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Dr Simon Jonathan Owens
Guys Hospital
Registered 1986 (Male)

Simon initially undertook his medical training at Cambridge University and then Guys Hospital in London, qualifying in 1985. He became a GP at Trumpington Street Medical Practice in central Cambridge in 1990. He has worked as a clinician in sports medicine for 16 years in the Peter Wilson Sports Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital from 1992 to 2008, initially as a Clinical Assistant and then as an Associate Specialist in Sports Medicine.

He has been involved in teaching MSc students in Sports Medicine and has lectured and organised courses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on knee injury and joint examination skills

He obtained the Diploma in Sports Medicine in 1995 and has been used to looking after elite international athletes as Medical Officer to Cambridge University Boat Club (men’s Boat Race squad since 1992) and provided medical cover in Cambridge for the GB Olympic  men’s gold medal winning rowing eight in the run up to the Sydney Olympics. He is a member of the British Rowing Medical Panel. He was involved in the London 2012 Olympics as Medical Dispatcher at the Mall and Hampton Court coordinating and managing the medical response at the venue and field of play for the Mens and Women’s Marathons,  Cycling Road Races , Cycling Time Trials and Walking 20km and 50km events.

He has also been Medical Officer to Cambridge University Rugby Club since 1999, and has looked after international elite players and overseen international fixtures at the University Rugby Ground . He works as a rugby pitch side doctor in Cambridge and at Twickenham for the Varsity match and has the BASICS pre-hospital care and RFU Pitch Side Immediate Trauma Care Certificates. He has toured as CURUFC team doctor to Argentina, Chile, Japan and Italy.

He is Medical Officer to Cambridge University Tennis Club.

Simon became a GP with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in Orthopaedics (knee) in 2002, initially working in the knee clinic in the orthopaedic department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and then developing and running a community based knee clinic since 2006.

He was appointed as a GP trainer on the SEM program at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2010 and is on the Eastern Deanery SEM training Committee. He has supervised two SEM registrars thus far. He is a recognised Clinical Teacher at the Clinical school, University of Cambridge and is an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy. He was elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine FFSEM (UK) in 2013.

Availability times: Mon 9-6, Tues 9-6, Wed 9-6, alt Thurs 9-1 and 9-6, Fri 8.30-1


Dr Angus John Stewart
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Registered 1982 (Male)

Dr Angus Stewart joined the practice in 1986, having trained at Selwyn College and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  He holds occupational health and school appointments and maintains an active interest in family medicine, pregnancy, paediatrics and student health.

Availability times: Thurs 8.30-6, Fri 8.30-6


Dr Caroline Margaret Lea-Cox
Registered 1984 (Female)

Dr Lea-Cox joined the practice in 2001. She trained at University College, London and Westminster Hospital. Her special interests include mental health, women’s health, child and student health. She developed and maintains the www.camstudenthealth.nhs.uk website. She is an executive board member of the Cambridge University Counselling Service Committee

Availability times: Mon 8.30-6, Tues 8.30-6, Wed 8.30-1


Dr Angela Bennett
MA MB BChir MRCGP Dip Med Ed

Dr Angela Bennett joined the practice in 2015.  She trained in Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s hospital and completed her GP training in Cambridge.  She is interested in all areas of general practice with a special interest in student health, women's health and child health.  She is able to perform joint injections and cryotherapy for some skin lesions.

Dr Bennett has extensive experience teaching at the Cambridge University Clinical school, running Professionalism in Practice Groups and is involved in the pastoral advisor team. She is a University Recognised Clinical Teacher and Examiner for the clinical medicine course as well as teaching students in the practice.  She also helps to train junior doctors for General Practice and holds a diploma in medical education.

Dr Bennett is a keen musician (cellist and singer) and enjoys helping performing artists who may be experiencing medical problems due to their art.

Availability Monday and Thursday (Branch surgery), Tuesday (Main surgery)


Dr Barbara Irene Bull

Dr Barbara Bull studied at Guy’s Hospital and qualified in 1993.

After completing her GP training scheme in North London, she went to
South Africa for an anticipated one year period. However, she
loved the country and medical opportunities so much, that she stayed
for a further 17 years. She worked as a GP partner in a small, relatively isolated town
and got the opportunity to participate in active obstetrics; delivering around 800 babies
by caesarean and normal vaginal delivery. She was also involved in acute trauma care in
casualty and ran a travel and student health clinic. She was TB officer and Medical Officer
of Health and Infectious Disease.
In 2015 she returned to the UK to live in Cambridge and joined Trumpington Street Medical
Practice in October 2017.

