Medical Advisory Committee
Dr Paul Jenkins (Chair)
After qualifying with a degree in Medical Sciences at Cambridge University, Dr Jenkins undertook his clinical training at The Royal London Hospital. Shortly afterwards he joined the internationally renowned Department of Endocrinology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he gained unrivalled experience in clinical endocrinology. After completing his MD research degree he was appointed as Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist.
For over 10 years he also led the Endocrine service at Homerton University Hospital. Within the Medical School, he was Dean for Pre-Registration Doctors and an enthusiastic teacher of undergraduate students across all years. He led an active research group into the interactions between hormones and cancer and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers in this field as well as writing several books and text-book chapters. He was awarded numerous academic grants for his research and was invited to lecture extensively in the UK and abroad on his findings.
During all of his clinical career he has been passionate about the benefits of early detection of disease and the role that modern imaging can play in healthcare. Over 15 years ago he established the European Scanning Centre in Harley Street and developed this to be the UK’s leading independent diagnostic imaging company. ESC has been at the forefront of introducing cardiac CT imaging into UK clinical practice and in particular CT coronary angiography.
A few years ago, in order to complement ESC and to incorporate imaging into the provision of world class preventive health assessments, he established Echelon Health and now, having sold ESC to the leading Healthcare provider Alliance Medical, Echelon Health is now his major focus of attention.
Dr Katherine Miszkiel
Dr Katherine A Miszkiel BM( Hons) MRCP FRCR is a Consultant in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at two internationally renowned institutions, having a substantive appointment at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and an Honorary position at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
After graduating from Southampton University in 1988, she undertook postgraduate medical training at Guys Hospital prior to training in general radiology at The Middlesex and University College Hospitals, London; subsequently she completed subspecialty training in neuroradiology at The National Hospital, The Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals.
She has been a consultant since 1998 and her some of her subspecialty interests include white matter diseases especially demyelination, pituitary and orbital diseases as well as neuro-ophthalmology but overall has extensive experience in the full spectrum of neurological and neurosurgical intracranial and spinal diseases and is the neuroradiological lead for a number of MDTS.
She has published over 75 articles in scientific peer reviewed journals, many in high impact journals including two in the New England Journal of Medicine. She has also co-authored several book chapters and teaches and lectures at national conferences and courses including on the UCL Advanced Neuroimaging MSc programme.
She has also been the Clinical Lead and Deputy Head of the Lysholm Department,of Neuroradiology at The National Hospital since 2007 and sits on a number of committees.
She is passionate about eduction and the training of future Neuroradiolgists and has been the Training Programme Director for the prestigious and highly sought after pan-London Neuroradiology Training programme for more than a decade.
Dr Azad Ghuran
Dr Azad Ghuran is a Consultant Cardiologist practicing in Hertfordshire and London. He qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed his post graduate higher specialist training in general medicine and cardiology in hospitals around London including: St. George’s Hospital London, King’s College Hospital London, and the Sussex Cardiac Centre Brighton. He secured a one-year interventional fellowship to work at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) hospital in Amsterdam where radial angioplasty was first performed and pioneered. Throughout his training, Dr. Ghuran has worked with eminent European and world leaders in cardiology.
Dr. Ghuran is trained in performing multivessel and complex coronary artery intervention (angioplasty/stents) using both the radial and femoral approach. In addition to general cardiology and percutaneous coronary intervention, Dr. Ghuran also has an interest in pacemakers, valvular heart disease, syncope, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations, arrhythmia management and cardiovascular risk screening.
Dr. Ghuran was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2006 after completing his thesis (“Electrocardiographic Monitoring of Myocardial Ischaemia – Novel Methods and Potential Application in Implanted Devices”), under the aegis of a Wellcome Trust project grant. He has published many articles in the field of cardiology including one book (“Emergency Cardiology”), six book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles. He has also reviewed articles for several foremost cardiology journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally in the field of cardiology.
Dr. Ghuran is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). This is a title of honour that is awarded to healthcare professionals who have made a significant contribution to cardiology and is a symbol of excellence. Dr. Ghuran takes an active role in medical education, training general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, technicians, paramedics and medical students.
Dr Chris Harvey
Dr Chris Harvey qualified in medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital Medical School having obtained an intercalated BSc in Physiology. He trained in medicine and obtained MRCP then trained in radiology at The Middlesex/UCL and Hammersmith Hospitals before becoming MRC research fellow at Hammersmith Hospital.
He has been a Consultant and honorary senior lecturer at Hammersmith Hospital since 2001 as well as head of ultrasound and chief of service. Dr Harvey has published over 50 peer reviewed papers, three books and several chapters on a wide spectrum of radiological subjects as well as delivering many invited lectures to conferences as well as teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and radiographers.
He holds several national and international editorial positions and is responsible for refereeing papers and organising courses/seminars. He is currently an examiner for FRCR 2B.
Dr Harvey’s research interests include ultrasound and ultrasound contrast agents. His clinical interests are cross sectional imaging particularly of the gastrointestinal tract, renal/urogenital tract, hepatobiliary system and heart.
Dr Paul Jarman