List of doctors:
Dr. Alexandra Seddon
Dr. Claire Braham
Dr. Clive Forman
Dr. Colin Macdougall
Dr. Gavin Webb-Wilson
Dr. Harry Trakoshis
Dr. Karen Lindall
Dr. Laura Munoz
Dr. Lizelle Barkhuizen
Dr. Malcolm Cunard
Dr. Mandy Preston
Dr. Mark Aitken
Dr. Millie Saha
Dr. Nadia Saeed
Dr. Nathan Curran
Dr. Nicole Ernstzen
Dr. Peter Guider
Dr. Peter MacFarlane
Dr. Peter Williamson
Dr. Robert Swigelaar
Dr. Robyn Bea Cohen
Dr. Sally Harris
Dr. Sheena McRae
Dr. Suzanne Halliday
Dr. Suzanne Mulder
Dr. Victoria Lyons
Alexandra graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 2004 during which time she also completed a BSc in Biochemistry. She then spent 6 months working in rural Australia, which included time with the Royal Flying Doctor service.
Upon returning to London, she worked in various London hospitals gaining experience in a number of specialties before commencing her GP training. Before joining Roodlane in February 2011, Alexandra worked for the Royal Navy, which provided focus on the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. She has completed a diploma in sexual and reproductive health and her main area of interest is women's health.
Claire graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 2000, having also completed an Intercalated BSc in human genetics during this time. She began her career in hospital medicine, working in a variety of areas including gastroenterology, a liver transplant unit, accident and emergency, psychiatry, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology.
Since successfully obtaining her MRCGP in 2006, she has enjoyed a diverse career in general practice, working in inner city, urban and rural areas. She has developed a keen interest in teaching, having taught medical students from Imperial College and UCL Medical School as well as GP trainees.
Claire joined Roodlane in 2012 and combines the challenges of City work with out of hours GP cover, where she also continues to teach GP trainees. She has recently qualified as an appraiser and volunteers as a mentor for refugee doctors coming to work in the UK.
Her special interests include women's health, family planning and paediatrics. During her GP training, she gained the DFFP (diploma of the faculty of family planning, now the faculty of sexual and reproductive healthcare), DRCOG (diploma of the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists) and DCH (diploma in child health) which have assisted her in these fields.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys playing piano, photography, dance, theatre and travel, and is looking forward to learning to fly.
Clive qualified at Westminster Hospital in 1984, after which he gained experience in ENT surgery before completing his postgraduate general practice training in 1988.
The following seven years were spent as a GP in the NHS before returning to London to work in City based private practice where he has worked ever since. He has postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Occupational Medicine.
He has a wide range of interests including dermatology and musculoskeletal medicine. He is an approved examiner for Oil and Gas UK and Norwegian offshore workers.
Outside of medicine he enjoys outdoor pursuits including shooting, cycling and running.
Colin qualified in 1973 with an MBChB (Birmingham) after studying at the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He began a career in hospital medicine in the UK and after becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians he studied gastroenterology in Perth, Western Australia. He returned to Zimbabwe in 1982 where he joined University as a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine.
He spent many years in Zimbabwe as a physician and gastroenterologist in private practice, and also spent time in Saudi Arabia. After finally leaving Zimbabwe in 1998, Colin worked as a locum Consultant Physician in Eastbourne for 18 months and then spent 2 years in a prestigious new private hospital in Riyadh where he helped establish the Department of Medicine and the Endoscopy Unit.
Colin has 25 years of experience in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has worked in a great variety of geographical areas and different health systems. He has an interest in health screening, particularly for colon cancer, and has set up Executive Health programmes in Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia.
Colin joined Roodlane in 2002 and we are delighted that he has decided to settle back in the UK and join our team, further broadening the services we are able to offer. Although based at Roodlane, he also consults at the Princess Grace Hospital and the City of London Medical Centre and he does endoscopy sessions at the Princess Grace and at London Bridge Hospital.