Dr Bull holds diplomas in obstetrics, paediatrics, palliative care and family planning.
She does cryotherapy and inserts coils and contraceptive implants.

Mon 830-6 (branch surgery)
Wed 830-6 (branch surgery)
Fri 830-6 (main surgery)


Dr Ferzana Shaida
MBChB, DFSRH, MRCGP, DRCOG, Associate Fellow HEA
Registered 2003

Dr Shaida graduated from the University of Leeds in 2003 and undertook her general practice training in Hertfordshire.  She joined the practice in 2015 as a salaried GP.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in women’s health, family planning and teaching.  She is a recognised clinical tutor for Cambridge University.

Availability: Monday, Thrusday and Friday 8.30-5.30pm


Dr Michelle Luna
MBBS, MSc, MRCGP, dipAsthma
Registered 2004

Dr Michelle Luna studied at St George's Hospital in London and has an MSc from Imperial College London. She completed her hospital training in London and Kent and her GP training in Devon, prior to relocating to Cambridge.

Alongside her work in general practice, she has worked for Freedom From Torture, a London based charity, as an assessor and medico-legal report writer for survivors of torture.

She has an interest in all aspects of general practice, and has a particular interest in refugee medicine, respiratory medicine and student health. She holds a diploma in Asthma and is able to perform joint injections, cryotherapy and some minor operations. She is currently studying for the Diploma in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine.


Dr Omar Kouzel

Dr Kouzel graduated from Imperial College, London, with a degree in Biochemistry with Management. He worked in the city for an IT consulting company for several years, before deciding to pursue a medical career. Dr Kouzel graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2010. He completed his GP training in Nottinghamshire in 2015 before returning back home to Cambridge. He joined the practice in March 2017.

Dr Kouzel is interested in all areas of general practice. His special interests include cardiology and student health. He is able to perform joint injections.

Dr Kouzel is a keen tennis and football player.


Dr Ros Smith
Bristol University
Registered 2004 (Female)

Dr Ros Smith trained at Bristol University and completed an intercalated degree in Bioethics. She undertook GP training in Somerset and worked in London, Oxford and Stevenage. She moved back to her home town of Cambridge and joined the practice in 2016.

She enjoys all aspects of primary care and has diplomas in child health and family planning.


Dr James Nicholas Smith
GMC Registered 2004

Dr James Smith joined the practice in 2017. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and completed GP training in West Suffolk. Following this he trained in public health in the East of England developing a special interest in the links between the environment and health. He went on to work for Public Health England nationally on climate change, sustainable development and health. He is interested in all areas of general practice. In addition to working as a GP he works at the University of Cambridge teaching public health to medical students.


Dr Karen Romans
MA (Cantab) BMBCh (Oxford 2000), MRCGP, DCH

Dr Karen Romans joined the practice in 2018. She studied medicine in Cambridge and Oxford, followed by GP training in South London. She went on to work in Christchurch, New Zealand for 9 years before returning to UK.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice and holds a diploma in child health.

Dr. Andrew Gordon PERRETT

Dr. Perrett graduated with his medical degree from Queens' College, University of Cambridge in 1993. Since begining his career in General Practice in the Cambridge area, he has spent many years overseas, working as a GP in China before joining the practice in 2018.

His particular interests include clinical teaching as well as ethics and palliative care. He also speaks Mandarin Chinese.


Dr. Caroline Ali
GMC registered 2007

Dr Ali joined the practice in June 2019. She studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge, then at Imperial College, London. She did her GP training in Wembley, then worked in Hertfordshire before returning to Cambridge to work at Trumpington Street.
She has the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine and enjoys all aspects of general practice.


Times may vary to cover annual leave etc.


Key to qualifications

MA, MSc  Post-graduate degree
MB, BM, BCH, BS, Bchir Basic qualifying medical and surgical degrees
DRCOG, DCH, DGM Post-graduate diplomas in obstetrics, child health and geriatrics respectively
MRCGP Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Dip Occ. Med Diploma in Occupational Medicine
AFOM Association of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (Part of the Royal College of Physicians)
DSMSA  Diploma in Sports Medicine
DFFP Diploma in Family Planning
CIDC  Certificate in Diabetes Care



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