Our Doctors

The Femedic are proud to work with qualified medical professionals to produce content. This content, that comprises our ‘medical’ content stream, aims to specifically address questions that require a medical professional to answer them, in the depth and dignity deserved.

Our in-house editorial team works with our doctors on a freelance basis: we research the sorts of questions women are asking online, and then bring this insight to our doctors and then work with them to create the content that provides the answer. Each of our doctors sign a declaration to verify their experience and qualifications and work collaboratively with us throughout the editing process.

When exploring a non-medical aspect to a medical concern, for example: Why does it take so long to diagnose endometriosis?, it is our editorial policy that our journalists include comment from a qualified medical professional in their investigation.

Here is our current freelance rota of doctors and medically-qualified professionals:

Dr Benjamin Janaway, MBChB BMedSci

Ben is a doctor and writer, and is chief commissioning editor of TrustedMedicine, and a health politics journalist at The Canary. His background is in medicine, and he trained at Sheffield University before undertaking further training at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. His interests include neurology, evolutionary biology, anthropological psychology, and cosmology. He will be undertaking a masters in translational neuroscience next year.

Dr Evie Akiens

Evie is a foundation doctor currently based in Yorkshire, but planning to start GP training in Chelmsford in the near future. She loves running, cycling, and going to the gym, and is passionate about encouraging involvement and equal opportunities for women in sport. She believes it is hugely important for women to have honest information about their health freely available and be able to ask questions without fear of judgement.

Dr Shreya Patel, MBBS MSc BSc DFSRH

Shreya is a London-based doctor specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her passion in global and public health, family planning, and reproductive rights led her to pursue a masters in Public Health at Harvard. She is a strong believer that women should have easily accessible, accurate information about their health, to enable them to make decisions about their health that are right for them.

Dr. Charles Mercer, MBBS MClinEd

Charles studied medicine at Durham and Newcastle, where he was awarded a scholarship to stay for a master’s degree in medical education. He is interested in child and maternal health, as well as medical education. He is currently working towards his membership exams for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, while working as a paediatrician.

Dr. Deyo Famuboni, MB ChB

Dr. Deyo Famuboni is a UK trained GP with over 10 years of medical experience. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, she went on to do further training within a wide range of medical specialities including obstetrics and gynaecology. She has spent time working abroad as well as within the NHS and private sectors in the UK. She is a member and clinical advisor of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a diplomate of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal College of Paediatricians and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She also has a strong interest in nutrition and health.

Dr. Diana Chiu, MBChB (Hons) MRCP PGCERT (Med Ed) PhD

Diana received her medical degree, with honours, from the University of Manchester. She then went on to receive basic and specialist medical training within the north west of England. She carried out in-depth research in medicine and was awarded a PhD in 2016. Currently, she is finishing her medical training at a large teaching hospital, and one of her greatest interests is medical education. She is an advanced life support instructor and writes regularly for post-graduate examination websites, and also holds a PGCERT in medical education with distinction.

Dr. Georgia Hacke, MB BChir MA (Cantab)

Georgia studied her medical degree at Cambridge University. During her time there she was always interested in pursuing further studies within reproductive medicine and developmental science. Since graduating in 2015 she has worked within Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, in a variety of different hospital departments including medicine, surgery, and obstetrics and gynaecology. She is now on the pathway to start specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology. Outside of the hospital she enjoys travelling, and ultimately she hopes to be able to take her work abroad and help promote women’s health globally.

Dr. Jennifer Kelly, MBChB(hons) MRCGP DRCOG

Jennifer is a General Practitioner, medical writer, parent, and founder of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, registered charity for childhood cancer awareness and research. She also has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health, and enjoys medical writing, particularly helping make medical information easily accessible to those who want to find out more.

Dr. Leah Ashraf, MBBS BSc

Leah is a doctor of British-Pakistani heritage and studied at King’s College London, where she was awarded an academic scholarship for a BSc in diabetes and endocrinology alongside her degree in medicine. She is currently working towards her membership exams for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists and is about to start a senior house officer role in that field. She hopes to one day be able to take her passion for women’s health around the world, supporting women and girls globally.

Dr. Lorna Pender, MBChB BSc Hons

Lorna is a doctor by trade, and now works in the pharmaceutical industry. She enjoyed writing throughout her medical degree and she worked on numerous health-based writing projects, including medical research and writing articles for medical journals, while working as a hospital doctor for the NHS. She is excited to be able to reach a much wider audience with her writing for The Femedic and hopes readers will find greater clarity on health issues from reading her articles.

Dr. Natasha Abdul Aziz, MBBCh BAO (NUI) LRCP&SI MRCOG

Natasha is senior clinical fellow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with the Chelsea & Westminster NHS foundation trust. She was previously a clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford and national women’s health lead for the Muslim Doctors Association of the UK. Her special interests include the use of digital healthcare solutions to help vulnerable populations of women, volunteer work with refugees, and chasing that last sliver of sun on her balcony after work.

Dr. Nupur Yogarajah, BSc Hons MBBS DRCOG PgCert Clin Ed MRCGP

Nupur, a GP, graduated from the Royal Free & University College Medical School in 2006 and after rotating through various specialities she gravitated towards General Practice as it offered continuity with her patients and diversity in her caseload. She has particular interests in women’s, children’s, and sexual health, as well as medical education. Managing a variety of female patients over the years has given her experience of the common queries and misconceptions regarding women’s health. She is passionate about delivering health information in a digestible and accessible way, making The Femedic an ideal opportunity for her writing.

Dr. Sarah Merrifield, MBChB

Sarah is a doctor based in West Yorkshire. After graduating from Sheffield University in 2011 she has worked in a variety of areas including general practice, gynaecology and infectious diseases. Her special interests include sexual health and medical education. Sarah is passionate about science communication and has recently won a local competition for this. Outside of a work she enjoys travelling, good food and theatre.

Dr. Shehara Ariyaratne, MBBS

Shehara graduated from the University of Colombo, with degrees in Medicine and Surgery. She has research experience in various fields of medicine, having worked at the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka and National Institute of Infectious Diseases. She is currently practising paediatrics and radiology at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, the main paediatric hospital in the country. Though a medical doctor in profession, writing has always been her passion and she hopes her articles will help empower women.

Are you a medically-qualified professional, and are interested in writing for us? Contact monica@thefemedic.com with a brief introduction, including details of your qualifications, experience, and any particular topics you are interested in covering.

Page last updated November 2018