Miss Samantha Tross is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practising in London. She specializes in treating conditions of the hip and knee and is the first female of Afro-Caribbean descent to become a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK. Last year she scored another first by becoming the first woman in Europe to perform robotic hip surgery.
She was born in Guyana, South America and came to England aged 11. She graduated from University College London in1992. Her basic Surgical training was on the Royal London rotation and higher surgical training on Guys & St. Thomas and King’s College Hospitals rotation. She subsequently undertook fellowships in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia.
Apart from her clinical work Miss Tross is an Educational Supervisor, Faculty Group Leader and Director of Core Surgical Training for her hospital, overseeing the training of junior doctors in her Trust. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Case Reports and recipient of a Black British Business Award for her work promoting science and medical careers to her community.
Miss Tross is passionate about promoting surgery to women and those of ethnic minority backgrounds and is involved in various mentoring schemes. She regularly contributes to the Imperial and King’s College Hospitals Surgical Society and is an examiner for the Imperial College Medical school surgical finals examination.
Last year Miss Tross was invited to lecture at the annual conferences of the British Orthopaedic Association as well as the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland on the ‘Importance of Diversity in Surgery’, focusing on gender and ethnicity.
Miss Tross has been profiled in a series by Verna Wilkins promoting different careers that is part of the national curriculum for schools and is included in the Black Powerlist of 100 most Influential Black Britons. She was named in Tatlers 100 most Influential doctors in the UK in 2013 and featured in the BMJ Careers in 2018 . She is the recent recipient of the WINTRADE Award for Women in the Public Sector.
Outside of work, Miss Tross enjoys travel, dancing and fine dining.