Gavin graduated from Cambridge and joined the original Lloyds practice in 1979 before becoming a founder partner of the present practice in 1991. He is involved in all aspects of City medicine with long-standing interests in stress related disorders and psychological medicine. He has particular expertise in the field of life and health insurance, specialising in disability assessment and high risk life underwriting. He is a Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society and chief medical officer to Scottish Re Insurance.
Gavin is also a specialist in gynaecology working from the practice at Roodlane Medical and London Bridge hospital. He is an approved examiner for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the Merchant Shipping Regulations for the UK and an approved examiner for Norwegian and Oil & Gas UK offshore workers.
Harry graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1989. He spent 18 months in postgraduate training posts at Grooteschuur hospital, following which he spent a fascinating year in Canada working with the rural flying doctor service; a perfect training ground to hone the skills of any doctor in dealing with the unexpected.
In 1992 he came to London where he worked in a variety of specialities in teaching hospitals before going on to complete specialist training in general practice and obtain his MRCGP. Harry joined Roodlane in July 2001 and became a partner in 2004. He was appointed to the board of directors in 2007.
Harry's background means that he has a wide range of medical interests including sports and exercise medicine, nutrition, sexual health and psychosexual medicine and is an approved examiner for Oil & Gas UK offshore workers.
Karen qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in 1987 and spent the next 5 years working at a variety of London Hospitals including Guys, St. Thomas', the Middlesex and University College Hospital whilst achieving her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
She moved to Bournemouth and into General Practice in 1992. Karen settled quickly into family life, bringing up four children and becoming Chairman of Governors of a small independent school, but also finding time to broaden her post-graduate education and train in acupuncture (1997). Karen offers this as a treatment alternative for a wide range of musculoskeletal and other conditions such as PMT, migraine and chronic headaches.
Whilst in practice on the South Coast, Karen also set up and ran a private Stress Management Clinic and became a partner in Prime Medical, a medical screening company. She has a Certificate in Stress Management and is an active member of the International Stress Management Association (MISMA).
Karen's background of general practice, stress management and health screening make her a perfect and welcome addition to the team of doctors at Roodlane. She returned to live in London and joined Roodlane in September 2004.
Specialist interests include Stress Management, Occupational Health, Family Planning and Acupuncture.
Laura qualified from the University of Paris in 1999 and she then completed her doctorate in medicine with honours in 2004 during which time she also obtained qualifications in nutrition and tobacco addiction.
She gained experience joining a busy family practice where she worked as a General Practitioner whilst doing night shifts at the local A&E. She also worked as project director for the French agency for smoking prevention, managing stop-smoking programs in work places. She had her own smoking cessation clinic and provided specialised advice and training to healthcare professionals.
She moved to London in 2007 with her young family, following which she started to work in a private clinic and in health screening. Laura joined Roodlane Medical in 2010.
Laura has a special interest in preventative medicine, nutrition, addictions and women's health. She has a multicultural background and is also fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
Lizelle graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in the Tygerberg faculty in Cape Town in 1997. As an intern and community service medical officer in a rural hospital she gained experience in many fields of medicine and surgery including general medicine, paediatrics, trauma and primary and community care. She then continued to do a lot of work in oncology, including community outreach oncology work with the Red Cross and also primary care medicine in South Africa before moving to the UK in 2002.
She worked in several NHS hospitals and hospices in the UK gaining further experience in oncology and palliative care. Following this her interest in general practice grew and she moved into private practice first as a GP and later also as a health screening doctor. She has developed interests in lifestyle advice, including nutrition and exercise and preventative medicine with a focus on cancer screening. In my free time I enjoy challenging hikes, swimming, kayaking, mountain biking and travelling.
Malcolm joined Roodlane in 2007 after many years as a managing partner in another private City based practice. He brings with him years of experience in the field of corporate medicine and general practice and is highly respected within the City.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town. He did postgraduate work in paediatrics and had the enviable position of working with researchers such as Professor Chris Barnard , famous for carrying out the first heart transplant.
He has developed interests in corporate health, sports medicine and medical insurance underwriting. His outside interests include running and tennis as well as following international rugby and cricket.
