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Dr Assunta Albanese
Dr Assunta Albanese
Dr Assunta Albanese
Paediatric Endocrinologist

She trained in Medicine at the University of Florence (Italy) and was a research fellow at the institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (London) for three years. Her postgraduate thesis was based upon constitutional delay of growth and puberty.

In 1999 Dr Albanese was appointed as Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at St George’s Hospital and at The Royal Marsden, where she runs long term endocrine service for oncological children. Her clinical practice includes general endocrinology, with a particular interest in disorders of growth and puberty, diabetes insipidus and hyponatraemia and endocrine late effects of cancer and its treatment.

Dr Albanese has published 78 manuscripts and refereed articles and 64 abstracts. She is a regular invited lecturer at National and International Conferences.

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan
Prof Keyoumars Ashkan
Professor Keyoumars Ashkan
Consultant Neurosurgeon

Professor Ashkan is a leading Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of Neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship.

His main interests are Neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping. He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. Prof Ashkan and Mr RanjeevBhanjoo are currently the only surgeons in the UK able to perform the Visualase procedure for brain tumours for both adults and children.

Mr Ben Ardehali
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Mr Ben Ardehali
Consultant Plastic Surgery

Mr. Ben Ardehali is a fully accredited consultant plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon with over 10 years of highly specialised training. He is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council (GMC no.) 4646226.

He qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School at Imperial College London in 1999 with a Distinction in Anatomy and completed his general surgical training at the Hammersmith Hospital training programme in London in 2004 to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England MRCS. After completing his higher surgical training in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in London, England he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of England FRCS.

His interest includes cancer reconstruction, general plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. He has completed a fellowship in cosmetic surgery at the renowned London Clinic and has a higher degree in cosmetic surgery from the University of London. He has also undertaken a fellowship in microvascular surgery at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

His research interest is in the area of objective assessment of outcome in plastic surgery. This has led to numerous presentations both at national and international level along with publications in peer-reviewed plastic surgical literature.He has a Masters degree in Surgical Sciences from the University of Oxford with a primary focus on patient safety and quality improvement in health care.Outside of work he enjoys playing tennis, skiing and spending time with his young family.

Dr Mohamed Abdelhamid
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Dr Mohamed Abdelhamid
Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

I am a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at St George’s University Hospitals. I qualified from Cairo University Medical School in 1998 with Honours. I completed a research and Masters degree in Surgical Science in 2002. I finished an intense residency training programme at Cairo University Hospital in 2003. I started higher surgical training at Cairo University Hospital before moving to the UK in 2004. I performed further research at the University of Birmingham and undertook General and Vascular surgery training in London. I worked in all major vascular units in London during my training. I pursued further training in minimal invasive vascular procedures and spent two years of endovascular training as a Endovascular Fellow in Perth, Australia.In addition to my post at St George’s Hospital, I am an Honorary Consultant at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and I am the main vascular surgeon providing vascular services at St Helier Hospital.

My practice includes the management of varicose veins (surgical, ablation and injection), peripheral arterial disease (including diabetic foot), abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and Botox injection for axillary hyperhidrosis. My specialist interests include endovascular interventions (minimal invasive procedures) for aortic disease, peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins.

I have several publications in high impact vascular journals and have presented in national and international meetings. I am a reviewer for several vascular journals. I have presented in several national and international vascular surgery meetings and conferences.

Dr Tareq Antonios
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Dr Tareq Antonios
General Physician

Dr Antonios is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician in Cardiovascular, Acute and General Medicine. He is the Head and Lead clinician of the Blood Pressure Unit at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London which is a recognised Hypertension Centre of Excellence by the European Society of Hypertension.

Dr Antonios’ research is funded by the British Heart Foundation studying the Role of the Microcirculation in the pathogenesis of Hypertension, Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular disease.

Dr Bushra Al-Rubeyi
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Dr Bushra Al-Rubeyi
General Paediatrician

Dr Bushra Al-Rubeyi is a highly experienced consultant paediatrician and the founder of the prestigious London Child Clinic. Dr Al-RubeyiAdopts a holistic approach to the management of chronic and acute medical problems.

Including asthmaeczemahayfeverconstipationheadacheslethargy, and growth and developmental problems. She sees children from birth to the age of 18, and her busy clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for investigation and diagnosis on-site.

Originally graduating from Ain Shams University, Dr Al-Rubeyi completed her medical training in Paediatrics at Great Ormond Street, the Hammersmith Imperial College and University College Hospital. By 1995 Dr Al-Rubeyiwas a Consultant Paediatrician and Fellow of The Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health. She started the London Child Clinic in 2006, which is widely recognised as one of the foremost paediatric clinics in the UK. In addition to her clinical practice Dr Al-Rubeyi is published widely in leading paediatric journals and has provided teaching in a number of institutes.

