Professional CV

Mr MK Oak MBBS, ChM, MPH, MSc (Med Sci), Expert Witness Certificate (Civil), Diploma Gynaecological Endoscopy, FRCOG, MEWI

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

GMC Registration: 1740718 (Full) Revalidated 18/08/2015

Defence Organisation & No: The Medical Defence Union 111621D

Education and qualifications

India (1972)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
London (1995) FRCOG (Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
Victoria University
Manchester (1989)
ChM (Master of Surgery)
University of Glasgow (1992) MPH (Master of Public Health)
University of Glasgow (2014) MSc (Med Sci) Health Professional Education
Universitat Klinicum
Shleswig-Holstein Kiel (2014)
Diploma International Course in
Gynaecological Endoscopy
Cardiff University Law School
Bond Solon (2014)
Expert Witness Certificate (Civil)
Research grant Two-year (1982-84) research grant
for £40,000; from the then
Winthrop Laboratories led to
degree of ChM
Sponsorship Army Medical Services (HM Forces) to read Public Health Medicine
for a Master’s degree 1990-92 at
Glasgow University led to the
degree of MPH
Self-funded studies MSc (Med Sci) in Health Professional Education 2010-2014.
Expert Witness Certificate (Civil).
Diploma in Gynaecological
Current Practice Consultant Gynaecologist at
The London Independent Hospital London

Practice Base

The London Independent Hospital 1 Beaumont Square London E1 4NL 01/12/2013 to date.

Mr Oak is a member of Medical Advisory Committee of The London Independent Hospital.

Past appointments

IConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
NHS Lanarkshire, Wishaw & Hairmyres
Hospitals (Substantive appointment)
– 15/08/2015
IIHonorary Senior Lecturer University of Glasgow01/10/04
– 15/08/2015
IIISub-Dean – Obstetrics & Gynaecology01/07/05
– 15/08/2015
IVSub-Dean Edinburgh Medical School
Wolfson Medical School, University of Glasgow
– 15/08/2015
VConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Royal Free Hospital, Whipps Cross and Newham
General Hospital London.
– 15/08/03
VIConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
(part-time) Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
– 30/04/02
VIIAssociate Medical Director Mid Essex Hospitals
Trust, Chelmsford
(seven sessions/week fixed term contract)
– 31/12/97
VIII Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist HM Forces26/07/87
– 28/02/95
  • Mr Oak is a generalist obstetrician and gynaecologist with special interests in sub-fertility (my ChM thesis was on mechanisms of sub-fertility in women with minimal endometriosis and otherwise unexplained sub-fertility), pelvic floor surgery, minimal access surgery, benign abdominal surgery and pelvic pain. As well as these special interests he is a generalist gynaecologist and contributes to general gynaecology service.
  • Mr Oak is an enhanced appraiser with BMI Healthcare for the purpose of GMC revalidation.
  • In Colchester, Mr Oak set up outpatient hysteroscopy and audited his activity. Failure rate (inability to complete the procedure) was 1%.
  • Mr Oak is an ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) instructor and has taught on ALSO courses in Malawi (2006-2010).

Education and training portfolio

  • Mr oak is an invited Faculty member for the Basic Practical Course of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Mr Oak is a Tier three educator in postgraduate O & G medical education and training.
  • Mr Oak was the RCOG district tutor for NHS Lanarkshire from 2005-2011 and in this role had the responsibility firstly to supervise and deliver clinical teaching and training to all specialty trainees, general practitioner trainees and FY2s.  There were 31 trainees in the department. He was responsible for co-ordinating training programme, allocation of appropriate supervisor/s for each trainee and reviewing their progress.  Within the Trust, he designed and co-ordinated weekly teaching programmes for all trainees and compiled the first ever a junior doctors’ handbook for the specialty in NHS Lanarkshire.  Mr Oak led the transition from Calman training programme to the current MMC training structure and increased the number of recognised specialty trainee posts from four to 17.

NHS Management experience

  • As Associate Medical Director at the Mid Essex Hospitals Trust, Mr Oak’s responsibilities were clinical audit, clinical risk management and coordinating Research & Development in the Trust. He was a member of the Clinical Advisory Planning Team responsible for developing the strategic plan of the Trust’s services for the next ten years. 
  • Mr Oak developed a framework to manage and guide R&D activity in the Trust.  In this role, he developed close links with the Director of Public Health, general practitioners and other NHS and non-NHS agencies.  He was the Chairman of multi-disciplinary and multi-professional risk management and audit committees and working parties.  He was also the budget holder for clinical audit and negotiated this contract directly with the purchasers. 


Mr Oak reviews articles for the following journals and has reviewed a book.

Research, grants and sponsorships

Mr Oak’s research portfolio includes clinical, laboratory, social sciences; public health medicine and health service management projects.  He has held a full time teaching appointment along with secondments to teaching positions and has been providing in-service training to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including under- and post-graduate training for medical students and graduates. 