Mandy qualified in 2005 from the University of Witwatersrand. After completing her internship at one of the largest tertiary hospitals in South Africa she gained experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, general medicine and trauma. She then went on to complete her community service year in a more rural hospital, along with only 10-15 other doctors. This is where her passion for emergency medicine and trauma developed. She went on to complete her ATLS (advanced trauma life support), ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and PALS (advanced paediatric life support) while working as a private GP.
In 2008 she decided to follow her dream of living in the UK. Here, she grew her interest in Cardiology, which included teaching Imperial College final year medical students. She then worked as a registrar in emergency medicine before deciding to change paths into preventative health. Mandy has worked in the field since May 2010 and joined Roodlane in May 2011.
Mandy especially enjoys nutrition and prevention of cardiac related illnesses including heart disease and diabetes. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and running, participating in Charity running events.
Dr. Aitken qualified, with merit, from University College Hospital London in 1999. During his General Practice training he worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia in fields including emergency, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, neonatology and general medicine.
After qualifying as a General Practitioner in 2005, he worked for two years as an army doctor, looking after soldiers and their families at a tank barracks in the South of England. This provided experience in sports medicine and occupational health. He obtained the MRCGP qualification in 2006 and subsequently spent four years working in Western Australia. Here he worked as a General practitioner, but also as a part time skin cancer physician after being awarded a certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery from the University of Queensland. Mark joined Roodlane in April 2011.
Other achievements include a Masters in Human Molecular Genetics and two published journal papers. He is married with two young children. Outside interests include windsurfing, woodwork and computing / photography.
Dr. Millie Saha graduated from Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1996. She developed a passion for holistic medicine whilst completing her post-graduate general practice training. In 2002 she obtained her MRCGP, passing with merit, and also achieved Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
She then gained further experience in psychiatry whilst working in Australia. Upon returning to the UK in 2003 she resumed work as a London NHS GP and launched her own private integrated medicine practice. This ran until 2009, and was last based at The Hale Clinic.
During the latter part of her career Millie has developed as a conventional GP, with a broad skill base and an interest in clinical models. Her private work explored the concepts of integrating disciplines, multi-layered diagnosis and individualised care.
She has additional skills and diplomas in female health and occupational medicine. She moved completely into the private sector in 2011, working at the London Clinic before joining Roodlane in 2012.
Outside of work she is married with two daughters and an English Springer Spaniel. She has interests in health writing, travel, yoga and nutrition.
Nadia was born and bred in France and trained at the School of Medicine in Paris.
During her 3 years of specialisation in General practice, she gained experience in internal medicine, paediatrics, cardiology, and accident & emergency.
She has been working as a GP in France since 2006 before moving to the UK in 2007. In London she gained good experience in private and corporate healthcare before joining Roodlane Medical in July 2010.
Nadia developed a special interest in allergy and obtained a Certificate of Advanced Study in Allergy at Imperial College, London. She is currently doing postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
She successfully manages to balance working at Roodlane whilst fulfilling her responsibilities as a mother of three. Nadia enjoys cycling, tennis and skiing.
She has a wide range of special interests including all aspects of general medicine, health screening, women's health, fertility issues, and allergy.
Nathan completed his medical degree and qualified from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2002. During this time he also completed an intercalated honours degree in Human Genetics.
Following his studies, he went on to spend two years working at various training hospitals in South Africa, gaining invaluable experience in emergency medicine & trauma, internal medicine, obstetrics &gynaecology and paediatrics. During this period he also obtained his ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) qualifications.
Since his move to the UK in 2005, he has been involved with renowned private UK psychiatric hospitals including the Woodbourne Priory, Birmingham and more recently the Capio Nightingale Hospital, London. Nathan joined Roodlane in 2009 and has a special interest in general and preventative medicine as well as psychiatry (in particular mood and anxiety disorders and addictions).
Nathan is an accomplished musician who has collaborated on various studio recording projects and still enjoys performing live on a regular basis.
Nicole graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002 . Before coming to London she gained valuable experience working in a small rural hospital gaining a variety of surgical and medical skills.
