Chief Medical Officer and Head of Aeromedical Centre: Aeromedical Examiner, Maritime and Occupational Physician
B.Sc. (Hons.), MBBS (Lond.), Ph.D (Lond.), FRCGP, FRAeS, DFFP, DIC, DOccMed, DRCOG, Pg Cert Dent Sed. & Pain MgMt. (EDI)
Samir qualified in medicine from University College London and then obtained a Ph.D from Imperial College London. He has had 18 years experience as an Occupational Physician and holds the Diploma in Occupational Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and was previously enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Occupational Medicine at the University of Manchester.
He is an EASA Authorised Class 1 Medical Examiner (10336), CASA authorised Australian Designated AME (I255), Canadian AME (CAME) A-2009, GACA (KSA) authorised Designated AME (0401) and Mauritian (DCA) authorised AME. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the Aerospace Medical Association USA (018947), an Associate Member of the Airlines Medical Directors Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal Society of Medicine (Occupational Medicine Section) and a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine.Dr Karunaharan
Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physician
MBChB, MSc, MRCGP, Dip ENT
Karuna qualified from Manchester Medical School and is one of the first Doctors from the UK to obtain a Masters in Space Science from the International Space University. He has attended the revision course for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) and is a member of the British Astronomical Society
Dr Karunaharan has completed a full surgical rotation as part of his Neurosurgical training and has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. He has also worked in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. His experience in both fields is invaluable in assessing and advising pilots. During this period he also flew both rotor and fixed wing aircrafts as a hobby.
Following a Masters Scholarship from the European Space Agency, he realigned his career and began to study Aerospace Medicine. After completing research at NASA Johnson Space Centre, Houston, he returned to the UK and worked at the CAA Aeromedical Centre at Gatwick. There he performed the majority of the JAA Class 1 Initial Medicals from Europe, and since then he has continued to do perform JAA professional and private pilot medicals. He is approved by Virgin Galactic LCC to perform spaceflight participant medical screening exams.Dr Ian Mollan
Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physician
MB ChB MSc DAvMed MFOM FAsMA MRAeS
Ian is a Royal Air Force medical practitioner. He qualified from the University of Dundee in 1997 and undertook GP training. He has been a CAA Authorized Medical Examiner since 1999. He worked as a Principal in General Practice at a variety of helicopter and fast jet units in the UK and abroad and was appointed to Senior Medical Officer in 2004. He undertook the Diploma in Aviation Medicine training course at Kings College London and the Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine in 2006; after successful completion, he was appointed as the sole validating flight surgeon to the UK Aeromedical Evacuation Control Centre and was responsible for the air movement of UK Defence patients globally. He is currently stationed at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine and is responsible for delivering all aircrew aviation medicine training.
Ian is a consultant occupational physician. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medicine Association and is an academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Ian is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Aviation Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was awarded the Sir Harold Whittingham Memorial Prize in 2011, the Aerospace Medicine Association’s Mary T Klinker Award in 2012 for his achievements in Aeromedical Evacuation and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Peter Taylor medal for his research into occupational asthma.
Ian provides sessional clinics at Heathrow and is also an immigration and authorised UK Oil and Gas medical examiner. He is approved by Virgin Galactic LCC to perform spaceflight participant medical screening exams.
Dr Simon Clift Following his undergraduate training at Guy’s Hospital (q. 1986) and 3 years on a GP Training Scheme (MRCGP 1991) in the East End of London, Simon worked in East Africa with his family in primary health care & public health between 1996 and 2002 as a mission partners with Crosslinks under the auspices of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.On return to the UK he became Clinical Director of InterHealth Worldwide, a specialist travel and occupational healthcare provider to the international humanitarian aid and mission sectors (2002 – 2008) before undergoing specialist training in occupational medicine (MFOM 2011) while employed as Medical Officer for NATS, the main provider of Air Traffic services for the UK. From April 2014 to August 2017 he returned to InterHealth as their Director of Health Services & Registered Manager.Simon is an Occupational Health Physician on the Specialist Register for Occupational Medicine and is an Authorised Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority. He is also a founder member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (MFTM RCPS (Glas)).
He now pursues a portfolio career combining his joint interests in occupational and aviation medicine.
Outside of work Simon serves on the General Synod of the Church of England having been elected for a 5-year term as Lay representative for Winchester Diocese in November 2015.
