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Dr Ashley McKimm, BA, MD
British Medical Journal
London, United Kingdom
Declaration of Interests
ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-1398-9335

Associate Editor

Dr Helen Surana, MBBS; MSc
British Medical Journal
London, United Kingdom

Strategic Editorial Advisory Board

Ms Sultana Afdhal, MA, BS, Advanced Diploma
Chief Executive Officer
World Innovation Summit for Healthcare
Doha, Qatar

Dr Rajesh Aggrawal, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Chief Growth & Strategy Officer
Panda Health
Georgia, USA

Professor Shafi Ahmed, PhD, FRCS
Surgeon and Entrepreneur
Barts Health NHS Trust
London, UK

Dr H.E. Bandar Al Knawy, MD, FRCPC, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Professor Jeremy Lim, MBBS, MPH, MA
Associate Professor
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Dr Sandip Mitra, MBBS, CCST (Nephrology), MD, FRCP
Consultant Nephrologist
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, UK

Dr Jean Nehme, MRCS, Bsc, MBBS, MScDIC
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Touch Surgery
London, UK

Dr Patricia Odero, MA, M.B.A., BA, MBChB
Deputy Director
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Family Planning
Washington, USA

Professor Louise Thwaites, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD, DMSMed, MLCOM
Associate Professor
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Oxford, UK

Professor Kelvin Tsoi, BSc, PhD (CUHK)
International Society for Digital Health
Hong Kong

Professor Tony Young, PhD, MBBS, FRCS (Urol)
National Clinical Lead for Innovation
NHS England
London, UK

Editorial Fellow

Meenakshi Jhala

Meenakshi Jhala, BSc
Medical student
St. George’s University of London
London, UK
ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-6526-1151

Dr Kimberley Zakka, BSc, MD
Health Data Analytics and Machine Learning, MSc
Imperial College London
London, UK

Publishing Team

Christiane Notarmarco

Kelly Turner
Assistant Publisher