Our Team

Tina Hames
Director of Operations
Affiliate CIPD

Tina has had a number of years experience in the Aviation and financial services industry. She is an associate member of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is the first point of contact for HR departments and personnel managers.

Dr Samir Alvi
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director: Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physcian
B.Sc. (Hons.), MBBS (Lond.), Ph.D (Lond.), FRCGP, MRAeS, DFFP, DIC, DOccMed, DRCOG, Pg Cert Dent Sed. & Pain MgMt. (EDI)

Samir qualified in medicine from University College London and then obtained a Ph.D from Imperial College London. He has had 17 years experience as an Occupational Physician and holds the Diploma in Occupational Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and was previously enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Occupational Medicine at the University of Manchester.

He is an EASA Authorised Class 1 Medical Examiner (10336), CASA authorised Australian Designated AME (I255), Canadian AME (CAME) A-2009, GACA (KSA) authorised Designated AME (0401) and Mauritian (DCA) authorised AME. He is also a member of the Aerospace Medical Association USA (018947), an Associate Member of the Airlines Medical Directors Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal Society of Medicine (Occupational Medicine Section) and a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Dr Philip Ranger
Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physcian

Philip qualified at Guy’s hospital and has been a general Practitioner for 37 years. His interest in Aviation Medicine started while working for 12 years in Hong Kong when many Cathay Pacific pilots and their families were patients. Whilst in Hong Kong he also worked for a number of leading companies as an Occupational Physician. Upon returning to UK he combined general practice with aviation medicine training at Guy’s and at the CAA.

As well as learning to fly light aircraft and helicopters, he has a number of interests including: acting, (Lindy Hop) dancing, singing, calligraphy and Bonsai tree cultivation. He has flown 747-400 and 777 in simulators and enjoys all aspects of aviation and occupational medicine.

Dr Ian Mollan
Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physician

Ian is a Royal Air Force medical practitioner. He qualified from the University of Dundee in 1997 and undertook GP training. He has been a CAA Authorized Medical Examiner since 1999. He worked as a Principal in General Practice at a variety of helicopter and fast jet units in the UK and abroad and was appointed to Senior Medical Officer in 2004. He undertook the Diploma in Aviation Medicine training course at Kings College London and the Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine in 2006; after successful completion, he was appointed as the sole validating flight surgeon to the UK Aeromedical Evacuation Control Centre and was responsible for the air movement of UK Defence patients globally. He is currently stationed at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine and is responsible for delivering all aircrew aviation medicine training.
Ian is a consultant occupational physician. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medicine Association and is an academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Ian is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Aviation Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was awarded the Sir Harold Whittingham Memorial Prize in 2011, the Aerospace Medicine Association’s Mary T Klinker Award in 2012 for his achievements in Aeromedical Evacuation and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Peter Taylor medal for his research into occupational asthma.
Ian provides sessional clinics at Heathrow and is also an immigration and authorised UK Oil and Gas medical examiner. He is approved by Virgin Galactic LCC to perform spaceflight participant medical screening exams.

Dr Karunaharan
Head of Aermomedical Centre
Aeromedical Examiner and Occupational Physcian
Karuna qualified from Manchester Medical School and is one of the first Doctors from the UK to obtain a Masters in Space Science from the International Space University. He has attended the revision course for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) and is a member of the British Astronomical Society

Dr Karunaharan has completed a full surgical rotation as part of his Neurosurgical training and has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. He has also worked in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. His experience in both fields is invaluable in assessing and advising pilots. During this period he also flew both rotor and fixed wing aircrafts as a hobby.
Following a Masters Scholarship from the European Space Agency, he realigned his career and began to study Aerospace Medicine. After completing research at NASA Johnson Space Centre, Houston, he returned to the UK and worked at the CAA Aeromedical Centre at Gatwick. There he performed the majority of the JAA Class 1 Initial Medicals from Europe, and since then he has continued to do perform JAA professional and private pilot medicals. He is approved by Virgin Galactic LCC to perform spaceflight participant medical screening exams.

Beverley Gates RGN, RSCN

Beverley qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and then specialised in Paediatric Nursing. She gained a certificate in Paediatric Intensive Care in 1991 and worked in this field until moving to the US in 1993 where she worked in A&E. Beverley then continued to work in A&E both in the UAE and London (Kings College and St Mary’s hospitals) up until 2010. Beverley has also had experience as a cruise ship nurse.

In April 2011 she joined the Occupational Health Department at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and joined Heathrow Medical Services in April 2011. Beverley also provides travel immunisations to our corporate clients. She also runs our MASTA travel clinic. She has recently gained her BSc in Occupational Nursing.

Dr Adrian Chorley

Dr Adrian Chorley qualified as an optometrist in 1994 and began his career as sole optometrist in a practice in Sloane Street, London SW1. After a number of years in community practice, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the Medical Department as Optometrist Principal and as the first optometrist employed by the CAA.

Dr Chorley spent over 17 years subsequently at the CAA, amassing extensive experience in aviation ophthalmology through clinical examinations, influencing policy at a European level, writing CAA vision guidance material, managing complex eye cases for medical certification and providing training in ocular examination and vision standards to AMEs and other medical audiences.

Dr Chorley has passed both the basic and advanced courses in Aviation Medicine, was awarded an MSc in research practice development and a PhD in 2015 on his thesis titled ‘Occupational Ocular Exposure to Non-ionising Radiation in Professional Pilots’. He also holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and IMC and sea-plane ratings.

Suganya Kumaran
Office Manager
Suganya has a degree in Neuroscience and works closely with Tina in all aspects of the business. She works as the Office Manager and is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. Suganya has the responsibility of training and supporting other members of staff as well as taking on the HR role. She has previously worked in UCLH Hospitals.

Irina Kalenuka
Practice Administrator
Irina has extensive experience in the hospitality Industry and HR .

  • Heathrow Medical has accreditation from SEQOHS
    (Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service), the CQC and ISO 9001