our team

Our Team

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service, every step of the way. Our Chairman and Medical Director, Dr Paul Jenkins, is one of the most respected Physicians in Harley Street today. Under his leadership, we have assembled a team with world class experience and capability.

Our Senior Team

Dr Paul Jenkins

Chairman and Medical Director

Dr Paul Jenkins

Chairman and Medical Director

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 unrivaled 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.


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Claire Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Management in 1997, Claire completed further courses in Personnel Development.  Her career started at the Prestigious St Paul’s School in Barnes West London where she was an assistant to the HR Manager and the Engineering Manager.

This diverse role enabled her to have the opportunity to move to New Zealand where she secured a position at Waitakere City Council working alongside the Mayor.  After returning to the UK she worked for a leading Department store in their Head Office supporting the Head of Compensation and Benefits and looking after over 5000 members of staff.

For the past 18 years, Claire has worked in the Private Healthcare sector. Claire joins Echelon Health with extensive experience of running 3 Private Medical Diagnostic centres for The European Scanning Centre (Harley Street) Limited.  Her core passion is the patient, ensuring they receive the very best care, using the best technology available to them whilst being looked after by a dedicated team who ensure the whole experience is genuinely world class.

In her spare time, Claire is a keen fitness fan and gardener when the weather permits.


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Ahmed El Barkouki

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmed El Barkouki

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmed joins Echelon with more than 20 years’ experience in Luxury Hospitality and Private Healthcare both in the UK and internationally. His most recent senior role was Commercial Director and Executive Board member of Bupa Cromwell Hospital in South Kensington, where he was in charge of setting the hospital’s commercial strategy and oversaw marketing, business development, consultant and GP relationship and international patients departments.

With a Bachelor degree in commerce, He started his career in Luxury hospitality, working for Four Seasons Hotels and resorts in various roles within accounting and sales and marketing where his last role was regional sales manager in charge of Europe. Following this he took on various roles within iconic hotels like Maybourne Group, owner and operator of Claridge’s, Berkeley and Connaught Hotels in London where he was a senior sales manager in charge of Middle East and Oil and Gas industries and Diplomatic relations. Ahmed also held the position of Director of International Sales for the re-opening of the legendary Savoy hotel in London. He also advised many companies on how to attract, retain and develop relationships with high net worth individuals during his time as owner and Managing Director of Caviar Black Ltd.

Ahmed is passionate about culture change, change management and the relentless pursuit of an enhanced and flawless client experience, in addition to his expertise on the HNW market.


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Hannah Holt

Head of Private Clients

Hannah Holt

Head of Private Clients

Hannah has been fascinated by the medical world from a young age.  She trained as a ballerina at the Royal Ballet School and the Arts Educational School, Tring Park for 6 years. Unfortunately, due to scoliosis and injuries, Hannah had to leave the world of ballet although learning Pilates and working in rehabilitation enabled her to cope with the physical demands that dancing entails.

After leaving dance school Hannah went to Wellington College to finish her academic studies following which she worked in the property sector for 8 years, both in residential and commercial.  Hannah has a passion for business as well as working with people and during her time in property, her focus was client relationship management, customer relations and transaction management. building relationships with perspective clients whilst managing deal progression and project forecasts.

Following her time in the property sector, Hannah focused back on her passion for the medical sector and worked for a leading podiatry surgeon focusing on client relationships, managing assessments, reports and overall client care throughout their whole journey. During this time Hannah studied at STOTT Pilates and Ten health and fitness.

Hannah joined Echelon Health in 2019 and is a qualified Matt and Reformer instructor.


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Richard Bowker CBE

Commercial Director and Shareholder

Richard Bowker CBE

Commercial Director and Shareholder

Richard has worked at a senior level in both Public and Private Sector companies for over 30 years, both in the UK and internationally.

His previous senior roles include Group Commercial Director for the Virgin Group of Companies reporting directly to Sir Richard Branson with specific responsibility for transport. He was a Non-Executive Director of Virgin Atlantic Airways and Co-Chairman of Virgin Rail Group.

In December 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport to be Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority, a post he held for 3 years. Between September 2006 and July 2009, he was Group Chief Executive of National Express Group Plc, one of the world’s leading international transport businesses. Subsequent to that he spent three years (2009 – 2012) as CEO of Etihad Rail PJSC, an Abu Dhabi based Government owned business tasked with designing and building a brand new railway network in the UAE.

