We're only human

We're a team of medics, thinkers, designers, coders and explorers. We’re driven by the idea that the best work is born from curiosity, craftsmanship and fun. We are on a mission to create meaningful digital products that provide unparalleled value to our community.

Meet the team

Dr Zac Hana

Co-founder
MBBS
King's College London

The organiser and dreamer. He gets a thrill managing the team to ensure deadlines are met, whilst also developing key strategies to ensure the BiteMedicine vision is realised. He can be quite scary at times, but he's a big soft bear at heart.

Dr Azeem Alam

Co-founder
MBBS
King's College London

The delightful doctor. Azeem is an academic clinician in London and was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours list for contributions to medical education. Azeem and Shuaib work together to ensure that all our content is clinically accurate and up-to-date. Azeem is also an avid researcher with over 25 publications, as well as a talented songwriter.

Dr Shuaib Siddiqui

Co-founder
MB BChir, University of Cambridge

The big brain doctor. When he isn’t busy dressing so fly, he’s also commanding the frontline with Azeem to produce top-tier medical content. Some say he reads guidelines and research for fun. Shuaib has completed his MRCP qualification and currently works as a radiology registrar.

Dr Richard Phillips

Co-founder
MB BChir, University of Cambridge

The community godfather and MedEd enthusiast. Think of him as your go-to man. So, if you would like to join our ever-growing community and team, then Richard is your guy. This gentle giant will make you feel right at home. Richard graduated with distinction and is now pursuing a medical education AFP in Birmingham.

Our User Advisory Board

We work closely with Medics and Students to make sure our product serves our community best

Pooja Rathod

User Advisory Board
BSc (Hons)
Newcastle University

I'm a Biological and Chemical Sciences graduate and current first year MSc Physician Associate Studies student. During my first week in placement I was handed the diathermy and suction in theatre, and since, then I am really keen to pursue pioneering roles for PAs in both primary and secondary care, but especially within operating theatres. I am also keen to get involved with targeted medical education for Physician Associate students.

Steffi McLucas

User Advisory Board
BSc (Hons)
University of Manchester

Hello! I’m currently a 2nd year MSc Physician Associate student at the University of Manchester. I’m the Educational Lead for Manchester’s PA society, a student sub-committee member for the North West PA forum and a student ambassador for Manchester Medicine and Dentistry. I’m keen on Medical Education and mentorship and have a specific interest in Acute and Emergency Medicine.

Caitlin Culyer

User Advisory Board
Plymouth University

I am soon to start my final year of medical school which will be in Torbay Hospital, in the South West of England. My speciality interests are Emergency Medicine and Trauma Plastic Surgery - I really enjoy the acute, high pressure situations. My biggest passion outside of medicine is fitness - power weight lifting, boxing, swimming, and endurance cardio - the best form of stress release!

Sarah Gaier

User Advisory Board
MBBS
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (QMUL)

Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm currently a third year student with an interest in forensic pathology as a speciality. In my free time I enjoy art and a good book!

Soňa Jesenakova

User Advisory Board
University of Aberdeen

Hey everyone! I am Soňa, a second year medical student at the University of Aberdeen. Having explored only a small proportion of all the different medical specialties, I am keeping my options open! When not studying, I really enjoy spending time with my dog or dancing salsa and bachata.

Lihini Wanniarachchi

User Advisory Board
Tianjin Medical University

Hi! I’m Li, from the Pearl, Sri Lanka. I am currently a 4th year Medical Student at Tianjin Medical University, China. Medicine to me has always been a dream since childhood - being here now is a blessing beyond compare! I’m keen on pursuing Surgery, but only time will tell for sure. Apart from medicine, I’m a part-time writer and model. I have far too many hobbies to list (the world is your stage, or so they say)! I love and am super grateful to be a part of BiteMedicine, a platform from my far eastern corner of the world!

Our Representatives

The amazing individuals that are spreading BiteMedicine good vibes in institutions around the world

Aashna Sikka

Representative
MBBS
University of Central Lancashire

Hi! I'm Aashna and I'm a third year medical student at UCLan. I'm interested in Paediatric medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Outside of medicine, I like cooking and binge watching Netflix.

Agata Grettka

Representative
The University of Sheffield

I am currently a forth year medical student and I am particularly interested in surgery and women's health. When I am not busy with medicine I love painting and baking in my free time!

Alex Thomas

Representative
Oxford

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm a 4th year at Oxford. I think I want to go into paediatrics, but it's still too early to tell. Outside of medicine, I love playing cricket and going to the pub!

Amy Done

Representative
BSc (Hons)
University of Manchester

Hi! I'm Amy, a 2nd year Physician Associate student at the University of Manchester. Prior to this I studied Human Physiology at the University of Liverpool. My interest is in Gastroenterology but who's to say this may not change in the future! Outside of education, I enjoy painting and listening to all genres of music.

