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A (11) eleven member Executive Council is appointed by the Minister in accordance with the Medical Board Act. The members are as follows:-

  • the Chief Medical Officer (ex-officio position);

  • two medical practitioners (appointed by the Minister of Health);

  • four medical practitioners (elected by the Board);

  • one person nominated by the Inter-Religious Organization;

  • an attorney-at-law with at least five years experience nominated by the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago;

  • an accountant with at least five years experience nominated by the Association of Chartered Accountants; and

  • one medical practitioner nominated by the University of the West Indies.



Election of Executive Posts

A General Body meeting of the Board will be convened triennially, in accordance with the Regulations, for the purpose of electing the Council.

Terms of Office and Eligibility for Elections

  • Members of the Council shall hold office for a term of three years.

  • A President, Vice-President, Secretary and a Treasurer;
    who shall be medical practitioners, shall be elected from among members of the Council

  • The members of the Council are eligible for re-appointment.



Power of the Council

The Council, subject to the approval of the Board, shall have power to make such rules or regulations as it deems necessary for carrying the purposes and provisions of this Act into effect, and, without restricting the generality thereof for all or any of the following purposes:

  • for the good government of the Board and for the proper conduct of its affairs;

  • for regulating the time, manner and place of meetings of the Board and the Council and the proceedings thereof;

  • for the conduct of elections including the manner of voting thereat, and all other matters arising out of or incidental to the elections as provided for in this Act;

  • with respect to the fees for registration or for the issue of a temporary licence and the amount of any annual or special fees to be paid by members;

  • with respect to the determination of the professional qualification and experience including internship required of an applicant for registration or for a temporary licence, and to proof of professional conduct and general fitness to practise medicine;

  • for regulating the manner of applying and using the funds of the Board;

  • for prescribing anything required or authorized to be prescribed;

  • for prescribing in respect of any contravention thereof or failure to comply therewith a penalty not exceeding a fine or three hundred dollars or imprisonment for three months on summary conviction.

  • No rule or regulation shall come into force or have effect until it has been approved by the Minister.



Current Members of Council (2020)

(Front Row - Left to Right) - (Secretary), (President), (Vice President), (Treasurer).                                        

(Back Row - Left to Right) - Council Members:                                      

Absent: Dr. Rajeev Khaja, Dr. Lesley-Ann Roberts and Dr. Samuel Mark West                                       

POST

NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

Ag. President

Dr. Lesley-Ann Roberts

M.B.,B.S.(UWI) 1978
F.R.C.P. (C) 1984
C.R.C.P. (C) 1991

Ag. Vice President

Dr. Samuel Mark West

M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., L.R.C.P. & S.I. 1998
Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2008

Secretary

Prof. Hariharan Seetharaman

M.B.,B.S.(Madurai Kamaraj University) 1987
D.M. Anaesthesiology (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) 1997
Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (American College of Critical Care Medicine) 2009

Treasurer

Dr. Stanley Lawrence Giddings

M.B.,B.S.(UWI) 2006
Am. Bd. Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) 2013
Am.Bd. Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) 2015

Member of Council

Dr. Roshan Akash Parasram

M.B.,B.S. (UWI) 2002
P.G.Dip. Public Health (University of London) 2007
M.Sc. Public Health (University of London) 2009

Member of Council


Member of Council

Member of Council

Member of Council

Mrs. Lynette Seebaran-Suite

Nominee of Law Association of T&T

Member of Council

Kimberly Romain-Stripp

Nominee of Association of Chartered Accountants

Member of Council

Pundit Mukram Sirjoo

Nominee of Inter-Religious Organization



Current Members of Council (2017-2020/2022)

(Front Row - Left to Right) - (Secretary), (President), (Vice President), (Treasurer).                                        

(Back Row - Left to Right) - Council Members:                                      

Absent:                                       

POST

NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

President

Dr. Varma Deyalsingh

M.B.,B.S.(UWI) 1988

Vice President

Dr. Kenneth Sterling Charles

M.B.,B.S.(UWI) 1988
M.R.C.P. (UK) 1994
M.R.C.Path.(UK) 1999
F.R.C. Path.(UK) 2007
F.R.C.P. (L) 2000

Secretary

Prof. Hariharan Seetharaman

M.B.,B.S.(Madurai Kamaraj University) 1987
D.M. Anaesthesiology (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) 1997
Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (American College of Critical Care Medicine) 2009

Treasurer

Dr. Stanley Lawrence Giddings

M.B.,B.S.(UWI) 2006
Am. Bd. Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) 2013
Am.Bd. Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) 2015

Member of Council

Dr. Rajiv Khaja

M.B.,B.S. (University of Madras) 1987
P.G.Dip. Psychological Medicine (Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University) 1992

Member of Council

Dr. Lesley-Ann Roberts

M.B.,B.S. (UWI) 1978
F.R.C.P. (C) 1984
C.R.C.P. (C) 1991

Member of Council

Dr. Samuel Mark West

M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., L.R.C.P. & S.I. (NUI) 1998
Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery 2008

Member of Council

Dr. Roshan Akash Parasram

M.B.,B.S. (UWI) 2002
P.G.Dip. Public Health (University of London) 2007
M.Sc. Public Health (University of London) 2009

Member of Council

Mrs. Lynette Seebaran-Suite

Nominee of Law Association of T&T

Member of Council

Nominee of Association of Chartered Accountants

Member of Council

Brother Harrypersad Maharaj

Nominee of Inter-Religious Organization