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Who's who?

Meet Cambridge Medical Seminars...


Dr Joseph Cheriyan

Dr Joseph Cheriyan has been a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK since 2006, and an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. He trained initially in Sheffield, and subsequently in Nottingham and London before completing his specialist training Cambridge.

He is an active clinical researcher with interests in cardiovascular medicine particularly vascular function and inflammation. He is one of a few clinical triallists working on early phase experimental medicine studies of novel therapeutics, and has a unique post which combines close collaboration with industrial partners on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus.

His clinical service commitments are to the Department of Acute Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is the Vice Chair of the local Research Ethics Committee, a member of the Management Board of the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit and a Senior Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist to the GSK CUC in Cambridge.

He has also co-authored the Oxford Specialist Handbook on Hypertension. Apart from work, he is a keen traveller and connnoseiur of fine dining! He is a co-founder of CMS.

Dr Fraz Mir

Dr Fraz Mir is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He is also an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge.

His clinical and research interests are in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, hypertension and toxicology. He is actively involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is a question-writer and examiner for the MRCP diploma. His other responsibilities include being the Chairman and Training Programme Director for Acute Medicine in the East of England. He was recently appointed as the Royal College of Physicians’ Associate International Director for South Asia. He is an enthusiastic cricketer and enjoys studying comparative theology in his spare time. He is a co-founder of CMS.


Jo Plumb

Jo Plumb is a medical secretary for a Vascular Surgeon in Cambridge.

She gained experience as a medial secretary by working for a GP Surgery as a receptionist and data administrator, moving on toAddenbrookes Hospital as a medical secretary and then the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital before her current position as medical secretary to a private consultant. She has been assisting with Cambridge Medical Seminars since 2009. She lives with her husband, two children and Stan the dog. She also has two ponies, six chickens and two ducks!

Michaela Watts

Michaela Watts is a Clinical Nurse Lead working in the Emergency Ambulatory Care Unit, Department of Acute Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

She successfully completed her training as an independent non-medical Prescriber and teaches other members of the team on good prescribing practice ass well as on the Prescribing Update course. She was previously a Specialist Nurse in Hypertension and sat on the Clinical Development Group for NICE which developed the latest Hypertension Guidelines. As part of her current role, she setup and manages the open access community 24 hour ABPM service. She enjoys travelling, drinking red wine and sailing.