Since 2005 she had been working as a private general practitioner in London involved in the provision of healthcare for various corporate clients and private patients. She obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 and has a keen interest in women's health issues and preventative medicine. She joined Roodlane in May 2011.
Since 2005 she had been working as a private general practitioner in London involved in the provision of healthcare for various corporate clients and private patients. She obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2008 and has a keen interest in women's health issues and preventative medicine. She joined Roodlane in May 2011 where she developed an interest in occupational medicine and in 2012 gained the Diploma in Occupational Medicine.
Peter graduated from Cambridge and completed his post-graduate training in general practice in South London before moving to the City in 1987. He was a founder partner of the Practice in 1991, since developing a particular interest in the epidemiology of cardiac disease and the role of lipids and other metabolic abnormalities in cardiac risk assessment as part of our screening programmes. He also has special interests in dermatology, trauma and orthopaedics and aviation medicine.
Peter is an approved examiner for the MCA under the Merchant Shipping Regulations for the UK; an approved examiner for Norwegian and Oil & Gas UK offshore workers and also appointed by the Health & Safety Executive to perform statutory medical examinations under the Ionising Radiations Regulations (1999). He is a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Peter graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and after postgraduate training spent time in Sports Medicine at Cape Town, where he obtained a BSc degree in Sports Science. He combined an interest in Sports Medicine with his General Practice in Cape Town over several years, attending to individuals and teams up to international level, and has toured with the South African cricket team.
He has worked in a wide range of positions in the UK since 2003, gaining experience in both NHS and private hospitals, general practice and other settings. He came to Roodlane after obtaining his MRCGP in 2009. Since working in the City, Peter has developed an interest in Occupational Medicine and obtained his Diploma in 2012.
He has developed an interest in sports medicine, mental health, dermatology and addictions. Outside interests include photography, Tai Chi and walking as well as sport in general.
Peter trained at Guy's hospital in London and graduated in 1980. He then gained experience in a wide variety of hospital jobs including dermatology, respiratory medicine and gastroenterology before completing his general practice training in 1987.
Peter joined a practice in Maida Vale, West London where he cared for a wide variety of patients from a spectrum of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ultimately becoming senior partner there in 1995. During this time he was a GP trainer and Director of the Central London Out-of-Hours service.
He has worked on a part-time basis in the City since 1987 and with Roodlane since 1991. After several years of working in both the public and private sectors Peter decided that his future lay in the City and became a full-time partner in 1998. He has a wide range of medical interests particularly in dermatology, nutrition, psychological medicine and addictions.
Robert graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1999. Following his studies he spent one year working at Tygerberg Hospital (a renowned teaching hospital) in Cape Town followed by a year in a rural hospital close to the Kruger National Park. He gained invaluable experience in different areas of medicine and obtained his ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatrics Advanced Life Support) qualifications.
Robert then relocated to the UK in 2002 and initially worked in Oncology at Newcastle General Hospital. He then travelled between South Africa (where he worked as a GP) and the UK (where he worked in various private hospitals) for a period of 5 years before settling down in the UK. He joined the Nuffield Group in 2009 where he developed an interest in preventative medicine and health screening. He joined Roodlane in June 2011.
Robert is an avid sportsman and played Provincial (County) cricket in South Africa and still plays in the UK. This love of sport and exercise, spurred him on to complete a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also busy completing a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine through the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (UK). He loves the outdoors, golf and particularly enjoys photography.
Robyn Cohen graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2002 with First Class Honours. At UCT she was actively involved for 5 years in the management committee of SHAWCO - student run mobile clinics in various townships.
Having worked in South Africa for a couple of years she moved to London where she has gained experience working in various hospital specialties.
She spent a year at Guys Drug Research Unit working in Pharmaceutical Research where she gained invaluable experience. Wanting to focus on individual patient care she began working as a Private GP in Central London at the beginning of 2007.
She joined Roodlane in January 2008 and her interests include General Medicine and Women's Health and has a post-graduate qualification from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
Robyn has a keen interest in all sports and has been a team doctor for various teams, traveling internationally with the South African Maccabi Team. Since joining Roodlane Robyn has also developed an active interest in occupational health.
