Miss Samantha Tross is the first female of Afro-Caribbean descent to become an Orthopaedic Consultant in the UK. She is a hip and knee specialist. She recently became the first female surgeon in Europe to perform a robotic assisted hip replacement.
Apart from her clinical work, she is actively involved in Medical Education, is an examiner for Imperial College Medical School finals examinations and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Medical Case Reports. She is also an Educational Supervisor and mentor for young surgeons.
Miss Tross has been a recipient of the Black British Business for being a role model and mentor to children in her community and has been featured every year since 2011 in the Black Powerlist which profiles the 100 most influential black Britons. She was also featured in Tatler’s 100 most influential doctors in the UK in 2013, ‘Millenium People, the Soul of our Success’ by Derek Burnett, the photographic exhibition of ‘Black Brittania, Inspiring the next generation’ in City Hall and International Slavery Museum 2008/9 and profiled in book ‘Samantha Tross, Orthopaedic Surgeon’ by Verna Wilkins. She is currently part of an exhibition ‘Radiating Greatness- stories of black leadership’ at the Black Cultural Archives.