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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 Kasaraneni, GPDr 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.

Kyle Gibson, DoctorDr Kyle Gibson
Qualified Doctor, Edinburgh
Kyle is a junior doctor in Anaesthetics working in South East Scotland. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. 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. He has particular interests in Critical Care, patient safety and medical education.

Kieron Zucker, DoctorDr 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 Chopra, DoctorShiv 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 Baker, DoctorMichelle Baker
Qualified Doctor, Bristol
Michelle's chosen vocation is plastic and reconstructive surgery and currently works as an ST3 registrar in Plastic Surgery at Wrexham Park Hospital, Berkshire. 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.

Jing Ouyang, DoctorJing Ouyang
5th Year Medical Student, London
Jing Ouyang started his medical degree at Oxford University before transferring to Imperial College London for his clinical years. During his time at Imperial, he has done part-time research for the International Health Unit and Global eHealth Unit. More recently, he founded Cafe Communique, an online global health magazine and PodLearn, an asynchronous learning platform for medical students. He is interested in global health innovation, with a particular focus on technological solutions to the problems in healthcare.

Bhavagaya Bakshi, GP Trainee, LondonBhavagaya Bakshi
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 in her first year as a GP trainee in North West London. Her passions included medical education, patient safety and healthcare innovation.
James Glasbey, Medical Student

James Glasbey

Qualified Doctor, Cardiff
James is a current academic FY1 doctor at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff having graduated from Cardiff University Medical School in the summer of 2014. He is the outgoing national medical student representative to the council of the Association of Surgeons in training (ASiT) and the outgoing president of the Cardiff University Surgical Society. James has an interest in collaborative surgical research and training and was involved with the foundation and steering of the Royal College of Surgeons- affiliated STARSurg (Student Audit and Research in Surgery) over the past year. He is interested in global health improvement and is currently in the working group for an international multicentre assessment of emergency general surgery.

Michael Monteith, Medical studentMichael 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.
Chris Tattersall, Medical StudentChris Tattersall
Medical Student, Warwick
Following five years in corporate finance with one of the 'Big 4' accountancy firms, Chris is in his first 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 Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Neurology and Clinical Anatomy.
Jaz Gulati, Dental StudentJasneet (Jaz) Gulati
Dentist, London
Jasneet (Jaz) is currently a DF1 trainee with the London Deanery. He qualified in 2013 from The University of Sheffield with Honours and Distinction in clinical exams, at which time he was the President of the Dental Society in 2011-12. Jaz co-founded, an online community of dental students and to help prospective students with dental school admission. Jaz is a keen sportsman, and has recently developed an interest in photography.

Sarah Franks, Dental StudentSarah Franks
Dentist, London
Sarah is a newly qualified dentist from the University of Birmingham, undertaking foundation training in London. 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.

Fahad Alawsi, Dental StudentFahad Alawsi
Dental Student, Belfast
Fahad is a 3rd Year student at Queen's University. He has completed psychosocial-based trainings and is highly interested in clinical orthodontics, craniofacial development and public perception. Simultaneously, Fahad is the Founder and current Chairperson for 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.
Jasmine Lobo, Dental StudentJasmine Lobo
Dental Student, Leeds
I'm a 3rd year dental student who is one of the first students in the country to study the integrated masters degree Programme at Leeds Dental School.  I am currently the sponsorship representative for our dental society. I am also one of the founders and the co-chair of Open Wide, a widening participation scheme that encourages children from disadvantaged backgrounds to study dentistry.  I have a particular interest in oral microbiology and disease which has lead me to study an intercalated BSc in Microbiology next year.