PACES Ahead Lecturers

Dr. Rashmi Kaushal graduated from Leeds University in 1992 and has over 25 years of clinical experience including over 20 years teaching doctors to pass the MRCP Part 1, Part 2 and PACES examinations. Recent publications include the popular Rapid Review series of medical textbooks. Dr Kaushal launched PACES Ahead in 2001 which has grown to become an established provider of Medical Education with a proven track record in providing Doctors with the skills needed to succeed in the competitive world of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Marcus Martineau graduated at Imperial College London (MBBS with Merit) in 2000. In 2014 he completed specialist training in General & Obstetric Medicine as well as Diabetes & Endocrinology (Imperial College London & Brown University, Rhode Island). Since 2014 he has been appointed as a Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust & has been supporting doctors through the PACES exam over the past 5 years.

Dr. Layla Thurston graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013 with a dual honours in Medicine and European Studies. She completed her foundation and core training in South Thames before moving to North West Thames for specialist registrar training in Endocrinology & Diabetes and General Internal Medicine. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Neuroendocrinology at Imperial College London. She is committed to providing excellent teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level and enjoys helping doctors prepare for the PACES examination.

Dr. Mehreen Datoo trained at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, undertook a BSc in International Health at the University of Leeds, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Prior to joining the Jenner Institute, she did her core medical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and has a special interest in Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Brent Bartholomew is a Consultant in the Acute Assessment Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is the Service Lead for Ambulatory Care at the Chelsea site. He has been successfully involved in teaching PACES candidates within the London deanery.

Dr. Valentinos Kounnis Is a Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has a strong commitment to teaching and training, being actively involved in MRCP PACES teaching.

Dr. Freddie Vonberg After graduating from Cambridge and University College London, Freddie completed an Academic Foundation Post in Oxford. He then spent two years as a Research Fellowship in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, in the USA. He returned to London to complete Core Medical Training and is now a Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London, with an interest in Neurophysiology and Multiple Sclerosis. Freddie has a strong commitment to teaching PACES.