased and improved accommodation for the homeless.
She retired in 2012 and is now is Patron of Shelter WA, sits on the Swan Emergency Youth accommodation Services Board and participates in the PAGES mission in the Philippines.
Rhys is the charity’s finance and strategy officer. He graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He has a banking career that spans over 10 years both in the UK and Australia and has recently left the Commonwealth bank of Australia where he was the Chief Operating Officer for Europe and North America. He has held a number of Financial Services positions at JPMorgan, Deutsche bank, Nomura and Bank of Scotland. Rhys Joined the team in 2013 and hopes to build a sustainable charity with a good financial backing that is capable of providing cleft surgery in the Philippines no matter what the economic landscape. He joined the charity as he wishes to grant children with facial deformities the same quality of life that we all take for granted.
Dr Ramanathan Kasivisvanathan
‘Nathan’ is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. He has a strong interest in paediatric anaesthesia and resuscitation and is a European Paediatric Life Support Instructor. He has extensive experience in providing anaesthesia for major high-risk surgery having completed higher fellowship training in transplantation, bariatrics and major oncological surgery in centres including the Royal Free, University College London and the Royal Marsden. He has passion for international healthcare having been involved in a number of healthcare care projects in the third world. He has an active role in anaesthetic research, is well published and has been awarded a number of national awards recognising his work.
Dr Rhona McCrone
Rhona has been consultant paediatrician in Sunderland Royal Hospital since September 2013. Having graduated from University of Aberdeen in 2003 she has trained in general and acute paediatrics in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle to name but a few. Rhona divides her time between the paediatric emergency department and the general paediatric ward and outpatients. She is developing a specialist interest in TB and is excited about expanding the scope of the paediatric medical service in PAGES missions.
Ms Caroline Mills
Dr Gemma Nickols
Dr Gemma Nickols graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School in 2002. After two years of basic surgical training, she commenced training in anaesthesia in 2006 in the South West. In addition to extensive training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, she completed advanced training in neuroanaesthesia at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and vascular anaesthesia at Southmead Hospital Bristol. She also has an interest in education, with a post-graduate certificate in education from the University of Bristol. Gemma commenced as a Consultant in Anaesthesia at Southmead Hospital Bristol in 2015. Gemma is lucky to have been involved with PAGES as a team member since 2009 and is passionate about the cause.
Dr Archchana Radhakrishnan
Archchana is an anaesthetic registrar in Imperial School of Anaesthesia deanery. She qualified from Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010 and started her anaesthetic training in 2011. Archchana undertook her paediatric anaesthesia training at St Mary’s Hospital, London where she met Dr Mark Catolico and became involved with the Face Charity’s work. Archchana is a new member of the team, and went on her first mission in February 2015.
Mr Tom Walker
Tom is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Trainee based in Bristol. He has been going to the Philippines with PAGES / The Face Charity since he was a final year medical student in 2005. He has also worked in India (Cleft) and Ecuador (Microtia).
Tom trained in Aberdeen and graduated in 2005 with the Keith Gold Medal in General Surgery. He completed his house jobs in the Western Infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospitals in Glasgow before working in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. He completed his basic surgical training in Galway Ireland and returned to the UK to study dentistry at the King’s College London Dental Institute. He has over 30 publications, 30 presentations and has authored 5 text book chapters
Dr Philippa Webb
Dr Philippa Webb is a consultant anaesthetist with special interests in neuroanaesthesia and difficult airway management. She qualified from University College London in 2001. During her training Philippa completed a student elective in Manila which led to an ambition to return, this time with the skills to help facilitate surgery for children who would otherwise be unable to access such a service. In order to do this she followed a career in anaesthesia and now currently works in the Brighton University Hospitals Trust. Philippa has been fortunate enough to be part of the PAGES mission to the Philippines since 2009.