About Us

The Muslim Doctors Association is a non-profit, voluntary organisation founded in 2004. Our team of doctors, dentists and allied health professionals work within local communities to empower and support individuals to lead healthier lives. 

Our mission, by using faith and culturally sensitive methods, is to inspire physical, spiritual and emotional well-being amongst local communities and in particular, minority populations within the United Kingdom.

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Dr Shahid is a General Practitioner and Chairperson of the Muslim Doctors Association. She qualified with a distinction in Medical Sciences at University College London with the first prize in Psychology, Sociology and Epidemiology. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology from University College London, and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


She works as a General Practitioner in London, and holds diplomas in women’s health, sexual and reproductive health and children’s health, having initially trained in Paediatrics in the Oxford Deanery prior to changing to General Practice. She has an interest in chronic disease and elderly care, mental health, public health and humanitarian medicine. She is an honorary clinical tutor at Imperial College Medical School and an honorary faculty member at An-Najah National University, training doctors specialising in Family Medicine. She has worked in research and humanitarian settings in Europe and the Middle East and sits on the Commission for Refugee and Migrant Health at the World Islamic Health Union.


She is the recipient of the British Muslim Awards for Services to Medicine in 2017 and was named as one of the top 100 influential Muslims in Britain in 2018. She was shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 and is an Ambassador for the Women of the Future programme connecting students with role models to inspire the future generation of females. She is a keen traveller and linguist and enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, and spending time with her family.

MDA Vice-chair: Dr Myra Malik MBBS BSc FRCA MSc AAFLM

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Dr Myra Malik is an Anaesthetist working in London and is Vice-chair of the Muslim Doctors Association. Dr Malik completed her training in Anaesthetics at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia, London Deanery in 2017. She graduated from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Medical School and holds, with a first, a Bachelor's of Science in Molecular Medicine. Dr Malik has a keen interest in medical leadership and management developed in recent years. She has completed with distinction a Master’s programme at Imperial College London Business School in International Health Management. Building on her knowledge Dr Malik has gained experience at an organisational level of improvement science and change management.

Her previous roles have included Associate Medical Director of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management for which she was awarded her Associate Fellowship. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family. 

MDA Treasurer: Dr Omar Hussain MBBS FRCA


Dr Hussain is a Consultant Anaesthetist sub-specialising in Paediatric Anaesthesia at King’s College Hospital, London. He qualified from Kings College London and completed his postgraduate training at the St Bartholomew’s, the Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He has an interest in medical education and is an undergraduate examiner for Imperial College London and King’s College London.


He facilitates a number of post graduate training courses in Anaesthetics, with an interest in simulation and life support training. He has a keen interest in Organ Donation and Ethics of death/withdrawal of care. He is active in humanitarian work and has been involved with international relief work with Interplast in Pakistan and South Sudan.

MDA Mental Health Lead: Dr Misbah Ali MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG


Dr Misbah Ali is a GP partner working in a busy town practice in Buckinghamshire. She qualified from King's College London and completed her postgraduate training at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She has an interest in humanitarian work and has worked as a volunteer doctor in refugee camps in Northern Greece and is also involved in charity projects at home focusing on mental health issues. Outside work she enjoys being active and has completed the Windsor half marathon and climbed the National Three Peaks.

MDA Dietetics lead: Shamshad Shah BSc (Hons) RD PGCE PCET


Shamshad Shah is a specialist Dietitian who works freelance. She has worked in the NHS for 25 years specialising in Diabetes, Renal and Paediatrics. Shamshad currently hosts a weekly radio show ‘Health Matters’ discussing current issues relating to Health and Wellbeing. She also writes courses on Nutrition as well as bespoke personalised consultations on a range of medical conditions to individuals feeling overwhelmed and struggling to manage symptoms. Shamshad has a special interest in Allergy, IBS and management of weight mindfully and holistically. Outside of work Shamshad advises as a committee member of HealthWatch and is a trustee of a charity organisation.

MDA Media Lead: Suhail Hussain MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, PG Dip Diabetes (Merit) 


Dr Suhail Hussain is a seasoned GP with more than 10 years’ experience in primary care. He attained his medical degree from Aberdeen but undertook his post graduate training in Greater London. He currently works as an NHS Locum, as well as once a week in a private clinic in Chelsea. He is a senior tutor at three major London Medical Schools – UCL, Imperial and Bart’s – where students at all stages of their medical education benefit from his expertise in clinical and communication skills. He ardently believes that clinical care should be holistic and patient centred and is a strong advocate for ameliorating the health of ethnic minorities. He has appeared on several radio and TV shows for a Public Health England campaign promoting health and well-being in the Asian community during the Winter months. He is very politically active and contributes to many diverse charities. He is married and has a gorgeous 3-year-old daughter. He loves walks in the beautiful English countryside and listening to classical music.

MDA Dental Lead: Dr Nadia Ahmed BDS MJDF MSc MOrth


Nadia is a specialist Orthodontist. She graduated from Sheffield Dental School in 2007. Subsequently, she gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Radiology and Paedodontics in the Midlands and in Yorkshire, before undertaking specialist training in Orthodontics, completed in 2016. She is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association Hospital Group committee member. She is a newly appointed MJDF examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, London. She volunteers for a local Muslim girls’ group, helping the group to improve their social skills and self-confidence. In her spare time she enjoys cake decorating, art classes, bollywood, tennis and outdoor activities. 

MDA Optometry lead: Usman Shaikh BSc MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret Prof Cert Glaucoma


Mr. Shaikh is a Domiciliary Optometrist working for Specsavers. He qualified from City University and completed his postgraduate training at Vaid Optometrists in Edgware. He has worked in numerous different areas of Optometry including laser eye surgery, practice, hospital and in domiciliary. He is active in humanitarian work and has been involved with Vision Aid overseas providing eye care in Sierra Leone, a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Society and also with the homeless with Crisis at Christmas.

MDA technology lead: Dr Ahmmad Youssef BSc MSc PhD


Ahmmad graduated from Queen Mary’s (University of London) in 2000 with a degree in Computer Engineering which he followed up with an MSc in 2002. He has since accumulated over 10 years commercial experience managing technology teams in a number of leading investment banks, most recently as a Vice President at JP Morgan in London helping the firm unlock the power of big data technologies. He recently completed a PhD at Brunel University (studied part-time alongside his full-time role) focusing on how team dynamics can be optimised to produce better software quality.