Mrs Adwani is an Associate Specialist in Breast surgery at Oxford University Hospital’s since 2005. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgery of Oxford University. She has a keen interest in Medical Education and has a PG Diploma in Higher Education and Learning from Oxford University and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has introduced technology enhanced lectures and teaching for Medical Students at Oxford with an aim to increasing retention of knowledge. She is also a UEMS Fellow in Breast surgery since 2016. She is an Examiner for Final examination in Medicine at Oxford University. She is an Educational supervisor for FY doctors. She is an experienced Appraiser for OUHFT.
She is a trained Executive Coach, with a dual qualification through Human technics, at masters level from University of West of England/ Bristol Business school and Level 7 certificate from Institute of Leadership and Management. She uses coaching in all her roles to support colleagues to reach their potential.
She was the SAS tutor at Oxford University hospitals NHS Foundation trust between 2014 and 2018, when she worked to raise the profile and development of SAS doctors. She was appointed as Programme director for SAS doctors at HEE Thames Valley in 2018 and since Spring 2020 is designated as Development Director for SAS doctors. In this SAS leadership role, she supports 480 SAS doctors in 7 NHS trusts by planning and delivering development opportunities. She is involved in the appointment and leads SAS tutors in the 7 Regional trusts. She plays an active role in the OXSASC division of the BMA highlighting and speaking on motions to raise awareness of problems faced by doctors.
She qualified in Medicine from Bangalore Medical College in India. Thereafter she undertook surgical training at various hospitals in Mumbai, including a year of residency at Tata Memorial hospital, the largest cancer centre in India. She was awarded MS (Master of Surgery) in General Surgery from Mumbai University. She continued Surgical Oncology training at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore, which also included rotations through Medical and Radiation Oncology and allied specialties. She was awarded MCh (Master of Chirurgie) in Surgical Oncology by Bangalore University. She was a Lecturer in Head and Neck surgery for about 2 years when she carried out both ablative cancer surgery as well as reconstructive surgery. During this period, she was awarded the Indo-German prize at the International Congress of Oral Cancer.
She started her NHS career in 1994 and completed her FRCS in 1995, whilst working at Guys and the Royal Marsden Hospitals between 1994 and 1996, in the field of Breast Surgery. She worked at Mayday University hospitals in South London between 1997 and 2005.
She has good knowledge of Medical training from Medical school onwards to specialty training and barriers faced including a strong background in education. She uses coaching skills to help realise potential.