The Team

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The Interburns Team

Interburns is an international volunteer network of expert health care professionals working to transform burn care and prevention in low and middle income countries (LMICs) through education, training, research and capacity-building. Please see below for details of our international team members:

 

Selina Ahmed Ena

Executive Director, Acid Survivors Foundation

Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah

Director, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit and Consultant Burns/Plastic Surgeon, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Pernilla Ardeby

Paediatric Nurse Educator, Tansen Mission Hospital, Nepal

Mario Bachmann

Paediatric Critical Care Nurse, Medical University of Graz, Austria

 

Sister Nara Devi Bariya

Nurse in Charge, Burn Unit, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Redouane Bouali

Associate Professor, Ottawa University, Intensivist, Canada

Dr Shobha Chamania

Director of the Interburns Training Centre and Chief of Burn Unit/General Surgeon, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, India.

Dr Chandra Shekhar Chamania

Professor and Head of Department of Surgery, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, India

 

Banshi Chaudhary

Programmes Manager, Nepal

Dr Ramnandan Prasad Chaudhary

Consultant Burn and Paediatric Surgeon, Kanti Children’s Hospital and Ishan Children and Women Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Rajeswari Dharmarajan

General Surgeon, St John’s Hospital, Bangalore, India

Prasanna Siriwardhana Dissanayake

Occupational Therapist, National Hospital, Columbo, Sri Lanka

 

Alice Draenert

General Surgeon, Switzerland

Dr Sian Falder

Consultant Paediatric Plastic Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

RuthAnn Fanstone

Physiotherapist, UK

Dr Laura Hawryluck

Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

 

Shih-Yuan Hung

Occupational Therapist, Sunshine Foundation, Taiwan

Dr Sachin Jamma

General Surgeon, Solapur Burn Care Center, Maharashtra, India

Mohammed Nurul Kabir

Senior Coordinator Monitoring & Evaluation, Acid Survivors Foundation

Dr Olive Kobusingye

Surgeon and Injury Epidemiologist, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda

 

Dr Rajeev Kumar

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Akriti Surgery Center, Varanasi, India

Dr Kishore Kumar Das

Plastic Surgeon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Liman Kumar Dhar

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery, Dhaka

Dr Vithal Lahane

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Lahane Hospital, Maharashtra, India

 

Brigitte Lebrasseur

Head of Health Care programs at Lac-Etchemin Health Center, Quebec, Canada

Dr Prakash Lohana

Speciality Registrar Burns and Plastic Surgery, Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow, Scotland

Dr Anirban Mandal

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Canniesburn Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK

Dr Saidur Mashreky

Epidemiologist and Director Public Health Science & Injury Prevention, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB), Dhaka

 

Professor Amr Moghazy

Associate Professor and Consultant of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Dominique Navet

Operating Theatre Nurse, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, Wales, UK

Dr Richard Ebere Nnabuko

Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

Poonam Pandey

Physiotherapist, Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Dr Michael Peck

Director of International Outreach Programs, Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Burn Unit, USA

Dr Kamal Phuyal

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Nepal

Dr Tom Potokar

Director of Interburns and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, Wales, UK.

Professor Patricia Price

Dean and Head of School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University and Chartered Health Psychologist

 

Fiona Procter

Lead Occupational Therapist for Burns, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

Monira Rahman

Former Director of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), Bangladesh

Dr Shankar Rai

Consultant Burn and Plastic Surgeon and General Surgeon, Model Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Ramana Rajkarnikar

Paediatric Surgeon, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Professor A J M Salek

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Central Hospital, Dhaka and the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Bhupendra Prasad Sarma

Consultant Burn Surgeon, Nemcare Hospital, Assam India

Pratibha Sharma

Dietician and Nutritionist, Choithram Hospital and Research Center, Indore, India

Dr Tim Sproule

Plastic Surgeon, Toronto, Canada

 

Monoara Sultana

Physiotherapist, Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Mohib Ullah Khondoker

Director - Medical, Acid Survivors Foundation

Monica Musaazi Walusimbi

Head Nurse, Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda.

Dr Nathan West

Junior Doctor, Swansea, Wales.

 

Dr Shahla Yekta

Lead Scientist/Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Naveen Yeruva

General and Plastic Surgeon, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhrapradesh, India.

