Committee

Committee

Mahiben is a practicing doctor and Senior Fellow to the Chief Executive of NHS England. He advises on NHS England’s innovation, technology and prevention portfolio, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. He has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, Experiment Fund and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Mahiben has a strong interest in research with over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 50 academic awards. His work has been featured by BBC News and international press. He is Chairman of the UKMSA, and has written three medical books. Mahiben was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities; he was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30 under 30.
Andrew is currently in his 5th year following his completion of an intercalated BSc in Physiology, at University College London. He has a keen interest in the Cardiovascular Sciences having presented posters at National conferences with subsequent publication of the same material.
He has worked at the Hatter Cardiology Institute, UCL, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, working in the Brigham’s and Women Cardiology department. His main research interests are the way mitochondria act in ischaemic heart disease, and he is developing an interest in the interaction of rheumatologic conditions in atherosclerosis.
In his spare time he enjoys Rowing having done so in the Mens 1st VIII for 3 years, and also plays for the University of London Golf team to a handicap of 4.
Michael has been involved with the UKMSA from his third year of medical school. Since then he has completed his medical studies at Queen's University Belfast and has gained a place in the Academic Foundation Program at Barts’ and The London, specialising in Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. During his intercalated year at the University of Leeds, he received a 1st Class BSc in Molecular Medicine with a specific focus on the treatment of Glioblastoma - granted the Jean Shanks Foundation Intercalated award – and has since pursued further research in the field brain cancer.
Michelle is currently in her 5th year at the University of Edinburgh. She is passionate about cardiology, having completed various research projects in this field in London, Oxford and Edinburgh. Outside of this, she enjoys travelling and volunteering having established the first chapter of global brigades in Scotland and led a successful medical brigade to Honduras.
Daniel is currently in the fourth year of medicine having completed an intercalated Masters of Research at the University of Leeds. His research project focused on the colorectal cancer immune microenvironment and was sponsored by the Pathological Society. In his role as Webmaster, Daniel hopes to make the resources the UKMSA offer as accessible as possible.
Derrick is a currently a second year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. He has a keen interest in academic medicine and has worked on a variety of research projects. Last summer he conducted research on discovering predictors of chemotherapy toxicity under the Medical Research Scotland Vacation Scholarship and presented the results at the TCD International Cancer Conference. He is also actively involved in the committees of several student societies. In his free time he enjoys photography, badminton and playing guitar in a band.
Gokul is currently doing an intercalated degree in Medical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. He has a keen interest in academic medicine following the completion of summer studentships in Retinal Vein Occlusion (Ophthalmology) and Bronchiectasis (Respiratory medicine). He has presented his work in regional and national conferences. His current research module focusses on the clinical utility of Lung Clearance Index (LCI), a new pulmonary function measurement, in Bronchiectasis. He has been elected as the Vice-president of QUB’S Medsin society for the upcoming academic year. Outside academia, Gokul plays competitive cricket in the Saracens and Northern Leagues. In his spare time, he pursues his interest in astrobiology by gathering information on habitable exoplanets and the potential for extra-terrestrial life.

ADVISORY BOARD

Professor Novak, an alumni of Harvard University, served as a federal prosecutor under both President Ronald Reagan’s and President Herbert Walker Bush’s administration.

Over the past 25 years, he has held several of the highest legal positions in professional sports and entertainment. He is the only lawyer to have held top legal positions in all of the three major areas of professional sports: (1) He has been one of the top sports lawyers having provided player representation to many of the top NFL players, including former winners of the Heisman, Outland and Lombardi Trophies. He also represented several NFL head coaches and PGA Tour professionals, as well as local and national on-air sports personalities, (2) He has represented team ownership having served General Counsel and interim Director of Operations of the Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis Rams); and, (3) He has provided representation to a major television and sports network having held the position of Senior Counsel of Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Sports.

During his time at Fox, he also provided legal services to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as well as Harper Collins Publishing Company. Professor Novak’s television and motion picture experience includes that of senior legal counsel to several made-for-television movies- of-the-week, situational comedies, television specials, tabloid news programs, commercials, television sports events, animated films, children’s network television programming and television dramas. In film, Mr. Novak has produced award-winning documentary feature films, and has served as senior legal counsel to documentaries and feature films. In addition, Mr. Novak has also represented various production companies, national radio talent and still-photography models.

His successful law practice has been combined with prominent teaching experience at Harvard University, Northeastern University School of Law, Charleston School Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Charles University First Faculty of Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic.