  • Mr Oak was awarded a two-year research grant in 1982 by the then Winthrop Laboratory for his project on mechanisms of infertility in women with endometriosis and otherwise unexplained infertility.  The study made a significant contribution to the understanding of the mechanisms of infertility in women with minimal endometriosis and women with otherwise unexplained infertility.
  • During his service career in HM Forces, the Army Medical Services sponsored Mr Oak for 18 month full-time study at Glasgow University, where he read Public Health Medicine.  His dissertation for this was based on his research on consumer perception survey of in-patient services in secondary care.  The study findings made a major contribution to the understanding of the patients’ perception in key areas of communication from doctors, nurses, on consent, amenities and journey from referral letter to discharge from the hospital.  Key recommendations were staff education on communication techniques, changes in patient administration, to enable patients to organise their lives prior to being admitted to hospital for investigations/operations.
  • The topic for Mr Oak’s dissertation for MSc (Med Sci) Health Professional education was problem based learning.  During this course of studies, he has looked at several learning and teaching modalities.
  • In addition to the above, Mr Oak has also undertaken and completed numerous clinical, biomedical and social sciences research projects and has added action research to his portfolio through his work on risk management.  Mr Oak’s work on Clinical Risk Management was presented to two National Conferences on Clinical Risk Management and was published in Clinician in Management.

Teaching (international, national and regional)

  • Invited Lead faculty for the Basic Practical Skills Course at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2008-2012).  In this role, Mr Oak was the lead trainer and with a team of trainers he was training trainees in gynaecological surgery and his personal responsibility was for minimal access surgery.  
  • Mr Oak was an instructor for the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO UK) and Scottish Core Obstetrics Teaching and Training in Emergencies and have taught in England, Scotland (2003-2009) and Malawi (2006-2010).
  • Mr Oak was an examiner for the undergraduates at the Wolfson Medical School Glasgow and an examiner on OSCE courses for MRCOG (2004-to date).
  • In November 2014, Mr Oak taught basic life-saving skills in obstetrics in Sikkim India.  He did voluntary work under the auspices of The Rotary International. 
  • As Associate Medical Director Mr Oak developed and organised audit and risk management seminars and workshops for all clinical staff, including consultants, and gave lectures and induction courses for the junior doctors. 
  • In his management position of Associate Medical Director, Mr Oak was responsible for co-ordinating multi-disciplinary, multi-professional, evidence-based Medicine Workshops for all the major specialties.  These were aimed at critically examining a topic of clinical importance where there is no consensus on management with a view to developing guidelines for healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of care.  In the area of clinical audit and critical incident reviews he challenged the conventional mind set of single professional meetings and was successful in setting up structures for multidisciplinary/ multi-professional audit and risk management meetings.
  • Mr Oak is a trained Problem-Based Learning (PBL) facilitator with Queen Mary’s Westfield Medical School, London.  He was also an examiner for fourth and final year medical students at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School.
  • Mr Oak has been setting extended matching questions for the Professional & Linguistic Board Examination of the General Medical Council.  He am involved in undergraduate teaching and am an examiner for written and OSCE for the final year medical students.
  • Mr Oak was an invited tutor to the University Examination Postal Institution for the MRCOG examination (1985-2000).  Since returning to the NHS he has been teaching undergraduates for revision courses and clinical teaching and in addition am contributing on induction programmes.
  • Mr Oak’s teaching experience in the HM Forces were from his two-year part time secondment (1993-95) to the post of Senior Lecturer at the Royal Army Medical College, London.  In his senior lecturer role, he was designing and organising courses for newly recruited doctors and postgraduate courses in all specialties in the Royal Army Medical Corps.  He also developed a curriculum for Diploma in Disaster Medicine and this was subsequently approved by the Army Medical Services.
  • In his clinical research fellowship (1982-84), Mr Oak had formal teaching sessions for the final year medical students from Manchester University Medical School.  The format was small group tutorials; ward and clinic based clinical teaching and large group topic teaching.  During his Clinical Research Fellowship and Senior Registrar appointments he initiated an induction programme for new SHOs and registrars. 
  • Mr Oak was also Deputy Lecturer (1980-84) to the then Central Midwives Board.  In addition to formal lectures to student midwives, he had regular in-service training sessions for midwifery staff. 
  • Mr Oak was a tutor in anatomy prior to embarking on his clinical career teaching anatomy and applied anatomy to undergraduate medical students. 

Continuous medical education and audit

  • Mr Oak has been participating in the CME programme of the RCOG since its inception in 1994.  He also regularly attends non-RCOG educational meetings and courses on audit, risk management and general management workshops. 
  • Mr Oak maintains a live database of his elective gynaecology theatre lists, complications and complaints.
  • Mr Oak has supervised several audit projects and these have been presented and published.

Society memberships

Extra-curricular activities

Member of Rotary Club Mayfair London.

Member of team leading project on Lowering Maternal Deaths in poor resourced countries through The Rotary Club. (Collaborative Action on Lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths)

Treasurer and Trustee of Children of Kerala Charity.

Publications & Presentations

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