Dr. Beena Hameed
Dr Beena Hameed, Consultant rheumatologist, Al Zahra
Private Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Dr Hameed graduated
from the Khyber Medical College Pakistan. She completed specialist training in Rheumatology and General Medicine from Guys
and St Thomas’, St George’s, Kings College and Kingston Hospitals in London. She undertook a Masters in Rheumatology
from KCL, which was awarded with distinction. She has carried out research looking into the application of musculoskeletal
ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis disease activity assessment. Her research work has been presented at both local and international
meetings, as well as being published in leading international peer-reviewed journals. She was appointed as a Consultant Rheumatologist
and Physician at the Homerton Hospital, London in 2009, where she worked until moving to Dubai, UAE in 2015.
Dr Hameed has been
actively involved in the training and assessment of both undergraduates and postgraduates throughout her career, and lectures
as an invited speaker at local and international meetings. She regularly participates in PACES teaching and has been a lecturer
at PassPACES since 2009.
Dr. Chris Harvey
Consultant Radiologist, Hammersmith Hospital
Dr. Harvey qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and is
a consultant at Hammersmith Hospital.
He is a highly experienced MRCP Clinical teacher, having lectured regularly
on MRCP Clinical courses for over 15 years. He has coauthored a self assessment imaging book for MRCP.
Cardiology Registrar, Oxford Deanery
After taking a Double First Class degree in Natural
Sciences (Physiology) at Cambridge, Dr Holdsworth graduated from Oxford University Medical School, winning the University
Gibb’s Prize for Medicine.
He is currently working as a cardiology registrar in
the Oxford deanery. He has an interest in cardiac imaging and physiology and is undertaking a DPhil at Merton College, Oxford
in cardiac MR imaging and metabolic manipulation of skeletal and cardiac muscle. He represents all UK cardiology trainees
in his role as President of the British Junior Cardiology Association.
Holdsworth has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and has served as a physician at the UK Field Hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
He is passionate about clinical training and teaches on a variety of courses. He has tutored
in pre-clinical and clinical medicine at Oxford since 2003 and currently has a non-stipendiary lectureship as a clinical tutor
Dr. Matthew Huggett
Consultant Gastroenterologist St James’s
Dr Huggett has a major interest in pancreaticobiliary disease and
performs advanced level endoscopy including EUS and ERCP. He is an accredited Hepatologist and his training involved experience
at major centres in London including the Royal Free Hospital, King’s Liver Unit and St Mary’s Hospital; followed
by a fellowship in advanced endoscopy at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. His ongoing research interests include gastrointestinal
cancer, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. He was awarded a PhD from University
College London in 2014 following his work into DNA replication in pancreatic cancer. He sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology pancreatic section
committee and is involved in training doctors in advanced endoscopy.
He is actively
involved in teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates and has been teaching on the PassPACES course since 2010.
Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology
and Neurosurgery and at West Herts NHS Trust
Dr Dipa Jayaseelan is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for
Neurology and Neurosurgery and at West Herts NHS Trust. She is a specialist in Neuromuscular diseases, and undertook an MRC-funded
PhD in muscle channelopathies at University College London.
She has an extensive teaching background, having taught on the PassPACES course
for over 12 years. She sits on the Royal College of Physicians' question writing group for the specialist neurology exams
and is a regular examiner for the Royal Free and UCL medical school.
Her undergraduate training was at Cambridge University
where she won a scholarship. She did her Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and went on to qualify with a distinction in Clinical
Medicine from University College London.
Dr. Alamgir Kabir
Consultant Cardiologist, Essex Cardiothoracic
Dr. Kabir is a Consultant Cardiologist and has specialised in interventional cardiology,
pacing and adult congenital heart disease at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. His has an interest in structural intervention.
He is dually accredited in cardiology and general internal medicine. He was awarded a PhD in cardiology for his work on ischaemic
preconditioning in 2006.
He enjoys and has a strong commitment to clinical teaching. He has been teaching for MRCP since 1999.
