GP TEAM

 

Dr. Ismat Nasiruddin (Partner)

Qualified at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1994.

She has held posts in several busy London teaching hospitals with a particular interest in psychiatry (she worked as a senior registrar in psychiatry), gynaecology/obstetrics, hormonal therapy  (PCOS, HRT) sexual health, family planning,  and paediatrics. She was a finalist in the GP Registrar of the Year in 2000 and, since completing her vocational training in general practice, has worked as a GP in Kensington. She also enjoys hospital based casualty work and continues to work shifts in various A&Es in London (Imperial college).

Dr. Nasiruddin holds membership of the Royal College of GPs, the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as the Diploma in Family Planning and Letter of Competence in IUD Coil fittings and subdermal contraceptive implants. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Public Health with an interest in occupational medicine and holds a qualification in minor surgery, running the minor surgery and coil clinics at the practice.

Dr Nasiruddin swam at national level and still competes in triathlons for fun. She is married with two very energetic children.

Interests are Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Sexual Health & Family Planning, Minor surgery/aesthetic medicine.

 

Dr Catherine Ellis (Partner)

Qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 2005.

After working in a variety of hospital specialities for 4 years, Dr. Cath Ellis completed her vocational training in General Practice.  She joined the practice team in 2010 initially as a locum and has been a permanent member of the team since 2014.

She holds the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as the Diploma of Child Health, and has recently completed a Respiratory Diploma in order to gain further expertise in the management of Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). In her spare time she enjoys travel and keeping fit.

Interests are Child Health, General Medicine, Health Promotion.

 

Dr. Shazia Ovaisi (Partner)

Qualified from Barts and The London Medical School in 2002.

After successfully completing a medical rotation at Kings College London and obtaining her Membership of The Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), she decided to pursue a career in General Practice. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology (at Barts) and is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).

In addition to her clinical work, she has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Fellowship; this combines a Masters in Public Health at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with Stroke Research at St George’s University of London.

Shazia has volunteered with an NGO in Kashmir following the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and most recently she worked on a social action project in a rural healthcare centre in Rwanda.

Interests are General Medicine, Dermatology, Public Health and International Development.  

 

Dr Eva Liu (Partner)

Born and bred in north London, Eva went up to the Midlands for university and graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2012 with MbChB with first degree honours. As part of her medical degree, she has been able to spend some time working in Savusavu, Fiji and travelled around New Zealand where she is keen to go back to.

She completed her foundation medical training there before moving back to London in 2014 and commencing her GP training.

She joined Thurleigh Road Practice in August 2016 as a GP registrar and moved to a salaried GP role in July 2017

Currently living in Wandsworth, she enjoys travelling, good food and reading.

Interests: palliative care, sexual health and ENTpalliative care, sexual health and ENTpalliative care, sexual health and ENT

 

Dr. Jonathan Christopher (Partner)

Dr Christopher graduated with honours from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2003 and after his house jobs, spent a year in Melbourne where he had some excellent Emergency Medicine exposure. He also undertook Cardiology, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic rotations. For those of you who are fans of the soap ‘Neighbours’ - he actually worked in the original ‘Neighbours’ hospital, spending his lunchtimes in the surrounds of ‘Erinsborough’ and ‘Ramsey Street’!

He joined the VTS scheme in Surrey, completing rotations in Paediatrics, Care of the Elderly and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and took his first GP role in Weybridge, before moving back to SW London.

His special interests include Sports and Exercise Medicine owing to a very keen interest in sport, minor surgery, joint injections and teaching. He also has a private interest in skin cancer detection and digital mole mapping (including working with the first team players and staff at Surrey CCC) as well as Aesthetic Medicine in which he has over a decade’s worth of experience. He is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

He’s a very keen cricketer and captains one of the teams at Battersea Ironsides CC, and is a very keen tennis player too. Basically throw him a ball and he’ll fetch it! A huge fan of travel, nature and animals and unlike Dr Esdon, supports a successful football team in Liverpool FC!

 

Dr. Sajid Patel (Associate GP)

Graduated from the University of Karachi in 1981 as a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.

He spent five years working as a GP in Karachi where he single-handedly ran an urban practice of some 2,000 patients.

Since moving to the UK he has gained a Professional Certificate in Managing Health Services, a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies and an MBA. He is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Sajid has worked for St. George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, A&E and Minor Surgery and still does weekly sessions at the University Hospital Lewisham A&E department. He is also currently training to acquire a postgraduate diploma in ENT.

In October 2005, Dr Patel was part of a volunteer medical relief team who flew to Pakistan to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake. Dr Patel was also a Director at Medical Referrals International for six years. He has lived in Wandsworth for 19 years and his interests include table-tennis and cricket.

Interests are Accident and Emergency, ENT.

 

Dr. Victoria Poole

Qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2008 and then moved to London to work as a junior doctor in various hospital specialties.

She completed her GP training in Epsom, qualifying as a GP in 2013. She locumed at various local practices, at Wandsworth prison and at a surgery for the homeless, before becoming a permanent member of the team in January 2017.

As well as working here, she continues to locum at other surgeries and she provides undergraduate teaching to students from Imperial College School of Medicine.

Outside of work she enjoys the theatre, photography, travel and swimming.

Interests are contraception and sexual health

 

Dr. James Esdon

Qualified at Newcastle University in 2012.  He spent the first couple of years up North.

After this he worked in A&E in Guildford (his birthplace) for a year before experiencing A&E in Sydney, Australia as a trainee for a further year.  Returning to London he completed his GP training before becoming regular locum at Thurleigh Road.

After getting married and travelling through South America, he became a permanent member of the team in January 2019.

James has a special interest in Paediatrics, completing the Diploma in Child Health in 2017.  He also has interests in Emergency Medicine and Mental Health.

James is a keen sports fan with Manchester United a long lasting love.  Outside of work he continues to partake in sport, enjoys food (especially biscuits) and travelling with his partner.

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