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Founder Members

Our founder members joined doc2doc in the first weeks and months and helped to get things going through writing blogs, taking part in discussions and spreading the word. It's been a lot of fun getting to know everyone, discussing topics from what books to read to how to deal with difficult patients. Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far.

Name
Adam Asghar
Location
Huddersfield (West Yorkshire)
Grade
PRHO
Speciality
Acute medicine
Confused and impressionable - could end up anywhere doing anything in the future!
Name
Alexandre Gouveia
Location
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Grade
MD
Speciality
General Practice
GP trainee in Arcos de Valdevez - Portugal
Junior Lecturer in Community Health, Health Sciences School - University of Minho
Member of the Board of the Portuguese Association of General Practitioners
Member of the Organizing Committee of the Second Virtual Congress of General Practice and Family Medicine (http://virtualcongressgpfm.com)
Member of the Image Theme Group of the Vasco da Gama Movement (http://www.vdgm.eu)
Author of the virtual GP blog (http://thevirtualgp.com)
Name
Ann Robinson
Location
London, UK
Speciality
General Practice
I've been a GP in North London for the past 20 years. Sounds boring but it never is. I try to maintain contact with the outside (real?) world by dabbling in medical journalism.
Name
Carlos Alberto Cuello-Garcia
Grade
MD, PhD candidate
Speciality
Paediatrics
Paediatrician and clinical researcher. Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice. Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine and Biotechnology. Coordinator of the Mexican Cochrane Collaboration at the Teconologico de Monterrey School of Medicine
Location
North London
Speciality
GP
Name
Dr David Samuel
Location
Merthyr Tydfil. South Wales
Grade
F1
Speciality
Paediatrics
I am currently an F1 doctor working in my home town and local hospital. I am passionate about maintaining the ethos of the NHS and ensuring the welfare of patients and doctors. I am currently chairperson the BMA Welsh JDC and am involved in several Welsh Assembly health related groups. I have a keen interest in palliative care and eating disorders and am an advocate for the eating disorder charity BEAT as well as a member of the Welsh Assembly cross party group on eating disorders. I intend entering into general practice and develop a specialist interest in palliative care. Outside of work, I am a keen opera buff and enjoy playing the Euphonium, singing and swimming.
Name
Dean Jenkins
Location
Cardiff, UK
Grade
Consultant Physician
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University Editor-in-Chief BMJ Case Reports Director, BMJ OnExamination
Name
Emily Collis
Location
London
Grade
ST4
Speciality
Palliative Medicine
Having both studied & then worked as a junior doctor in Edinburgh, following MRCP I moved to Sydney for 5yrs where I worked in diverse areas including A&E, ITU & rehabilitation, before embarking on my career in palliative medicine. I have a special interest in medical education & am currently studying for the MA in clinical education at IoE, London.
Name
Sarah Jones
Location
Nottingham, UK
Grade
FY1 (changing to FY2 in August)
Speciality
Don't really have one as a junior. But I do have an interest in paediatrics
I'm a junior doctor in the Trent region with an interest in paediatrics and medical education. Before medicine my previous employment was at a children's museum in Halifax where duties included face painting, being a clown, robot and even a giant garden gnome and in what spare time I have, between shifts and spending time with my partner, I enjoy horse riding and am a Divisional Medical Officer with St John Ambulance
Name
Emily Pull
Grade
Medical Student
I am a final year medical student at University College London and I did my pre-clinical degree at Oxford. I took a gap year before finals to have a break, get some experience in medical journalism and travel. As part of my gap year, I did an internship at the Student BMJ/BMJ.
Gayathri Rabindra
Name
Gayathri Rabindra
Location
Sidcup, Kent, UK
Grade
ST1
Speciality
GP Trainee
Name
Indra Joshi
Grade
ST1
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
I enjoy the adrenaline of life which has led me pursue a career in Emergency medicine, take the plunge and move to Barcelona for a year completing my Spanish Diploma, scale some interesting peaks - Kilimanjaro (5800m), Gangotri Glacier (4500m), and cross China and the Stans.

