Dr Poonam Kapila
Consultant Microbiologist - MBBS, MD (Med Microbio), FRCPath
Appointed: September 2016
Appointed as Consultant Microbiologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) in April 2016. Dr Kapila started her higher specialist training at nine wells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. The latter part of her training was completed at University Hospitals of Leicester where she achieved her CCT. Her first consultant job was in Nottinghamshire but she finally chose to move to the East of England when she joined MKUH.
Dr Kapila has taken the infection control lead role in the trust where she works alongside the Infection prevention and control team (IPC) in addition to her routine clinical commitments. She is also the lead for the laboratory services and will be working with lab chief and pathology service manager to improve laboratory services in Milton Keynes.
Having worked in University Hospital settings, Dr Kapila has a keen interest in medical education and has extensive experience in teaching and training of medical students, foundation doctors and a variety of health care professionals, both in hospital and community setting. Outside work life, she enjoys travelling and exploring different parts of the world.
Dr Zahia Zaitout
Consultant Radiologist - BmedSci, BMBS, MRCP, FRCR, CCT
Appointed: October 2014
Zahia is a consultant radiologist and MRI imaging lead at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Her current post started in October 2014 and prior to this she did body MRI and oncology Imaging Fellowship at St Bartholomew Hospital which lasted 21 months. During this, she had an extensive experience in body MRI reporting. Zahia has a subspecialty interest in genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging.
Zahia initial radiology training was based in South Yorkshire, where she have completed the Royal College of Radiologist examination in 2012.
Before commencing radiology, she had a solid and thorough experience in medicine both on the acute and non-acute settings. This was consolidated by obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.