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BUOS Committee

The current committee comprises of: 

  • President: Dr Farihah Tariq

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Farihah is the co-founder of the society.  She is an Academic Foundation Year Doctor at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.  She read medicine at the University of Aberdeen and has had an interest in ophthalmology from her early undergradaute years.  Before embarking on  BUOS, Farihah had experience participating and managing a number of  sociteties in Aberdeen and St Andrews.  Outside of medicine, Farihah enjoys travelling, cooking and scuba diving.

 

  •  Vice President: Dr Vikas Tah

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Vikas is an ophthalmic SHO at Prince Charles Eye Unit and graduated from Imperial College London.  Vikas was the founder and the current chair of the successful Annual Student and Trainee Opthalmology Conference held annually at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

 

  •  Secretary: Hojr Jaberansari

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Hojr is a 4th year medical student at Manchester University.  He recently completed a BSc in Infectious Diseases at Kings College, London. 

 

  • Treasurer: Dr Vibhuti Gupta

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Vibhuti is currently a junior doctor in Nottingham.  She completed her medicine degree at Southampton University.  She was the president of the Southamptom Ophthalmology Society. 

 

  •  Events Coordinator: Dr Zuzana Sipkova

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Zuzana is a ophthalmic specialist trainee at Oxford and studied medicine at Birghton Sussex Medical School. 

 

  • Educational Coordinator: Mark Lane

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mark is a fourth year medical student at Newcastle. He has recently developed a passion for ophthalmology and is keen to help people learn more about the subject.  Outside of medicine, Mark likes to play sport and mountain bike. 

 

  •  Charities & Fundraising Coordinator: Dr Dhakshi Muhundhakumar

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Dhakshi graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and is currently a foundation year doctor in London. She has a keen interest in ophthalmology and is also passionate about global health and promoting equality in access to healthcare. As charities rep, she hopes to raise awareness about issues such as the prevalence of preventable blindness worldwide and set up BUOS fundraising initiatives. Please get in touch with any fundraising ideas / suggestions of charities to support! 

 

  •  Publicity Coordinator: Elizabeth Emsley

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Lizzie  is a 3rd year medical student at Southamptom.  As BUOS publicity rep, along with Farihah, she manages the facebook and twitter accounts. The twitter account @eye_research, set up by Hannah Shereef, has steadily built a reputation over the past couple of years for keeping up with the latest research and advances in ophthalmology, and has helped to eastablish connections with a range of eye health organisations. The facebook account, meanwhile, is more targetted towards sharing educational resources and publicising our events. 

 

  •  e-learning Team: Dr Huzaifa Malick, Dr Andy Malem, Dr Rimi Adedeji, Emily Cabourne

 

  • Graphics Editors: Ayne Zarof  and Anna Pouncey

 

  •  ASTOC Team: Vikas Tah, Marcus Posner, Farihah Tariq, Louise Ramskold, Kavita Aggarwal, Varsha Kadaba, Pranev Sharma, Robb Cann & Elizabeth Emsley. 

 The team manage the Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmology Conference.  The team can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

  •  BUJO Team: Farihah Tariq, Vikas Tah, Hafiy Haini,  Zuzana Sipkova and Huma Riaz. 

The team run the society journal- British Undergraduate Journal of Ophthalmology.  They can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


If you are interested in helping out then please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a CV.  Also please include a 200-250 words summary of why you would like to join the team and how you can contribute. Many Thanks!

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