As well as learning to fly light aircraft and helicopters, he has a number of interests including: acting, (Lindy Hop) dancing, singing, calligraphy and Bonsai tree cultivation. He has flown 747-400 and 777 in simulators and enjoys all aspects of aviation and occupational medicine.
Kevin is an occupational physician in the British Army, and provides sessional clinics at Heathrow Medical Services. He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical School in 2001. He initially trained as a GP and then underwent further specialist training to become an occupational physician, and has been on the specialist register since May 2015. He is currently clinical lead for one of the Army’s Regional Occupational Health Teams, providing occupational medicine support to a wide range of military units. He is also an accredited Military Aviation Medical Examiner and a certified HAVS Tier 4 Assessor, as well as being an educational supervisor and an examiner for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
Nomy qualified in the UK in 1994 and then trained as an Aeromedical Examiner in 2001 in the UK having completed his UK Diploma in Occupational Medicine in and MRCGP in 2000.
He then went on to complete his Masters in Aviation Medicine in 2007.
He is a Senior Aeromedical Examiner, HIMS AME, Trainer, Medical Review Officer and Lecturer in Aviation and Occupational Medicine. He runs courses in Aviation Medicine, Fatigue Risk Management and Drug and Alcohol testing for Airlines.
He has presented at International conferences since 2006 and is a lifetime member of the Aerospace Medical Association. He is also a committee member of the Airline Medical Directors Association, Royal College of GPs, Society of Occupational Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Public Health.
Christopher Watts completed his undergraduate training at University College London Medical School in 1998, where he won a Meyerstein Scholarship to undertake an intercalated BSc in Anatomy and Developmental Biology. His postgraduate work has been almost entirely in South West London, with his GP VTS Rotation taking place at Kingston Hospital. He has worked as a GP Partner in the NHS for 13 years. He has been a GP Trainer for 12 years, and a GP Vocational Training Scheme Programme Director at Kingston Hospital (where he continues to teach) since 2013.
He completed the Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 2016, and has been successful in his application to become a Class 2 EASA CAA Aeromedical Examiner.
Apart from Occupational and Aviation Medicine, his clinical interests cover Respiratory (lung) disease and Oncology (cancer). He has worked with hospital colleagues to improve cancer diagnosis, and was a member of the British Lung Foundation Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Expert Working Group.
Outside of work he is married with two children, and enjoys running, football, hockey and music when time allows.
Dr Adrian Chorley qualified as an optometrist in 1994 and began his career as sole practitioner in a practice in Sloane Street, London SW1. After a number of years in community practice, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the Medical Department as Optometrist Principal and as the first optometrist employed by the CAA.
Adrian spent over 17 years subsequently at the CAA, amassing extensive experience in aviation ophthalmology through clinical examinations, influencing policy at a European level, writing CAA vision guidance material, managing complex eye cases for medical certification and providing training in ocular examination and vision standards to AMEs and other medical audiences.
He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists and has passed both the basic and advanced courses in Aviation Medicine. He was awarded an MSc in research practice development and a PhD in 2015 on his thesis titled ‘Occupational Ocular Exposure to Non-ionising Radiation in Professional Pilots’. Adrian also holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and IMC and sea-plane ratings.
Suganya has a degree in Neuroscience and works in all aspects of the business. She works as a Practice Manager and is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. Suganya has the responsibility of training and supporting other members of staff as well as taking on the HR role. She has previously worked in UCLH Hospitals.
Janet is our Occupational Health Practice Nurse. She is a Registered Nurse and holds a BSc(hons) in Psychology as well as a Degree in Primatology and a Diploma in animal Behavior and various counselling certificates.
Her additional specialty is Travel Medicine, which she has been practicing for over 30 years.
Martina completed her training in Serbia 2000. She has a wealth of experience in the Public Health and Wellbeing sector.
Irina has extensive experience in the hospitality Industry and HR.
Bismah hold a BSc Hons degree in Information systems with Business Management. She has over 10 years of aviation experience. Bismah has also worked in Head Office with previous companies.
Anna has many years experience working as an Administrator within the primary healthcare sector. Anna has attained a NCFE Principles of Business and Administration. She also has previous extensive experience in the Airlines Industry.
Maria works as a Receptionist. She is currently completing a degree in BSc Information Technology.