Sally was born and bred in Manchester. She studied medicine at Leicester Medical School and qualified with merit in 1997.
After qualification she did several years in hospital medicine gaining a wide range of experience in areas such as emergency medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, psychiatry and female health. She underwent her post-graduate GP training as part of the Oxford University scheme.
After obtaining her GP qualifications she worked in various areas including Glasgow and Cheshire before leaving to spend four years in Shanghai as a GP, where she gained wide experience in areas such as travel medicine, stress and depression and health issues related to an expatriate lifestyle.
She joined Roodlane in 2011. Special interests for Sally include mental health especially stress and depression, endocrinology and travel medicine. In her spare time she enjoys a range of outdoor sports and spending time with her family.
Sheena joined Roodlane in the summer of 2000. She has an excellent pedigree in City medicine having previously spent six years looking after a broad range of both private patients and corporate clients within the City. She became a partner in 2003 and has brought considerable breadth to the practice spanning many fields.
Sheena trained at the Royal London and St. Mary's hospitals, where she gained a first class honours degree in Physiology. In addition she has further qualifications in family planning, aviation medicine and, of course, occupational health. Her experience covers interests including Accident & Emergency, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and orthopaedics.
Sheena is a keen outdoor sportswoman and, when not looking after patients, will be happy to take up a challenge in anything from clay pigeon shooting and skiing to sailing!
Sheena recently turned her interest to flying and is now a keen pilot. She has recently qualified as an Authorised Medical Examiner (AME). She can therefore undertake JAA and CAA Class 2 initial and Class 1 and Class 2 revalidation and renewal medicals.
Suzanne was born and bred in London, and trained at the Royal Free Hospital, School of Medicine in Hampstead. Suzanne qualified in 1984, then spent 4 years specialising in psychiatry on a rotation based in Wiltshire. She then spent a further 3 years training to be a General Practitioner, before moving back to London in 1991, to work in Fulham for an NHS practice, which had been run by her father for 40 years!
She continued to work as a GP in Fulham until October 2007 when she joined the Canary Wharf team.
She has a special interest in mental health and women's health. She is a keen bridge player and also enjoys outdoor sports including sailing, water skiing, playing tennis, skiing and travelling.
Suzanne completed her medical degree and qualified from the University of the Free State, South Africa, in 2002. During this time she was appointed DUX student of the University of the Free State in 2001 and received the anaesthesiology medal for best final year medical student.
Following her studies she spent two years working at various training hospitals across South Africa, gaining experience in internal medicine, trauma, obstetrics, gynaecology, general surgery, anaesthesiology, psychiatry and paediatrics. During this period she also obtained her ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and PALS (Paediatrics Advanced Life Support) qualifications. She then joined a busy family practice where she worked as a General Practitioner, gaining valuable experience in family medicine.
Since her move to the UK, she has been involved with renowned UK psychiatric hospitals for two years. Suzanne continued her career working in the fields of general practice and pharmaceutical research. She worked as a research and screening physician at one of the UK´s leading clinical pharmaceutical research units. She joined Roodlane in 2008 and is now full time committed to general practice and preventative medicine, with special interests in psychiatry and women´s health.
Suzanne is a keen sportswoman who has completed various marathons and participated on a provincial level in netball and athletics. Her hobbies include travelling, scuba diving and music.
Victoria Lyons qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991 having also gained a BMedSci ( hons) in Pharmacology and Physiology.
She completed her GP training in Bath and then moved to London and since 1996 has worked in the City in private corporate medicine.
She worked for the private healthcare providers Barbican Health and BUPA before moving in house for an investment bank and a City law firm. After a short career break to have a family, she joined General Medical Clinics where she has worked until the organisation merged with RoodLane Medical in 2013.
Victoria has over 15 years experience of providing private primary care in the corporate setting. She has particular interest in Women's Health, Preventative Medicine and Mental Health problems, especially stress, depression and anxiety.