Dr. Moses Kapembwa
Formerly Senior Lecturer in Communicable & Infectious Diseases at Imperial College of Medicine and Consultant
Physician, Northwick Park Hospital
Dr Kapembwa is a clinician scientist with more than 30 years experience in
medical practice and clinical research at several renowned Medical Institutions in the U.K., including Hospital for Tropical
Medicine, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, St George’s Medical School and Imperial College of Medicine. He trained in Internal
Medicine in London and Scotland. He was formerly Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Therapeutics at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
before taking up a Medical Research Council (MRC) Fellowship in Infectious and Communicable Diseases at St George’s
Hospital Medical School, London in 1987. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Communicable & Infectious Diseases at Imperial
College of Medicine and Consultant Physician, based at Northwick Park Hospital in 1991.
Apart from undergraduate teaching, he has
supervised several PhD students and was also a part-time Postgraduate Tutor in Internal Medicine at Buckingham University
Postgraduate Medical School. He is a Foundation Fellow of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians (ECSACOP).
Dr Kapembwa is
a strong advocate of good scientific training in clinical medicine. He is founding editor of Continued Medical education (CME)
in STI & HIV/AIDS. His major field of research interest is mucosal immunology in HIV disease and he has published extensively
on HIV enteropathy.
Miss Maeve Lagan
Ophthalmic Surgeon, Altnaglevin Hospital, Londonderry.
Miss Maeve Lagan graduated from King's College Cambridge with a distinction in Medicine and O&G.
She was also awarded the Professor Kermode prize for O&G.
working in acute medicine, paediatrics and AE and sitting the PACES exam she entered the ophthalmology training programme.
She was awarded the Harcourt medal for the highest mark in the FRCOphth exam.
Her interest in teaching and lecturing both undergraduates and
postgraduates led to a postgraduate diploma in medical education and a clinical teaching fellow post with UCL.
She has participated
in OSCE examination and development for undergraduate and postgraduates.
Dr. Christopher Lane
Clinical Research Associate, Institute of Neurology, UCL
Dr Lane undertook his undergraduate training at Cambridge University
and University College London. He graduated with distinction, and won the University of London Gold Medal, awarded to the
top medical student from all London Universities. He completed his core medical training and a year as a Neurology Registrar
in London teaching hospitals, prior to undertaking research at the Institute of Neurology.
He has always been a keen teacher and has regularly participated in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
at the Whittington Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, with favorable results. Having successfully put himself through
his PACES with the help of PassPACES, he looks forward to continuing with the next generation of PACES students on this course.
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Marsden Hospital
Dr Richard Lee is a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Champion for Early Cancer Diagnosis at the Royal
Marsden Hospital. He has a clinical interest in respiratory medicine and early diagnosis of lung cancer and leads for
early diagnosis research and innovation across all cancer types. His work in this area is funded by the Royal Marsden
He studied undergraduate medical sciences at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, and completed
his medical training at Guy's, King's and St Thomas's medical school in 2005. He undertook respiratory medicine
training in the South Thames region and was awarded a PhD in lung cancer by Kings College London, for study of EGFR TKI resistance
in lung adenocarcinoma and its relevance for MET targeted therapy, funded by NIHR and MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships.
Dr Lee has a research interest in Early diagnosis of all cancer types with a focus on lung cancer. He leads on biomarker
development for the RM Partners Low-Dose CT Lung cancer case-finding study and has a research portfolio that includes translation
of artificial intelligence research to early cancer detection and screening. This includes use of data science and informatics
Dr Lee is also the lung pathway chair at the Royal Marsden Partners Cancer
Alliance (North and South West London) and Joint Clinical Lead for the NHS England National Targeted Lung Health Check pilot, which
will bring lung cancer screening in a population of ~600,000 people across the UK. He serves on the British Thoracic
Society Lung Cancer Committee, the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative for lung cancer and The European Respiratory Society's
college of experts. He has also contributed to the development of Rapid Diagnosis Centres with NHS England and served as Clinical
Lead for Step Down in the NHS Nightingale Hospital, London.
Dr. Kate Maresh
Specialist Registrar in Neurology,
Dr Maresh qualified from University College London in 2006. She previously studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge
University, carrying out research in Neuroscience, and obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Physiology.
She completed her general medical training in London, prior to commencing Neurology registrar training in
the North East London rotation in 2010. Dr Maresh has a specialist interest in Peripheral Nerve Disease.
