Clinical Leads

Our Clinical Leads are NHS Consultants working with Medefer to deliver better healthcare for everyone. They work alongside more than 100 NHS Consultants across a range of specialities.


Dr Matthew Faircloth

Cardiology

Matthew  is a consultant cardiologist in the NHS at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. 

His main area of interest is in interventional cardiology – stenting blocked arteries and treating heart attacks.

Matthew trained at St George’s Hospital in South London and across South London including at St Thomas’, The Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals where he undertook a period of research leading to the award of a PhD for studies in the molecular basis of heart failure.

Dr Ken Laji

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Laji is a consultant Endrochrinologist in the Western Sussex NHS Trust

Dr Laji has experience diagnosing and managing a wide range of endocrine disorders including thyroid, parathyroid, sex hormone disorders, as well as managing complex pituitary and adrenal endocrinology. 

His work is across The Western Sussex Trust, which also has close links with multiple tertiary centres.  

He is a lecturer and trainer affiliated to several universities and regularly publish in peer reviewed journals. He is also a senior examiner for Royal College of Physicians’ higher professional examination. 

“I am excited to be part of Medefer which is an innovative venture aiming to deliver healthcare differently.”

Mr John Rubin

ENT

John is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at UCLH and Lead Clinician for Voice Disorders at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London. He was Clinical Director of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Division of the Royal Free NHS Trust from 2003 through 2009 and is an Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery where he co-leads the Voice and Swallowing Unit. 

John is honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, as well as honorary Associate Professor, Department for Targeted Intervention at University College London He is a member of numerous professional societies, serves on a number of committees and professional bodies, lectures widely and is involved in research and teaching. He has published extensively in the medical literature, including articles in medical journals, chapters in textbooks, as well as being the editor of several books. 

He is current Chair of the Voice Committee of the European Academy of Phoniatrics. He is a past- President of Collegium Medicorum Theatri; previous Council member of the British Laryngological Association; previous honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ENTUK; immediate past- President of the British Voice Association.

Dr Adam Stone

Gastroenterology

Dr Adam Stone qualified in Medicine from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1991. He trained in London over the next decade and was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester in 2002. His clinical sub-speciality is the diagnosis and endoscopic management of gastro-intestinal and pancreatic cancer.

Adam’s chief interest outside clinical medicine is in medical education and training. He has been on the Wessex Speciality Training Committee for Gastroenterology for the last 10 years and an Educational Supervisor for South Thames Foundation school (supervising junior hospital doctors).

Due to his teaching of medical students from King’s College Hospital Medical School, he was given an Honorary Clinical Fellowship by that institution in 2015. He is Site Director for the American School of the Caribbean (AUC) at Western Sussex Hospitals and an Associate Professor of the AUC. He examines for the Membership examinations of the Royal College of Physicians.

Mr Chris Peters

General Surgery

Christopher Peters is a London based Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and for Medefer.  His specialist interest is Oesophageal and Gastric cancer surgery but he also has extensive experience treating benign upper gastrointestinal conditions such as reflux, achalasia and gallstones. In terms of general surgery he is an experienced hernia surgeon including complex redo incisional hernia repairs with a hybrid laparoscopic / open approach.

As an Imperial College academic his research programme is built around understanding how we can use new technologies to make better decisions about how we treat cancer patients. He runs the Imperial College Masters in Surgical Innovation and leads the Culture and Engagement committee in the Department of Surgery and Cancer which aims to improve the working life of its staff and improve both gender and ethnic balance in academia. 

“Medefer is exciting as it provides a new model to quickly and efficiently provide the highest quality medical opinions to NHS patients, reducing the stress and strains on hospital services, and getting people the advice and treatment they need faster.”

Mr Moiad Alazzam

Gynaecology

Moiad is a dual certified Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist (RCOG, London). He qualified from Jordan University of Science and Technology where he was a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology until he moved to the UK in 2001. Moiad completed his speciality training programme in 2010 and received dual CCT accreditation.

He received BSGE traveling fellowship to train in robotic surgery (Cork-Ireland) and ESGO traveling fellowship to train in advanced laparoscopic surgery in France(Oscar Lambret Centre- Lile). Moiad is passionate about education, innovation and research. He is actively involved, setting up international collaborative studies and publishing in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to speak in national and international conferences. He served in the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and the British & Irish Association for Robotic Surgeons (BIARGS) councils where he chaired the BSGE guidelines committee and co-authored the endometrial hyperplasia greentop guidelines.

