MDAUK is a 0% administration charitable organisation; all the members of our team from book keeping to website design have given their time and skills free of charge. Every penny we raise goes directly to our causes thanks to the hard work by everyone involved.
A gift of time is as valuable to us as hard cash; the MDAUK welcomes individuals or organisations that can offer us a little of their time and experience in any field.
Our team is a mixure of Doctors, professionals and business people based in the Midlands, United Kingdom. Each gives their time, free of charge to create a charity that makes a real difference to peoples lives.
Dr Syed Yusuf Iftikhar
I am a Consultant Surgeon with an interest in Gastrointestinal/Laparoscopic and oncology surgery. I qualified from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1979 and trained as surgeon in Mid Trent Deanery. I was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Edinburgh in 1985. I was awarded Doctor of Medicine (Doctorate from University of Nottingham) in 1991. Thereafter, I was appointed as consultant Surgeon in 1994 at the Derbyshire royal Infirmary. DM is the highest degree bestowed by any university and I was the first Pakistani Surgeon to achieve it.
I was program director for the Mid-Trent Higher surgical Training Programme (2001-06). Furthermore, I was the council member of The Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (2005-08).
I joined rotary movement in 1996. I was president Derby South Rotary club for the year 2006-2007.
I have been an active member of the Derby South Rotary club and have helped raise money for local projects including fund raising for handicapped children. In 2005, I helped raise money to provide boats for Sri Lankan Tsunami victims.
I lead a team of doctors from East Midland to help the earthquake victims in South Asia. I was the senior surgeon leading the team in Balakot and I helped to coordinate the relief effort. We were operating from early in the morning untill late at night. The casualty toll was relentless, we were exhausted, but we Know we made a difference. I have continued to develop a charity health care facility in Kashmir.
I was born in Azad Kashmir and my initial education was in F.G. Public School, Mangla Cantt Pakistan. I moved to the UK in 1982 and graduated in Information Technology. I am currently working as the 'Director of International and Projects' at South Nottingham College in Nottingham. My remit is to recruit International students, develop links with Schools, Colleges, Universities and donar agencies worldwide to build range of projects.
I am a committed volunteer with MDAUK to help raise the initial £1M Capital funding to build and equip the hospital.
As CEO of PAKFOODS Altaf has been very successful in developing the National chain of stores across the midlands and beyond. Altaf brings business expertise to the project to ensure that the project is cost-effective. Based in Nottingham, Altaf provides a great deal of influence for the project and MDAUK is pleased to have him as part of our esteemed trustee panel.
Dr Javed Ahmed
I am a Consultant in General surgery at Royal Derby Hospitals (USA Fellow equivalent). I graduated from Pakistan in 1988 from Khyber medical college Peshawar. I gained basic medical training in Pakistan and I also have worked at the federal government services hospital Islamabad in Emergency Medicine and thoracic surgery. My further surgical training was in the republic of Ireland & United Kingdom. I work as a general surgeon at Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Trust .My special interest is in Laparoscopic Gastro-intestinal surgery.
I was one of the lead coordinator and facilitators on our team's trip to Balakot in 2005. There I performed general and trauma surgery on the Earthquake victims and helped to keep the surgeries rolling through the day.
Dr Asrar Rashid
I am a consultant (USA attending equivalent) at Queens Medical Centre University Hospital, Nottingham. I work in a busy children's intensive care unit dealing with very sick children. I have trained in Sydney, Australia; Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom and the Children's Hospital, Colorado (USA). I have training in Paediatrics, Neonatology, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Tropical Medicine.
I will be providing my expertise to the MDAUK project in the aforementioned fields. My main role in the 2005 earthquake was to aid in the fundraising, the coordination of the teams, and close liaison with the UK media.
Dr Khalid Latief
Dr Latif is an eminent Radiologist at the City Hospital Nottingham. When we found out about the earthquake, Khalid was ready to leave with the team. Although a consultant radiologist (USA attending equivalent), Khalid was utilised for his general medical skills in the emergency area. Khalid worked relentlessly throughout.
Special interests in abdominal/GI and musculoskeletal radiology including ultrasound, CT and MRI. Fellowship in Thoracic Radiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
My expertise to the MDAUK will be in the designing, equipping the X-ray (Imaging) Department of the MDAUK hospital. More importantly the training of staff in modern imaging techniques appropriate to the setting of the MDAUK Hospital'.
Dr Zahid Sheikh
I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Derby Hospitals (UK) (USA Attending anesthiologist equivalent). My special interest is Regional anaesthesia, which allows surgery to take place without the General anaesthetic. I qualified in 1985 from Ukraine (former USSR) and have trained in Pakistan, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
My skill in regional anaesthesia was used to the maximum during my work in the field hospital in the earthquake effected region of Balakot, where I Managed to anaesthetise patients without using general anaesthesia. On the first day of arrival to Balakot we did not have all the required medical equipment to hand therefore I was forced to work without oxygen. Fortunately due to my skills in regional anaesthesia I circumvented the problem and was able to anaesthetise patients without the need for oxygen. Another important asset was is my experience in pediatric anaesthesia, using this skill set I was able to ensure that all operations undertaken on all children during the earthquake rescue mission were pain free.
I am also involved in the acute pain services following surgery and the teaching and training of the junior doctors and the medical staff, this teaching experience will be vital to the MDAUK to ensure a pain-free service with an excellent level of anaesthesia care.
I will be providing my expertise in General and Regional anaesthesia for all types of elective and acute surgery within the MDAUK project. I will aim to set up a succinct and protocol driven acute pain service for the patients following surgery, this concept is virtually non-existent in Pakistan. My experience in Surgical Intensive care will be an asset to the MDAUK project.
Asif has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the project. Asif brings an excellent analytical framework to the project and given his engineering background an excellent sense of scientific rigour. Asif has also undertaken a number of scoping missions for the hospital project which has helped to set the scene for the project itself.
Ajaz of Najib and Son's runs a successful company in the East Midlands and has been an important driver for the project. Ajaz generously donates his time and the time of his staff for the project itself, including the transport of equipment that is being stored for the project itself.
Creative Director Geoff Hill has more than 10 years of experience in graphic design, photography, print design and Web design. After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Industrial Product Design, Geoff quickly became an established freelance graphic designer working with clients and agencies throughout the UK. His unusual signature style and obsessive attention to detail ensured his projects gained wide exposure and recognition in many industries.
Geoff formed his signature graphic design studio Hill Langdell in 2005 and has had the opportunity to work with clients across the globe. Today, as Creative Director, he still employs a hands-on approach to the design projects Hill Langdell undertakes. Overseeing the day-to-day design operations in both print and Web, Geoff provides design capabilities ranging from logo and branding design, marketing kits to full scale Website projects and exhibition design.
Geoff joined the MDAUK team in mid 2011, initially to help build a new website; now he donates his time to coordinate the marketing and media strategy for MDAUK, both on and offline.
Management Accountant, Toni Kent-Chapman, since qualifying in Business Studies, and following that becoming a Practising Licenced Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, has spent the last 25 years building up her business as Director of The Accounting House, based in Derby.
She has gained a successful and loyal client base in the East Midlands and enjoys working closely with her clients on both a day to day business role, which includes strategic planning, re-structuring of personnel and marketing plans, as well as producing the management accounts.
Toni joined the MDAUK team in September 2010 to offer her organisational and management skills in controlling the incoming donations and liaising directly with donors. Her role has since expanded to include assisting in the general administration of the charity, working closing with the marketing team and also completing the accounting records.
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