Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)


Dr Shahid is a General Practitioner and Chairperson of the Muslim Doctors Association. She qualified with a distinction in Medical Sciences at University College London with the first prize in Psychology, Sociology and Epidemiology. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology from University College London, and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She works as a General Practitioner in London, and holds diplomas in women’s health, sexual and reproductive health and children’s health. She has an interest in chronic disease and elderly care, palliative care, mental health, public health and humanitarian medicine. She is an honorary clinical tutor at Imperial College Medical School and a GP Appraiser. She has worked in a number of research and humanitarian settings in Europe, Asian and the Middle East. Her MSc thesis was part of a UN project on the socioeconomic determinants of chronic disease among refugee populations in Lebanon.

She was the recipient of the British Muslim Awards for Services to Medicine in 2017 and was named as one of the top 100 influential Muslims in Britain in 2018. She was shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 and is an Ambassador for the Women of the Future programme connecting students with role models to inspire the future generation of females. She was also the recipient for the Royal College of General Practitioners International Travel Scholarship in 2019 for her work in Palestine. She is a keen traveller and linguist and enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, and spending time with her family. She is currently studying Arabic and is enrolled on the Islamic Sciences programme at Al Salam Institute London.

MDA Vice-chair: Dr Myra Malik MBBS BSc FRCA MSc AAFLM

Dr Myra Malik is an Anaesthetist working in London and is Vice-chair of the Muslim Doctors Association. Dr Malik completed her training in Anaesthetics at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia, London Deanery in 2017. She graduated from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Medical School and holds, with a first, a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Medicine. Dr Malik has a keen interest in medical leadership and management developed in recent years. She has completed with distinction a Master’s programme at Imperial College London Business School in International Health Management. Building on her knowledge Dr Malik has gained experience at an organisational level of improvement science and change management.

Her previous roles have included Associate Medical Director of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management for which she was awarded her Associate Fellowship. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family.

MDA Treasurer: Dr Omar Hussain MBBS FRCA

Dr Hussain is a Consultant Anaesthetist sub-specialising in Paediatric Anaesthesia at King’s College Hospital, London. He qualified from Kings College London and completed his postgraduate training at the St Bartholomew’s, the Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He has an interest in medical education and is an undergraduate examiner for Imperial College London and King’s College London.

He facilitates a number of post graduate training courses in Anaesthetics, with an interest in simulation and life support training. He has a keen interest in Organ Donation and Ethics of death/withdrawal of care. He is active in humanitarian work and has been involved with international relief work with Interplast in Pakistan and South Sudan.

MDA Secretary: Salam Youssef MPharm PGDip

Salam studied the Masters of Pharmacy program at Aston University and completed her post graduate diploma in Clinical pharmacy practice at the University of Bath. She has since accumulated nearly 10 years experience as a paediatric hospital pharmacist, most recently in her role in paediatric haematology and oncology at a leading paediatric hospital in London. She has been very active in MDAs health promotion work spanning many years, co-ordinating and delivering workshops, in addition to Hajj and Ramadan campaigns and has made a number of media appearances on behalf of MDA. In addition to being passionate about her day job as a paediatric oncology pharmacist, she is very keen to use her skills in evidence-based medicine to help the Muslim community and reduce health inequalities.

MDA Equality and Diversity: Dr Emma Wiley MBBChir BA MA MSc FRCPath

Dr Wiley read medicine at Downing College, Cambridge where she intercalated with a BA in Pathology graduating in 2007. She moved to London to start her Microbiology specialist training in 2009 which led to a Masters degree in Clinical Microbiology at Barts and The London in 2012. Following this, she moved to University College Hospital London to complete her registrar training. She is currently a microbiology consultant at Croydon University Hospital.

Alongside serving on the on the equality team of the MDA, she is an invited member of the British Medical Association Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group as well as the General Medical Council (GMC) Black and Ethnic Minority Forum. She is also a member of the British Islamic Medical Association and served on the executive committee from 2016-2019. Since joining the MDA in 2019, she cofounded the NHS Religion Equality Group which is the first representative umbrella body for NHS doctors from faith backgrounds.

Outside of medicine, she is also Vice Chair and founder of a multi-award winning voluntary organisation Muslim Women of Merton. MWM was founded in 2015 to give Muslim women a voice and a seat at the table. She is also a wife, mother, bookworm and coffee addict who can always be tempted out with the promise of afternoon tea and scones and chit chat.

MDA Campaigns and Communications Officer : Nabiha Anwar MPharm

Nabiha Anwar is a Pharmacist. She graduated from Kingston University in 2017. She completed her pre-registration training year in community pharmacy to which she then moved into the hospital sector to gain experience. Currently she is a hospital locum pharmacist with an active involvement in community health promotion. She has been involved with the MDA since 2015 and since then has built up a social media presence using 4 major platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. She has actively participated in health check events, helping to promote and organise the annual gala dinner events and also has a role in editing the monthly newsletter.

MDA Mental Health Lead: Dr Fawziya Huq, MBBS, MRCPsych, PG Cert Medical Education, FHEA

Fawziya studied Medicine at Kings College London, graduating with Distinctions in all categories and awarded the Proxime Assessit to the University of London Gold Medal Examination. She continued to train ambitiously throughout her training, gaining qualifications in Medical Education and has successfully been recruited to the MRCPsych Quality Assurance panel.

She is currently specialising as a Psychiatrist in East London, further sub-specialising in General Adult, Older Adult and Liaison Psychiatry. She is particularly interested in the interface between the mind and body, and mental health issues in BAME communities. She has also completed basic training in the concepts of Islamic psychology and counselling. Fawziya has previously served as a medical advisor to a Muslim mental health charity and is currently volunteering for a charity conducting mental health assessments on detainees in immigration removal centres

MDA Engagement Lead: Dr. Nausheen Hameed, BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, PG dip Cardiology, PG cert leadership

Dr. Nausheen Hameed graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Molecular Genetics and went on to study medicine in Warwick Medical School qualifying in 2010. Later completing her postgraduate training in London and now working as a GP in North East London for the past 5 years, with a particular interest in quality improvement, digital health and humanitarian medicine.

Dr. Hameed also specialises in cardiovascular medicine and has completed a postgraduate diploma in Cardiology. She holds the post of Cardiology Clinical Lead for WEL and Enfield CCG’s; consulting on pathway design and transformation for cardiology services within the community. As well as these academic achievements Nausheen holds a role as Health Technology Advisor for the commercial and innovation team at UCL partners. She is enthusiastic about technology in medicine and how this can lead to innovations in healthcare for the future. Outside of work she is passionate about mental, physical and spiritual

MDA technology lead: Dr Ahmmad Youssef BSc MSc PhD

Ahmmad graduated from Queen Mary’s (University of London) in 2000 with a degree in Computer Engineering which he followed up with an MSc in 2002. He has since accumulated over 10 years commercial experience managing technology teams in a number of leading investment banks, most recently as a Vice President at JP Morgan in London helping the firm unlock the power of big data technologies. He recently completed a PhD at Brunel University (studied part-time alongside his full-time role) focusing on how team dynamics can be optimised to produce better software quality.

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