Meet the team


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Mr Aiman Alzetani

Mr Alzetani joined the team in 2012. Since then, he has been developing a special clinical interest in minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery.

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Mr Khalid Amer

Mr Amer is a cardiac surgeon, who moved to thoracic surgery in 2003. His achievements include starting the VATS lobectomy programme in Southampton in 2005, and introducing the Southampton technique of video assisted mediastinal nodal dissection.

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Mr Martin Chamberlain

Mr Chamberlain performs all aspects of adult thoracic surgery, excluding oesophageal surgery, and undertakes close to 300 operations a year. The majority of procedures he performs are by video assisted thoracic surgery (keyhole surgery) but he also performs open surgery.

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Mr Lukacs Veres 

Mr Veres returned to the Trust in January 2018, having previously worked in Southampton as well as in Debrecen (Hungary), Exeter and London. He is experienced in all aspects of adult thoracic surgery excluding lung transplantation.

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Mr Edwin B C Woo

Mr Woo joined the Trust in 2010, and is the clinical lead for the cardiovascular and thoracic care group.

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Nurse specialists

Our consultants are supported by a team of thoracic nurse specialists. They are a key resource for you and your relatives, and can give you expert help, information, support and advice when you're having thoracic surgery and investigations. Our nurse specialists are

  • Georgina Beard
  • Trudy Elliott
  • Sally Lewis
  • Winnie Liu
  • Jane Minard
  • Vicki Richardson
  • Nicky Roberts
  • Vikki Schoeman

Healthcare assistant

  • Caroline Shephard

Contact us

Find out more about the thoracic nurse specialists and how to contact them in this patient information booklet.