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de Silva, Samantha - perioperative medicine for older people consultant


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Sam de silva



  • Biography

    Samantha de Silva trained in general internal medicine and geriatric medicine in London. She was appointed as a consultant physician and geriatrician in the department of health and ageing at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2019.

    She works in the perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) team and is the clinical lead for orthogeriatrics.

    She is the undergraduate stage 2 ageing block lead for King's College London medical students at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Education 

    • Intercalated BSc in neuroscience, Imperial College London, 2006
    • MBBS, Imperial College London, 2008

    • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 2012

    • SCE geriatric medicine, Royal College of Physicians, 2017
  • Specialist interests

    • Peri-operative care for older people
    • Orthogeriatrics

    • Bone health

    • Undergraduate teaching

    • Postgraduate teaching