She finds teaching very rewarding
and has been committed to medical education throughout her career. Since passing PACES herself in 2009, she has conducted
regular bedside teaching for both medical students and PACES candidates, at the Royal London Hospital and on the PassPACES
Dr Charles Marshall
Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Preventive Neurology
Unit, QMUL, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Barts Health NHS Trust.
Dr Marshall studied medicine at Brasenose College Oxford and UCL. He
carried out his specialist registrar training in Neurology on the East London rotation, before being appointed as a Clinical
Senior Lecturer in the Preventive Neurology Unit, QMUL, and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust in
He is Education Lead for the Royal London Hospital Neurology
Department, where he works in acute, general and cognitive neurology. His research is focussed on prevention and early detection
of dementia. As well as teaching for PassPACES since 2010, Dr Marshall has been a PACES tutor at Imperial and Barts and
Dr. Shameer Mehta
Gastroenterologist, University College London Hospital
Dr. Mehta qualified from Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2003. He obtained
an intercalated BSc in Molecular Medicine in 2000. After gaining exceptional and varied clinical experience on the Barts and The London Medical
SHO Rotation, he entered specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in 2007 on the North East Thames Rotation.
He completed a period of basic science research at the Blizard Institute examining the role of microRNAs in the development
of intestinal fibrosis in Crohn’s disease and was subsequently appointed as a Gastroenterologist with a special interest
in Nutrition and Intestinal Failure at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
His commitment to teaching throughout his career has been unwavering. He has been a teaching fellow at Barts & The
London School of Medicine and Dentistry for over 2 years, preparing and delivering comprehensive clinical teaching programmes
for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. His interest in medical education has led to the award of formal postgraduate
teaching qualifications, culminating in fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He has prepared candidates for the PACES
examination over a number of years, has regularly taught on a variety of formal courses and is an undergraduate OSCE examiner.
His enthusiastic and inclusive approach to teaching has led to excellent structured feedback from candidates and students,
and he hopes to continue to gain as much from them as they do from him.
Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology, North Thames/Moorfields rotation
Dr Muthusamy commenced her undergraduate training at the International Medical University, Malaysia, from
which she obtained an Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Sciences. She subsequently graduated from the University
of Glasgow in 2007, having obtained a BSc Honours Degree in Molecular Pathology.
Since 2009 she has been a Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology in the North Thames rotation.
has a strong commitment to teaching, having been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of ophthalmologists
and physicians throughout her specialist training.
Dr. Julian Nash
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Dr. Nash qualified from the University
Hospital of Wales College of Medicine in 1990. He obtained a PhD in the immunology of SLE from Imperial
College of Medicine and Technology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital. He trained
in North Thames deanery and was dually accredited in Rheumatology and General medicine in 2002. He was
a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore for 3 years before moving to his current post as a Consultant
Rheumatologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 2006.
As well as lecturing for PassPACES
Julian has previously taught extensively on other MRCP courses, at both part I and part II level, for companies including
123Doc, Onexamination.com and Pastest, as well as on courses locally in Wales. He previously ran the CliniPass MRCP clinical
course in London with two colleagues. Dr Nash has also edited a book for the basic sciences in MRCP part I.
Dr. Elena NikiphorouClinical Researcher, Department of Inflammation Biology, King’s College London and Consultant
Rheumatologist, Whittington Hospital, London.
Elena Nikiphorou, MBBS/BSc, FRCP,
MD (Res), PGCME, FHEA, is a Clinical Researcher within the Department of Inflammation Biology, King’s College London
and a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Whittington Hospital, London, UK. She graduated from University College London (UCL)
in 2004 with a First Class Honours for her Intercalated BSc in Physiology in 2002, as well as a British Pharmacological Society
Award and a Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship for her BSc Research on Mineralocorticoid Receptors. Her main interests focus on inflammatory arthritis,
comorbidities and long-term disease outcomes. She has undertaken her MD Research on structural outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis
at University College London, where she also completed her medical studies and BSc in Physiology (First Class Hons). She is
also currently undertaking a further research degree with a focus on Spondyloarthritis outcomes, a PhD at the Leiden University
Medical Centre, The Netherlands. Elena has held a number of national and international positions, including the Chair of the
Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET), the largest European network of young clinicians and academics in rheumatology.
