Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Parvez Khan

Dr Parvez Khan MB, BS, MRCP, MRCGP, DCH qualified from London University in 1986 and has been a partner at the practice since 1992.
He has been a GP Trainer at the practice since 2001 and is responsible for co-ordinating GP Registrar training.
Dr Khan has a special interest in Diabetic care.

Dr Pooneh Youssefi

MB, BS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH qualified from University College London in 2003. Dr Youssefi was a GP Registrar at the practice before becoming a partner in 2010.
As part of her vocational training scheme she has worked in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Sexual Health and Dermatology. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Family Planning/Contraception and Sexual health. You can book to have coil and implant fitting or removal with Dr Youssefi.

Dr David Zemmel

My medical training was undertaken at Trinity College, Cambridge University for my first three years and then I moved to London to complete my studies at Royal Free and University College Medical School. Following medical school I worked in junior hospital doctor posts in a variety of specialities. This has given me exposure to a wide range of clinical challenges and experiences and this has fueled my ability to be a General Practioner. I have worked as a doctor in, Accident & Emergency, General Surgery, General Medicine, Orthopaedics (Bone surgery), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics (Children’s medicine), Dermatology (skin), Genitourinary Medicine (I worked in a sexual health clinic) and Psychiatry.
My title is Dr David Zemmel MA MBBS DRCOG MRCGP.
MA and MBBS refer to my medical school degrees, from Cambridge University and Royal Free and University College Medical School
DRCOG refers to a Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – I have these letters as I’ve passed an exam, which means I’ve undertaken extra training in obstetrics and gynaecology. MRCGP means that I’m a member of the Royal College of General Practioners – I have these letters as I gained a Merit award in an extra exam which tests a wide range of areas required to be a General Practioner in the UK.
As well as having the required diversity of knowledge and skills required to be a GP, I also have specialist training in certain areas. I am the clinical lead for the Attenborough Surgery’s Anti coagulation Monitoring Clinic. This means that I’m the doctor who manages the running of our clinic for monitoring the blood tests of our patients who are required to be on warfarin. I also provide regular cryotherapy sessions at the surgery; this means that I see patients with certain lumps and skin lesions which can be “burnt” off using a liquid nitrogen spray. Patients who have skin lesions appropriate for this clinic, will be referred to it by me, or one of my GP colleagues.
Away from the surgery, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children. I also try and keep as fit and active as I can through regular sport and exercise. Sometimes, I even manage to cycle to and from the surgery and have been known to do the odd home visit by bike.

Dr Zanne Lewis

My medical training was undertaken at University College London Medical School. I was on the Barnet Hospital Vocational Training Scheme and have worked as a doctor in Accident & Emergency, General Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry. I therefore have lots of experience in a wide range of clinical areas. I have also undertaken extra training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics and have achieved a diploma in both these areas.
I have worked as a GP in Hertfordshire for over 5 years prior to joining Attenborough and do regular out of hours sessions for Herts Urgent Care. Away from the surgery, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 young daughters.

Dr Kim-John Ly

(male salaried GP) MBChB 2012 University of Leicester, MPharm, BSc (hons), DFSRH, MRPharmS, MRCGP

Dr Sonal Navsaria

(female salaried GP)

Dr Sandip Pramanik

I joined Attenborough Surgery as a GP Partner in October 2013.
I completed my medical training in 2008 at the University of Manchester. Following this I worked in various posts as a junior doctor at University Hospital Birmingham and then City Hospital.
Over the last 3 years of my GP training I have worked in Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, General medicine, Acute Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Elderly care and Intensive Care. Much of this has been in Watford General Hospital and I have worked with many of the local Consultants of these specialties. I have also worked as part of the Community Mental Health team and worked on call with psychiatric emergencies in the neighbouring units in Hertfordshire.
In addition to my hospital jobs I have already worked at Attenborough surgery for over a year as a GP registrar. I have a particular interest in Child Health, General Medicine and Psychiatry. I have also undertaken a BSc in Biomedical Science and a Masters degree in Immunology and hold a strong interest in research and academic medicine. To further my interest in child health I have recently completed the Diploma in Child Health.
Away from work I enjoy playing badminton, golf and cricket and like spending time with my family and friends. I also do charity work and act as a mentor to young aspiring doctors.

Dr Danielle Slyper

(female salaried GP) MB, ChB 2002 Birmingham, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Mai Tran

(female salaried GP)
MBBS 2006 UCL, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFRSH

Dr Anshi Dattani

(female salaried GP)
MBBS BSc

Dr Pooja Gupta

(female GP retainer) GP. MD, MRCGP, DFSRH

Dr Divyan Sankaran

(male salaried GP)

Dr Ella Elakeche

(female salaried GP) MD, MRCGP (BSc)

Dr Kalveer Plaha

Qualified from University of Manchester in 2008 and has been a partner at the practice since 2013. She has a specialist interest in contraception and family planning and you can book to have coils inserted and removed with her. Also involved in teaching medical students.

Dr Naheed Sarwar

Qualified from Manchester University in 1992 and joined the Tudor surgery as a partner in January 2014. Her special interests are diabetes and women’s health and she also takes part in medical student teaching.

Dr David Moss

Qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1983 and joined the Tudor Surgery in 1987. His specialist interests are diabetes and cardiology. He is involved in teaching medical students and represents the practice in primary Care Commissioning.

Dr Jennifer Kinghorn

Qualified St Andrews 2006 BSc Med Sci and University of Manchester 2009 MB ChB.

GP Retainer

A retainer is a fully qualified Doctor who is working a limited amount of sessions due to family or other commitments.

Trainee Doctors

Dr Rajan Nimalanathan (ST3)

FY1 or FY2 (A Foundation doctor) is a grade of medical practitioner in the United Kingdom undertaking the Foundation Programme – a two-year, general postgraduate medical training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

ST1,ST2,ST3 etc. Following on from the Foundation training a further period of training is undertaken. This is between 3-7 years of training dependant on speciality (GP or Hospital speciality). Referred to as ST1 / ST 2 / ST 3 etc.

We have recently been approved to start training medical students from the University of Cambridge in addition to the students that we train from London Medical Schools. We are proud to help train the next generation of doctors and GPs.

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Practice Nurse Team

Sister Elizabeth Cross
(Advanced Nurse Practitioner) RN, BSc, MSc, PgDip

Sister Christine Patmore
(Practice Nurse) RN

Sister Alison Hawthorne
(Practice Nurse) RN

Farzana Ullah
(Practice Nurse) RN

Sister Sharon Worth
(Practice Nurse) RN

Sara Francis
(Assistant Practitioner)

Sarah Hoskins
(Health Care Assistant)

All our Nurses are experienced health professionals and can advise on immunisation for children, flu and travelling abroad.

They carry out nursing procedures such as:

  • Dressing wounds
  • Removing stitches
  • Ear syringing

as well as contributing to the management of patients with chronic disease.


Health Visitors & District Nurses

We have health visitors and district nurses attached to the practice.

They can be contacted during weekdays on:

Midwife

The midwife attached to the practice holds ante natal clinics at Bushey Health Centre.

She can be contacted at Watford General Hospital on 01923 244366.

Karen Haines
Practice Manager

The Practice Manager, Karen Haines, is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service or any other aspect of the practice, please contact our practice manager at Bushey Health Centre.

Karen has previous experience in health care management.