Dr. Beena Hameed
Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician,
Homerton University Hospital
Dr Hameed graduated from the Khyber Medical College Pakistan. She has a vast experience in general
medicine and completed specialist training in rheumatology from Guys and St Thomas’s, St Georges, Kings College and
Kingston Hospitals in London (2008).
In her role as a consultant at Homerton
University Hospital, Dr Hameed oversees a number of junior doctors (FYs, CMT, SpR, GPs) in training. She actively participates
in lecturing, tutoring and assessing medical students on regular basis.
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.
Dr John Ioannou Senior
Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University College London Hospital.
Dr Ioannou qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1994 and undertook
his specialist registrar training within the North Thames Deanery, during which time he also attained a PhD. His clinical
and research specialist interests lie in the field of autoimmunity, notably lupus and the antiphospholipid syndrome and also
in the emerging field of adolescent / young adult rheumatology.
He has wealth of experience as a regular lecturer
on clinical MRCP courses, having commenced lecturing shortly after attaining his MRCP in 1997.
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. Arvind Kaul
Rheumatology and Acute Medicine, The Royal Free Hospital, London
Dr Kaul qualified from Bart’s and The Royal London Hospital
Medical School in 1997 having previously completed his Ph.D. at The London Hospital Medical College.
his SpR training in Rheumatology in the South Thames region, working at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and St. George’s
He was appointed as a Consultant in Rheumatology and Acute Medicine at The Royal Free Hospital in 2007.
His special clinical interests are Connective Tissue Diseases and Psoriatic Arthritis. His research interest is cardiovascular
risk and vascular biology in rheumatic diseases.
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.
Dr. Richard Lee
NIHR Academic Clinical
Fellow in Respiratory Medicine, South East Thames rotation
Dr. Lee graduated from Cambridge University and completed his clinical
training at the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr Lee undertook a 'run-through'
NIHR academic training pathway before commencing Respiratory registrar training within the London deanery. Dr Lee is now undertaking translational research examining resistance
mechanisms in receptor tyrosine kinase signalling pathways in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
based at Guy's Hospital, King's College London. He has presented data at several international conferences and has
publications across a range of respiratory sub-specialties.
Dr. Lee has a consistent teaching record at undergraduate and postgraduate level
during placements within both Brighton & Sussex and Guy's, King's & St Thomas' medical school affiliated
hospitals and has been been tutoring PACES candidates since 2008. Most recently Dr Lee has developed a unique iPhone app (theChestReg) as a training tool for junior doctors working in
the field of respiratory medicine. He has in addition undertaken an out of program experience at the Hospital Britanico in
Buenos Aires and subsequently in the remote region of Chiapas, Mexico providing medical care as part of a team of international
Dr Guy Leschziner
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals
Having qualified from Oxford and St Mary’s in 1998, Dr Leschziner
completed a medical rotation at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Following a year as a medical registrar, he undertook a
PhD in epilepsy genetics and pharmacogenetics at Imperial College and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. He trained
in neurology at Imperial, Guy's and St Thomas' and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, with neuro-ophthalmology
experience at both St Thomas’ and Moorfields hospitals. He is now a consultant neurologist at Guy's and St Thomas',
with specialist clinics in sleep neurology and epilepsy and a nationally commissioned complex neurocutaneous service.
He is heavily involved in teaching both undergraduates and graduates, with extensive experience in bed-side, lecture-, seminar-based
teaching and as an examiner, at UCLH, Imperial, Guy’s, King’s, St Thomas’ medical schools. He has been teaching
on MRCP courses for a number of years.
Dr. Yee Mah
in Neurology, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery
Dr Mah graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004 and subsequently moved to London for his
further medical training. After obtaining his MRCP, he continued to pursue his interest in Neurology with a PhD in Cognitive
Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology, Queen Square.
has been an associate clinical tutor at Addenbrooke's Hospital, as well a clinical supervisor for undergraduate medical
students at St. Mary's 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
Neurology SpR, London
Dr Marshall studied medicine at Brasenose College Oxford and UCL.
He is currently a specialist registrar in Neurology in the London Deanery. His area of interest is infectious
diseases of the nervous system.
