Dr Asma Naqi
MMEd, MRCOG, MBBS, BSc
Academic Lead, Mentor, Supervisor
Dr Asma Naqi is graduated from the University of Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College-Pakistan, and now settled in the UK, working with NHS. She achieved a Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 2010 and a Master in Medical Education (MMEd) in 2018 from the University of Dundee. She currently works as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at NHS. She is a passionate and dedicated teacher who has designed her professional life around medical education. Her special interests in medical education are technology-enhanced learning and simulation-based teaching.
Dr Ummarah Ahmad
MRCOG, MCPS, FCPS
Dr Ummarah Ahmad is a distinguished medical professional with an impressive academic background. She obtained her degree from the esteemed King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, and earned both FCPS and MRCOG qualifications in 2009 and 2019, respectively. As a Senior Specialist in one of the leading maternity hospitals in the UAE, Dr Ahmad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. Dr Ahmad's passion for education led her to join BeMRCOG, initially as a candidate for the part 3 exam and later as a co-moderator for part 3 after successfully passing the exam. She credits BeMRCOG as the best online educational platform for MRCOG, covering parts 1 to 3. Dr Ahmad also completed a "Certification in Healthcare Professionals Education" and a "Diploma in Healthcare Professionalism and Ethics" to enhance her adult teaching and non-technical skills. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr Ahmad is an enthusiastic volunteer, traveller, and event organizer. She is known for her nurturing attitude and excellent interpersonal communication skills, making her an asset to any team.
Dr Darrell Fernando
MD, MRCOG, MM, MHM
Dr Darrell is an accomplished Obstetrician and Gynecologist hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia. He received his medical degree and specialist training from the esteemed Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia. In 2022, he successfully passed the MRCOG exam on his first attempt after joining beMRCOG. In addition to his medical background, Dr Darrell has a keen interest in healthcare management and administration, with a particular focus on patient safety and communication. His passion for reproductive health led him to specialize in subfertility, contraception, and vaginismus. Dr Darrell is deeply committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in his field.
Huda Saleem Abbasi
MBBS, MRCOG and FCPS(O&G)
Dr Huda Saleem Abbasi is a highly accomplished medical professional with an impressive academic background. She graduated from the University of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan, in 2014, where she completed her medical and surgical specialities internship at Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan, the following year. In 2019, Dr Huda completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and went on to achieve membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2022. Additionally, she attained a Fellowship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in the same year. Dr Huda is dedicated to advancing her career in Germany, focusing on making significant contributions to obstetrics and gynaecology. Her exceptional qualifications and commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to any healthcare team.
Dr Racha Khaled
MRCOG, CABOG, M.S( OB/GYN), M.D
Dr Racha Khaled is a highly accomplished medical professional from Syria and now residing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She graduated from Damascus University, College of Medicine and passed the MRCOG exam in 2021 after joining BeMRCOG courses as a candidate. Dr Khaled is dedicated to ongoing professional development and obtained a Medical Education Certificate in 2021. Dr Khaled is employed as a lecturer in one of Riyadh's prestigious medical colleges, where she is actively engaged in various teaching tasks. Her passion for medical education is evident in her pursuit of ongoing self-development in this area. Dr Khaled's commitment to excellence and desire to make a difference in the lives of her patients and students make her a valuable asset to any medical team.
Dr Shailja Verma
DFSRH, MRCOG, MS(OBG), DNB(OBG), MBBS
Contributor to MRCOG part 1 and part 2 (SRH module) course; Advisor and expert for OG ST3 entry course (for applications and interviews)
Working as an O&G speciality trainee in East Midland Deanery from 2021. Worked as an O&G doctor at Royal Free Hospital, London, UK, in 2018. Have experience working as a speciality doctor in Sexual and Reproductive health for two years in London, UK. Completed undergraduate and postgraduate training in India and worked as a senior resident at the prestigious MAMC (Lok Nayak Hospital), Delhi, India, until 2015. Worked in the field of Reproductive medicine, a special interest area—currently a member of ASME, BSGE, FSRH, and RCOG. Contributions to the field of education involve running a Facebook page (MRCOG briefing: Verbatim information by me); Podcast (MRCOG briefing, available on RSS; Spotify; Amazon Music; Apple; Google podcast); Blog (onwardsjourneymrcog.blog). Continuing work to improve global women’s health, pursue evidence-based practice, and bid to reduce carbon footprints.
Dr Francis Githae Muriithi
MRCOG, MSc, MMed, MBChB
Peer reviewer of MRCOG Part 2 e-course
Dr Muriithi graduated from the University of Nairobi School of Medicine (MBChB) in 2006, Aga Khan University, East Africa (MMed) Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2013, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 2015, University of Oxford (MSc) in Evidence-Based Healthcare in 2018. He has qualifications from The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research (2014) and The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Professional Certificate in Supporting Learning (2018). He is a Specialty Doctor (Associate Specialist Grade) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Editorial Board member.
Dr Sofia Amber Malik
MRCOG, MRCPI, MBBS
Peer reviewer of MRCOG Part 2 e-course
Dr Malik is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She started her professional life in 2000 after acquiring MBBS from Pakistan. She also keeps DOWH( Ireland-2012), MRCPI - O&G (Ireland-2015) and MRCOG (UK 2016). Dr Malik works in a well-known private hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Her special interest is in feto-maternal medicine, and she plans to start training in this sub-speciality soon. She is also keen on contributing to teaching and actively trains the trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr Maryam Jawwad
Co-moderator, co-author raising awareness
Dr Maryam Jawwad is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi Medical College from Pakistan. She completed her training in obstetrics and Gynecology in Pakistan and then her MRCOG in November 2018. She is currently residing in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She is an avid reader and a passionate writer. She also possesses profound communication and leadership skills.