Australia - Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
Professor Alison Jones
Professor Alison Jones is Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales Australia. She is a graduate of the Edinburgh Medical School and completed her research higher degree and clinical training in medicine and clinical toxicology in Edinburgh. She was appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital London as Consultant Physician in 1998, received her FRCPE in 1999 and was subsequently Head of Medicine and Director of the National Poisons Information Service at those hospitals. At that time she served the College as Regional Adviser for Greater London.
In 2006, she moved overseas to take up the Professor of Medicine and Clinical Toxicology post at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She received her FRACP in 2009. In 2011 she was appointed to her current role as Dean of a new medical school at the University in Wollongong, which focusses on producing doctors for regional, remote and rural Australia. The training hubs from this school are as far west as Broken Hill and as far North as Murwillimbah, and include an emphasis on Indigenous health. She has a passion for best quality clinical teaching and collaborative and translational clinical research, with a strong research track record. She continues active clinical practice in general medicine (Hunter New England Health) and Clinical Toxicology (Blacktown Hospital, Western Sydney). She is toxicology adviser to the NSW Health Ministry and other governmental agencies.
She is currently a Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, a member of the NHMRC translational research committee and Secretary of the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand. She is a people person, and likes to have contact with trainees and senior colleagues alike. She is delighted to take up the role as RCPE Regional Adviser for NSW, ACT and Queensland.
Australia - South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria
Dr Alastair D McR Meyer
Dr Alastair Meyer is Director of Emergency Medicine Research at the Casey Hospital, Berwick and has a sessional appointment at The Ballarat Base Hospital. He is a practising Emergency Physician and General Practitioner. Alastair has Fellowships in Emergency Medicine from Australasia and the UK.
He has practised Emergency Medicine in Victoria, Tasmania, Scotland and England. He has an honorary teaching appointment at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and teaches regularly in Europe.
His research interests focus on Pain Management and he is Lead Investigator for the up-coming RCT into pain management for minor trauma across the three Southern Health Emergency Departments. He also has research interests into fatigue amongst Emergency Physicians and Aged Emergency Care.
He skis, sails and surfs and has a developing interest in cycling - strange, as it does not start with an “S”. Alastair travels extensively, usually to incorporate teaching, cycling or skiing. Sometimes his travel involves all of these activities.
Australia - Western Australia and the Northern Territory
Dr Roger W Warne FRCP Edin
I have worked as Physician Aged Care Services at Royal Perth Hospital for the past 15 years. The structure of the services is a teaching hospital based acute service `hub' with satellite community rehabilitation units through the catchment areas of the Royal Perth Hospital. The community aged care teams are located at each satellite unit. The department also provides a country service based at a regional centre 60 miles from Perth and also coordinates aged care throughout the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of Western Australia.
Bangladesh - Dhaka
Professor Mohammed Tahir FRSM, FCPS, FCCP, FRCP
Canada – Northern & Western Canada
Professor Steven Caldwell
Steven S Caldwell, MBChB, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Transplant Immunology and Assistant Chair of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Professor Caldwell is an Attending Physician with responsibility for inpatient and outpatient care, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplant, satellite hemodialysis, and emergency triage & treatment of renal patients.
Professor Caldwell received his medical degree with honours from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a diploma in medical science from St. Andrews University, Scotland. He also attended Queen's University, Kingston, and holds an Honours BSc (microbiology & immunology) from the University of Toronto. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by, and a Fellow of, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He currently serves as the Student Mentor for the St. Andrews/Edinburgh/Alberta International Medical Programme.
His research interests include diabetes and diabetic nephropathy, pregnancy and renal disease, hypertension, lupus nephritis, and medical education.
