The eoSurgical Team

Roland Partridge

Founder & Managing Director

Roland established eoSurgical as a means of pioneering accessible and effective surgical simulators that make surgeons better and safer. He is a consultant paediatric surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, a UK centre of excellence, having also earned a PhD in developmental biology during training. He has first-hand experience of the need for better simulation tools - both as a trainee and as an established surgeon. He evolved the SurgTrac software and eoSim take-home simulator from primitive 'webcam-in-a-shoebox' prototype into a complete surgical skills training platform, now used in over 60 countries worldwide. Roland is driven to improve the provision of surgery globally and eosurgical is fundamental to this goal.

Paul Brennan

Founder & Director of Sales and Marketing

Paul is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Reader at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in surgery for brain tumours, holds a PhD in cancer cell biology, and is widely published in a range of academic fields. He is motivated by the vision of improving the safety of surgery through simulation. Paul is responsible for reaching out to the global surgical community and delivering high quality and accessible surgical simulation tools.

Mark Hughes

Founder & Director of Product Development

Mark is a consultant neurosurgeon in Edinburgh, with a special interest in pituitary and skull base tumours. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, holding a PhD that explored the interface between neuronal networks and silicon semiconductor microelectronics. He is particularly interested in the application of emerging digital technologies to improve surgical outcomes. As part of eoSurgical his goal is to create exciting, practical, and effective solutions that make surgeons better.

Razvan Ilin

Lead Software Engineer

Razvan graduated with a First Class Honours in Software Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University and completed a master's degree at KTH in Stockholm and Paris-Saclay in Paris, studying Human Computer Interaction and Design. He has extensive experience in implementing full commercial web services and developing software. He worked in multiple companies, both corporate and start-ups, including working as a Software Engineer at IBM. He has been involved in the development of SurgTrac from the beginning and is committed to continuing developing the software to provide the best possible simulation education experience.