Avinindita Nura Lestari

Representative
S.Ked
Universitas Islam Bandung, Indonesia

I am a final year medical student. I am currently on my clinical rotation before the national exit exam. Cardiology, surgery, and public health has always been my field of interest although I'm still exploring. I also enjoy making visual aids and illustrations to learn and deliver medicine, as seen on my portfolio: www.avinindita.art. Outside of medicine, I run and read

Colescu Alice

Representative
MD
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T.Popa" Iasi

I am a first-year medical student in Iasi, Romania. If I were to define my life, I would say it is a mixture of art (visual, musical) and a field that combines art with the raw reality: medicine. My goal is to create a life I don't need a vacation from.

Elen Sanpher

Representative
BSc Anatomy and Human Biology
Cardiff University (Bangor Campus)

Hello! My name is Elen and I'm a 3rd year medical student at Bangor University. I am a postgraduate with a previous degree in Anatomy and Human Biology from the University of Liverpool. In my spare time I enjoy running, and have been part of the University's Equestrian and Hockey teams. Bitemedicine has played a key role in continuing medical education during the pandemic, and I look forward to the opportunities that will arise whilst being a rep!

Erum Aafreen Matloob Ahmad

Representative
MBBS
University of Central Lancashire

Hello everyone! I am Erum Ahmad, a third year medical student at UCLan. I am an international student from Dubai, and am originally from India. I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge, and have recently been a part of the BiteMedicine and am looking forward to working with the team!

Faith Utulu

Representative
Bio BSc
Anglia Ruskin University

I am a second-year medical student interested in anaesthetics and ENT. I have a BSc in biochemistry, I sing, and I used to be a DJ.

Habib Mahdi

Representative
BSc
University of Nicosia Medical School

Before medicine, I studied Biomedical sciences at Coventry University. Besides medicine, most of my time goes into different hobbies such as running my YouTube channel and weekly newsletter where i provide tips to students on productivity etc. I am into football and a big time Ac Milan fan! I have a special interest in Cardiac surgery or Interventional Cardiology as well as Emergency Medicine!

Hansini Kannangara

Representative
New Zealand

Hi I’m Han, a 20 something year old medic residing in New Zealand, originally from Sri Lanka. I am a left handed omnivert. I followed a non traditional route to med-school and I embrace every part of it, it all started from believing in my dreams. My specialty interests include neurology and surgery. I work as a part time model, magazine editor and content creator when time permits.

Heshani Hettige

Representative
MBBS
West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University

Hi, I'm Heshani and I am currently a medical intern at West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University. I'm hoping to specialize in paediatrics or general internal medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, painting and playing badminton.

Ikem Nzenwa

Representative
University of Liverpool

My name is Ikem and I am a 3rd year medical student. I am an international student from Nigeria. Having done a little over half of my core clinical rotations, I am still exploring the different specialities and I am currently keeping my options open.

Jessie Lenton

Representative
BSc
St George's University London

Hello! I’m a final year Physician Associate student, with special interests in emergency medicine, surgery and acute oncology. Outside of medicine, I love cycling, cooking and reading!

Kanisha Smyth

Representative
University of Aberdeen

I am currently a fourth year medical student and I am particularly interested in Orthopaedic surgery and Sports medicine.

Kate Francis

Representative
BSc
University of Edinburgh

I'm a 4th year medical student (until August 2020) at the University Of Edinburgh. Within medicine, I'm very interested in surgery and orthopaedics in particular. Outside of medicine, I love sailing and spend my summers volunteering for a charity that teaches young people how to sail 70 foot yachts.

Lakshiv Dhingra

Representative
BA (cantab)
University of Cambridge

Hello! I'm currently in the penultimate year of the Medicine course at Cambridge. While I'm not exactly sure what specialty I want to go into, I hope to be deeply immersed in medical education as a doctor, as I love learning and teaching. When I'm not doing medicine, I'm probably either jogging along the River Cam or playing fierce games of garden badminton with my housemates :)

Lueh Chien

Representative
MBBS
Imperial College London

Hi, my name is Lueh, currently a third year medical student at Imperial. I've always wanted to learn more about medical education and so I decided to join this wonderful team, BiteMedicine. I am interested in cardiac and general surgery and hope one day I will be able to deliver such unrivalled education for my students as well.

Monali Elwatte

Representative
West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University

Hi I'm Monali from Sri Lanka. I am currently a final year medical student at Sichuan University, China. Right now I am undergoing my internship at West China Medical Hospital in Chengdu, China . One of my biggest dreams is to become a general surgeon someday. Apart from that I enjoy singing and dancing ballet.

Muhammad Gohar

Representative
Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria

Hi! I'm a final year medic with a fervent passion for surgery, especially trauma and orthopaedics. I am also the founder of the Surgical Society at my university. My other avid interest is medical education, and I love organising teaching sessions for the junior medical students. Outside of the medicine bubble, I'm a keen reader and also enjoy badminton (though my racquet skills need a lot of work!).

Nancy Zhang

Representative
University of Bristol

Hi, I'm a 3rd year medical student at Bristol University and I'll be intercalating in Clinical Sciences (BSc) next year. I have a interest in plastics, breast surgery and obstetrics & gynae, however, I'm trying to keep my options as open as possible. Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my friends & cooking!

