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                ACE Medicine & Surgery Team

Saarah Ebrahim 

Co- founder

Saarah is a General Surgery trainee in the East of England deanery.  After obtaining a First Class Honours in Biological Sciences and completing a dissertation at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge in Immunology, Saarah went on to study Medicine at The University of Aberdeen. Her elective was spent undergoing a clerkship at the Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. She was awarded the Aberdeen Medico- Chirurgical Society Scholarship for her publications and international presentations within Burn Surgery.

 

During foundation year one she held the position of Mess President and sat on the BMA Local Negotiating Committee and was awarded 'Foundation Year One Doctor of the Year' as voted by her fellow peers. As part of her foundation training programme she spent eight months in General Surgery and obtained a competitive Core Surgical Training post  within the East of England deanery. Saarah has since been appointed to the position of Core Surgical Trainee representative for East of England and STEER (Surgical Trainees in East of England Research Collaborative).  Most recently she has been given the role of an RCS England ambassador.

Haseem Raja

Co- founder

 

Haseem is a ST3 ENT trainee in the West Midlands. He graduated in Medicine from The University of Manchester in 2018 with several awards and prizes. He was successful (competitively) in obtaining a full scholarship to complete a Master’s degree in Oncology at the world-renowned Christie Hospital, gaining the award of Distinction. His work has been presented nationally and internationally, including the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

 

Haseem completed his foundation training at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, obtaining a national award in Paediatrics and gaining exposure to a wide range of surgical specialities.  Ranked as one of the highest applicants for the 2020 CST process, he secured a highly competitive ENT run-through post in central Birmingham.  

 

Haseem is passionate about teaching and mentoring students/junior colleagues to achieve their goals. 

Sharukh Zuberi

Core Surgical Trainee Rep

 

Sharukh is a Core Surgical Trainee in the London deanery. ​He graduated from Imperial College London in 2019 with several awards and publications. Sharukh also obtained a first-class honours degree in Medical Management. ​

 

Under the guidance of ACE Medicine & Surgery, Sharukh excelled in both his Portfolio and CST Interview in 2022.

 

He ranked 2nd in National Selection, securing a highly-competitive, Plastics-themed CST post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.​

Janso Joseph

Faculty Lead

 

Mr. Janso P. Joseph is a post-CCT Fellow in Minimally Invasive, Robotic, and Bariatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He completed his CCT in General Surgery from the East of England Deanery.


He is passionate about surgical education, and an advocate for increasing diversity in surgery. He is married to another general surgeon, Anokha O. Joseph. Together, they have written a surgical textbook 'Smashing the Core Surgical Training Interview: a holistic guide to becoming a surgeon' that is now available to purchase online!

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Sarah Puthur

Conference Lead

Sarah is a Foundation Year 2 doctor in the North West deanery.

Sarah completed a dual degree medicine programme where she obtained a First-Class Honours degree in BSc (Medicine) from the University of St Andrews. She went on to study Medicine at the University of Manchester where she graduated in the top 10% of her class in 2022.

 

Sarah has always appreciated the role of mentors in shaping her experiences, right from medical school to her days as a new foundation doctor. Hence, she has been actively involved in peer mentoring and teaching since her days as a medical student.

Minali Perera

Faculty

Minali is currently undertaking a Masters in Medical Education with University of Warwick and working as a Locum Specialty Registrar in Essex. After obtaining a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science at St George’s University of London, she was accepted into the highly competitive clinical transfer program where she transferred directly into the second year of the Graduate Entry (GEM) 4 year Medicine programme. During this time, she acted as an Anatomy Demonstrator teaching the younger year students and as a Student Ambassador for which she was awarded a Community Education Award.

 

During her Foundation Training in South Thames Foundation School, she acted as a community year representative and was awarded a Foundation Merit Award for outstanding contribution in leadership and teaching. She completed her Core surgical training in the East of England deanery. She has a keen interest in medical education and Women in Surgery.

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