Moiad is a founding member of the Oxford Placenta Accreta Group. He has extensive research and surgical expertise in the management of trophoblastic diseases.

Prof Ciro Rinaldi

Haematology

Professor Rinaldi trained in Italy at University Federico II Naples, where he gained his MD, followed by Haematology specialist training and a PhD in Biotechnology. During his PhD, he moved to Chicago where he worked in Giuseppina Nucifora’s Lab at University of Illinois (UIC), and he published several articles on alternative pathways in MPN and MDS.

He is Consultant Haematologist at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust specialised in myeloid malignancies including MPN, MDS and AML and he is also Divisional Clinical Director for Clinical Support Services and Medicine and Deputy Director Clinical Research Facilities.

Ciro became Honorary Professor in Haematology at University of Lincoln in 2015 where He leads the MPN/MDS molecular biology lab focusing on Philadelphia-negative MPN and abnormal pathways in MDS.

He is former Chair for the Haematology Expert Clinical Advisory Group (ECAG) Lead for the East Midland.

Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Neurology

Jonathan works at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust where he is the Clinical Director for Neurosciences and is a member of the NCL STP Neurology Group.

He trained at Imperial College in London. He undertook clinical training in a number of London teaching hospitals, including a period as a clinical research fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Jonathan has expertise across general neurology with a specialist interest in dementia and cognitive disorders. He developed the Cognitive Disorders Service at the Royal Free and was part of the London memory Network Steering Group.

He enjoys teaching both within medicine and allied disciplines. He co-authored the book Neurology for MRCP and regularly teaches for both University College London and Birkbeck University.

Mr Zameer Shah

Orthopaedics

Zameer is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, University of London, Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics, ISTP, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

Zameer trained at Kings College, London. He undertook surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, including a period as a Research Fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.. He was International Fellow at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He completed his Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital and was trained in all aspects of Hip and Knee Surgery.

During his clinical training Zameer completed a MBA at Imperial College London and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons. Zameer has been recognised as one of the ‘Next Generation Capital Leaders’ by the London Leadership Academy.

He was been recognised with Certificates of Clinical Excellence for 4 years running.

Dr Matthew Knight

Respiratory

Dr Matthew Knight is a Respiratory consultant based at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and is the clinical lead for Respiratory Medicine at Medefer. He has a clinical interest in chronic cough, unexplained breathlessness, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and upper airway allergy. He has been actively involved in research into emergency pleural disease management and out of hospital care for acute respiratory conditions.

Prior to taking on the role of clinical lead at Medefer he was Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medicine at the postgraduate school of Medicine based at Health Education East of England in Cambridge (2017-20) and was the head of department of respiratory medicine at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He was the Royal College Tutor for Medicine at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust from 2016 to 2020. During the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020 he established and led the COVID Virtual hospital in Hertfordshire.

Dr Knight sits as a director of Penrose Care, an ethical home care provider based in London and has worked closely with colleagues over the years to improve conditions in the home care sector.

Dr Sanjeev Menon

Rheumatology

Sanjeev studied Medicine in Cambridge and completed his clinical studies in London. He worked as Senior Registrar and Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology in Bristol before taking up his Consultant post at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester from April 1997.

He has an interest in paediatric rheumatology and osteoporosis. He holds dedicated clinics for vasculitis and connective tissue patients, and combined clinics with Orthopaedic surgeons.

Sanjeev has produced several original research articles based on 2 years laboratory work developing monoclonal anticardiolipin antibodies, and has written numerous reviews, case reports and a book chapter on small vessel vasculitidies.

He completed his Qualification in Educational Supervision and regularly appraises consultant colleagues in his Trust. He is an Educational Supervisor and gives numerous talks each year on courses and to the general public.

Mr Stuart Graham

Urology

Stuart has a clinical interest in stone disease, leading the PCNL service for North East London. He is active in complex endourology & heads the laser local anaesthetic bladder cancer service. He leads the Holmium Enucleation of the Prostate service, taking referral regionally. Hi research interests centre around prediction & prevention of stone disease, and was a member of the Goliath study group.

Stuart is a Co-Foundation Programme Director & Improving Surgical Training (IST) for Core Surgical Training Lead for the Whipps Cross Site. He is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health Sciences Education, for Queen Mary University of London and WX Urology site lead for the 3rd & 5th year students in Urology

He has personally run virtual clinics for over 10 years for 2 different trust. He is the Clinical Governance lead for the Holly Private Hospital.