My research interests lie in the uses of Web 2.0 technology in medicine, focusing on doctors' usage.
Name
Dr Imran Qureshi
Location
Croydon, UK
Grade
SpR
Speciality
Urology
I have a degree in Computer Science from QMUL and Medicine from SGUL. I am married and live in Croydon. I have an interest in Programming Medical applications and have produced a number for my Trust. I sit as one of the Doctors in Training on the Trust Antibiotic Committee. I have a great interest in developing systems within a hospital and improving patient safety. In my spare time I write poetry and play football.
Name
Kieran Walsh
Location
London, UK
Grade
Editor
Speciality
Medical Education
I am editorially responsible for BMJ Learning and oversee the team of deputy editors. I am responsible for the strategic directions of the online learning service and for BMJ Masterclasses - the series of face-to-face learning meetings run by the publishing group and for Onexamination – the exam support product.
Name
Lorna Powell
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Grade
Final year medical student
Speciality
None official as of yet!! But I really like neurology.
I started medical school in 2004 at Newcastle University so am soon to (very much fingers crossed!) complete my course and leave, reluctantly, the world of student. My F1 job will take me to Leeds and my first ever post will be in a city centre A&E department. Over-facing challenge anyone?! After completing the year I hope to go on to study medical journalism, another area I have great interest in. I love dance music and so spend a lot of my free time attending live shows around the country and scouring music shops for bargains
Name
Matiram Pun
Location
Kathmandu, Nepal [Currently: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (AB), Canada]
Grade
Master's Student
Speciality
Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology (MMHAP)
I'm physician by training after my Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Nepal. I got interested in research, mountain medicine and high altitude physiology during my medical training. Currently, I'm graduate student in Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology in University of Calgary, Calgary (AB), Canada. I like interaction, discussion, travelling and hiking besides Research and Clinical Medicine. I hope to lead career in Clinical Research with my present program and further training in Clinical Medicine
Name
Neil Graham
Location
London, UK
Grade
Medical student
Currently studying clinical medicine at UCL, I completed my preclinical studies at Cambridge in 2008 where I specialised in pathology
Name
Ohad Oren
Location
Haifa, Israel
Grade
Fourth year medical student
I am a fourth year medical student at the Technion, Israel. In the multiethnic, socially-diverse area where I live, the presence of different religions, perceptions and attitudes, creates exciting and troublesome medical and moral issues. Tackling typical existential conundrums head on as they are magnified in the unique context of the Israeli arena is one of my endeavors. Professionally, I have a special interest in Internal Medicine, with Nephrology, Cardiology, and Hematology stimulating further fascination.
Name
Panagiotis Dimitriadis
Location
Athens, Greece
Grade
Final year medical student
At the moment I am a final year medical student at the National University of Athens, Greece. I am planning to do a Master in Audiovestibular Medicine next academic year at UCL as ENT is what I would like to do in the future. I am quite happy to be a founder member of doc2doc.bmj.com. This site helps all of us, learning new things and sharing our opinions
Name
Peter Martin
Location
Grays, Essex, UK
Grade
Partner
Speciality
General Practice
GP in the same practice in Thurrock for 21 years. Always been interested in evidence based medicine, protocol development and quality in prescribing. I was prescribing lead, clinical governance lead and clinical director primary care in Thurrock whilst remaining a full time GP until I spat my dummy and resigned. Recently coaxed back into being prescribing lead. My main interest outside medicine is the Quick Quacks Motorcycling Club. Probably the best motorcycling club in the world :)
Name
Parker Morgan
Location
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
I’m a GP at Hamilton James St Practice, Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Senior Lecturer and Director, Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Development program, Discipline of General Practice, University of Newcastle; and Medical Educator, General Practice Training valley to coast.

My research interests include the psychological aspects of skin disease, occupational violence in general practice, and the prescription of potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly.
Name
Professor Roger K.A.Allen
Location
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Speciality
Consultant Thoracic and Sleep Physician
I live in Brisbane and work in full-time private practice in one of the largest private hospitals in Australia, the Wesley Hospital. I have recently been appointed Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast. I served with the United Nations forces as LTCOL in East Timor in 2000. I enjoy writing poetry, prose, reading French, Classical literature, Greek tragedy, military history and am learning modern Greek. I sail a wooden cutter. I am principal investigator of three research projects and for over twenty years have been an expert witness to the courts. I am cited in Who's Who of the World (2009)and Who's Who of Queensland. My wife is a psychiatrist. I have seven children and one grandson. My websites are www.sarcoidosis.com.au and www.sleephealth.com.au. and I have a blog on the former.
Name
Ron Thomas Varghese
Location
Trivandrum, Kerala State, India
Grade
Junior Doctor
Speciality
Public Health
I graduated from government medical college, Trivandrum, Kerala, India in February 2009. I am presently working as a medical officer in a rural hospital in Vandiperiyar, Idukki district, Kerala.

I am interested in public health, epidemiology of chronic diseases like diabetes. I hope to meet new people through doc2doc and thus get to know more about different countries, cultures, traditions and of course medicine too...
Name
Dr Ronak Rajani MD MRCP MBBS
Location
London, UK
Grade
Specialist Registrar
Speciality
Cardiology
I am currently a cardiology specialist registrar within the London Deanery. After qualifying from the University of Southapton in 1998 I completed my junior doctor training in the South of England before moving into London. Here i completed my MD thesis at St Thomas' Hospital before being awarded a National Training Number in Cardiology. My main interests include cardiac imaging and academic medicine. I sit on the training committee for the Royal College of Physicians as the nominated South West Thames representative. Our primary aim is to improve training for junior doctors within the United Kingdom
Name
Elizabeth Evans
Location
Abergavenny, Gwent, Wales
Speciality
GP and Medical Advisor for LHB
Retired GP now doing referral stuff. I also make a nuisance of myself in the BMA usually by disagreeing with everyone else. I am the secretary of Gwent Division and have been for many years.
Name
Danilo di Diodoro
Location
Bologna, Italy
Grade
MD
Speciality
Psychiatry
Danilo di Diodoro is an Italian psychiatrist who at present works in the field of Clinical Governance. From 1979 until 1997 he worked as a psychiatrist, and from 1986 he has been working as scientific journalist for some Italian newspapers and magazines such as Il Corriere delle Sera and L’Espresso. He is co-author of the statistical and epidemiological glossary of Clinical Evidence Italian version.

He writes a blog called Scire http://www.scire-ausl.bo.it/ about medical literature for clinical practise.
Name
Tiago Villanueva
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Grade
Registrar/Resident
Speciality
General Practice/Family Medicine
Name
Dr. Yoram Chaiter
Location
Haifa, Israel
Grade
MD,MSc
Speciality
Quality assurance, Epidemiology research, Public Health research, General medicine
Head physician of a recruitment centre, Head of the quality assurance and control of medical committees at the IDF, and an epidemiologist involved in cancer research, specifically nutritional epidemiology of colorectal cancer. I am involved in the MECC (Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer) research project through my affiliation to the department of epidemiology and community medicine at Carmel medical centre in Haifa, Israel, and the Ann Arbor University at Michigan USA. I am also actively involved in a career as a bass opera and concert singer.