As well as teaching for PassPACES, Dr Marshall has been a
PACES tutor at Imperial and Barts and the London.
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 NikiphorouConsultant Rheumatologist, Whittington Hospital, London.
Nikiphorou graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2004. She obtained 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. Having completed a diverse medical rotation as an SHO,
including Cardiology at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Renal medicine at The Hammersmith and The Royal London Hospitals, Rheumatology,
Endocrinology, Infectious diseases and Acute Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, she has been well-equipped with the credentials
necessary for delivering teaching for MRCP examinations. She has been actively involved in the teaching and organising of revision courses for Imperial College
and University College London medical students, and participates as an examiner on the Final MBBS at Queen Mary’s School
of Medicine. She delivers regular bedside PACES teaching to SHOs at various London and Eastern Deanery
hospitals. Her enthusiasm
and commitment to medical education has led her to undertake a Medical Education Training Program in association with the
University of Dundee, and has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.
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
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation 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 spent a year as a Teaching Fellow in Moorfields Eye Hospital
in London. He passed the Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012 and obtained a CCT in Ophthalmology
He has 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. 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, and has written
examination questions for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations.
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 Marlies Ostermann
Consultant in Critical Care and Nephrology at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Dr Ostermann is very interested in teaching and holds a postgraduate degree in Medical
In her role as Royal College Tutor she teaches on a regular basis and also organises
the Core Medical Training program at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.
Dr. Stefano Palazzo
National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, working with Monitor
Dr Palazzo trained at Oxford University, obtaining a First Class
degree. 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 is currently a National Medical Director’s
Clinical Fellow, working with Monitor, and will return to Respiratory Registrar training after completing this fellowship.
Throughout 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
Academic Registrar in Dermatology, St. John's Institute of Dermatology in
Dr. Pink trained at
Nottingham Medical School and graduated with a BMedSci(Hons) and BMBS. He continued his training at the Royal Surrey County
Hospital, Guy's Hospital and St. Thomas' Hospital.
He is currently an Academic Registrar in Dermatology at the prestigious St. John's Institute
of Dermatology in London.
Dr. Pink intends to pursue an academic
career in Dermatology and maintain his interest in research and teaching.
Dr. Katharine PinkSpecialist Registrar in Neurology,
Atkinson Morley (St George's Hospital), London
the Irish Sea to study at Nottingham Medical School Dr. Pink developed an early interest in Neurology and elected to spend
six months doing research in Neuro-anaesthesia. She presented this work at three national conferences, published in peer reviewed
journals and was awarded a National Prize. She has completed a competitive, varied medical rotation, which provided her with
a thorough grounding in general medicine, and equipped her with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach for the MRCP
examinations. The highlights included Intensive Care at St Thomas' Hospital and Neurology/Stroke Medicine, which further
fuelled her desire to pursue a career in Neurology.
She is an enthusiastic educationalist and is actively involved
in lecturing/examining at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School. She is an Associate Royal College of Physicians
Dr. Robert Pitceathly
Neurology Registrar, London Deanery
Dr Pitceathly was awarded a BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of St. Andrews before competing his undergraduate
training at Manchester Medical School. He recently returned to clinical neurology registrar training in the London Deanery
having spent time working towards a PhD in Mitochondrial Disorders at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Institute
of Neurology, Queen Square.
He has previously been a PACES
tutor on the Queen Square Neurology PACES course.
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 Dipa Raja Rayan
MRC Clinical Research Fellow, National
Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Dr Dipa Raja Rayan is an MRC-funded clinical research
training fellow at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disease at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen
Square. She won a scholarship at Cambridge University where she did her Bachelors degree in Neuroscience. She went on to qualify
with a distinction in Clinical Medicine from University College London in 2005.
She has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for many years and is
also an ALS instructor.
Dr. Simon Richardson
Trust Research Training Fellow Stem Cell Laboratory UCL Cancer Institute
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.
Since then he has worked in Edinburgh and Oxford, before moving to University College London Hospital as an academic Haematology
SpR. He is currently completing a Wellcome Trust research training fellowship at UCL where he has identified and investigated
novel embryonic B-lymphoid progenitors that are likely targets for the in utero initiation of childhood ALL.
