Jigsaw Medical is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Wassim Shamsuddin as Medical Director.
Wassim trained at Bart’s and the London Medical School qualifying in 2004. He initially trained in Emergency Medicine before embarking on a rotation in Anaesthetics. With over 20 years experience in event first aid and medicine, Wassim has always had a passion for Pre-Hospital Care. He has provided medical cover at mass gathering events including London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival, Hyde Park Concerts, Cycling Sportive, Iron Man, London and Blenheim Triathlons and internationally at Abu Dhabi Triathlon and Iron Man Australia for several years.
With a keen interest in Pre-Hospital Care, Wassim works as a BASICS Responder and an Air Ambulance (HEMS) doctor for his local ambulance service, caring for severely, multiply and less severely injured patients. Recently Wassim spent 12 months working for Careflight, Australia, as a Retrieval and HEMS Doctor on Sydney HEMS and acquired a vast amount of experience in the transfer of critically ill patients via Road, Helicopter, Fixed Wing and Jet modes of transport. He has also undertaken and successfully passed the Diploma in Retrieval and Transport Medicine for the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Wassim as an Event Specialist has worked with and consulted for a number of Event Organisers in the past. His strengths are in Management and Leadership. He currently holds the post of Medical Director for Iron Man UK and as the Medical Director of Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd.
Chris Percival (Managing Director) commented: “Both myself and the team at Jigsaw Medical are very pleased that we have been able to secure the services of Wassim who is an exceptionally appropriate Medical Director for the company. As a pre-hospital and event medicine specialist Dr. Shamsuddin will be well placed to support our growth and clinical excellence going forward.”