Mr Nick Anim
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Mr Nick Anim
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Nick Anim is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kingston University London. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & GynaecologistsHe had postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the London North West Thames Deanery and worked at Chelsea & Westminster hospital, Queen Charlottes & Chelsea hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. He undertook clinical research fellowship studying the causes and methods for predicting pre-eclampsia culminating with the award of a PhD by Imperial College London.

He has expertise in general and high risk obstetrics including medical complications of pregnancy, particularly hypertension disorders of pregnancy. He encourages normality of pregnancy care and delivery but he also has an open-minded approach to discussing other options of care.

He sees women with a broad range of gynaecological disorders including menstrual disorders, polycystic ovaries, recurrent miscarriages, pelvic pain, fibroids and prolapse. He performs minimal access, abdominal and pelvic surgical procedures. He also offers well-woman gynaecological checks-up.

He has an active research programme focusing on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and other medical complications. He is currently supervising PhD research projects at Kingston University London and has been External Examiner to University of London Higher Degrees Committee. He has several scientific publications, contributed chapters to specialty textbooks and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is member of a number of national and international professional societies.

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Dr Farid Bazari
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Dr Farid Bazari
Respiratory Consultant

Dr Bazari is a Consultant Respiratory and Internal Physician offering consultations and opinions for patients covering all respiratory and internal medical problems. He has been a full time Respiratory Physician at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust since 2009 where he leads the lung cancer services. Dr Bazari has an intimate knowledge of the local healthcare setting having undergone specialist training on the London Deanery and working in a number of local Hospitals.

He has gained further specialist respiratory training at the Royal Brompton Hospital. His areas of expertise include the diagnosis and management of cough, airways disease, sleep disordered breathing and unexplained shortness of breath. He provides an efficient and patient-centred service and would welcome all appropriate referrals.

Dr Robert Boyle
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Dr Robert Boyle
Children’s Allergy Specialist

Dr Boyle is a fully accredited children’s allergy specialist in London, who is able to help children and adolescents affected by allergy problems. His NHS base at St. Mary’s Hospital is one of the country’s largest allergy clinics for children and young people. He is an expert in diagnosing and treating allergy in children, including food allergy, eczema, hayfever, and asthma. Dr Boyle has an active research programme at Imperial College, London and is able to access state of the art allergy tests and allergy treatments for his patients if they are needed.

Dr Camilla Blain
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Dr Camilla Blain
Consultant Neurologist

Dr Blain is a consultant neurologist with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis.  She has two clinics each week devoted to MS patients, managing their care at all stages of the disease and working closely with the MS clinical nurse specialists.  She is also appointed to the Neurorehabilitation service, responsible for the care of in-patients at Queen Mary Hospital, Roehampton.  She sees general in-patient neurology at St Georges Hospital.

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Dr Antonia Clarke
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Dr Antonia Clarke
Paediatric Neurologist

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at St George’s Hospital, London. Having qualified from University College Dublin in 1985, she did her general paediatric training in Oxford, Great Ormond Street Hospital London, Bristol and Bath. Her subspecialist training in paediatric neurology was at St George’s Hospital London.

Dr John Collins
Dr John Collins
Dr John Collins
Respiratory Medicine

Currently Medical Director at Lister Hospital and Director of Professional Development and education Benenden Hospital. Formerly the Medical Director at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Mr Eduardo Cortes
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Mr Eduardo Cortes
Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Mr Cortes trained as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in the London Deanery and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2009. Following his general O&G training, he completed three years training and qualified as a Sub-specialist in Urogynaecology with King’s College Hospital/Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital in 2013. He was appointed at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as lead in Urogynaecolgoy and has a broad expertise in the conservative and surgical management of female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor vaginal reconstruction.

During his training, Mr Cortes spent three years at the Royal Free Hospital as a clinical research fellow and was awarded an MD (res) by University College London in 2013 on pelvic floor injury following vaginal delivery. He has several publications in reputed national and international medical journals and has presented his research in National and International meetings. He remains research active in collaboration with Kings College London and is an active member of the Research & Development committee in the IUGA. His areas of expertise include overactive bladder (sensitive bladder), pelvic floor vaginal prolapse and reconstructive surgery, female urinary incontinence, and childbirth injury. Mr Cortes is also experienced in all aspects of general gynaecology including laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery), and diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy.

Mr Mark Curtis
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Mr Mark Curtis
Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Mark is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with a special interest in shoulder surgery and sports injuries. He graduated from St George’s Medical School in 1984 and completed his postgraduate training in London and Baltimore. His NHS practice is based at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust in South West London.

Dr Sujay Chandran
Dr Sujay Chandran
Dr Sujay Chandran
Consultant Cardiologist

I am an interventional consultant cardiologist at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a honorary consultant at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. I am trained in all aspects of adult cardiology with a special interest in complex coronary intervention and intravascular imaging.