Our People

Dr Matthew Faircloth

Cardiology

Matthew  is a consultant cardiologist in the NHS at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. 

His main area of interest is in interventional cardiology – stenting blocked arteries and treating heart attacks.

Matthew trained at St George’s Hospital in South London and across South London including at St Thomas’, The Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals where he undertook a period of research leading to the award of a PhD for studies in the molecular basis of heart failure.

Dr Ken Laji

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Laji is a consultant Endrochrinologist in the Western Sussex NHS Trust

Dr Laji has experience diagnosing and managing a wide range of endocrine disorders including thyroid, parathyroid, sex hormone disorders, as well as managing complex pituitary and adrenal endocrinology. 

His work is across The Western Sussex Trust, which also has close links with multiple tertiary centres.  

He is a lecturer and trainer affiliated to several universities and regularly publish in peer reviewed journals. He is also a senior examiner for Royal College of Physicians’ higher professional examination. 

“I am excited to be part of Medefer which is an innovative venture aiming to deliver healthcare differently.”

Mr John Rubin

ENT

John is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at UCLH and Lead Clinician for Voice Disorders at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London. He was Clinical Director of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Division of the Royal Free NHS Trust from 2003 through 2009 and is an Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery where he co-leads the Voice and Swallowing Unit. 

John is honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, as well as honorary Associate Professor, Department for Targeted Intervention at University College London He is a member of numerous professional societies, serves on a number of committees and professional bodies, lectures widely and is involved in research and teaching. He has published extensively in the medical literature, including articles in medical journals, chapters in textbooks, as well as being the editor of several books. 

He is current Chair of the Voice Committee of the European Academy of Phoniatrics. He is a past- President of Collegium Medicorum Theatri; previous Council member of the British Laryngological Association; previous honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ENTUK; immediate past- President of the British Voice Association.

Dr Adam Stone

Gastroenterology

Dr Adam Stone qualified in Medicine from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1991. He trained in London over the next decade and was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester in 2002. His clinical sub-speciality is the diagnosis and endoscopic management of gastro-intestinal and pancreatic cancer.

Adam’s chief interest outside clinical medicine is in medical education and training. He has been on the Wessex Speciality Training Committee for Gastroenterology for the last 10 years and an Educational Supervisor for South Thames Foundation school (supervising junior hospital doctors).

Due to his teaching of medical students from King’s College Hospital Medical School, he was given an Honorary Clinical Fellowship by that institution in 2015. He is Site Director for the American School of the Caribbean (AUC) at Western Sussex Hospitals and an Associate Professor of the AUC. He examines for the Membership examinations of the Royal College of Physicians.

Mr Chris Peters

General Surgery

Christopher Peters is a London based Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and for Medefer.  His specialist interest is Oesophageal and Gastric cancer surgery but he also has extensive experience treating benign upper gastrointestinal conditions such as reflux, achalasia and gallstones. In terms of general surgery he is an experienced hernia surgeon including complex redo incisional hernia repairs with a hybrid laparoscopic / open approach.

As an Imperial College academic his research programme is built around understanding how we can use new technologies to make better decisions about how we treat cancer patients. He runs the Imperial College Masters in Surgical Innovation and leads the Culture and Engagement committee in the Department of Surgery and Cancer which aims to improve the working life of its staff and improve both gender and ethnic balance in academia. 

“Medefer is exciting as it provides a new model to quickly and efficiently provide the highest quality medical opinions to NHS patients, reducing the stress and strains on hospital services, and getting people the advice and treatment they need faster.”

Mr Moiad Alazzam

Gynaecology

Moiad is a dual certified Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Gynaecological Oncologist (RCOG, London). He qualified from Jordan University of Science and Technology where he was a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology until he moved to the UK in 2001. Moiad completed his speciality training programme in 2010 and received dual CCT accreditation.

He received BSGE traveling fellowship to train in robotic surgery (Cork-Ireland) and ESGO traveling fellowship to train in advanced laparoscopic surgery in France(Oscar Lambret Centre- Lile). Moiad is passionate about education, innovation and research. He is actively involved, setting up international collaborative studies and publishing in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to speak in national and international conferences. He served in the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and the British & Irish Association for Robotic Surgeons (BIARGS) councils where he chaired the BSGE guidelines committee and co-authored the endometrial hyperplasia greentop guidelines.