She has been actively involved
in the teaching and organising of revision courses for Imperial College and University College London medical students and
has been an examiner on the Final MBBS at Queen Mary’s School of Medicine. She has years of experience
in PACES teaching. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Anna Nuttall
Consultant Rheumatologist, Whittington Hospital, London.
Dr Anna Nuttall qualified
from Jesus College Oxford with an MA in Physiological Sciences (and a half blue in Ballroom Dancing); followed by an
Honours MBBS from Imperial College London.
She completed an MD (Res) thesis 'The Role of the Epidermis in Pathogenesis of Systemic Sclerosis' at UCL in
She has several years of experience
Mr. Michael O’Gallagher
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead
for Cornea and Oculoplastics, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Mr O’Gallagher graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with honours in 2005. He has trained
in ophthalmology in the Northern Ireland Deanery and has previously been a Teaching Fellow in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London,
followed by a Clinical Fellow in Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He passed the Fellowship
examination of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012 and obtained a CCT in Ophthalmology in 2015. He was appointed
Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in Paediatric Corneal Surgery in 2016.
a keen interest in teaching, having completed a Masters in Clinical Education with distinction and he has been accorded Honorary
Lecturer status at Queen’s University Belfast. He is an Educational Supervisor and a member of the Ophthalmology Specialty
Training Committee in the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency. He is a GMC-accredited trainer. He acted as
Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology Education in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust from 2010 to 2013. He is a trained OSCE
examiner, having examined at three medical schools, has written examination questions for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations,
and has published on the subject.
Dr Bill Oldfield
Medical Director & Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Bill Oldfield had
a miss-spent youth training initially in Pharmacology and subsequently in Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College
whilst climbing whenever possible. He then trained in Medicine at St. George’s Hospital, London and
was later appointed to the North-West Thames Rotation in Respiratory Medicine. During this time he completed
a PhD at the National Heart and Lung Institute and trained in General Respiratory Medicine with sub-specialty interests in
initially Allergy and subsequently Critical Care. He was appointed as Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
in 2003 to St. Mary’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital and currently works at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
as Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Lead Clinician for High Dependency Medicine.
He continues to teach; he is responsible for Foundation Years teaching in Respiratory Failure and
Critical Care and also undertakes regular small group PACES Teaching. He personally failed Membership numerous
times and, due to this experience, has, so far, prevented any of his tutees suffering the same fate with a near 100% pass
rate from his candidates.
Dr. Stefano Palazzo
Consultant, 2020 Delivery
Dr Palazzo trained at Oxford University, obtaining a First Class degree and
receiving the Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance. He completed Academic Foundation and Core Medical Training in London
and Cambridge, gaining broad general medical experience and publishing extensively in respiratory and intensive care medicine.
He subsequently worked as a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow with NHS Improvement, and is now a Principal
Consultant at 2020 Delivery - the UK’s leading public sector management consultancy.
his training he has gained considerable teaching experience. Roles have included tutoring undergraduates at Oxford University
and creating a clinical teaching programme for Imperial College students, for which he received a ‘Teaching Hero’
award. He particularly enjoys bedside clinical teaching, and is enthusiastic about coaching candidates for the PACES examination.
Dr. Andrew Pink
Consultant Dermatologist, Guy’s and
St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust
Andrew qualified from
The University of Nottingham Medical School in 2004. Following the completion of his general medical training he was awarded
the first National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship in Dermatology at St. John’s Institute
of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.
During his integrated clinical and academic dermatology training he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research
Training Fellowship to undertake and complete a PhD in the field of medical dermatology, studying the molecular genetics of
hidradenitis suppurativa. He was subsequently awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship at St. John’s Institute
of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, during which he
completed his clinical dermatology training and furthered his interest in medical dermatology and inflammatory dermatoses
including psoriasis, eczema and acneiform disorders.
Andrew was appointed as a Consultant
Dermatologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in 2015.