Specifically, he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at several law schools on the east and west coasts. He is also an Instructor in Medicine at the Institute of Public Health and Medical Law at Charles University First Faculty of Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic where he teaches Law and Medicine and USMLE Medical Ethics. He also attended three years of medical school at the First Faculty of Medicine in Prague as well as Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Novak is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University where he has engaged in graduate studies in the biological and medical sciences. He is a two-time recipient of the Derek Bok Award, Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching acknowledging his special contribution to the education of students at Harvard College. He is also a Harvard Alumni, having earned a graduate degree at Harvard University (ALM, Concentration in Biology).

In addition, Professor Novak is a professional speaker for one of the leading continuing education providers in the nation providing lectures to lawyers to satisfy their continuing education credits in order to retain their respective state bar licenses.

Upon his high school graduation in Georgia, Mr. Novak signed a golf scholarship on the NCAA Championship team at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from Texas, he went on win several international events and is a former winner of the South American Amateur and runner-up in the Austrian Internationals. Professor Novak is currently engaged in the private practice of law with an emphasis in representation of domestic and international clientele in the fields of sports and entertainment law, intellectual property law, international law, business and corporate law, and high-level litigation. He is a member of the California, Massachusetts, and Georgia State Bars with his law offices located in San Diego and Boston.
Joseph Shalhoub is currently a surgical trainee in London, and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in the Academic Section of Vascular Surgery at Imperial College London. He qualified with honours from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2004, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. Joseph recently completed his PhD, also at Imperial, entitled ‘Risk Stratification in Atherosclerotic Carotid Stenosis’, and is widely published on the subject of vascular disease. Joe’s ongoing academic interests include investigating novel functional imaging modalities for stroke prediction, and examination of atherosclerosis using systems biology methodologies. Joe’s other interests include surgical training and education, and global health.
Mr. Oliver Warren is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery in North West London and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. In 2010 Oliver was a finalist in the BMJ’s ‘Junior Doctor of the Year’ award amongst an international field. He is a core member of the NHS National Leadership Council and worked in 2008 at the Department of Health as Clinical Advisor to Lord Darzi and the Next Stage Review team.In 2007 Oliver established ‘Prepare to Lead’, a leadership development mentoring programme for aspiring medical leaders in NHS London and continues to lead the scheme into its third year. He now leads, in tandem with the Director of System Management and Strategy, the Next Generation leadership alumni group and acts within the Directorate in a clinical advisory capacity. He has recently been appointed to the Clinical Strategy Group for the North West London Sector.In 2009 Oliver completed his doctorate, and has now published over 40 peer reviewed scientific papers and 4 book chapters on subjects including haemorrhage and inflammation in cardiac surgery, surgical education and training, mentoring and leadership development. He is non-executive director and board member of ‘Diagnosis’, a social enterprise consultancy firm specialising in medical leadership solutions and was a Leadership Fellow at the Health Foundation from 2007 – 2009.
Dr Ari Manuel is currently a British Research Council sponsored Research Fellow in sleep and ventilation at the Oxford Sleep Unit. His special interest in respiratory failure in Obesity, and currently he is heavily involved with the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit. He qualified from Imperial College and has also completed a British Heart Foundation sponsored Biochemistry degree looking at the effect of Cadmium on fetal aortic cells.He has multiple peer reviewed publications and poster and presentations at both international and national conferences. He has a track record of teaching, closely involved with Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford, and previously an examiner for Barts and The London medical school.
Philip currently is an Academic Foundation Trainee in North Central Thames (Clinical Pharmacology/Cardiology). He also sits on the advisory board for UKMSA, in charge of the the business aspect of UKMSA.Having gained a Triple First from Cambridge University, he has subsequently won many prizes and awards, including the Cambridge De Novo research prize for his work on P2X receptors. He also held a number of editorial positions on various medical journals and is the new author of Crash Course: Pathology 4th Edition published with Elsevier in 2012.He is closely involved with medical education, having been appointed as one of the youngest supervisors for Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology to 3 different Cambridge Colleges and co-author for Elsevier’s ExamConsult online questionbank. He is the current North Central Thames Academic Foundation representative, and has helped with the organisation of many national conferences.In his spare time he likes weightlifting and going on road trips.
Myura was a co-founder of UKMSA and served terms as Vice-President during 2010-11 and President during 2011-12. He qualified as a doctor from the University of Oxford in January 2013 and hopes to pursue a career in intensive care medicine. Over the last few years, he has published around 40 articles including a review in the Lancet and an international guideline on surgical management of atrial fibrillation. He is currently completing acute care common stem training at the Royal London Hospital and works as an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow for Imperial College London. Myura is keen to support young aspiring clinical researchers and is happy to be contacted for advice and support.
Ben is the immediate past president of the UKMSA and current academic FY2 working at the Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre in Leeds. He graduated from the University of Leeds with honours, having won a number of undergraduate prizes in addition to the prestigious EXCEL Research Scholarship. He has broad research interests and has published in areas including cardiovascular medicine, general surgery, and medical education. He reviews for a number of journals and currently sits on the editorial board for the IJMSR. In his spare time he enjoys playing racket sports.

EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE BOARD


TRUSTEES
Professor Alun Davies is Professor of Vascular Surgery at Charing Cross Hospital. He also heads the Academic Section of Vascular Surgery at Imperial College London as well as being in overall charge for the 3rd Year Undergraduate Medical course at Imperial.
Professor Christopher Bulstrode is Professor of Orthopaedic surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He is Chairman of the General Medical Council Undergraduate board in addition to being an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He has authored and edited several books including “Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery”.
Sir Graeme Catto is currently Professor in Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Aberdeen and honorary Consultant nephrologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He was knighted in 2002 for services to medicine and medical education and has previously held the offices of President and Chair of the GMC as well as Dean of both Aberdeen University and GKT Medical School. During his distinguished career, he has also received honorary fellowships from the RCGP, RCSEd, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and honorary degrees from over 8 different universities. Sir Graeme is currently President for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and a member of the Executive Committee for the International Journal of Surgery.
Professor Michael Baum is Professor Emeritus of Surgery, visiting Professor of Medical Humanities and Director of the Clinical Trials Group at UCL. He is a leading British Oncologist and received the Charles Marie Gros (2003) and St Gallen (2007) Lifetime Achievement Awards for his efforts to treat and research breast cancer. He has been previously been Professor of Surgery at King’s College London and the Royal Marsden Hospital as well as being the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Surgery. Credited with putting together the biggest International Caner Trials group in history (ATAC), he continues to take a significant role in leading and guiding large scale clinical trials.
Professor Robin Williamson is the immediate past President of the RSM and is currently Head of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital in London. He has previously served as President of the European Society of Surgery, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), the James IV Association of Surgeons and the International HPB Association. Additionally he has had editorial appointments as Senior Editor of the British Journal of Surgery and the Journal of HPB.
Professor Roger Carpenter is a neurophysiologist by profession and holds the position of Professor of Oculomotor Physiology at the University of Cambridge. He is on the University Faculty Board of Biology as well as being Director of Teaching in Physiology. He was previously a Director of Medical Studies at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and continues to lecture and examine medical students at the University.
Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at The General Infirmary in Leeds. She holds several additional positions including but not limited to Honorary Professor at the Division of Surgical & Interventional Sciences at UCL, Director of the Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Clinical Sub-Dean for the University of Leeds Medical Schools and Chair of the UK Nanomedicine Network. She has also been awarded numerous prestigious awards and visiting Professor appointments during her career. In 2006, she developed and launched a novel undergraduate medical research scholarship programme in Leeds known as ‘LURE’. She continues to oversee an ongoing global programme of medical under-and post-graduate teaching and mission work, with a particular emphasis in SE Asia.
John Iredale is the Professor of Medicine and Dean of Clinical Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He divides his time between clinical practice in hepatology and research, as the leader of the Tissue Remodelling Group.Professor Iredale is also Director of the MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research based in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France.Previously Professor of Medicine and Director of Research at the University of Southampton, Professor Iredale built his career through a series of strategic career awards funded by the MRC, including Clinician Scientist and Senior Clinical Fellowships. He has published extensively on the pathogenesis of hepatic and pancreatic fibrosis. Professor Iredale leads on Academic Post Graduate careers for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. With Brian Walker, he has established a number of schemes including ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track), underpinned by a portfolio of Wellcome Trust funded PhDs, to encourage medical students and graduates to enter an academic career.Professor Iredale is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is currently a member of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Interview Committee, previously a member of the Wellcome Trust Molecules, Genes and Cells Grants Panel, Chairs the Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust Starter Grants for Lecturers and is Scientific Chair of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. He is also Associate Editor of Hepatology.
Mr Tim Goodacre is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President-elect of BAPRAS, the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is a past member of the Council of British Association of Plastic Surgeons, currently an Examiner for the UK Intercollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery and soon-to-be President of the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations.
Dame Fiona Caldicott is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and previous Principal of Somerville College, University of Oxford.She is a Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Oxford and chairs its Personnel Committee. She is also a non-executive director of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and immediate past President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She was the first woman to be President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993–96) and its first woman Dean (1990–93).
Mr Ashok Handa is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and is in charge of Surgery at the Oxford University Clinical School. He was recently nominated for the new nationwide NHS Leadership Awards in the ‘Inspiration’ category and has been a previous Clinical Director for Performance Improvement.

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