Samantha Tross

Portrait photograph of a woman wearing surgical scrubs in an operating theatre

© John Ferguson

The first Black British woman to become a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Tross was born in Guyana. She came to Britain when her diplomat father moved here.

An avid sportswoman, she obtained a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree from University College London in 1992 and entered the male-dominated field of orthopaedic surgery.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, specialising in adult reconstructive (hip and knee replacement) surgery.