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Clinical Team

Dr Louis Draper

Dr Louisa Draper - Medical Director

Louisa studied medicine at the University of Oxford and completed her training at University College London. She worked in the NHS for eight years in some of the top hospitals in London, before joining Zava to create new healthcare solutions that are judgement-free and more convenient for patients. She has a particular interest in finding new ways to change medical care so that patients can access healthcare quickly, safely and conveniently and since medical school has worked all over the World, on charity and research projects aiming to better connect the doctor to the patient.

Dr Zenon Andreou

Dr Zenon Andreou - Deputy Medical Director

Zenon studied medicine at University College London graduating in 2006. His postgraduate training was in hospitals in and around London and he trained for four years in Otolaryngology before completing his training in General practice. He has an interest in Allergy having obtained a Masters Degree from Imperial College London. Currently he divides his time between General Practice and online medicine.

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly - Doctor

Sophie trained to become a GP, and has worked in France and the UK. Sophie moved to online medicine in 2016 and enjoys this new way of practising very much. She appreciates how practical it is for the patients and thinks it's a great way to address issues that can be embarrassing for the patients to address face to face.

Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford - Doctor

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who also works as a GP in London. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London. Outside of work she enjoys baking and keeping active, running marathons and also enjoying swimming and triathlons.

Dr Michel Wenger

Dr Michel Wenger

Dr Michel Wenger - Doctor

Dr Michel Wenger is a senior physician at Zava. In addition to his degree in medicine, he holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing Consulting from the Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr. Wenger worked for many years in Switzerland and England as a physician in internal medicine. Before joining Zava, he was a company consultant and has supported pharmaceutical companies and hospitals on various operational and strategic issues.

Dr Lisa Carter

Dr Lisa Carter - Doctor

Dr Lisa Carter works part time for Zava and part time as a GP in East London. Her undergraduate training was undertaken in Cardiff and postgraduate training throughout London. Her area of interest is sexual and reproductive health and she also works as the marketing lead for the medical team.

Dr Nina Amedzro - Doctor

Dr Nina Amedzro studied medicine at the University of Leeds and qualified as a Doctor in 2003. She is currently working as a GP in Yorkshire, and has special interests in Women’s Health and Sexual Health. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is currently a Clinical Consultant for the college where she is working on a project to help reduce health inequalities. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favourite bands and discovering new music (and food!) while attending various festivals around the country.

Dr Charlotte Hammerton

Dr Charlotte Hammerton

Dr Charlotte Hammerton - Doctor

Charlotte studied medicine at the University of Nottingham and since graduating has worked in hospitals in London, Kent and Sussex. She is interested in how healthcare is changing to help patients access healthcare quickly, safely and conveniently. Her particular interests are in medical education, travel medicine and children's health. She has undertaken postgraduate training in these areas and is currently undertaking a Masters in Medical Education.

Dr Beverley Kugler

Dr Beverley Kugler

Dr Beverley Kugler - Doctor

Beverley studied medicine at University College London, graduating in 2010 with distinction. Her postgraduate training was in hospitals around London and she also completed her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology. In addition to working in online medicine, she is currently training to specialise in Paediatric medicine.

Dr Emily Wimmer

Dr Emily Wimmer

Dr Emily Wimmer - Doctor

Emily is a German doctor with a German and English license to practice. After she graduated medical school in 2009 she started her training in internal medicine in Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany. She started working for Zava in 2015 and she regularly joins the team in London. In addition to her work for Zava, she works at the University of Hamburg as clinical investigator.

Non-Clinical Team

David Meinertz

David Meinertz

David Meinertz - Chief Executive Officer

David co-founded Zava with a friend. Prior to launching Zava David worked at a leading online healthcare company in London where he focused on international expansion. Before that, David invested in and helped build and re-build small and medium-sized companies in healthcare, electronics and distribution sectors in Europe for about 10 years.

James Davies - Head of Operations

James studied pharmacy at the University of Bath and completed his training as a pharmacist at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked in hospital and community practice and completed a PhD at University College London, exploring business and professional models of community pharmacy practice. James helped found the original Zava pharmacy in 2012, before taking up a position with the Company Chemists Association, representing pharmacy owners in the NHS, with regulators and in government. James returned as Head of Operations in 2014.

Joe Rinaldi Johnson - Chief Product Officer

Joe joined Zava in February 2015. Prior to this he worked as Strategy & Product Manager at a leading online healthcare company. Before that, Joe was advising commissioners and major acute hospital providers on strategy & performance improvement as a management consultant. He holds a MA from Cambridge University in Social & Political Sciences with a Tripos in Management Studies from the Judge Business School.

James Porter - Chief Marketing Officer

James works for Zava as our Chief Marketing Officer. Since starting out in digital he has specialised in working with high growth B2C start ups. His most recent role prior to Zava was agency side, in a content marketing and SEO agency called Distilled.

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