Parthik Patel

Representative
BSc (Hons)
University of Liverpool

Hi! I am currently a fourth year medical student. I'm particularly interested in Surgery, with Plastics being my favourite at the moment. I've also completed a degree in Biochemistry which gave me the confidence to apply for Medicine. Apart from medicine, I love being social with friends and going abroad travelling.

Radhika Gulati

Representative
MSc
Queen’s University Belfast

4th year medical student at Queen’s University Belfast. Interested in Paediatrics, Palliative Care and Medical Education.

Raj Maan

Representative
BSc (Hons), MRes
Newcastle University

Hi I’m Raj, I’m a second year medic at Newcastle University, having previously completed a Masters in Immunobiology as well as a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. I am interested in pursuing a surgical career in the future but around this I’ve got strong interests in MedEd as well as being generally really research heavy! In my free time I enjoy taking pictures, trying to work through IMDB’s top 250 and learning to code!

Rajiv Gaikwad

Representative
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

I am a fifth year medical student studying in Bulgaria. Whilst being a UK citizen, studying abroad has given me a lot of insight into medicine outside of the UK and has presented me with many life skills. Aside from academics I love everything there is to do with sports such as football and cricket.

Rayan De

Representative
University of Leicester

Hey there! I am currently a third year medical student enjoying my first year of clinical placement. My main interest at this stage is sports medicine, which I am hoping to intercalate in next year, but I also like the idea of specialising in primary care! Away from medicine, I love playing and watching sports including hockey and football, as well as music and travelling!

Robin Back

Representative
MBChB
University of Manchester

Currently a 4th Year Medical Student at Manchester. I’ve a big interest in going into medical education alongside working as a doctor! I’d love to work in General Practise, Cardiology, Neurology — essentially anything that’s going to keep me thinking physiologically. Outside of medicine I love art, food and fitness!

Rosa Mobayen

Representative
BSc
UCL

Hi there! I’m Rosa, and I’m currently in my 4th year of medical school at UCL. Last year I intercalated in Women’s health. I have a big interest in Fetal Medicine and Multiple Pregnancies and I completed a project looking at twin pregnancies! In my spare time I row for the medical school, and was novice captain last year.

Samuel Donnelly

Representative
BMSc (Hons)
University of Dundee

I'm a senior medical student in Scotland, who loves travel, tech and everything sustainable. Throughout my time studying medicine, I have developed a keen interest in tackling both local and global healthcare inequalities; I studied a BMSc in International Health in 2020, and I aim to dabble in some form of humanitarian work in the future.

Sanj Nanchahal

Representative
BSc (Hons)
King's College London

Hey! I’m going into my penultimate year of Medicine on the Graduate Entry course after completing a BSc in Biomedical Science at King's. I’m not sure what I’ll specialise in just yet but would love to combine it with medical education! In my free time, you’ll find me baking, spending time with friends, or exploring new places!

Sara Sarhadi

Representative
Aston University

I'm a third year medical student. I've found my clinical placements to be the most exciting part of medical school so far. I'm interested in Paediatric medicine and Obstetrics and gynaecology but I would like to explore all possible interests during my clinical years. I enjoy playing the piano and I particularly like the songs composed by David Nevue and Yanni.

Sean Mahoney

Representative
MBChB
University of Glasgow

I'm currently a 4th year medical student at Glasgow, in terms of medicine my main interests are medical education and haematology (Though my preferred specialty changes with the wind!). Outside of medicine I love sport, specifically playing hockey, and when I'm not doing that I'm usually procrastinating by watching movies.

Sneha Baburam

Representative
MBBS
University of East Anglia

Hey guys! I am a 3rd year medical student at the University of East Anglia with interests in Neuro-ophthalmology and Endocrinology so far, but I am excited to learn Obstetrics and Gynaecology next year! I have a special interest in AI medicine and digital health. Outside of medicine, I love reading, cooking and travelling!

Suchika Garg

User Advisory Board
BSc
University College London

Hey guys! I’m Suchika and I am currently a fifth year medical student at University College London. As part of the iBSc program, I was very proud to achieve a first class honours in Medical Sciences with Paediatrics and Child Health. As you can probably already tell, I am an aspiring paediatrician. Besides medicine, my passions include photography, reading and fitness!

Tim Fitzsimmons

Representative
University of Bristol

I am currently in my third year at Bristol and I'm due to intercalate next year in Clinical Sciences. I have an interest in emergency medicine and orthopaedics, although I have no ties to one particular specialty as of now. Two years ago my family moved to Cornwall, and since, I have enjoyed surfing... weather permitting of course!

Yasmin Nikookam

Representative
BSc (Hons)
University of Birmingham

I am a fourth-year medical student studying at the University of Birmingham. I intercalated last year (2018-2019) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in Pre-Hospital Medicine. My current speciality interests are Dermatology and ENT. My other interests include Emergency Medicine, medical education, tutoring, and playing sports.