Complaints & Adjudication


Tim Graham

Panel Member

Since 1993, Tim has worked as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Prior to this, he held a dual role as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital & University of London. 

In 2016, Tim expanded his scope within the medical field by assuming the role of Assistant Medical Director for Clinical Governance at University Hospitals Birmingham Trust. Concurrently, he has been contributing to academia as a Professor at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham.

Throughout Tim's career he has held several leadership positions. He was previously the Chair of the UK National Training SAC in Cardiothoracic Surgery and also chaired the JCIE UK and Ireland, the national examining board for all surgical specialties. From 2013 to 2019, Tim served as the Chair of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery, focusing on examinations.

Tim's involvement with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland has been particularly rewarding; he was its President from 2014 to 2016 after serving as Vice President from 2012 to 2014. Additionally, he was the Head of the School of Surgery for the West Midlands Deanery/Health Education England from 2017 to 2023 and chaired the Confederation of Post Graduate Schools of Surgery in the UK from 2017 to 2020.

Tim's dedication to surgical education and standards has been recognised by his peers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he was a Member of the Council from 2015 to 2020 and was re-elected for the 2020 to 2025 term. He has been a Fellow of both the Faculty of Surgical Trainers and the Faculty of Peri Operative Care at the RCS Ed. Moreover, he chaired the Professional Standards Committee at RCS Ed from 2015 to 2021 and the Joint Surgical Fellowship Board from 2017 to 2023.

Currently, Tim is the Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a role he will hold until 2025, continuing his commitment to advancing standards in surgical practice and education.