Doctors

Dr Nizar Merali

Dr Nizar Merali

MBchB, MBA, MRCGP, DGM, DDAM

Dr Nizar Merali is one of the founding partners at GP Direct.

His special interests include managing men’s diseases in general, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, depression and medico-legal work.

Dr Imtiaz Gulamali

Dr Imtiaz Gulamali

MBBS, MRCPI, MRCGP

Dr Imtiaz Gulamali joined the Practice as a partner in 2003. His special interests include rheumatology, diabetes, respiratory medicine and cardiology.In addition his non-clinical interests lie within the field of medical education.

He is currently a GP trainer, GP Appraiser and chair of Harrow CCG’s Education Forum. He is currently the clinical governance lead within the Practice. Dr. Gulamali was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2010.

Dr Tayyaba Sherif

Dr Tayyaba Sherif

MBBS, LRCP, MRCS

Dr Tayyaba Sherif is one of the founding partners at GP Direct.

Her special interests include family planning and child development. Dr Sherif is currently the Diabetes lead within the Practice.Dr Sherif is also joint safeguarding lead.

Dr Rabia Yaqoob

Dr Rabia Yaqoob

MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Rabia Yaqoob is one of the founding partners at GP Direct. Her special interests include female health, child health, chronic disease management and joint injection. She is currently a GP trainer, the women’s and children’s health lead within the Practice and is also the educational lead.Dr Yaboob is also joint safeguarding lead.

Dr Shahla Ahmad

Dr Shahla Ahmad

BSc, MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Shahla Ahmad joined the Practice as a partner in 1999. Her special interests include family planning, child health surveillance, paediatrics, depression, teenage health issues and continuing care for the terminally ill. She is also involved in service redesign and until recently worked closely with the local health authority in reshaping services.

Dr Umar Khan

Dr Umar Khan

MBBS, MRCP

Dr Umar Khan joined the Practice as a partner in 2002. His special interests include cardiology, nephrology (kidney related issues), respiratory medicine, neurology, diabetes and care of the elderly. He currently works for NHS Harrow as a GP with a special interest in cardiology.

Dr Uday Kumar

Dr Uday Kumar

MBBS, MRCP(UK), MRCP(London), MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DGM, SCE (Diabetes and Endocrinology, RCP)

Dr Uday Kumar joined GP Direct in April 2013. He has a special interest in teaching and training. His special interests also include diabetes, chronic disease management, rheumatology and musculoskeletal disorders, child health and geriatric medicine.  Dr Kumar is the practice prescribing lead.

Dr Wahid Shaida

Dr Wahid Shaida

MBBS, DCh, DFFP, MRCGP, PGCert (TPC)

Dr Wahid Shaida has worked as a salaried GP at the practice since 2002. His special interests lie in the field of medical education. He is a GP trainer for recently qualified doctors. He is currently the information governance and complaints lead within the practice.

Dr Ajaykumar Trivedi

Dr Ajaykumar Trivedi

MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Ajaykumar Trivedi joined the practice in March 2016 as a full time salaried GP. He has a wealth of experience as a GP and as a hospital clinician. He has a special interest in cardiology and chronic diseases.

Dr Sarika Shah

Dr Sarika Shah

MBBS, MA (Cantab), MRCP (UK), MRCGP

Dr Sarika Shah joined the practice as a salaried GP in September 2017 following completion of her GP Registrar training at the practice, she was under the Hillingdon training scheme. She completed a year of Core Medical Training prior to GP training. Her interests lie in general medicine & paediatrics. She would like to develop a specialist interest in diabetes.

Dr Farhana Dudhia

Dr Farhana Dudhia

MBBS

Dr Farhana Dudhia joined the practice as a salaried GP in June 2018. Dr Dudhia has over 10 years experience as a GP and completed her medical training at St Georges. She worked in various practices across North West London and has been involved in training medical students and being a supervisor for clinical pharmacists. Dr Dudhia has a specialist interest in dermatology and women’s health.

Dr Ali Dhankot

Dr Ali Dhankot

MB BS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, PGDip (MSK), PGCertMedEd

Dr Ali Dhankot qualified from Imperial College in 2004 and has previously worked in various practices in North West London before joining GP Direct as a salaried GP in October 2020.  He has an interest in musculoskeletal medicine and medical education.  As well as working at GP Direct, Dr Dhankot is a Clinical Director for Harrow CCG and is Head of Year 5 at Imperial College School of Medicine.

Dr Thushiga Kasippilliai

Dr Thushiga Kasippilliai

Dr Thushiga Kasippilliai is currently working as a trainee GP at the practice as part of an international GP recruitment scheme, she completed her education and GP training in Holland before coming to the UK. Once she has completed her training within general practice in the UK, which is expected in mid-2020, she will continue working with GP Direct as a salaried GP for at least another year and half. In addition to speaking English fluently Dr Kasippillai also speaks Dutch and Tamil fluently. She is also able to understand German.