I was educated at Westminster School and subsequently qualified as a doctor from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, in 2006. I entered specialist training in cardiology, where I rotated through a series of prestigious posts in London and on the South Coast.

I was successfully awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD Res) in recognition of my research at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. My clinically-based project involved investigating the molecular mechanisms contributing to patients having acute heart attacks. I subsequently completed subspecialty training in coronary intervention at the Royal Sussex County and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

After completing my training, I was offered an extremely prestigious, fully-funded interventional fellowship at McMaster University, Canada. During my fellowship, I was trained specifically in chronic total occlusions and percutaneous mitral valve intervention (mitraclip). I was also actively involved in numerous research projects from a centre world famous for cardiovascular trials. I am well published and have research interests specifically within intravascular imaging and ongoing collaboration with McMaster.

I treat patients with a variety of symptoms, including chest pain, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia palpitations, breathlessness and blackouts. I organise and perform numerous investigations including ECGs, ambulatory ECG monitoring, echocardiograms, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI as required.

As an interventional cardiologist, I have performed well over 1000 percutaneous coronary interventions. I undertake detailed intracoronary imaging (optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound) and physiological assessments (pressure wire) to guide my decision making and have experience in complex percutaneous coronary interventions including chronic total occlusions, bifurcations and rotational atherectomy. In addition, I have expertise in optical coherence tomography (OCT) from my post-doctoral research which involved investigating the molecular mechanisms contributing to patients having acute heart attacks.

Areas of interest
Chest pain; valvular heart disease; coronary artery disease; coronary angiography; intravascular ultrasound; optical coherence tomography; pressure wire assessment; angioplasty; palpitations; syncope; hypertension; breathlessness; arrhythmia.

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Professor George Du Toit
Professor George Du Toit
Professor George Du Toit
Paediatric Allergist

George du Toit is a consultant in children’s allergy at Evelina London and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London.George trained as a children’s doctor and then further specialised in children’s allergy and asthma at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Allergy Diagnostic Clinical Research Unit.

In 2000, George took up a post as consultant paediatric allergist at Imperial College London, St Mary’s Hospital, moving to the children’s allergy service at Evelina London in 2003.

George runs dedicated clinics in children’s food allergy, drug allergy and chronic urticaria at Evelina London.

Mr Paul Davey
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Mr Paul Davey
Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon

I am an honours graduate in neurobiology and read medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, graduating in 1990. My postgraduate training on the St George’s Hospital rotation included a 12 month fellowship in hand surgery within the department of plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

I was appointed consultant orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at Kingston Hospital in 2002 and have extensive experience in the field of Hand and Wrist Surgery.I have carried out 10,000 hand and wrist procedures in the last 13 years as a consultant. I am an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Dr Nader Elgharably
Dr Nader Elgharably
Dr Nader Elgharably
Paediatric Consultant

 Dr Nader Elgharably

Worked at Kingston Hospital as a Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist level 2 unit since 2008 covering all acute/non acute medical problems for children. Looking after all critical preterm deliveries, regularly doing scans for the heart and brain longer medical care for all neonatal problems. Developed special interest in Paediatric Cardiology, working as honorary Consultant at the Cardiology department at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Elgharably can do Neonatal Echos for murmurs and Paediatric Echo with close link with tertiary cardiology in the cases that need second opinions.

Dr Modupe Elabute
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Dr Modupe Elabute
Haematologist

I have many years of clinical experience treating patients with a variety of blood disorders. I work closely with the laboratory to ensure that abnormal blood results are thoroughly and quickly investigated to ensure that the underlying problem is treated promptly. I treat patients with inherited blood conditions like Sickle Cell Disease. I have a particular interest in patients who develop problems because their bone marrow (the factory that makes all our blood cells) stops working properly (such as MDS and AA) and patients who develop antibodies to their blood cells (autoimmune disorders). Today, we can now prevent and treat a lot of these conditions more effectively.

I am dedicated to ensuring that my patients have the information they need to help them get the best treatment available to them.I qualified in Medicine from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria in 1986, completing my postgraduate training in General Medicine in London and Kent. I then undertook specialist haematology training at centres of excellence in London including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden.I have held Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer posts at St George’s Hospital, the National Blood Service and King’s College Hospital and now work solely in private practice.I was Lead Clinician for the Haematology Laboratory and for Transfusion Medicine. I ran general and specialist clinics and developed a tertiary service for the management of autoimmune cytopenias. I was Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials investigating the role of novel monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of refractory autoimmune cytopenias and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH).

I was Director of Training for Haematology at St. George’s and the South West Thames Region and was involved in the development of the undergraduate Haematology curriculum at St George’s University of London. I was Lead Clinician at King’s College Hospital for the National PNH service, Educational Supervisor and co-chief investigator for a large UK study of the use of prion filters in transfused patients funded by a £1.8 million study grant from the Department of Health. I am widely published in the scientific and clinical literature.

