Miss Mariam Darwish
General Surgeon, Previously worked with MSF in Gaza
A Palestinian refugee from a war-torn family in a past life, a dedicated multilingual Vascular Surgery trainee in the East Midlands Deanery and a General Surgeon with 9 years of clinical experience as an attending physician in military teaching Hospitals in the Middle East, and 2 years post specialization experience as a humanitarian surgeon at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors without Borders) in multiple projects. I have moved to the UK in 2020 to improve my skills in trauma and emergency surgery management to improve patients' outcomes in austere environments. After joining two if the world's leading Major Trauma teams at Imperial College Healthcare trust based at St. Mary's Major Trauma center and Cardiff and Vale Major Trauma Centre where I was exposed to further training and guidance to achieve my long-term
career aspiration of being a well experienced emergency and trauma surgeon. I am proud to say that during my tenure, I was awarded a national training post in vascular surgery based in the East Midlands Deanery. During my time in conflict zones as a refugee and as a surgeon, I witnessed the devastating effects of vascular diseases and vascular trauma and the importance of early intervention and management. This experience has fuelled my desire to contribute to the field of vascular surgery through research. My career intentions are to become a leading researcher in vascular surgery and to make a significant impact on patient outcomes across the globe regardless of their setting, well-resourced and deprived healthcare settings. I have recently been offered a research clinical fellowship for an MD in vascular surgery from Cardiff University/University Hospital of Wales to facilitate my long-term goals.