Mohammed Hajith Zainulabdeen

Physiotherapist, National Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr Sabrina Zarin

Coordinator, Medical Advocacy and Education, Acid Survivors Foundation Bangladesh

Dr Peeyush Dahal

Chief, Burns & Plastic Surgery Unit, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal

Professor Ishwar Lohani

Chief of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Dr Rojina Shilpakar

Medical Officer, Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital, Nepal

Gauri Karki Rana

Nursing Officer, Kanti Children's Hospital, Nepal

Kalpana Sitaula

Nursing Supervisor, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Pranita Sharma

Physiotherapist, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, India

Ziphilly Chiumia Sichinga

Nursing Officer, Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre. Malawi

Dr K.N. Joshi

Chief Consultant Surgeon, Nepalgunj, Nepal

Anant Sharma

Occupational Therapist, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, India

Dr Stuart Watson

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Canniseburn Burn Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Dr Sandesh Maskey

Lecturer, Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Sarah Reavenall

Ward Manager/Nurse, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, UK

Steve Atherton

Medical Illustrator, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, UK

Dr Abiye Gebre Ab

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethel Lartey Odei

Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Doris Adjei Ntekor

Head Nurse, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Sheila Adoe Addison

Critical Care Nurse, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Danni Mehrez

Nurse, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea, UK

Monika Pokhrel

Physiotherapist, Kirtipur Model Hospital, PHECT, Nepal

Sarina Singh

Physiotherapist, Bheri Zonal Hospital, Nepalgunj, Nepal

Anne Kuijs

Occupational Therapist and Coordinator Burn Rehabilitation and Outreach for Burn Prevention, Sekou Toure Regional Hospital, Tanzania

Alberta Rockson

Senior Physiotherapist, National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns unit, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Dr Md. Abul Kalam

Professor, Head of Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery and Project Director, National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Dr Md Rabiul Karim Khan

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Dr Sazzad Khondoker

Professor, National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Dr Rayhana Awwal

Professor , National Institute of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Negat Woldehawariat

Senior Nurse and Lecturer, Millennium Medical college, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Ahmedul Kabir Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Muhammad Quamruzzaman

Associate Professor Of Plastic Surgery, National Institute of Cancer Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr James Gallagher

Director, Burn Intensive Care Unit at William Randolph Hearst Burn ICU, Assistant Attending Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Renate Pfann

Senior Occupational Therapist, Children’s University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

Dr Rashedul Islam

Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka

Dr Kiran Nakarmi

Senior Consultant Burn, Reconstructive, Hand and Microsurgeon, Kirtipur Hospital, Nepal

Nirvan Maharjan

Physiotherapist, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Madhu Sudhan Pun

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Head of Department of Surgery, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Bal Mukunda Basnet

Paediatric Surgeon, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr Sanjay Kumar Thakur

Consultant Physician and Medical Superintendent, Assistant Professor of Medicine (NAMS), Janakpur Zonal Hospital, Nepal

Bechan Yadav

Physiotherapist, Janakpur Zonal Hospital, Nepal

Anil Dhital

Programme Officer, Nepal Burn Society/Interburns DFID Project, Nepal

Bettina Hafner

Specialised Wound Nurse, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Michel Costagliola

Pr Emérite-Chirurgie Réparatrice et Esthétique, Toulouse, France

Dr Clemens Schiestl

Director Paediatric Burn Centre and Paediatric Plastic Surgeon, University Children's Hospital, Zurich

Abdallah Alwawi

Faculty Instructor & Clinical Supervisor, Faculty of Health Professions Nursing Department, Al-Quds University

Naomi Leah Kikisa

Residents of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Mbarara University of science and technology, Entebbe, Uganda

Dr Ioannis Goutos

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Mtisunge Godia

Nursing Officer, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

Christos Giannou

Associate Professor, Queen Mary & Barts, Blizard Institute, University of London. Former Head Surgeon, International Committee of the Red Cross

Bara El-Khayat

Plastic Surgery Trainee, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Dr Mohammed Basheer

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, UK

Maha Abdou

Nursing Lecturer, Administrative and Logistical Officer, Port Said Nursing Institute, Egypt

Dr Tim Burge

Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, Bristol, UK