Advisory Board members represent an international team of professionals with interdisciplinary experience and interest across a diverse range of medical specialties. CoROM draws on subject matter experts in remote medicine, austere critical care, tropical medicine, special operations medicine, academics and aeromedical evacuation.
This is a voluntary board. All members donate their time and expertise to improve the practice of evidence based medicine and for global medical training.
- CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
- dr. rune philemon
- Dr. Keith Brown
- Dr. John Quinn
- Dr. Marc o'griofa
- Dr. Henrique Cabral
- dr samir carim
- sean mccann
- daniel milford
- jason jarvis
- Tom mpande
- Student Liaison
- Dr drew stephens
- Neil coleman
Dr. Winston de Mello
BSc MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA FIMCRCSEd DRCOG DipPain CCP-C
Winston is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He served in the British Army Royal Army Medical Corp from 1976-2013 and was Colonel TA BATLS from 2007-2013. He is a Fellow of the Prehospital Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and is an examiner for the Diploma and Fellowship examinations. His specialists interest areas are in burns and pain management.
Winston is the Academic Dean for CoROM
Dr. Philemon is part of the Tropical Medicine department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, in Moshi, Tanzania.
Dr. Brown is an Emergency Medicine physician from the United States. He started OutWorld Rescue which ran courses and expeditions in Central America. He has been teaching prolonged field care and austere critical care for over fifteen years.
He teaches on the NATO Special Operations Combat Medic course run in Pfullendorf Germany.
Dr. Quinn is a postgraduate medical doctor working in Health Diplomacy across Central Europe, the Middle East and South America since 2004. He presently works in the Czech Republic as principle investigator and director of a regional research center as PhD researcher.
He is a registrar physician for the NHS in London as well as working a few deployments each year in Irbil as a doctor.
He runs the Prague Centre of Global Health
Dr O'Griofa, MD PhD FAWM, is the principle investigator for Project CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameters Recorder), which flew onboard ISS in 2006 and spent 3 years at Kennedy Space Center as a medical officer for Space Shuttle triage team. He was also an Aquanaut and principle investigator onboard the NASA NEEMO 21 crew onboard the Aquaurius Undersea Research Laboratory.
Dr O'Griofa is currently the chief medical and technology officer completing research and development in advanced biomedical and telomere regeneration technology for civilian and military use and a range of advanced telemedicine projects for the Veterans Administration and other healthcare institutions.
He provides operational medical support for a range of entities and is also an instructor in TCCC, wilderness and pre-hospital medicine.
Dr. Cabral is currently working as a Medical Officer for United Nations in Haiti and during the last 10 years has lived and worked as a remote GP doctor on isolated islands off of the coasts of Europe, Africa and Caribbean.
Henrique has a degree in Tropical Medicine as well as numerous deployments working as a remote medic.
He started a company in Portugal that provides medical oversight for remote and deployed healthcare professionals.
Dr. Carim has a wealth of experience in emergency medicine and has worked in busy trauma units of hospitals in Europe and Africa. He is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine and is an examiner for both the Diploma and Fellowship examinations. He is a university lecturer in the division of emergency medicine. Sameer is particularly interested in emergency orthopaedics, procedural sedation and regional anesthesia and is particularly passionate about delivering expert care to patients in the public sector.
Dr. Carim runs a busy A&E department in South Africa.
Sean McCann is a paramedic from Little Creek, Virginia. He is a Fellow with the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a lifetime member of both the Wilderness Medical Society and the Special Operations Medicine Association.
Danny is a UK registered paramedic and currently works in Qatar in medical evacuation. He is the founder of Tibbee which is a CPD portfolio management system that is accepted worldwide by many healthcare registration bodies.
He spent time in the MoD for the UK working as a Combat Medical Technician.
Jason spent time in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Medic and is a paramedic and board certified Tactical Paramedic, specialising in tactical and remote medical training. He has trained thousands of students on four continents, including U.S. and foreign Special Operations personnel, executive protection agents, medical students, physicians, and various government agencies.
He has presented at the Special Operations Medical Association annual assembly on numerous occasions and is a contributor to the Field Guide to Remote and Austere Medicine.
Tom is a registered paramedic and has a PGCert in Austere Care. He spent time in the MoD as a Combat Medical Technician and has seven years of clinical experience in the remote and austere environment.
He has deployed to Afghanistan, Asia and the Americas in a tactical medicine capacity.
If you are interested in learning about the opportunities available to graduates of CoROM programmes, contact Student Liaison Officer Ryan Elliott.
Ryan spent twelve years with the British Army (1 Rifles), deploying on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the military, he moved into the security sector and gained experience in a variety of roles before completing his paramedic studies and successfully gaining Industry Paramedic registration.
Dr. Drew, is a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. He has been in the US Army for for over 20 years and served in Special Operations for more than half of it. Drew has taught at several special operations training centers and international conferences, focusing on critical care. He is an author of critical care guidelines in austere and resource limited areas for the US Military.
Neil Coleman, MSc PG Dip Ed HDip EMT-A
Neil is the education manager for CoROM. He is responsible for online content and the classroom based syllabus of all CoROM courses and is often one of the first points of contact for students who come to us for their courses.
He is licensed in Ireland as an Advanced Paramedic and has just completed a four year contract as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Science in University College Dublin. He was also previously a clinical skills tutor in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, and has worked for the Emergency Services in Dublin for 17 years. Prior to that,
Neil was a combat medical technician in the military. Neil has also worked in the UK, US, Croatia and Italy during his career. He is an advocate of lifelong learning and lectures on at least one week of each CoROM CRP course.