He has a longstanding interest
in teaching including PACES teaching at Oxford and UCLH, medical student mentoring at UCLH and as a lecturer in clinical medicine
at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology
Dr. Rohrer studied at Cambridge, Oxford and University College London before his junior doctor training in
London. He also has a PhD in the neuroimaging of dementia and has published over 90 papers in the field. He continues to work
in dementia research at the UCL Institute of Neurology and is an honorary consultant neurologist at the National Hospital
for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
He has been teaching MRCP for over 10 years and is the lead author of "Neurology for MRCP"
published by Imperial College Press.
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 Medical schools.
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 2006.
He has been actively involved in MRCP Clinical teaching for 7 years.
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 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 Shaw Clinical Research Fellow, UK
Renal Registry, Bristol
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, Imperial College Healthcare
NHS Trust, London.
Dr Shipway trained as an undergraduate at Oxford, acquiring a MA
in Physiological Sciences before graduating in Clinical Medicine in 2005 with the occasional prize.
He subsequently trained in the Oxford Deanery and in London, both north and south of the river, qualifying
as a Consultant Physician & Geriatrician in the summer of 2014. His sub-specialist area is geriatric surgical liaison,
with a particular interest in comprehensive pre-operative assessment and medical optimisation of the frail, highly co-morbid
patient undergoing surgery.
Whilst at Imperial, he has developed a new
service delivering this novel care to older patients undergoing gastro-intestinal surgery, and speaks internationally on the
topic of frailty in older surgical patients.
He teaches extensively for the MRCP and has examined on behalf of Imperial and King’s College Medical
Schools. He is also an active acute medicine trainer for IMPACT, and sits on the Council of the Royal Society
of Medicine Geriatrics and Gerontology section.
Penelope SmithConsultant in Acute Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, London
Dr Smith graduated from University of
Queensland, Australia, in 1992 since which time she has worked and travelled widely. She completed MRCP in London in 1996,
followed by FRACP examinations in Australia in 2000. She has completed an MSc in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and
laboratory research interests include innate immunity of viral infections.
After completing her SpR rotation in North Thames in G(I)M and Infectious Diseases, she was appointed
to a Consultant post at the Royal Free Hospital in 1997. In her current post she plays an active role in the development of
departmental teaching programmes and is committed to ensuring that junior doctor training programmes incorporate high quality
teaching within the acute hospital setting.
She has been
teaching on Part 1, Part 2 and PACES courses across London for 8 years.
Dr Afzal Sohaib
BHF Clinical Research Fellow & Cardiology
Specialty Registrar, Imperial College London
Dr Sohaib is a cardiology specialty
registrar in the North West Thames Programme. He is currently undertaking 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, representing trainees at the Royal College of Physicians on the Specialist Advisory Committee for Cardiology. Dr
Sohaib is secretary 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. Daniel Tan
Consultant in Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Dr Tan qualified from Barts and the Royal London Hospital and obtained First Class Honours for his intercalated B.Sc.
in Tumour Biology from UCL. He commenced his medical training at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and subsequently Singapore
General Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital. He is a medical oncologist at National Cancer Centre Singapore with an interest
in early phase oncology clinical trials and understanding mechanisms of drug resistance through genomics studies.
is an active MRCP tutor in Singapore.
Dr David Tan
Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology at the
Royal Marsden Hospital
Dr David Tan trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and graduated with a First Class Honours
Intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology and MBBS with Distinction in 2001. He trained in General Medicine at Hammersmith, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and was awarded a Cancer
Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship for his PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in 2005. He is currently a
Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital with clinical and research interests in breast and
has a strong commitment to clinical teaching and has been involved in tutoring candidates for the PACES exam since 2005.
Dr Peter Taylor
Welsh Clinical Academic Trainee, Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences, Cardiff University School of Medicine
Dr Taylor graduated from the Universities
of St.Andrews and Manchester. He worked in Edinburgh before commencing training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Severn
Deanery. His main medical interests are Graves Disease, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Cancer and managing hyperglycaemia in sepsis.
He has carried out research into the prognostic role of Thyroid receptor
antibody response to treatment in Graves Disease and is currently undertaking a PhD in combined T3 T4 therapy in hypothyroidism
and effect on depression.
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.