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Rishi Goel
Rishi Goel
Rishi Goel
Gastroenterology Consultant

MBBS, BSc, MRCP, SCE Gastroenterology

Dr Goel graduated in 2004 from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools, London. After gaining comprehensive Medical experience working around London and the South East, he entered Gastroenterology and General Medicine specialist training in 2008. He undertook clinical research at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals into the Genetics and Microbiology of Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease. During this period, he also undertook training in advanced endoscopic techniques and procedures. Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to undertake clinical attachments in Australia, India, Japan and the Cook Islands. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, authored numerous abstracts, presented at international meetings in Asia and Europe, and written a textbook chapter. He is currently involved in clinical research as a principal investigator for multiple clinical trials involving treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. He was appointed as a full time Consultant in Gastroenterology at Kingston Hospital in 2016, where he took up the role of lead for Endoscopy services. He is currently lead for the Inflammatory bowel disease service and the clinical drugs and therapeutics services.

His clinical interests include therapeutic endoscopy (including treatment for bowel polyps and gastrointestinal bleeding), gastroscopy, colonoscopy (including polypectomy), wireless video capsule endoscopy, gastro-oesophageal acid reflux (including wireless pH monitoring studies), dyspepsia (indigestion), irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, nutrition and orofacial granulomatosis and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis).

His personal interests include amateur motor racing, filmmaking and playing squash.

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Dr Simon Horgan
Dr Simon Horgan
Dr Simon Horgan
Consultant Ophthalmologist

After qualifying from London University in 1986 and receiving his ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Mr Simon Horgan is now a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Simon specialises in macular degeneration and other retinal problems, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts, use of multifocal implant lenses, astigmatic corrections and general ophthalmology including watery eye and lid lumps.

He sees patients in Harley Street, London W1G, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 and New Malden KT3 and is available for consultations five days a week.

  • Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange offering a wide range of lenses including multifocal and toric
  • YAG laser capsulotomy treatment (post-cataract surgery)
  • Glaucoma and high eye pressure: Care, treatment and monitoring. Including Laser iridotomy and trabeculectomy
  • Macular Degeneration: Care and treatment using modern injection therapies including Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea
  • Diabetic eye disease. Care, treatment and monitoring including Ozurdex injections and argon laser
  • Floaters: Assessment and treatment with laser
  • Contact lens problems
  • Retinal tears and detachments: Diagnosis and treatment
  • Retinal problems, for example drusen and vein occlusions
  • Excision of Pterygium
  • Incision/Excision of eyelid lumps/chalazion
  • Insertion of punctal plugs
  • General eye problems, for example: Watery eye, glare, dazzle, itchy, red or inflamed eyes
  • Dry eyes (including use of punctal plugs)
  • Double vision
  • Eye problems in children
  • Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) assessments
  • Aesthetic treatments: Toxins and dermal fillers
Mr Ian Hunt
Mr Ian Hunt
Mr Ian Hunt
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Graduating with distinction from University College London (UCL) Medical School Mr Hunt completed his surgical training at the Hammersmith, St. Thomas’ & Guy’s and Harefield Hospitals. He was awarded a national travel scholarship and completed a minimal access thoracic surgery fellowship in Canada and the USA prior to joining St. George’s Hospital in 2009.

Dr Richard Hull
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Dr Richard Hull
Consultant Kidney Specialist or Nephrologist

Dr Richard Hull is a Consultant Kidney Specialist or Nephrologist at the Renal and Transplantation Unit, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge. He completed his specialist training in Renal Medicine within the South Thames Renal Programme. During this time he completed his PhD as a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College.

He spent his first 5 years as Consultant Nephrologist at the Renal Unit, King’s College Hospital where he looked after haemodialysis patients, managed renal ward inpatients and provided a weekly inpatient consult service for patients with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease at the Trust’s Princess Royal University Hospital campus alongside outpatient clinics in both general and autoimmune kidney disease at both campuses. He was clinical lead for vascular access and ran the local registrar training programme.

Dr Hull’s outpatient work focuses on his specialist interest of autoimmune renal disease as well as general nephrology outpatients including chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy and hypertension. His clinical research interests are focused on patients with autoimmune renal disease and he is an established investigator for clinical studies in IgA nephropathy, primary FSGS and lupus nephritis alongside renal anaemia. Dr Hull is Speciality Group Lead for Renal Disorders for the NIHR South Thames Clinical Research Network and Co-chair of the Vascular Access workstream for the South London Renal Clinical Alliance. Nationally he is an elected member of the Renal Association Council.

Dr Hull is able to offer consultations on all aspects of adult nephrology including acute and chronic kidney disease, proteinuria, hypertension (high blood pressure), renovascular disease, diabetic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis including nephrotic syndrome (minimal change disease, FSGS, membranous nephropathy), lupus nephritis, ANCA vasculitis and IgA nephropathy. He is able to offer tailored advice for patients with early stages of kidney disease to prevent progression of their condition.