Clinician Scientist Fellow and Honorary Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Pitceathly completed his preclinical and clinical medical degree at St Andrews’ and Manchester Universities before commencing
postgraduate neurology specialist training in Manchester. He subsequently undertook a PhD in Mitochondrial Diseases at the
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology before obtaining an NIHR academic clinical lecturer post in London. From March 2019
he started an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship with Honorary Consultant status at the National Hospital for Neurology and
Neurosurgery, where he co-leads the NHS England nationally commissioned Rare Mitochondrial Disorders Service.
He has previously been a PACES tutor on the Queen Square Neurology PACES course and has lectured on the PassPACES courses
Dr. Nick Powell
Wellcome Trust Intermediate
Clinical Fellow (King’s College London) and Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology (Guy’s
and St Thomas’ NHS Trust)
Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow (King’s College London) and Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology (Guy’s
and St Thomas’ NHS Trust)
Dr Powell graduated from Birmingham
University (MBChB with honours in Medicine), Imperial College (MSc, Immunology) and King’s College London (PhD, Immunology).
He trained in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in North West Thames between 2005-2013. He is currently a Wellcome Trust
Intermediate Clinical Fellow at King’s College London. His chief academic interests concern the regulation of mucosal
immunity and the molecular mechanisms responsible for controlling intestinal inflammation. His major clinical interests are
in inflammatory bowel disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders and eosinophilic inflammation.
Dr Powell has been teaching PACES
since 2005, where he cynically shares his gift of conveying competence in the face of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary!
Dr Simon QuantrillConsultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London.
Dr Quantrill qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1989 and has been a consultant since 2001.
He later obtained a Master´s Degree in Medical Education, studying whilst running a course for overseas doctors at The
Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College.
He was Director
of Medical Education and Foundation Training Programme Director at Whipps Cross for 3 years, and is currently Training
Programme Director for the North East Thames Respiratory Specialist Registrar Rotation.
Dr. Simon Richardson
Addenbooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Richardson undertook his preclinical training at Downing College, Cambridge where he graduated with a
double first class degree in medical sciences and pharmacology. He moved to Oxford University Clinical School where he was
awarded the George Pickering prize for best overall performance in final examinations in 2005. He undertook junior doctor
training in Edinburgh and Oxford before entering the academic haematology specialist training scheme at UCL.
He is currently a CRUK Clinician Scientist at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at Addenbooke’s
Hospital, with an interest in exploring and targeting the epigenetic dysregulation and leukaemia stem cell biology
He has a longstanding interest in
teaching, including PACES teaching at Oxford and UCLH, medical student mentoring at UCLH and as a college lecturer in clinical
medicine at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Dr. Fergus Rugg-Gunn
Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
Dr. Rugg-Gunn trained at Guys and St Thomas's Hospital
He undertook his Neurology training in Oxford and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Queen Square. He was awarded a PhD for his research in Advanced MRI techniques in epilepsy, carried out at the Institute of
Neurology, Queen Square, in 2002.
He became a Consultant Neurologist at Queen Square in 2007, and Clinical Director
for Neurology at Queen Square in 2019.
He has been actively involved in MRCP Clinical teaching
for over 15 years.
Dr. Sujit Saha Consultant Nephrologist at King's College Hospital
graduated from Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Medical School in 2003 with MBBS, having also gained a 1st Class
intercalated BSc (Hons) in Molecular Medicine in 2000. Having trained in the London Teaching Hospitals, Dr Saha undertook
a PhD in Nephrology, investigating the prevention of renal fibrosis in models of renal failure, as well a Masters in Medical
Education. He achieved CCT in 2015 and now works full time at King's College Hospital, principally looking after satellite
haemodialysis patients. He runs the home therapies unit that provides both peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis, and
undertakes the vasculitis/lupus renal clinic at King's College Hospital.
He has enjoyed teaching on the PassPACES MRCP course since 2009 and continues to derive great pleasure in
helping candidates achieve their full potential towards gaining membership.
Dr. Brintha Selvarajah
Clinical Research Fellow, University College London
Dr Selvarajah qualified from New College, Oxford and University College London. She is a Respiratory Specialist
Registrar in the London deanery. Her specialist research interest is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and she is currently undertaking
a Crick funded PhD fellowship at the Centre for Respiratory Research, UCL.
