What is an International Medical Graduate Lead?


An IMG Lead is a senior doctor in the Trust that help and support international medical graduates (IMGs) with:

  • as a focal point of contact for GMC’s Welcome to UK Practice, enhanced IMGs Induction and ongoing support structure
  • training and development needs relating to communication skills and cultural awareness
  • information and direction to further sources of information on career choice and support
  • help with pastoral support for newly recruited IMGs
  • advice and help with challenging professional matters


We have a few Leads based within local Trusts, they are:



Cornwall Partnership

Dr Alind Srivastava

Devon Partnership

Dr Esra Fatima

Gloucestershire Hospital

Dr Tira Galm

Great Western Hospital

Dr Timea Novak

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Dr Shama Goyal

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Dr Lauren Barker

Royal University Hospital Bath

Dr Anupam Garg

Torbay & South Devon

Dr Indranil Dey


Dr Sathya Cherukuri

University Hospital Bristol and Western

Associate Professor Sam Amin

Yeovil District Hospital

Dr Ramya Jonnalagadda 


To make contact with the Leads, please email: england.edi.sw@nhs.net.