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                ACE Medicine & Surgery 


Saarah Ebrahim 

Course Organiser

Saarah is a General Surgery trainee in the East of England deanery. 

After obtaining a First Class Honours in Biological Sciences, 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

Course Organiser

Haseem is a ST3 ENT trainee in the West Midlands.

He graduated from The University of Manchester in 2018 with several awards and prizes. He also received a full scholarship to complete a Master’s degree in Oncology at the Christie Hospital, gaining the award of Distinction. His work has been presented nationally and internationally.

Haseem completed his foundation training at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, 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. 

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

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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 built a team to write the surgical textbook 'Smashing the Core Surgical Training Interview: a holistic guide to becoming a surgeon' due for release in July 2023. 


Sharukh Zuberi

Core Surgical Trainee Rep

Sharukh is a Core Surgical Trainee in the  London deanery. 

Sharukh graduated from Imperial College London in 2019 with several awards and publications. He 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 last year. He ranked 2nd in National Selection, securing a highly-competitive, Plastics-themed CST post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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