She has been actively involved in MRCP clinical teaching since 2009
Dr Rachelle Shafei
Specialist Registrar in Neurology, North-East Thames and Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology, UCL
Dr Shafei trained at University
College London, during which time she undertook an intercalated BSc in Physiology.
She is a Neurology Registrar on the North East Thames rotation and is currently
undertaking a period of research as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, looking into Biomarker development in the field of frontotemporal dementia.
She is an experienced teacher at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Having passed PACES first time with
the help of PassPACES, she looks forward to teaching the next generation of PACES students on this course.
Dr Amit Shah
GP Trainee, London Deanery
Dr Shah graduated from Pembroke
College, University of Cambridge. As an undergraduate he won college prizes for achieving first class results and a distinction
in Final MB.
He went onto complete the Academic Neuroscience
Foundation program at Addenbrookes and core medical training as part of a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at Guys and St
Thomas's Hospital. Subsequently he became an Academic Cardiology registrar on the Imperial rotation at St Mary's and
Hammersmith Hospitals. During his cardiology registrar training his interest in risk factor modification and health promotion
increased, and he is now undertaking GP training in the London deanery to pursue this further.
He has a keen interest in teaching which spans
multiple specialties. He has been a clinical supervisor for Cambridge undergraduates and helped examine in undergraduate OSCEs
at Cambridge and King's College London. He has regularly been involved in teaching SHOs preparing for
the PACES exam.
Dr. Catriona ShawConsultant Nephrologist Kings College Hospital
Dr Shaw graduated from the University
of Glasgow in 2002. During her subsequent early postgraduate years she developed a keen interest in nephrology and epidemiology.
While a Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine on the South Thames rotation she became part of the first cohort of Darzi fellows,
during which time she focused on quality improvement strategies in the NHS including opportunities in medical education. Having
undertaken an MSc in Epidemiology and achieving her CCST she is currently undertaking a PhD in renal and cardiovascular epidemiology
at the UK Renal Registry.
She has a strong commitment to medical education having been involved in PACES teaching since 2005 in addition to involvement
in educational projects in simulation and human factors.
Kate ShiellConsultant Nephrologist at St
Helier Hospital, South London
Dr Shiell graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 1994 and has worked in most medical
specialities, including a six-month stint as a GP Registrar before finally discovering her passion for Renal Medicine. She
is a Consultant Nephrologist at St Helier Hospital, South London and has a specialist interest in dialysis and CKD management.
She is currently undertaking the Royal College of Physicians 'Physicians as Educators' course and has always
enjoyed clinical teaching, seeing students develop skills and knowledge needed not only for the MRCP exam but also for their
longer term future as doctors.
Dr. David Shipway
Consultant Physician & Geriatrician, North Bristol NHS Trust.
Dr Shipway trained as an undergraduate
at Oxford, acquiring a MA in Physiological Sciences before graduating in 2005. He subsequently trained in the Oxford Deanery
and in London, qualifying as a Consultant Physician & Geriatrician in the summer of 2014. His sub-specialist area is perioperative
medicine, and he delivers perioperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and medical optimisation of the frail, highly co-morbid
patient undergoing surgery. In his first consultant post at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, he developed a new service
delivering embedded medical care to older patients undergoing gastro-intestinal surgery. Following a move to the southwest,
he has extrapolated this model to vascular surgery and major trauma.
He is a former council member of the Royal Society of
Medicine and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2018. He is currently Departmental
Lead for Geriatric Medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust, Meetings Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society Perioperative
Specialist Interest Group, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. He has authored various academic
papers and textbook chapters in the field of perioperative medicine and geriatric trauma, and regularly lectures to both UK
and international medical, surgical and anaesthetic audiences on geriatric trauma, frailty, delirium and aspects of perioperative
medicine. He teaches extensively for the MRCP and has examined on behalf of Bristol, Imperial and King’s College Medical
Dr. Afzal Sohaib
Consultant Cardiologist, King George Hospital & St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Dr Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in electrophysiology and devices. He completed
his registrar training in the North West Thames Programme, rotating through the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton &
Harefield Hospitals. He completed a PhD investigating the physiological changes seen in biventricular pacing at the
National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London funded by a fellowship from the British Heart Foundation.
