Chairman

Mr Andy Goldberg OBE

Chairman of the Advisory Panel

Andy Goldberg is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in ankle and foot problems at the RNOH. He runs a pioneering research program exploring regenerative medicine treatments and clinical trials. He has achieved many firsts like setting up the Medical Futures Innovation Awards in 2001 and has been involved in hundreds of highly innovative technology and device start-ups. He loves realising potential in ideas and people.

Advisory Panel Members

Professor Tim Briggs

Member of the Advisory Panel

Tim Briggs is the RNOH’s Director of Strategy and External Affairs. He is also the National Director for Clinical Quality by the Department of Health and past President of the British Orthopaedic Association. He has been highly influential in the teaching and training of orthopaedic surgeons nationally and pioneered the “Getting it Right First Time” agenda. He is a passionate advocate of new ideas that have the potential to change the lives of our patients.

Dr Helen Cohen

Member of the Advisory Panel

Dr Helen Cohen is a Consultant in Rheumatology and Chronic Pain at the RNOH. She is a national expert in the management and treatment of chronic pain, and specifically in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) / Joint Hypermobility syndrome. She is a keen mountaineer, Caterham seven and martial arts enthusiast, and ex-tarantula keeper. She loves innovative projects and concepts.

Miss Debbie Eastwood

Member of the Advisory Panel

Debbie Eastwood is a Consultant Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon at the RNOH and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Her research interests are in developmental dysplasia of the hip and abnormal growth in children. She is a past President of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and loves ideas and innovations that have the potential to change lives.

Dr Rita Gad-Elrab

Member of the Advisory Panel

Rita Gad Elrab is a Consultant Anaesthetist who is also the founder and former President of the British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists. She also runs highly innovative events to reward women who make a remarkable contribution to humanity. She is excited to be a part of a platform that has the potential to change lives.

Dr Angela Gall

Member of the Advisory Panel

Angela Gall is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the RNOH, and the clinical research lead for the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre. Her specialisms are children with spinal cord injury, spasticity management, upper limb function, and health and fitness after spinal cord injury. Angela loves ideas that have the potential to improve patient care.

Iva Hauptmannova

Member of the Advisory Panel

Iva is the Head of the Research and Innovation Centre at the RNOH. She has worked in various roles within clinical research support for over 10 years, and has supported the development of many national research support strategies. She has turned the RNOH into a multi-award winning research site and is energised by new ideas and innovations.

Professor Rajiv Hanspal

Member of the Advisory Panel

Rajiv Hanspal is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the RNOH. He specialises in the treatment of amputees and people with congenital limb deficiencies. In the past he has served on many national committees and advisory groups, and founded the Amputee Medical Rehabilitation Society. He is excited to serve on a panel that will be receiving lots of fresh and potential-filled ideas for enhancing the patient experience.

Tony Higgins

Member of the Advisory Panel

Tony Higgins is the Publicity Lead for the Advisory Panel and the Communications Manager at the RNOH. He has previously worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital and as a TV producer for the BBC. He has a background in music, having managed a record label and run a music press office. He is also a consultant to Universal Music Group advising on specialist markets and archive. Tony is keen to see the creative ideas that will improve the quality of care at the RNOH.

Rob Hurd

Member of the Advisory Panel

Rob Hurd is the Chief Executive of the RNOH NHS Trust. He has had over two decades of experience in NHS management at senior level and has in the past led on the financial aspects of major capital developments including a £30m scheme at the Whittington and a £422m scheme at UCLH. Rob has a track record in helping make ideas happen.

Anju Jaggi

Member of the Advisory Panel

Anju is a senior physiotherapist at the RNOH. She leads on a multi-centred randomized placebo controlled trial as well as sitting on the British Shoulder & Elbow Society sub-committee looking at national guidelines for the management of shoulder instability. She is involved in loads of ideas to drive forward orthopaedic rehabilitation to the next level and is eager to see how crowdfunding will drive forward innovation at the RNOH.

Mr Jakub Jagiello

Member of the Advisory Panel

Jakub Jagiello is a Consultant in the Joint Reconstruction Unit and Bone Tumour Unit at the RNOH. He is actively involved in the surgical treatment of all types of bone and soft tissue cancers. He is especially interested in research and the surgical treatment of arthritis including complex hip and knee revision surgery. He is excited by the digital age and its potential to transform patient care and experience.

Dr Michael Khoo

Member of the Advisory Panel

Michael Khoo is a Consultant Radiologist at the RNOH. He specialises in spinal imaging, bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging, and musculoskeletal and spinal image-guided intervention. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer for the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences (IOMS), and Clinical Supervisor to UCL MD students. Michael loves ideas that can change people’s lives.

Mr Hilali Nordeen

Member of the Advisory Panel

Hilali Nordeen is a world leading spinal orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in all spinal problems in particular adult and adolescent scoliosis and children's spinal problems. He has numerous inventions to his name that helped improve many patient lives.

Saroj Patel

Member of the Advisory Panel

Saroj Patel is the Director of IM&T and Innovation at the RNOH. She has more than 20 years of experience in both private and public sectors of the IT industry, including programme management, process transformation, and solutions delivery. Saroj personally battles with disability and has been a Trustee of Aspire, the spinal injury charity, since 2011. She is keen to see how the projects funded by crowdfunding will make a real difference to the lives of patients at the RNOH.

Mr Tom Quick

Member of the Advisory Panel

Tom Quick is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the RNOH. His specialisms include peripheral nerve injury in adults and children, obstetric brachial palsy, conditions of the growing shoulder and elbow, and neuromuscular conditions of the paediatric and adolescent upper limb. Tom loves seeing how ideas can transform patient care.

Mr Mat Shaw

Member of the Advisory Panel

Matt Shaw is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the RNOH, and the hospital’s Medical Director. His specialties are spinal deformity and injury; he also has a specialist interest in scoliosis, trauma, and complex deformities and has been involved at the coalface of digital technology start-ups to improve patient care.

Rosie Stolarski

Member of the Advisory Panel

Rosie Stolarski is the RNOH Charity’s Director of Fundraising and Development and will act as the Charity Lead for the Advisory Panel. Her role involves the strategic development of fundraising, and includes dealing with senior figureheads, major donors, and the Royal Patrons of the hospital and the Redevelopment Appeal. Her team is tasked to deliver £15 million towards the RNOH Redevelopment Appeal. She is eager to help implement a range of crowdfunding projects that will transform the lives of RNOH patients as well as informing a wider audience of the life-changing work that the RNOH carries out.

Dr Roxy Zarnegar

Member of the Advisory Panel

Roxy Zarnegar is the clinical lead for the RNOH’s Chronic Pain Centre. From 2011 – 2013 she was the Lead Consultant for Clinical Audit, laying the foundations for the Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Department as well as hospital-wide Quality Improvement and Morbidity & Mortality meetings. Roxy loves ideas that have the potential to help people.