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Junior Advisory Board

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.

Krishna_KasaraneniDr Krishna Kasaraneni
GP, Sheffield
Krishna graduated from Leicester Warwick Medical School in 2005 and moved to Yorkshire for his foundation training. He spent three years in surgical training and made a career change to General Practice in 2010. A passionate Newcastle United supporter, he is also a keen sportsman, combining his love of medicine with his sporting skills to provide medical assistance at sporting events across the country.

Lauren Holmes Dental StudentLauren Holmes
Dental Foundation Trainee Year 1, London 
After a four year career as a medical representative in the pharmaceutical industry, Lauren re-trained to become a dentist. Qualifying in 2012 from Kings College Dental Institute Graduate Entry Programme, she is now part of the South West London Vocational Training Scheme. Outside of work, Lauren is busy pushing herself to physical limits and has recently been commissioned as an Army Officer holding a post as a Dental Officer in 256 field Hospital Reserve Forces. She has also been Student President at Kings, one of the largest dental schools in the country.

Kyle GibsonDr Kyle Gibson
Qualified Doctor, Edinburgh
Kyle is currently an academic FY2 doctor at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and will start ACCS anaesthetics training from August 2012. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 with BMedSci (Hons) MBChB (Hons). While at Edinburgh, he was founder and President of the Academic Training in Undergraduate Medicine (ATRIUM) society and President of Edinburgh Medical Student's Council.

Kieron ZuckerDr Kieran Zucker
Qualified Doctor, West Yorkshire 
Kieran is a FY1 at St. James's Hospital in West Yorkshire and has been involved with the Junior Advisory Board since he was a medical student studying at UCL. He is also a research associate for the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation, a research arm of the Royal College of Surgeons. Kieran has been heavily involved in medical education, running medical school option modules, tutorials and teaching TIPS, a medical education qualification.

Shiv ChopraShiv Chopra
Qualified Doctor, London
Shiv is currently in his first year as a Core Surgical Trainee in London, working at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Northwick Park. He has a great passion for medical education and hopes to continue this formally within his surgical training. Outside of medicine, he runs a number of student websites and is the creator of the Quack Guide for Doctors.

Michelle_BakerMichelle Baker
Qualified Doctor, Bristol
Michelle Michelle's chosen vocation is plastic and reconstructive surgery and currently works as a clinical fellow in Plastic Surgery at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. She qualified in 2007 at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and with an intercalated BSc in Orthopaedic Science at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 2003.

James_GlasbeyJames Glasbey
Medical Student, Cardiff
James is a 4th Year intercalating medical student at Cardiff University. Over the past year he's completed a Neuroscience Intercalated BSc. James has always had an interest in surgery, particularly Neurosurgery and Plastics, and Emergency Medicine. He is a qualified Medics First Responder and has gained certification in Basic Trauma Injury Management. James has also enjoyed holding positions as the Vice President of the University Surgical Society and the Intercalated Representative on the Medsoc Committee this year.

Michael_MonteithMichael Monteith
Medical Student, Hull / York
Michael is a 2nd Year student at Hull York Medical School. He is a Graduate Entry Student having already completed an Honours Degree in Human Anatomy & Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University, Belfast. Michael currently represents the medical students at HYMS as President of the MedSoc Committee. 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.
Jaz_GulatiJasneet (Jaz) Gulati
Dental Student, Sheffield
Jasneet (Jaz) is currently a 4th Year dental student at the University of Sheffield and was President of the Dental Society in 2011-12. Jaz's interest in dentistry was sparked by orthodontic treatment he received when he was younger, where he learnt to appreciate the pyschological effects that dental treatment can have on a patient. In July 2012 he is hoping to launch as the co-founder of an online community of dental students and to help prospective students with dental school admission.

Sarah_FranksSarah Franks
Dental Student, Birmingham
Sarah is a 3rd Year dental student from South Somerset, studying at the University of Birmingham. She tries to get stuck in and get involved where possible. In BDS 2 she was a second year rep, and this year she has been President of the Birmingham University Dental Students Society, representing the academic and social interests of the students. Sarah recently took on the position of fundraising rep as part of the local organising committee for the European Dental Student Association conference being held in Birmingham in 2013.