The Junior Advisory Board is made up of members, ranging from medical and dental students to recently qualified doctors. Each individual was specially selected to create an advisory board that reflects the diverse nature of our younger healthcare professional clients. They offer a unique insight into their respective areas of expertise, providing a valuable resource to help build our knowledge and further develop this market.
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni
Krishna graduated from Leicester Warwick Medical School in 2005 and is a practicing GP in Yorkshire. He was voted 12th in the Pulse magazine's list of top 50 most influential GPs in the UK in 2016 and he was the finalist for the Primary Care GP of the Year award in 2015. He has been involved in medical politics for more than a decade and has recently been appointed as the Medical Director for Humberside group of Local Medical Committees. A passionate Newcastle United supporter, he spends most of his spare time with his two boys who are 8 and 3.
Dr Kyle Gibson
Qualified Doctor, Edinburgh
Kyle is an ST3 doctor in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine working in South East Scotland. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Kyle has a particular passion for teaching and for improving quality and safety in healthcare (working with the General Medical Council as an Education Associate). He co-founded the Academic Training in Undergraduate Medicine (ATRIUM) society at the University of Edinburgh which continues to host a successful national annual conference.
Dr James Glasbey
Qualified Doctor, Cardiff
James is a Foundation Year 2 doctor at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff having graduated with a distinction from Cardiff University Medical School in the summer of 2014. He is the Foundation Representative and Executive Publicity Officer to the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), contributing to training surveys and position statements relevant to surgical training.
James has an interest in collaborative surgical research acting as a steering member of the Student Audit and Research in Surgery collaborative (STARSurg, www.starsurg.org), leading national multi-centre observational research projects. He has an active interest in global health improvement and is in the working group for an international assessment of emergency general surgery, spanning low- and middle-income settings (GlobalSurg, www.globalsurg.org).
Dr Michael Monteith
Qualified Doctor, Mancheter
Michael is a Foundation Year 1 doctor at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester, currently placed on Neurosurgery. He was a Graduate Entry Student at Hull York Medical School having already completed an Honours Degree in Human Anatomy & Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University, Belfast, and was formerly President of the MedSoc Committee at HYMS. Michael has a varied range of interests in the field of Medicine, particularly hand anatomy and plastics, ophthalmology and infectious diseases, winning the top Student Immunology prize in Ulster in 2009 during his last degree for his work on HIV. In 2014 he won the Simon Wilkinson Award from the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Jing Ouyang
Qualified Doctor, Liverpool
Jing is a Foundation Year 1 doctor in endocrinology at Aintree University Hospital and the Peter G Milner Fellow in Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool. During medical school he created PodLearn, an online learning platform for medical students and junior doctors. More recently, he is part of the team that developed Aergo, a medical device company for dynamic postural support and HealthBox, which is a social enterprise that sends healthcare professionals to teach schoolchildren about nutrition and obesity. He is interested in global health innovation, with a particular focus on technological solutions to the problems in healthcare.
GP Trainee, London
Bhavagaya graduated in 2011 from King's College London Medical School and completed an intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Management at Imperial College London in 2009. Currently, she is a GP Registrar in North West London and is a member of the BMA GP Trainees Committee and the Junior Doctors Committee. Her passions include medical education, patient safety and healthcare innovation.
Medical Student, Warwick
Following five years in corporate finance with one of the 'Big 4' accountancy firms, Chris is in his third year of the Graduate Entry Programme at Warwick. Chris graduated from the University of York in 2008 having completed a Master's with Honours in Physics with Astrophysics. Although Chris has taken a tortuous route to Medicine he is now enjoying exploring a wide variety of interests, including Anaesthetics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Paediatrics. Chris is also the Midlands region medical student representative on the Royal College of Physician's 'Student and Foundation Doctor Network' and is part of the management team of Med-School Admissions, an organisation supporting applicants to medical and dentistry school.
Medical Student, Manchester
Tariq is a fourth year student at the University of Manchester. He is a founding committee member of the MedEx Conference created last year, which has grown into a national conference with a focus on forward thinking and innovative medicine. Tariq is also Co-founder of Pacemaker magazine which is distributed around the Manchester Medical School. He currently runs teaching sessions for third year students. He was previously nominated for the University Student of the Year by the Medical School.
Medical Student, Cambridge
Fawz is currently in his third year of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He has a keen interest in global health and is Director of Policy at Polygeia, a student-run global health think-tank. Fawz was previously President of the student body at Corpus Christi College. He enjoys playing football, badminton and boxing in his spare time.
Sarah is a newly qualified dentist from the University of Birmingham, currently undertaking foundation training. She was previously President of the Birmingham University Dental Students Society 2011-12 and 2012-13, representing the academic and social interests of the students. Sarah was an active member of the organising committee for the European Dental Student Association conference held in Birmingham in 2013. Sarah is also past President of the British Dental Student Association 2013-14.
Shivana is a newly qualified dentist from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas' Dental School in London, where she is now an honorary lecturer. Her lectures are aimed at helping young dental students prepare for life after university and she is also writing a book on the final year interview to be released later in 2016. She is currently undertaking Dental Foundation Year 2 training at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is a regular writer for Dentistry and Young Dentists magazines and won the Dentistry FMC Fast Track 4 accreditation for innovative new dentists and the 'Dental Prodigy' award at Dental Showcase.
Dental Student, Leeds
Jasmine is currently a 4th year dental student. She is one of the first students in the country to study the integrated masters programme at Leeds Dental School. In 2014/15 she was the first dental student to intercalate and achieve a first class BSc in Microbiology in Relation to Medicine at the University of Leeds. She has an interest in oral cancer immunology and is currently researching scopes for early diagnostic tools. She is the co-founder and chairwoman of Open Wide, a widening participation scheme that encourages children from disadvantaged backgrounds to study dentistry.
Dental Student, Belfast
Fahad is a 5th Year student at Queen's University. He has completed psychosocial-based trainings and is highly interested in craniofacial development and public perception. Simultaneously, Fahad is the Founder of QUB Smile Campaign, the NI Rep of the Dental Wellness Trust, a Queen's International Buddy, and a Residential Life Assistant. He is named "Queen's Inspiring Leader" and is awarded the NI Department of Education's Millennium Award for his achievements.