Canada – Eastern Canada
Professor Hadi Alphonse Goubran Messiha
Professor Hisham N. Tarraf , MD, FRCP Edin
Professor Wah Kit LAM, FRCP Edin
India - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala
Professor G Vijayaraghavan MD; DM(Card); FRCP(Edin);
FRCP(Lond); FACC; FAHA
Dr Vijayaraghavan graduated from Trivandrum Medical College in 1964. In 1976 he was Associate Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore whilst working on the natural history of tropical endomyocardial fibrosis and its possible relationship with eosinophelia. He established Trivandrum Medical College as a continuing medical education centre on echo in India (with the first 2-D echo laboratory in India) and also the Middle East’s first Doppler Echo laboratory at Kuwait University and instituted a new treatment for cerebera odollum. At the University of California in 1983 he and Professor Pravin Shah co-authored the USA’s first book on Doppler Echocardiography. In 2001 he was appointed chief of cardiology at the Institute of Medical Sciences where he is also Vice Chairman and Director of medical services.
India – East Region of India
India – North and Central
Regions of India
Professor Gurmohan Singh
Professor Gurmohan Singh is India’s most senior dermatologist, having been awarded the first MD in dermatology from AIIMS. His special interests throughout his career of over 50 years have been tropical dermatology and psychodermatology. He also introduced the concept of ‘community dermatology’ to the world.
Among his innumerable decorations are: Professor Emeritus, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Leprologists and ‘Teacher par excellence’ Award, Indian Association of Dermatologists. Professor Singh has been instrumental in starting postgraduate dermatology courses in Nepal and Libya. He continues to be a Visiting Professor at various national and international universities and a role model in dermatology.
India - Tamil Nadu
Professor Krishnamoorthy Srinivas
Professor Krishnamoorthy Srinivas was educated at the University of Madras, in the United Kingdom and Canada. He holds the degree of Doctor of Medicine in Neurology (DM) from the University of Madras. He is a Fellow of all three Royal Colleges (Glasgow, Edinburgh and London). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Indian Academy of Medical Sciences.
He was elected to Honorary Membership of both the American Neurological Association (2003) and the American Academy of Neurology (2005). He has over 50 publications in regular and peer journals and has given over 100 presentations at national and international meetings.
India - West Bengal
Professor Dilip Kumar Mazumdar FRCP Edin
Professor Akram Al-Mahdawi, CABM, MRCP, FRCP Edin
Professor Owen Morgan, FRCP Edin
Professor Morgan is Honorary Consultant Physician at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica, where he served from 1999-2005 as Head of the Department of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies; Although retired he continues to take an active part in clinical work and to study the HTLV-1 associated neurological disorders on which he has published extensively.
Professor Morgan has been Chair of a number of committees to the government of Jamaica and is the recipient of many national awards including the Order of Jamaica (O.J.). He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Ireland and London and Master of the American College of Physicians.
Professor Mohammad Ali Ghnaimat, FRCP Edin
E- Mail: Ghnaimat@hotmail.com
Publications: 27 Papers
Scientific Papers Presented in Conferences:
Dr Joseph A Aluoch FRCP Edin, FRCP Glas
Chulliparambil Babu Uthaman MBBS, MD, DM (Cardiology), FRCP (Edin),
Dr Uthaman is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University and Consultant Cardiologist in Kuwait Heart Centre. After MBBS from Kerala University, he was trained in internal medicine at Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and in Cardiology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He served as faculty member at Medical College, Alleppey and Christian Medical College, Vellore before he moved to Kuwait. He was instrumental in establishing the division of Congenital and Paediatric Cardiology in Kuwait. His research interest is interventional cardiology and his passion is teaching and training medical students and post-graduate trainees.
Professor Giuma M El-Bozedi, FRCP Edin, FRCP Glasg
Professor Khalid Yusoff
K Tilney MD FRCP Edin, FRCP, FACP, FEFIM,MBA(Henley)
Myra Tilney trained in Malta, the United Kingdom and Belgium; she qualified with Distinction in Medicine from the University of Malta in 1984; MRCP(UK) in 1989, FEFIM in 2000, Dip Mgt (Henley) in 2001 and MBA (Henley) in 2003 (on scholarship).
Her main interests include cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, and quality of care improvement. She is Examiner for MRCP(UK) PACES and MD (Malta). She has sat on various educational and professional committees including the University of Malta, Association of Physicians of Malta, Commonwealth Medical Association and Medical Association of Malta.