Dr Parviz Habibi
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Dr Parviz Habibi
Paediatrician Specialist in Children’s Respiratory Conditions

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. I am listed on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register.

My Private Practice is based at 84 Harley Street in London, 243 Great Portland Street in London and New Malden Diagnostic Centre in Surrey. I am accessible, available and aim to provide the highest standard of consultation and care for children. I provide medical reports promptly and communicate properly with others involved in my patient’s care.

I am the founder of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St May’s Hospital London and one of the pioneers of “mobile intensive care” a system for transport of seriously ill children. I was one of 400 people invited to the Millennium Celebration of Achievement Luncheon, in the presence of Her Majesty, The Queen.I was appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital London in 1992, since when I have been in practice as a specialist. In 2006, I was promoted to Reader at Imperial College and have since practiced as Clinician Scientist doing translational research into serious childhood diseases such as meningitis and septicaemia and respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchiolitis. My current research focus is on sleep and breathing in children with asthma and sleep patterns in babies.

I am an active fund raiser and co-founder of the charity COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care), which was instrumental in the setup the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and provides ongoing support for families, research projects and training and education.

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Mr Nicholas Jacobs
Mr Nicholas Jacobs
Mr Nicholas Jacobs
Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Jacobs is our Specialist Consultant Clinical Lead for Glaucoma. He is a highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon having specialised in high volume cataract surgery. In addition to cataracts he majors in the management of glaucoma, within which his experience is invaluable in ensuring our compliance to the 2009 NICE glaucoma guidelines. Mr Jacobs uses his extensive experience and expertise of glaucoma management to further improve the service we offer to patients and commissioners, as well as develop new approaches to glaucoma management such as the virtual glaucoma clinic.

Dr Shahid Jawed
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Dr Shahid Jawed
Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Jawed has been a Consultant in Rheumatology since 2000. He is Lead clinician for Rheumatology at Kingston hospital. In his first 2 years at Kingston he established an Osteoporosis Service locally. They now run a service with all the latest treatments available.

He then trained in musculoskeletal US and image guided spinal injections. This aids early detection of inflammatory arthritis and allows accurate aspiration & injections, if needed. He is experienced with complex biologics treatments with over 700 patients under our care at the unit.

Linking in to the US theme he is very experienced at dealing with sports and soft tissue injuries and has a long association with sporting bodies. Having been an international sportsman himself he has a good insight in to the goals and needs of injured athletes. Dr Jawed is also experienced at administering autologous blood injections for difficult tendon problems.

Dr Jawed also offers treatment for the general rheumatology problems of osteoarthritis, gout and more rare autoimmune disorders.

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Dr Hamid Modarres
Dr Hamid Modarres
Dr Hamid Modarres
Consultant Neurophysiologist

Dr Hamid Modarres trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and The Royal Free Hospital in London. He is a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurophysiology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at St George’s Hospital, London and East Surrey Hospital.

Mr Onsy Morris
Mr Onsy Morris
Mr Onsy Morris
Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Onsy is a Consultant Gynaecologist with over 40 years of experience. He joined Medical school in 1970 and graduated in 1976. He trained and worked in several major hospitals in the United Kingdom including teaching Hospitals in Cardiff, Westminster Hospital and Guys and Lewisham Hospitals in London. He also served Queen and Country as a Doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps for five years before joining Kingston Hospital as a consultant in 1993.

Dr Klaus Misch
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Dr Klaus Misch
Consultant Dermatologist

I trained at Charing Cross Hospital London and then did my Specialist Dermatology training at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London and then at St George’s Hospital London.

My research work under the supervision of Prof Malcolm Greaves involved studying skin Inflammation and the Mediators involved. I was appointed the sole consultant dermatologist at Kingston Hospital in 1986 and developed the Dermatology service from scratch to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all skin diseases for all ages. During this period I trained many dermatology registrars who are now eminent consultants. I retired from the NHS in the Summer of 2014 leaving 5 colleagues to continue the service.

Dr Kuven Moodley
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Dr Kuven Moodley
Consultant Neurologist

Dr Kuven Kirendren Moodley is a Consultant Neurologist based in London. He has expertise in: general neurology, rapid access neurology (urgent neurology) and the cognitive disorders, including dementia and cognitive deficits arising following stroke, encephalitis and traumatic brain injury.

His non-clinical duties include: service lead for the St Georges Hospital Hyperacute Neurology Service and acting clinical lead for delirium. Dr Moodley is also widely published.He attended the Bond Solon excellence in report writing course on the 12th of November 2018. In the year since, he has completed more than 20 medicolegal reports relating to medical negligence, personal injury also acting as a single joint expert.

