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Meet the team

Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.

PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Sandy ThomsonSandy Thomson (Dr) BSc, MB ChB (Hons), MSc, FRCP Dr Sandy Thomson has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2007. He shares responsibility for the management of 24 acute beds for older adults with complex needs with Dr Emily Feilding on ward L5. He also runs the service for older adults with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. This has links to colleagues in the neurology department and Emergency Assessment Unit, and Dr Thomson works with Parkinson’s disease nurse specialists in both in-patient and weekly out-patient settings. Dr Thomson has additional interests including medical education, delirium and adult protection, and has published in these areas. He is currently Education Lead for Higher Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine in the North-West of England and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. The MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford is led Dr Thomson and Dr Feilding, with several other members of the department contributing to the faculty.
Simon LalSimon Lal (Dr)Physician Lead, Intestinal Failure Unit Dr Simon Lal is Physician Lead of the Intestinal Failure Unit. He trained in the Northwest of England as well as in Toronto (Canada) where he developed a clinical and research interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition and Intestinal Failure. He was a consultant at the University Hospital Aintree between 2006-2009, where he set up and ran the hospital’s first Nutrition Support Team. He is now the principal Consultant Gastroenterologist on the Intestinal Failure Unit in Salford, where he focuses on the medical care of our patients. Dr Lal holds an Honorary Readership at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Professorship at the University of Chester; he has helped develop a research team in Salford that is actively looking into ways to improve the care of patients with Intestinal Failure. Dr Lal is regularly invited to give lectures about Intestinal Failure in the UK, as well as in other countries in Europe, Asia and North America.
Smeeta SinhaSmeeta Sinha (Dr)Dr Smeeta Sinha is Clinical Director of the service.  Dr Sinha’s clinical interests are in CKD, metabolic stone disease and haemodialysis. Dr Sinha shares responsibility for Salford Renal Unit  and also covers the Bury general nephrology clinics and inpatient referrals.  She is clinical lead for infection control governance and leads the complex glomerulonephritis clinic and the renal assessment service. Dr Sinha’s research interests are in renal bone disease and vascular calcification.  Dr Sinha is the principle investigator for the UK Calciphylaxis Study, which is part of an international collaboration. She also supports a number of other research studies within the department.  Dr Sinha is also lead for undergraduate medical education in conjunction with Dr Uthappa.
Susan CasnelloSusan Casnello Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse

Susan completed her nurse training at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) in 1989. Her interest in cardiology started during her nurse training and she was able to follow this through from 1990 when she worked at North Manchester General coronary care unit. She has experience of working at MRI and Salford Royal coronary care units.

She started her interest in cardiac rehabilitation in 1992 and has experience of services in Liverpool, Bury and Salford.  She has been with the current service since 2001. She gained my degree at Salford in 1998, her dissertation looked at "Why women do not complete cardiovascular rehabilitation". This provided an interesting insight into the issues facing women.

In 2005 she was on secondment to redesign the service and develop a menu based cardiovascular rehabilitation service, which is how the service is currently delivered.  Her interests include:



Tara HewittTara HewittGroup EDI Programme Manager Tara provides operational leadership to the organisation’s Group wide EDI Team and is responsible for a variety of programmes covering our legislative and NHS Contract Compliance, all internal EDI Support activity and developing the organisations National Inclusion Centre of Excellence.
Ziad AlioZiad Alio (Dr) MB BCh, MRCP (UK) Dr Ziad Alio has been a Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2013. He shares responsibility with Dr Kate Wardle for the management of older patients on the acute orthopaedic trauma unit which has 32 beds. He works closely with the orthopaedic and anaesthetic teams to optimise older patients prior to surgery, and leads the multidisciplinary rehabilitation process following surgery to facilitate patients’ recovery and discharge. Dr Alio and Dr Wardle are also in the process of setting up an outpatient service for preoperative optimisation of older patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Dr Alio works in close partnership with consultant colleagues in intermediate care and in the community, to facilitate patients’ transition to rehab following their acute hospital stay. Dr Alio is involved in a number of quality improvement projects that aim to improve the care of older patients undergoing surgery with particular focus on patients with hip fractures. Dr Alio has additional interests including postoperative cognitive dysfunction and delirium. He currently is the organiser and chair of the department’s weekly CPD meeting.
Abby ConlinAbby Conlin (Dr)Consultant
Abdul LalkhenAbdul Lalkhen (Dr)Consultant
 Abed Hassoon (Dr)Consultant
Adam JeansAdam Jeans (Dr)Consultant
Adam RobinsonAdam Robinson (Dr)Consultant
Adam ZermanskyAdam Zermansky (Dr)Consultant
Adila AfzalAdila Afzal (Dr)Consultant
Adnan GebrilAdnan Gebril (Dr)Consultant
Adrian PaceAdrian Pace (Dr)Consultant
Akheel SyedAkheel Syed (Dr)Consultant
 Akhtar Khan (Mr.)Consultant
Akram HamoudiAkram Hamoudi (Mr.)Consultant
Alan FitchetAlan Fitchet (Dr)Consultant
Alan HewittAlan Hewitt (Mr.)Consultant
Alan SoraniAlan Sorani (Dr)Consultant
Alejandro Gomez-Quintanilla Alejandro Gomez-Quintanilla (Dr)Consultant
 Alexandra Ford (Dr)Consultant
 Alison Pike (Dr)Consultant
Alison RobertsAlison Roberts (Dr)Consultant