Anthony Thaventhiran

Clinical Research Fellow

I studied medicine here at Barts and the London, undertaking an intercalated BSc in clinical materials on the novel use of nanocapsues as a drug delivery vector.  I developed in interest in trauma care at medical school and spend my elective comparing outcomes of the Royal London to Massachusetts General Hospitals.   I am a General Surgery registrar and joined the Centre in April 2018 to undertake a PhD.  My ambition is to become an academic trauma surgeon.  I have been awarded a Surgical Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Medical Association Medical Research Foundation ‘Lift into Research’ grant. 

My research interest is looking at discovering novel therapeutics to treat Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy (ATC).  Novel therapeutics which target the underlying pathology of ATC have the potential to improve outcomes from trauma haemorrhage.

I am also the Director for Education for the Association of Surgeons in Training and helped set up the Major Trauma Training Interface Group Fellowships and sit on their current interview panel.  I also sit as the trainee representative for the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Genomics committee.  I have a MSc from the Royal College of Physicians of London in Medical Education. 

In my free time I enjoy travelling and cycling. 

Twitter: @Anthony_Thav



Verma N1, Thaventhiran A1, Gathmann B, Thaventhiran J, Grimbacher B, ‘Therapeutic Management of Primary Immunodeficiency in Older Patients’, Journal of Drugs and Ageing (1 Joint First Author)

D’Souza N, Thaventhiran A, Beadle R, Higginson A, Rud B, ‘Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosis of acute appendicitis (Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol)’, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 1.

Adams S, Jobson M, Sangnawakij P, Heetun A, Thaventhiran A, Johal N, Böhning D, Stanton M, ‘Does Thoracoscopy Have Advantages Over Open Surgery for Asymptomatic Congenital Lung Malformations? An Analysis of 1626 Resections’, Journal of Pediatric Surgery 52 (2), 2016

ASiT/BOTA Lost Tribe Study Group, ‘Early years postgraduate surgical training programmes in the UK are failing to meet national quality standards: An analysis from the ASiT/BOTA Lost Tribe prospective cohort study of 2,569 surgical trainees’ International Journal of Surgery 2018 Apr; 52: 376-382. Epub 2017 Oct 14. {Collaborative Research}

Richardson J, Thaventhiran A, Mackenzie H, Stubbs, ‘The use of high definition colonoscopy versus standard definition: does it affect polyp detection rate?’, Surg Endosc., 2017

ASiT Consensus Group on Fellowships in General Surgery ‘Structure and Quality Assurance of Fellowship Training in General Surgery: Consensus recommendations from the Association of Surgeons in Training’, International Journal of Surgery 2019  {Collaborative Research}

Thaventhiran A, Fleming CA, Mohan HM, Williams AP, Walker NR, Humm GL, Nally DM ‘The landscape of trauma training, Surgeons News, RCSEd 2019

Vulliamy P, Thaventhiran A, Davenport RA ‘What’s new for trauma haemorrhage management?’, British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2019

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