I am of Indian heritage having been born in Yorkshire. I am a Consultant Pancreatic surgeon in Leeds and an active member of the EDI committee. Recently, I led the development of the mentorship programme for AUGIS. I am delighted the programme has been launched, marking a significant step towards fostering inclusion within our organisation.
Ensuring EDI principles are embedded within AUGIS, is critical for the continued growth and success of AUGIS. The Upper GI workforce is diversifying, and AUGIS needs to represent its members. Embracing EDI aligns seamlessly with the organisation's objectives and is crucial to enhancing patient outcomes. My dedication is evidenced by national roles, including being the AUGIS/RCS Associate(trainee) Lead for liver and pancreas cancer research and as a GBIHPBA committee member.
Outside medicine, I represented England Universities at cricket despite having been born with an absent fibula. I am a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) cricket committee and a trustee of their Foundation. I chaired the inquiry into alleged racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, reinforcing my pursuit of ensuring equality and inclusion outside the medicine.
I believe that my experiences uniquely position me to take on the responsibilities of chairing the EDI committee.
Mr Samir Pathak
Consultant Pancreatico-biliary surgeon
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