Moiad is a founding member of the Oxford Placenta Accreta Group. He has extensive research and surgical expertise in the management of trophoblastic diseases.

Prof Ciro Rinaldi

Haematology

Professor Rinaldi trained in Italy at University Federico II Naples, where he gained his MD, followed by Haematology specialist training and a PhD in Biotechnology. During his PhD, he moved to Chicago where he worked in Giuseppina Nucifora’s Lab at University of Illinois (UIC), and he published several articles on alternative pathways in MPN and MDS.

He is Consultant Haematologist at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust specialised in myeloid malignancies including MPN, MDS and AML and he is also Divisional Clinical Director for Clinical Support Services and Medicine and Deputy Director Clinical Research Facilities.

Ciro became Honorary Professor in Haematology at University of Lincoln in 2015 where He leads the MPN/MDS molecular biology lab focusing on Philadelphia-negative MPN and abnormal pathways in MDS.

He is former Chair for the Haematology Expert Clinical Advisory Group (ECAG) Lead for the East Midland.

Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Neurology

Jonathan works at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust where he is the Clinical Director for Neurosciences and is a member of the NCL STP Neurology Group.

He trained at Imperial College in London. He undertook clinical training in a number of London teaching hospitals, including a period as a clinical research fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Jonathan has expertise across general neurology with a specialist interest in dementia and cognitive disorders. He developed the Cognitive Disorders Service at the Royal Free and was part of the London memory Network Steering Group.

He enjoys teaching both within medicine and allied disciplines. He co-authored the book Neurology for MRCP and regularly teaches for both University College London and Birkbeck University.

Mr Zameer Shah

Orthopaedics

Zameer is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, University of London, Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics, ISTP, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

Zameer trained at Kings College, London. He undertook surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, including a period as a Research Fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.. He was International Fellow at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He completed his Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital and was trained in all aspects of Hip and Knee Surgery.

During his clinical training Zameer completed a MBA at Imperial College London and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons. Zameer has been recognised as one of the ‘Next Generation Capital Leaders’ by the London Leadership Academy.

He was been recognised with Certificates of Clinical Excellence for 4 years running.

Dr Matthew Knight

Respiratory

Dr Matthew Knight is a Respiratory consultant based at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and is the clinical lead for Respiratory Medicine at Medefer. He has a clinical interest in chronic cough, unexplained breathlessness, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and upper airway allergy. He has been actively involved in research into emergency pleural disease management and out of hospital care for acute respiratory conditions.

Prior to taking on the role of clinical lead at Medefer he was Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medicine at the postgraduate school of Medicine based at Health Education East of England in Cambridge (2017-20) and was the head of department of respiratory medicine at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He was the Royal College Tutor for Medicine at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust from 2016 to 2020. During the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020 he established and led the COVID Virtual hospital in Hertfordshire.

Dr Knight sits as a director of Penrose Care, an ethical home care provider based in London and has worked closely with colleagues over the years to improve conditions in the home care sector.

Dr Sanjeev Menon

Rheumatology

Sanjeev studied Medicine in Cambridge and completed his clinical studies in London. He worked as Senior Registrar and Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology in Bristol before taking up his Consultant post at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester from April 1997.

He has an interest in paediatric rheumatology and osteoporosis. He holds dedicated clinics for vasculitis and connective tissue patients, and combined clinics with Orthopaedic surgeons.

Sanjeev has produced several original research articles based on 2 years laboratory work developing monoclonal anticardiolipin antibodies, and has written numerous reviews, case reports and a book chapter on small vessel vasculitidies.

He completed his Qualification in Educational Supervision and regularly appraises consultant colleagues in his Trust. He is an Educational Supervisor and gives numerous talks each year on courses and to the general public.

Mr Stuart Graham

Urology

Stuart has a clinical interest in stone disease, leading the PCNL service for North East London. He is active in complex endourology & heads the laser local anaesthetic bladder cancer service. He leads the Holmium Enucleation of the Prostate service, taking referral regionally. Hi research interests centre around prediction & prevention of stone disease, and was a member of the Goliath study group.

Stuart is a Co-Foundation Programme Director & Improving Surgical Training (IST) for Core Surgical Training Lead for the Whipps Cross Site. He is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health Sciences Education, for Queen Mary University of London and WX Urology site lead for the 3rd & 5th year students in Urology

He has personally run virtual clinics for over 10 years for 2 different trust. He is the Clinical Governance lead for the Holly Private Hospital.