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 4th 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 last summer, 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.
He is president of UCL's Medical Research Society Andrew enjoyed Rowing in his spare time having done so in the Mens 1st VIII for 3 years, but now plays for the University of London Golf team to a handicap of 4.
Charlie is a final year medical student at the University of Oxford. He completed his pre-clinical training in Cambridge with an intercalated BSc in Pathology. He is looking forward to starting his foundation training in London next year. Previously he has been president of the the Oxford Global Health Group and has also been involved in a variety of research projects in the past - he currently has a honorary research associate role with the international collaborative Research Investment in Global Health study.
Utkarsh is a 3rd year medical student at Imperial College London. He is passionate about global health, research and medical education. He has conducted research at the London School of Economics in social science and also within the Imperial College NHS trust. He was previously the treasurer of the United Hospital cricket club, where is managed the finance across all the medical school cricket teams in London. He is also very actively involved in business, having completed a recent internship at a Med-Tech start-up, and will be interning at a major US investment bank this summer.
Daniel is currently intercalating at the University of Leeds, completing the MRes programme. His research project focuses on the colorectal cancer immune microenvironment and is being sponsored by the Pathological Society. In this role he hopes to make the resources UKMSA offers as accessible as possible.
Alex is a 4th Year Student at the University of Birmingham who is intercalating in the BMedSc Clinical Sciences course. As part of the course Alex is undertaking a 7-month research project funded by Kidney Research UK looking into how we can improve donor kidneys prior to transplantation. Alex has a keen interest in research and surgery and has been able to achieve both poster presentations and peer-reviewed publications during his undergraduate studies. Last summer Alex undertook his elective in Tanzania and undertook an Orthopaedic based research project. This project received the Ethicon and Elective Africa Awards from the RCSEd and has recently been accepted for publication. Alex also enjoys teaching and has organized and spoke at Birmingham’s Academic Medicine workshops. He is also running a pre clinical anatomy revision course. In his spare time Alex is attempting to become a respectable golfer now that he has finally hung up his rugby boots.
Ian is currently a fourth year medical student at King's College London. He has been actively involved in the committees of several student societies and enjoys the camaraderie and bonds he has formed with the many friends he has gained from them. He is also interested in medical education and serves as a peer mentor with the GKT medical society. Outside of medicine, he enjoys reading, playing the cello and travelling.
Sarah is currently reading Medicine in her 3rd year at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. This year, she is studying for an intercalated BSc in Genetics, and has a keen interest in Paediatrics and Academic Medicine.
Sarah is keen to provide the support she never had when applying to read Medicine at University. She is employed by the University to help at access events, and has taken part in the University Shadowing Scheme, having year 12 students shadow her during term time. Sarah has also helped run mock interviews, and routinely answers questions from prospective applicants.
Sarah is also President of Newnham College MedVet Society, Welfare Officer for the University Wide Medical Society, and organises Summer camps for disadvantaged children with Campus Children’s Holidays. In her free time, she enjoys running, travelling, and learning Spanish.
Michael is a fifth year medical student from Queen's university Belfast. Last year he received a 1st Class BSc in molecular medicine from the University of Leeds, with a specific focus on the treatment of Glioblastoma, for which he was accepted the Jean Shanks Foundation Intercalated award for 2015. During his time at university he have been involved with research projects and summer studentships spanning areas from medical education to microbiology to clinical trial development. Projects from these experiences have led to publications and international conference presentations. At Queen's, Michael has been involved with many of the medical societies and charities, and have founded a Neurological society that has been accredited by the American Academy of Neurology. In Michael's free time he enjoys cooking, making the most QUB's social life and editing The Tab Belfast.
Ada is an MB-PhD student at the University of Cambridge, with particular interest in hypertension and primary aldosteronism. She is on a full scholarship from the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and is a Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust UK. Her research is focused on the molecular genetics of hypertension, in particular Conn’s syndrome, bridging the gap between bench and bedside. When she isn’t in the lab or hospital, Ada reviews manuscripts as Editor-in-Chief of Cambridge Medicine Journal and also holds the role of Ambassador for the UK Society for Endocrinology. At the 2014 British Hypertension Society meeting, Ada was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award. She has recently published her work on mutations linking pregnancy and primary aldosteronism in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Michelle is currently a 4th year medical student at the University of Edinburgh with an intercalated degree in cardiovascular science from Imperial College London. With a keen interest in cardiology, she has completed multiple lab projects and been awarded the University of Edinburgh summer vacation scholarship twice for her work detecting VEGF receptors on endothelial cells and optimising new techniques for the assessment of cardiac function in zebrafish.
Michelle is also co-founder of Medical Aid International Society at Edinburgh, a society for students wishing to undertake medical volunteering trips overseas. As campus chairperson for Global Brigades, she is currently organising their first expedition to Honduras this summer, having received multiple grants and sponsorships for this project.
Beatrice is a foundation year trust doctor at the Peterborough City Hospital. She graduated in Sri Lanka with distinctions in medicine and psychiatry. Having recently moved to UK and started working in the NHS, Beatrice has really enjoyed this new multi cultured environment.
While in Sri Lanka, Beatrice contributed to several publications and research in primary care, mainly focusing to improve the quality of primary care in Sri Lanka. Beatrice also carries experience in clinical teaching as a demonstrator at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Following the demonstrator post she joined the national health system in Sri Lanka and served for one year before moving to UK.
Beatrice has interests in diabetes and endocrinology and is planning to do post graduate training in the same field. Outside of medicine Beatrice loves traveling and listening to music.
Yuhan is a 5th year medical student at the University of Aberdeen with a keen interest in medical education and academic ophthalmology. She has been involved in a variety of research projects over the years, and has received the Aberdeen Summer Research studentship and Hotstart scholarships. Most recently, she undertook a research elective at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. She also enjoys medical journalism - she published several articles during her time as a Clegg Scholar at the BMJ, is a peer reviewer for the Student BMJ, and previously served as Medsin blog editor. In her free time, she enjoys fiction, writing and road biking.

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


HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Lord Walton is a significant figure in British medicine; indeed, the only person to have been President of the BMA, the RSM and the GMC during their career. He was formerly a neurologist and has also held the positions of President of the World Federation of Neurology and Dean of Medicine at the University of Durham. In honour of his achievements, he was awarded a life peerage in 1989 and, as a result, has held a seat in the House of Lords since. He continues to take an active role in medical ventures having been Chair of the Medical Ethics committee and Secretary for the Rare Diseases Group as well as holding many senior honorary positions with large charities.

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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