After six years of medical school and almost ten years of surgical training, Miss Sarah Itam has now qualified as one of only three black female Urologists in the UK.
From an early age, she showed a keen interest in Medicine and went on to study at Imperial College London, where she also gained a distinction in her Surgical Education Masters. She is currently working in the Urology unit at University College London Hospitals.
Born and raised in South East London, Miss Itam knows first hand the challenges that black families face within the education system. She hopes to inspire other young black women who are also hoping to pursue a career in surgery, and currently mentors a number of aspiring trainees.
When asked about advice for new surgeons, Miss Itam said “Always maintain your integrity and know when (and when not) to operate.”
When she’s not busy operating, Sarah presents her own web series – ‘Health In HD’ – and has recently finished filming in Tokyo for her latest episode “Why Japan Lives Longer”. She also regularly speaks on health and well-being topics at community events throughout the UK.
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Its about Dr. Sarah Itam. I found her an intriguing personality, in her findings about the secret of Japanese longertivity. Is she, by paternity, an indegene of Itam in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, where I come from ? I’m proud about Dr. Itam’s latest ranking in the UK. To God be the glory.