Her outside interests include classical music, swimming, and walking holidays with her family.
Professor Nyunt Thein, MBBS, FRCP Edin
After postgraduate pathology training worked as an assistant lecturer and pathologist. Following local and UK training and MRCP, held various posts in Department of Medicine; before; assuming his current post at Myanmar’s largest and oldest medical institution..; He was also awarded diplomas in pathology and medical education from the University of Medicine (1), Yangon.; Professor Nyunt Thein is a Member of Postgraduate Courses of Medicine and Allied Medical Specialties of all Universities of Medicine, Member of Myanmar’s Drug Advisory Committee/FDA, President of Myanmar Medical Association’s Internal Medicine Society, a Member of its Proceedings Editorial Board and a Member of Curriculum Committee for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Universities of Medicine.
Special Interest – Medical education
Hobbies – meditation and writing experiences as teacher and physician
Dr Buddha Basnyat
Dr Buddha Basnyat is a graduate of St Xavier’s high school in Kathmandu Nepal and obtained his medical degree from Patiala, Punjab, India. He did his initial training at Shanta Bhawan Hospital (now Patan Hospital) in Kathmandu and then was trained at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada. He also did a thesis-based Masters in Respiratory physiology from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency in internal medicine from Phoenix, Arizona in the US and is board- certified in internal medicine from the US.
Dr Basnyat’s research interests centre around high altitude sickness and infectious diseases, both of which are in plentiful supply in Nepal. He has published widely in these 2 areas. He is at present a consultant in internal medicine at Patan Hospital and is the Principal Investigator for the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit\Patan Hospital. He is also Professor of Physiology at PAHS (Patan Academy of Health Science), and the President-elect for the ISMM (International Society of Mountain Medicine). Finally, he also runs a travel medicine clinic in Kathmandu called the Nepal International Clinic.
Dr Simon G Allan FRCP Edin
Professor Marius Rademaker
Dr Nasser Hamed Salim Al-Busaidi
Pakistan – Punjab
Professor Mumtaz Hasan
Pakistan - Karachi, Sindh and Baluchistan
Dr Syed Hasnain Ali Shah, MBBS 1980, MRCP(UK) 1988, FACG (USA) 1996,
Pakistan - North West Frontier Province
Professor Sultan Mahmood FRCP Edin
Senior Consultant Physician in charge of an acute medical unit
Professor Dirk Deleu, MD, PhD, FAAN, FRCP Edin
Saudi Arabia– North-west of Saudi Arabia
Professor Shad Salim Akhtar
Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
Dr Ibrahim M Ibrahim
Dr Ibrahim studied at Khartoum University, where he graduated in 1994. He gained his MRCP (UK) status in 1999 and became FRCP (Edinburgh) in 2009. He completed an MD research degree from the Newcastle University, UK, entitled the genetic basis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease and has published widely.
After obtaining Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine in May 2007, Dr Ibrahim worked as a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital of North Durham, UK, from 2007 to 2010. During this time, he was the lead for diabetes research at Durham with the Diabetes Research Network (DRN) and contributed to the research profile within the trust.
He obtained a Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education from the Newcastle University, UK, in 2010. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, and has been actively involved in teaching. After moving to Saudi Arabia, he has remained in his role as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Dr Suliaman Al-Habib Medical Group to date.
Singapore - Eastern Region
Professor Jam Chin Tay
Professor Tay is currently the Head and Senior Consultant, General Medicine II, Tan Tock Seng Hospital which is an acute tertiary admitting hospital. He has worked as a consultant in the department of general medicine for more than 10 years. In addition he has a special interest in vascular medicine. He is the current Chair of the Specialist Training Committee (Internal Medicine) and a Council member of the College of Physicians and the Academy of Medicine.
