Imperial College London

Mr Hemel N. Modi

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Location

 

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Hemel qualified from Imperial College London in 2007 and is currently a ST7 trainee in Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge) with an interest in HPB & transplant surgery. During his higher training, Hemel was awarded a distinction for a Masters in Surgical Education from Imperial, and went on to successfully complete a PhD in clinical neuroergonomics at St Mary's under the supervision of Mr Daniel Leff and Professor Ara Darzi. Hemel maintains an active academic role, with a particular interest in surgical cognition, acquisition of technical and non-technical skills, and surgical innovation. He has published in high impact journals, including Annals of Surgery and JAMA Surgery, and has presented at over 50 prestigious international conferences, including the American Surgical Association. He serves as a reviewer for many neuroscience and clinical journals, and has co-authored a surgical textbook chapter.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Modi H, Singh H, Darzi A, et al., 2020, Multitasking and time pressure in the operating room: impact on surgeons’ brain function, Annals of Surgery, Vol:272, ISSN:0003-4932, Pages:648-657

Modi HN, Singh H, Fiorentino F, et al., 2019, Association of residents' neural signatures with stress resilience during surgery, Jama Surgery, Vol:154, ISSN:2168-6254

Modi H, Singh H, Yang G, et al., 2018, Neural correlates of stress resilience in the operating room, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol:227, ISSN:1072-7515, Pages:e208-e208

Singh H, Modi HN, Ranjan S, et al., 2018, Robotic surgery improves technical performance and enhances prefrontal activation during high temporal demand, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol:46, ISSN:0090-6964, Pages:1621-1636

Modi HN, Singh H, Yang G, et al., 2017, A decade of imaging surgeons' brain function (Part II): a systematic review of applications for technical and non-technical skills assessment, Surgery, Vol:162, ISSN:1532-7361, Pages:1130-1139

Modi HN, Singh H, Yang G, et al., 2017, A decade of imaging surgeons' brain function (Part I): terminology, techniques and clinical translation, Surgery, Vol:162, ISSN:1532-7361, Pages:1121-1130

Modi HN, SIngh H, Orihuela-Espina F, et al., 2017, Temporal stress in the operating room: brain engagement promotes "coping" and disengagement prompts "choking", Annals of Surgery, Vol:267, ISSN:1528-1140, Pages:683-691

Conference

Singh H, Modi H, Yang G, et al., 2018, Impact of escalating cognitive workload and temporal demands on surgeons cognitive function, 2nd International Neuroergonomics Conference, Frontiers Media, ISSN:1662-5161

Singh H, Modi H, Darzi A, et al., Robotic Surgery Improves Technical Performance and Enhances Prefrontal Activation During High Temporal Demand, Ara Darzi

Osborne-Grinter M, Patel R, Modi H, et al., Enhancing Surgical Performance Through Mental Rehearsal: An fNIRS Study, society of functional Near Infra-red Spectroscopy, Biennial meeting of society of functional Near Infra-red Spectroscopy (fNIRS-2018)

Deligianni F, Singh H, Modi H, et al., Expertise Related Disparity in Prefrontal-Motor Brain Connectivity, Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Modi HN, Singh H, Yang G, et al., Robotic surgery improves attention and concentration during times of intraoperative temporal stress, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland International Surgical Congress, Wiley, ISSN:1365-2168

Modi HN, Singh H, Yang G, et al., 2017, Neural markers of sensitivity to intraoperative temporal stress in surgeons, Mexican Symposium on NIRS Neuroimaging, MEXNIRS

Ranjan S, Modi HN, Singh H, et al., 2017, The impact of 3D vision on prefrontal activation and technical performance during a robotic suturing task, 11th London Surgical Symposium

Ranjan S, Modi HN, Singh H, et al., 2017, The impact of time pressure on prefrontal cortical activation and technical performance during robotic suturing, 11th London Surgical Symposium

Singh H, Modi HN, Yang GZ, et al., “Losing Your Nerve in the Operating Room” – Prefrontal Attenuation is Associated with Performance Degradation under Temporal Demands, 10th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, Pages:55-56

Modi HN, Leff DR, Singh H, et al., 2016, Cognitive mechanisms of workload-related performance decline in surgical residents, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2016, Elsevier, Pages:S124-S125, ISSN:1072-7515

Modi HN, Singh H, Athanasiou T, et al., 2016, Random effect modelling of prefrontal cortical haemodynamics to determine the influence of surgical expertise on executive control during temporal stress in the operating room, The Society for Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, fNIRS

Modi HN, Leff D, Singh H, et al., 2016, Time in training does not predict performance deterioration under pressure, Association for Medical Education in Europe, AMEE

Modi HN, Leff DR, Singh H, et al., 2016, Temporal Demands Increase Workload and Degrade Surgical Performance, International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Wiley, Pages:52-53, ISSN:1365-2168

Modi HN, Singh H, Yang GZ, et al., 2016, “Coping or choking”: sustained prefrontal activation and improved laparoscopic performance under time pressure, 9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Modi HN, Singh H, Orihuela-Espina F, et al., 2016, Cortical haemodynamic changes associated with high and low cognitive demand in surgeons, 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Singh H, modi H, Yang GZ, et al., 2016, A surgeon’s brain switch: cortical dynamics of cognitive load in surgeons, Graz University of Technology, Pages:163-163

Modi HN, Leff DR, Singh H, et al., The influence of cognitive load on technical ability among surgical trainees, Association of Surgeons in Training International Conference

Modi HN, Smith S, Effective supervision in surgical training: a phenomenological analysis of trainees’ experiences, Association for Medical Education in Europe

Modi HN, Singh H, Leff DR, et al., “Blushing when the heat is on”: can cognitive load in the surgeon’s brain be captured?, 9th London Surgical Symposium

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