He graduated from University College London with a First
Class Honours BSc in Immunology and Cell Pathology, and won a series of prizes during medical school including the Betuel
Prize as runner up in the University of London MBBS Gold Medal Exam.
He is committed to improving the quality
of training, previously representing trainees at the Royal College of Physicians on the Specialist Advisory Committee for
Cardiology. Dr Sohaib was previously President of the British Junior Cardiologists Association. He is a keen teacher
with a strong record of mentoring his junior colleagues to success through their PACES examination.
Specialty Trainee in Diabetes & Endocrinology in South London
Dr Stacey is a Specialty
Trainee in Diabetes & Endocrinology in South London.
He attained MRCP, with the help of PassPACES, in 2010.
He developed an interest in cardiovascular research as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham and has since
conducted research into the physiology and endocrinology of high altitude environments. He is presently investigating heat
illness and thermotolerance in association with Imperial College.
He has practised medicine in a number of countries, including Kenya, Nepal and Afghanistan, and holds the
Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School.
He is an instructor in Advanced
Life Support and regularly teaches clinical students from a range of backgrounds, including HM Forces.
Dr. Peter Taylor
Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Cardiff & Consultant
Endocrinologist, University Hospital of Wales
Dr Taylor graduated from the Universities
of St. Andrews and Manchester. After initial training in Edinburgh, he commenced as a Specialist Registrar in Diabetes and
Endocrinology in the Severn Deanery, which he completed in Cardiff, following an MRC funded scholarship to study epidemiology
at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Taylor undertook a PhD on thyroid epidemiology, before being appointed
as a Consultant Endocrinologist in 2017. He has published over 50 papers and won numerous awards at national and at international conferences, including
the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland for his work on thyroid replacement in pregnancy.
His research work focusses on thyroid hormone replacement and the management of thyroid eye disease. He recently published
the CIRTED trial, one of the largest trials in thyroid eye disease, to date; he is the UK’s national representative
for Iodine for the Iodine Global Network. His clinical work focusses on thyroid, pituitary and gender endocrinology.
He is an enthusiastic teacher with a strong record of mentoring his junior colleagues to success through their PACES
Dr. Robert Thomas
in Radiology, Guys and St Thomas' University Hospital, London.
Dr. Thomas qualified
from St Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine in 2003 and completed a general medical rotation with membership
to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(Lond)) in 2006. Leaving a medical registrar position in 2007 he joined Guys and St
Thomas' University Hospital as a specialist registrar in Radiology.
He became a fellow of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) in 2010. Working as a general radiologist he has a
special interest in oncological interventional radiology.
He has a strong interest in academic medicine and medical education.
Dr. Alexander Thompson
Clinical Fellow in Neurology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences,
Dr Thompson currently works as a clinical fellow
in neurology at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, researching motor neuron disease,
and honorary specialist registrar in neurology at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He graduated medicine at the University
of Oxford with distinction in 2007.
He is passionate about teaching, with experience ranging from small
group bedside teaching for undergraduate students to lecturing for large audiences. He has twice been nominated “teacher
of the month” in the University of Oxford medical school.
Dr. Iona Thorne
Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology
and General (Internal) Medicine, North-West London
Dr Thorne qualified from the University of Birmingham, where her MBChB was awarded with Honours and two distinctions. She
also won the Arthritis Research Council medical student prize. After the Academic Foundation Programme, Dr Thorne moved to
London where she is a registrar in both Rheumatology and General (Internal) Medicine in North-West London.
She passed MRCP at first attempt after attending the PassPACES course. She regularly teaches
medical students and PACES candidates, and her feedback is consistently rated highly. She is delighted to have returned as
Dr. Kristin Veighey Clinical Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Nephrology
Dr Veighey graduated from Queen's University
Belfast in 2004, having been awarded a distinction in each exam, including a distinction in the clinical finals. Following
this she moved to Wessex Deanery, prior to joining the North Thames rotation in Renal Medicine in 2008. In 2010 she
obtained a post as a Clinical Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Nephrology and Centre for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
She is currently completing a PhD at UCL, and has been an integral part in the running of a multinational clinical
trial. Her research interests include ischaemic preconditioning and vitamin D.
Dr Veighey has been involved in teaching for PACES both in London and Wessex, and considers it a privilege
to lecture on the PassPACES course.