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ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGY – Dr John Curtis: jmcurtis@liverpool.ac.uk  



Dr Curtis trained mainly in Liverpool. He was Regional Education Adviser for Radiology 2002-2008. He has held PRHO posts at Whiston and St Helens Hospitals and trained in General Medicine as an SHO at Whiston and The Royal Liverpool Hospitals.


Following 12 months as a medical registrar at Halton General Hospital, he entered the training scheme in Radiology in the Mersey Region in 1992. He undertook a Fellowship in Thoracic Radiology at Harvard Medical School in 1997.

Dr Curtis is a Consultant Radiologist with an interest in chest radiology at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool. Apart from his interest in chest radiology, he is actively involved in the teaching and training of radiology trainees, non-radiology trainees and undergraduates.



MERSEY PROGRAMME DIRECTOR - Dr Sumita Chawla:  Sumita.Chawla@aintree.nhs.uk



Dr Chawla is a Radiology Consultant appointed in 2013 with sub-specialty gastrointestinal/abdominal and trauma interest at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.


Prior role includes being the Clinical Tutor within her Radiology department. She has an enthusiastic and keen interest with regards to teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and is also Honorary Clinical Lecturer for the University of Liverpool.  Her teaching expertise also led to time spent teaching and training doctors and other medical professionals abroad in Ghana, West Africa.


Having completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice in 2015, she was subsequently appointed a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2016.


She has presented widely in national and international meetings, also frequently as an invited speaker for lectures and has publications in the field of Radiology.