More recently he has held senior positions within the world of Sports administration. Between 2012 and 2018 he was the Senior Independent Director of the English Football League and for four years (2013 – 2017) was a Commissioner of the Football Regulatory Authority. Between June 2017 and January 2019 he was Chair of UK Athletics, the Governing Body for the sport of Athletics in the UK and prior to that, was a Director on the Board of the London Marathon, one of the world’s most successful charitable fundraising events.

Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. He was made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2005 for services to the railway industry. He is a keen runner and cyclist and owns an award winning retail business in the cycling sector.


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Our Consultants

Dr Paul Jenkins

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 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.


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Dr Harvinder Chahal

Dr Harvinder Chahal is a consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bariatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Dr Chahal is an experienced endocrinologist in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology. He qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2001 and undertook his postgraduate training in endocrinology and diabetes at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He was subsequently awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council training fellowship to undertake research in the field of pituitary tumorigenesis, resulting in several influential research papers in high-impact journals. His findings have seen him receive several national and international prizes for his research and clinical work. Additionally, he has written several textbook chapters and is the co-investigator on several diabetes and endocrinology research studies. Dr Chahal is also a member of the Society for Endocrinology and Diabetes UK.

He is the Lead Bariatric Physician at Imperial Trust and has a specialist interest in weight management to reduce complication risks and optimise the health benefits of weight loss. He treats a wide variety of endocrine conditions including thyroid, adrenal, prolactin and pituitary diseases, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism, diabetes, parathyroid, calcium, vitamin D and bone metabolism, lipid disorders, hypertension, cardiovascular risk reduction, and neuroendocrine tumours.


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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.


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Dr. Vikram Bhatt

Dr. Vikram Bhatt graduated with an MBBS degree from University College London in 1981. After completing his training, Dr. Bhatt began working as a general practitioner in West London. His other main interest has always been general practice education and he was a GP Trainer for 10 years, carrying out one-to-one training of GP trainees in his practice.

Over the years, Dr. Bhatt has developed interests in other areas of medicine and for the past 23 years, he has served as the medical director for the International Maritime Organisation, a UN body based in London. In this role, he has focused on providing regular screening and has become passionate about the importance of early disease detection.

In addition to his work with the UN, Dr. Bhatt also built a successful private general practice over the past 25 years through word-of-mouth referrals. He recently retired from his full-time private practice to achieve a better work-life balance.

Dr. Bhatt has built up an extensive network of the world’s leading clinical specialists and can access this network for prompt onward referrals if required.

Dr. Bhatt’s current focus is on working with Echelon Health to provide advanced screening and health prevention advice, and he continues with his role as medical director for the UN organisation.


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Our Medical Advisory Committee

Echelon Health is committed to practicing to the very highest clinical standards utilising evidence based medicine. We constantly scour the scientific publications for advances in preventive screening which could improve our services. In order to assist this, we draw upon the expertise of our Medical Advisory Committee which is comprised of some of the most renowned specialists in their fields from London teaching hospitals. The Medical Advisory Committee advises Echelon Health on best clinical practice and helps ensure we maintain our 5 star standard of patient care and safety.

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.


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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.


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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.


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Dr Paul Jarman

Dr Paul Jarman is a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square and University College Hospital London. He completed medical training at Oxford University and UCL, where he graduated with honours and top of his class. His research background includes a PhD at the Institute of Neurology UCL, on the subject of molecular genetics of neurological disorders. This work included mapping new disease genes and identification of novel mutations in genes for movement disorders. He continues to supervise a postdoctoral scientist working on Parkinson’s disease genetics and is involved in fund raising for neurosciences research.

He is an active clinical neurologist with clinical interests in movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and in acute neurology. He has a management role as part of the divisional management team at Queen Square and is the former associate Clinical Director of the hospital.

He is committed to medical education and training the next generation of neurologists and has for many years been the Training Programme Director for the London postgraduate neurology training programme and he chairs the Pan-London neurology Specialist Training Committee.

He has published several scientific papers on various neurological topics and is author of several textbook chapters. He is also a keen marathon runner.

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