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She Rocks! Dr. Samantha Tross: First Black Female Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK

Dr. Samantha-Tross

Only 6% of all surgeons in the United Kingdom are female, and Dr. Samantha Tross is one of them. She’s the first Black British woman to become a consultant Orthopaedic surgeon. Samantha was born in Georgetown Guyana on June 30, 1968 to Sammy and Gwendolin Tross. The second of their four children, she went to St. Gabriel’s Primary School before her diplomat father was assigned to England and the family relocated.

Samantha obtained a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree from University College London in 1992 and entered the male-dominated field of orthopaedic surgery. Her surgical training was obtained at a number of London Teaching hospitals including St George’s Hospital, The Royal London and Guys & St Thomas’s. She also received Fellowship training overseas at world renowned centers in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia, gaining further experience in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement, Computer assisted Arthroplasty, Hip Resurfacing and Knee Arthroscopy.

Samantha’s practice reflects the skills gained in her general Orthopaedic training, where she has experience in diagnosing and implementing treatment on most Orthopaedic pathologies.  Her success is based on her high standard of providing excellent and efficient service for her patients at all times. She is a surgeon but a doctor foremost with a holistic approach to her patients.

Dr. Samantha Tross

Samantha is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Case Reports. She has been featured in the Black Britannea exhibition in the London Town Hall in May 2008 and in the Liverpool War Museum in August 2009.   She was also featured in the  “At Home with Dr. Hiliary Jones guide to choosing your Consultant” March 2009 and on the front cover of ‘The Vine magazine’, March 2009,  in their Celebrating Professional Women issue.Samantha is also a featured consultant on the Total Health website and was profiled in The Black Powerlist 2011 and 2012 by JP Morgan and voted one of the 100 most influential Black Britons.

Samantha’s biography is published in a hardcover book titled “Samantha Tross – Surgeon: Black Profiles” written by author Verna Allette Wilkins.

Congratulations Dr. Samantha Tross on your impressive accomplishments.  You Rock!

Dr. Tross practices out of Middlesex and West London.  For consultations visit:



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Comments (5)

May god con’t to bless her knowledge


Congrats to you Sammy. I am so proud of you. Your Mom and Dad were close friends of my big brother, Robert Henry. Continue making us proud.

Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I
came to take a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
Outstanding blog and amazing style and design.

Samantha it has been an honour to meet you and work with you. Your professionalism is beyond description. Wish you all the very best in your career.

I am trying to track down the name of the first black woman doctor to qualify in the UK? Any historians out there who might know?

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