Singapore - Western Region
Professor Kok-Onn Lee
Professor Lee had his medical education at the Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has worked at the National University Hospital in Singapore from 1986. His training in Endocrinology included fellowships at the NIDDK in NIH, and Stanford University. He has been an examiner for the MRCP(UK) for many years. He is involved in postgraduate training in internal medicine and endocrinology in Singapore and in the surrounding countries. He is active in research and also in medical ethics, and was Chairman of the Hospital Research Ethics Committee, and Chairman of the National Medical Ethics Committee.
South Africa - Northern Area
Professor Mohammed Tikly
Professor/Principal Specialist Physician and Academic Head, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg
Professor Mohammed Tikly is Professor and Academic Head of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is based at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto. He completed his undergraduate medical training at Wits Medical School, Johannesburg, and registrar training in Internal Medicine at Baragwanath Hospital during which time he obtained his MMed degree. He subsequently did his Rheumatology training in Edinburgh, Scotland, under Professor George Nuki.
While in the UK he obtained the MRCP (UK) diploma and in 2000 was elected Fellow of both the Edinburgh and London Royal Colleges of Physicians. In 2002, Mohammed graduated with a PhD at Wits for his research entitled 'Aspects of the aetiopathogenesis of systemic sclerosis'.Professor Tikly is actively involved in training and education in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a past president of the South African Rheumatism and Arthritis Association and an executive member of the African League of Associations of Rheumatology. His research interests are the genetics and clinical outcomes of common rheumatic diseases in South Africa.
South Africa - Southern Area
Dr Andrew Hampden Girdwood FRCP Edin
Dr J B Peiris
He is a Past President of the Ceylon College of Physicians, the Sri Lanka Medical Association and the Sri Lanka United Kingdom Society. He was instrumental in founding Colombo’s 4 floor Institute of Neurology - in 3 years, entirely from public donations. From 1996 to 2002 he was Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the National Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and Chairman of the 1001 bed Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital (donated by the Japanese Government to the Sri Lankan people). He has written two books and over 30 papers to peer reviewed journals.
A M Younis FRCP Edin
MBBS University of Khartoum, Sudan 1978.
Professor Pinit Kullavanijaya, MBChB(Leeds), DTM.&H (Liverpool), MRCP(UK), FIMS, NDC, FRCP (Edin, Glas, Lon, Thailand), FAMM, FACG, FACP (Hon), FRACP(Hon), FAMS, FRCPI
Trinidad & Tobago
Dr Rasheed Rahaman, FRCP Edin, CMT
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Professor J M Muscat-Baron, MD BPharm, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasg)
United States of America - Minnesota
Professor Ian Hay
United States of America - North East USA
Dr Gary H. Lyman MD, MPH, FRCP Edin
Dr Gary Lyman is Director of Health Services and Outcomes Research in Oncology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and a Senior Fellow in the Duke Centre for Clinical Health Policy Research. Previously, Dr Lyman served as Professor of Medicine and Oncology, University of Rochester and Thomas Ordway Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College in New York and Chief of Medicine, H Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Florida. Dr Lyman holds fellowships in the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
United States of America - South-east USA (ie, for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas)
Professor Bharat K Kantharia
Professor Kantharia is Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Programme and EP Laboratories at the University of Texas-Medical School and Health Science Centre in Houston. He graduated (MBBS and MD) at the Seth G S Medical College in Mumbai. After further training in Medicine and Cardiology in the UK, an academic career in the USA followed in Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is one of the world’s leading experts in Ablations and Non-pharmacological Therapies for Cardiac Arrhythmias. Professor Kantharia holds Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. Patient care, clinical research and the training and education of future physicians are his main interests.
United States of America - Western USA
Dr Moira Aitken
Moira Aitken qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1978. She completed four years as a House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar in Edinburgh prior to completing a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1985.
Her clinical duties include attending physician at the University of Washington Medical Centre and Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Programme. Her research interests are in clinical and translational research of cystic fibrosis.
She is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Centre Directors Committee and is the elected adult Cystic Fibrosis representative for that committee.
Her outside interests include hiking and ski-ing but primarily focus on the activities of her two children.
Dr Adesola Ogunniyi FRCP Edin