Dr Wisam Muen
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Dr Wisam Muen

Mr Wisam Muen qualified from Manchester University in 1997, he completed a General Surgery rotation leading to the award of Diploma Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Mr Muen trained as a registrar in Ophthalmology and he was accepted to do fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (squints in children and adults) at Bart’s and the London Hospital and then another fellowship at Addebrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Mr Muen has expertise in the treatment of children’s eye conditions, squints in all ages and corneal problems.

Dr Arvind Mohan
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Dr Arvind Mohan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Mohan is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in trauma and orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in Shoulder and upper limb surgery. He provides specialist operative and non-operative treatments (joint injections) of various conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hands. He uses the latest diagnostic tools such as digital radiography, 3D CT, Spect CT, MRI arthrography, Dynamic ultrasound and electromyography in the management of his patients.

He treats all aspects of hand and wrist problems including carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, TFCC repair, wrist instability, arthritis of various hand and wrist joints. He uses keyhole (Arthroscopic) surgery to treat various shoulder conditions like rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff impingement, ACJ arthritis, elbow and hand and wrist problems. He has a specialist interest in resurfacing and total joint replacement of shoulder, elbow and hand and wrist. Mr Mohan specialises in upper limb and hand and wrist trauma with using more bone specific plating systems for better outcomes. Mr Mohan has a special interest in wide awake hand and upper limb surgery without using any tourniquet. He has introduced collagenase in treatment of Dupuytrens disease at Shirley Oaks along with Platelet rich plasma as an outpatient service to ensure better patient experience and a quick return to work.

Wide awakehydrodilatation for frozen shoulder has shown excellent results enabling early return to work.

Mr Mohan trained on the Southwest Thames orthopaedic rotation. He completed two distinguished fellowships including the hand and wrist fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster and upper limb fellowship at Wrightington Hospital gaining experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery including advanced experience in shoulder and elbow surgery.He is married to a Consultant Dermatologist and outside medicine his time is taken up looking after his two children.

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Dr Salah Omer
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Dr Salah Omer
Consultant Neurologist

Dr Salah Omer is a Consultant Neurologist at St George’s Hospital and Kingston Hospital. He trained in the United Kingdom and has worked as a Consultant Neurologist for 19 years.  He has a wide experience in all areas of neurology, presents in national and international meetings and has contributed widely to neurological literature.

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Dr Tapesh Pakrashi
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Dr Tapesh Pakrashi
Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Tapesh Pakrashi is a Consultant Cardiologist.  He has an interest in all aspects of adult general cardiology, including heart failure, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiac imaging, arrhythmias and hypertension.Dr Pakrashi read Medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford and trained in Newcastle, Leeds and Cambridge before undertaking his Specialist Registrar Training in Cardiology in London, which included the Pan Thames Heart Failure Rotation at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital and the Whittington Hospital.

Dr Pakrashi has been a Consultant Cardiologist and the Heart Failure Lead at Kingston Hospital since 2012 and was a visiting consultant cardiologist at St George’s Hospital between 2012 and 2015. He was Clinical Director for Cardiology and Clinical Haematology at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2013 to 2018 and has been Undergraduate Sub-Dean since 2017.He developed the Heart Failure Service at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Community Cardiology services in Kingston and in East Elmbridge.

Dr Michael Perkin
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Dr Michael Perkin
Paediatric Allergist

Dr Michael Perkin is a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy at St Thomas’ Hospital, the largest NHS children’s allergy service in the country, and is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St George’s Hospital. Having qualified at St George’s Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1993, he commenced training in Paediatrics and chose to specialise in Paediatric Allergy.

Dr Perkin undertook allergy training at Southampton and St Mary’s Hospital as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital. His research interest is understanding why so many children develop allergies and his PhD looked at farming children and what protects them from allergic disease. He is now co-leading a large trial to try and prevent infants developing food allergies in the first place – the EAT Study.Michael is able to advise on the management of food allergy, eczema, asthma, rhinitis (hay fever) and conjunctivitis as well as specific drug and insect sting allergies.

Michael provides a joint service with his wife, Dr Lucy Thomas (MB BCh, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP). Lucy qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1992 and undertook training in general practice in Surrey. Having completed their family of four children she has chosen to develop a special interest in paediatric allergy working in conjunction with Michael.

Dr Parag Patel
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Dr Parag Patel
ENT Consultant

Following medical school at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, Mr Patel undertook surgical training at King’s College, Guy’s and St George’s hospitals.  Fellowship training took him to Brisbane, guided by Professor Ben Panizza to perform skullbase surgery. He returned to a further skullbase and cochlear implant fellowship in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

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Dr Michael Rudenko
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Dr Michael Rudenko
Consultant in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Dr Rudenko, consultant in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, has significant research background in allergy and asthma, his MD and PhD projects were on sub-lingual specific immunotherapy in children, adolescents and adults; he did a number of clinical trial on clinical immunology of herpes viruses EBV CMV and large number of Phase 2-3 Asthma and Allergy trials as sub/co-investigator, principal investigator. For his work in developing new schemes of treatment of recurrent herpes virus infection and prevention of CMV and EBV infection he obtained 2 patents.

