Browse our list of speakers, all of whom are highly professional clinicians.
Consultant Radiologist, London
Dr Zavareh trained in clinical radiology at University College London Hospital and gained the FRCR qualification in 2011. His final year of radiology training was focused on the musculoskeletal (MSK) subspecialty at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford). This was followed by a one-year MSK Radiology fellowship at the North Bristol NHS Trust, home to the “Avon Orthopaedic centre”. Since 2014, he has been an MSK Radiology Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
His specialist interests are sports, rheumatology, orthopaedic and spinal imaging, and reporting MRIs, CTs and X-rays. He also performs diagnostic MSK ultrasound examinations, dynamic ultrasound testing of tendons and joints as well as ultrasound-guided procedures and injections. He has regular weekly CT-guided nerve root and facet joint injection lists.
His academic interests are in teaching and research, regularly publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Sports Medicine Physician, Hampshire
Dr Wotherspoon is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine with a specialist interest in chronic groin pain, underperformance syndrome and tendon injuries.
Dr Wotherspoon qualified from St George’s Hospital in 1985. Having worked in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A&E, he completed his GP vocational training in 1991. He was a Principal in General Practice till 2010. He completed his diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1992 and has worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine since then.
Dr Wotherspoon is a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has extensive Team Doctor experience. He was the club doctor at Fulham FC for eight years from1992 to 2000, at London Irish RFC for two years from 2002 to 2004 and is currently the Lead Medical Officer at Southampton FC. He was also Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain hockey for seven years and attended 2 Commonwealth Games and 1 Olympic game in this role. He has been a Medical Officer for England Cricket Team since 2007. He worked at the English Institute of Sport, based at Bisham Abbey from its origins till 2013 and in this capacity has attended The World Student Games in 1997, European Cups and World Championships across a wide variety of Olympic Sports including hockey, rowing, canoeing and speed skating.
Consultant Gastroenterologist And Senior Lecturer, London
Dr Philip Woodland is Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust). Privately he works within London Digestive Health, a group of expert teaching hospital gastroenterologists.
Dr Woodland graduated from University College London Medical School and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was awarded a PhD from Queen Mary University of London for his research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. After completion of his PhD he was awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinical Lectureship at the Royal London Hospital, where he continued his research into oesophageal disorders, and completed his training in advanced endoscopy. He was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the same hospital.
Dr Woodland has authored numerous papers and book chapters on gastrointestinal disease. He is on the editorial board for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Journal, and is a member of the Bowel and Cancer Research Grants committee.
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