Inspirational YOU are joined by
Dr Samantha Tross at the BBC on
Tuesday 26th November 2019 for their annual masterclass
Women at the top
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Dr Samantha Tross is one of 6% of Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons in the U.K. And the first female of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is a hip and knee specialist. She recently became the first female surgeon in Europe to perform a robotic assisted hip replacement. She received her medical degree from University College London before pursuing a career in Surgery.
Apart from her clinical work, she is actively involved in Medical Education, is an examiner for Imperial College Medical School finals examinations and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Medical Case Reports. She is also an Educational Supervisor and mentor for young surgeons.
Miss Tross has commenced collaborating with the Engineering department of the University of Bristol to encourage young black students to consider a career in engineering/ STEM. This is her passion. The first on site study day was June 11th where Miss Tross gave a motivational talk, followed by practical stations, where the students performed some Orthopaedic procedures.
Miss Tross lectured at the inaugural Melanin Medics Meeting in July 2018, supporting and motivating young doctors of colour and those aspiring to pursue a career in medicine. She continues to support them and other organisations in a mentoring capacity.
Miss Tross has become an Ambassador for Diversity in Surgery and has recently been invited and delivered talks at the conferences of the British Orthopaedic Association and Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Miss Tross wrote an Article on ‘The Importance of Diversity in Health, Illness and the Workplace’ which was published in the Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Summer issue 2018.
Miss Tross has been profiled in the British Medical Journal in October 2018
and is currently part of an exhibition ‘Radiating Greatness- stories of black leadership’ organised by the Black Cultural Archives.
Miss Tross was a recent recipient of the Wintrade Award for Woman in the Public sector. She is a previous recipient of a Black British Business Award in 2017. She has been featured every year since 2011 in the Black Powerlist which profiles the 100 most influential black Britons. She was also featured in Tatler’s 100 most influential doctors in the UK in 2013 as well as ‘Millenium People, the Soul of our Success’ by Derek Burnett. She was part ofthe photographic exhibition of ‘Black Brittania, Inspiring the next generation’ in City Hall and International Slavery Museum 2008/9 and profiled in book ‘Samantha Tross, Orthopaedic Surgeon’ by Verna Wilkins, part of the national curriculum. She has also been recognised by the Guyana High Commission with an Award for outstanding Guyanese of the Year 2018.