Mr Marcus Reddy
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Mr Marcus Reddy
Consultant Laparoscopic, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Reddy attained a BSc(Pharm) in 1989 and received his MBBS from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1992. He became a FRCS(Eng) in 1997 and FRCS(Gen) in 2004. He trained in London and Australia where he gained an in-depth knowledge of GI surgery, liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Reddy is fully accredited on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register for general surgery with a nominated special interest in upper gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.He is also a member of the committee overseeing the National Bariatric Surgery Database, a senior lecturer in surgery at St George’s, University of London and an active member at many prestigious associations.

He is the lead upper GI surgeon at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London and developed the South Thames Bariatric Service which is the preferred provider for NHS bariatric surgery in the region. Mr Reddy is also a member of the committee overseeing the National Bariatric Surgery Database, a Senior Lecturer in surgery at St George’s and an active member of many prestigious associations, including the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Association of Upper GI Surgeons and British Obesity, and the Metabolic Surgery Society.

He has lectured nationally and internationally on bariatric surgery.Mr Reddy trained in London and Australia where he gained experience in upper GI surgery, liver transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, and laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Mr Pal Ramesh
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Mr Pal Ramesh
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Ramesh underwent his higher surgical training in Orthopaedic surgery in the South East Thames region including Guy’s & St Thomas’ hospitals in London and completed a fellowship in Preston / Chorley hospitals. He was entered on to the Specialist register for Orthopaedic surgery in 2005. Mr Pal Ramesh was awarded the prestigious international American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society’s (AOFAS) travelling fellowship in 2007 and DePuy travelling fellow in 2006. This allowed him to visit and train with a number of Foot & Ankle surgeons within North America including Columbus, Galveston, Houston, Minnesota, Toronto, Rochester, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore. Ramesh is involved in clinical research and academic development and has presented his research at Orthopaedic conferences both nationally and internationally. The most recent one being the AOFAS conference in Florida 2013, where he delivered an invited lecture on mid-foot tendon pathology.

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Dr Ven Samarasinghe
Dr Ven Samarasinghe
Dr Ven Samarasinghe
Consultant Dermatologist

Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatological surgeon and dermatological lead for skin cancer at St George’s. Dr Ven Samarasinghe MBChB, MRCP(DERM), is a consultant dermatologist, dermatological surgeon and dermatological lead for skin cancer. He qualified from the University of Manchester in 2002, and undertook dermatology specialist training in the Northwest of England Dermatology programme. On joining the national specialist register for Dermatology in 2012, Dr Samarasinghe completed a further one year fellowship in Mohs micrographic and dermatological surgery at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.

Dr Samarasinghe has completed multiple international scientific trials on skin cancer. He has lectured nationally and internationally on skin cancer, skin surgery and dermatology for which he has received awards. He has also published widely on skin cancer and currently sits on the national joint Dermatology-Plastic Surgery Integrated Fellowship board.

Dr Sarb Sandhu
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Dr Sarb Sandhu
Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Sarb Sandhu is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. He has a special interest in General Urology (prostate, bladder, vasectomy, circumcision and kidney stone), Laparoscopic Surgery, Uro-oncology and Laser Surgery for the prostate. SarbSandhu is trained to carry out theUroLift- identified as an Outstanding practice in a recent CQC report.

He trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and gained his higher surgical training in the North Thames Region and the Royal Marsden Hospital. Mr Sandhu obtained his MD degree on research into Prostate Cancer. He has undertaken periods of elective training, in Boston, Egypt, and Belgium.

Mr Sandhu has recently been appointed Chief of Surgery and Planned Care at Kingston Hospital. Previously he was the Lead Clinician for both Cancer Services and Urology at Kingston Hospital, and also responsible for Undergraduate Surgical Training. Mr Sandhu runs General Urology Clinics for Kingston Hospital at Queen Mary’s Hospital, and Oncology Clinics in the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston.

Dr Mark Spring
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Dr Mark Spring
Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Mark Spring is a Consultant Endocrinologist. Dr Spring qualified at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He has been a consultant in general medicine at Kingston Hospital since 1999 and specialises in general endocrinology, including thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disease.

He has an interest in deficiencies of metabolism, all forms of diabetes and vitamin deficiency, including calcium, vitamin D and parathyroid disorders. Dr Spring also sees obstetric patients with medical problems during pregnancy and patients with androgen disorders and unexplained or chronic fatigue.

Dr Ranil De Silva
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Dr Ranil De Silva
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinical Lead for Specialist Angina Service, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical assessment and medical/interventional management of all aspects of coronary artery disease including: stable angina pectoris, refractory angina (including pain mangement, advanced technologies e.g. coronary sinus reducer, biologic therapies), ischaemic heart failure, Refractory hypertension (renal denervation), Valvular heart disease and General cardiology.

Areas of interest: chest pain; shortness of breath; angina pectoris; heart attack; interventional cardiology; acute coronary syndrome (ACS); refractory angina; refractory angina; stem cell therapy; valve disease; heart failure; palpitations.

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Mr Abbad Toma
Mr Abbad Toma
Mr Abbad Toma
ENT Consultant

Mr Abbad Toma FRCS (ORL) is a Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgeon appointed to St George’s Hospital and Kingston Hospital NHS Trusts. From 2001 to 2004 he was Lead Clinician of the Ear, Nose and Throat department at St George’s Hospital and is currently lead clinician for ENT at Kingston hospital. He gained specialist training in Rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Switzerland.

After training with eminent facial plastic surgeons in the UK, he gained further experience in facial plastic surgery in Switzerland and France as Fellow of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. In 1999 he received full accreditation from the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and was awarded his Certificate of completed Surgical Training.

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Dr Arvind Vasudeva
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Dr Arvind Vasudeva
Consultant Cardiologist

He is highly experienced, having been a consultant for 14 years. His expertise covers all aspects of adult cardiology, including the management of patients with chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, dizziness and high blood pressure or cholesterol. Additionally he sees patients for investigation of cardiac murmurs, cause of stroke and for pre-operation assessment.

Arvind is very approachable and considerate with his patients. We like to offer a quick and efficient service to try to minimise anxiety. Clinic appointments are available at short notice and a number of tests can usually be performed quickly (often on the same day) with results being available very soon thereafter.

Patients, with or without private health insurance, are welcome to make an appointment. Dr Vasudeva is fee-assured with all the major insurance companies.

Dr Vasudeva is head of a team including secretary, cardiac physiologists and nurses, who make up Surrey Cardiology Ltd.

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Mr Laszlo Zolczer
Mr Laszlo Zolczer
Mr Laszlo Zolczer
Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MD, FRCS (eqv) – qualified in 1985
Specialties:

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Hand and Upper limb Service
  • Foot & Ankle – Podiatric Surgery

Mr Laszlo Zolczer is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Croydon who specialises in Upper and Lower Limb Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery. Mr Zolczer was born in Hungary. His medical under-graduate training took place at the Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest and he qualified in 1985. His post-graduate surgical/orthopaedic-trauma training commenced in Hungary and completed in the UK. He undertook his subspecialist training at The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Institute, Oswestry, Shropshire and afterwards, at Croydon University Hospital/St Georges University Hospital, London.

Since 1995, he has continued to work and develop his Orthopaedic and Trauma surgical practice at Croydon, gaining advanced experience in all aspects of upper and lower limb surgery. Subsequently he was appointed the position of Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Mr Zolczer has been in his current full-time position as Consultant since 2001.

He is a specialist, approved by all mayor private insurance providers like Bupa, AXAPPP, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, Aviva.Mr Zolczer is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Croydon University Hospital with over 25 years’ experience who specialises exclusively in upper and lower limb orthopaedic and trauma conditions, sport injuries.

Mr Zolczer provides operative and non-operative treatments for conditions of the elbow-wrist-hand and the knee-ankle-foot. He offers procedures in the following areas, mainly as a day case, where patients can go home on the day of treatment.

Upper limb:
Common tendon conditions, joint pain which requires steroid and local anaesthetic injections or tendon release surgery, sport injuries, fractures, including:

  • Tennis/ Golfer’s elbow,
  • De Quervain’s wrist pain (inflamed tendon conditions)
  • Elbow bursitis (swollen elbow)
  • Wrist/hand ganglion cyst
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s finger contracture
  • Injection treatment for inflamed joints and tendon conditions
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma treated conservatively
  • Fracture fixation and removal of the implants

Lower limb:
Common tendon conditions, joint pain which requires steroid and local anaesthetic injections or tendon release surgery, sport injuries, fractures, including:

  • Knee arthritis for injection and physiotherapy or if indicated Arthroscopic debridement,
  • Knee pain, injuries, “overuse syndrome”
  • Knee cartilage (meniscus) tear for “key-hole” surgery (arthroscopy)
  • Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee),
  • Foot/ankle common tendon conditions, joint pains which need steroid and local anaesthetic injections or surgical intervention
  • Ankle/foot ganglion cysts
  • Tendo Achilles symptoms
  • Foot surgery for toe problems
  • Bunions, overlapping/cross-over toe deformities
  • Heel pain, “Policeman’s heel”, plantar fasciitis, heel spur
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ingrown toe nail problem
  • Foot & Ankle trauma, fracture fixation and removal of the implants

Where required, specialist diagnostic tests, interventions will be carried out most of them on site, including: X-rays, Dynamic Ultrasound Scan, Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections, MRI or CT scans, SPECT CT scan, Nerve test (EMG), Blood tests.Professional Memberships:  British Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, British Medical Association.

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