Our Team


Clinical team

Dr Zenon Andreou - Medical Director

GMC number: 6149061

Zenon studied medicine at University College London, graduating in 2006. His postgraduate training was in hospitals in and around London and he trained for 4 years in otolaryngology before completing his training in General Practice.

He has an interest in allergies, having obtained a Masters Degree from Imperial College London. Currently he divides his time between General Practice and online medicine.

Dr Kathryn Basford - Doctor

GMC number: 7074021

Dr Kathryn Basford is GP based 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, swimming, and triathlons.

Dr Nicholas Antonakopoulos - Doctor

GMC number: 6149065

Dr Nicholas Antonakopoulos did his undergraduate studies at the University of London, graduating in 2006. He also trained for 4 years in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery before completing his training to become a GP in 2015.

Nick works as a GP for the NHS in London, and has been working as part of the clinical team at Zava since 2018.

Dr Lisa Carter - Doctor

GMC number: 7081887

Dr Lisa Carter works part-time for Zava and part-time as a GP in Bristol. She did her undergraduate training in Cardiff, and her postgraduate training throughout London. Lisa's area of interest is sexual and reproductive health.

Dr Charlotte Hammerton - Doctor

GMC number: 7155722

Charlotte studied medicine at the University of Nottingham and has worked in hospitals in London, Kent, and Sussex since graduating. She's 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 studying for a Masters in Medical Education.

Dr Clair Grainger - Doctor

GMC number: 7041314

Dr Clair Grainger did her undergraduate studies at The University of Edinburgh between 2004 to 2009. She completed her training as a GP at North Middlesex Hospital in 2017. Her experience includes hospitals throughout Edinburgh and London.

Clair has been at Zava since 2018, and also works as an NHS GP. Her professional interests include respiratory, sexual, and reproductive health.

Dr Babak Ashrafi - Clinical Lead for Service Expansion

GMC number: 6077866

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

Babak has led in areas including cardiology, diabetes, and stroke medicine, as well as working for the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) as the Prescribing Lead. He has experience in both the NHS and the private sector, which has helped him gain unique insights into the future of healthcare.

Dr Laura Joigneau Prieto - Doctor

GMC number: 7584442

Dr Laura Joigneau Prieto specialised in gynecology and obstetrics in Madrid, where she got her diploma in 2013. She joined Zava in April 2018 as a clinical doctor, having previously worked in well-known hospitals in Madrid, as a gynecologist/obstetrician.

Since joining Zava, Laura is still publishing gynecology/obstetrics-related articles alongside the work she does directly with patients.

Dr Simran Deo - Doctor

GMC number: 6141366

Dr Simran Deo qualified from St George’s, University of London in medicine in 2006 with a distinction in her written finals. She went on to specialise in general practice, obtaining the MRCGP certification in 2012. In 2014 she received a merit for the Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University.

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly

Dr Sophie Albe-Ly - Doctor

GMC number: 6162625

Sophie is an experienced GP, and has worked both in France and the UK. Sophie moved to online medicine in 2016 and finds this new way of practising very rewarding. She appreciates how practical it is for the patients, and believes it's a great way to address issues that can be embarrassing for patients to talk about face-to-face.

Dr Beverley Kugler

Dr Beverley Kugler

Dr Beverley Kugler - Doctor

GMC number: 7090309

Beverley studied medicine at University College London, graduating in 2010 with distinction. Her postgraduate training was in hospitals around London and she also completed a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology. As well as working in online medicine, she's currently training to specialise in Paediatric medicine.

Dr Emily Wimmer

Dr Emily Wimmer

Dr Emily Wimmer - Doctor

GMC number: 7512642

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 a clinical investigator.

Dr Nina Amedzro - Doctor

GMC number: 6074335

Nina studied medicine at the University of Leeds and qualified as a Doctor in 2003. She's currently working as a GP in Yorkshire, as well as with Zava. She has special interests in Women’s Health and Sexual Health. Nina is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is currently a Clinical Consultant for the college where she's working on a project to help reduce health inequalities.

In her spare time, Nina enjoys watching her favourite bands and discovering new music (and food!) while going to various festivals around the country.

Pharmacy team

James Davies

James Davies

James Davies - Pharmacy Superintendent

GPhC number: 2067908

James studied pharmacy at the University of Bath and completed his training as a pharmacist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He’s 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 a position with the Company Chemists Association, representing pharmacy owners in the NHS, with regulators and in government. James came back to Zava as Head of Operations in 2014, and has since become the company's Chief Operations Officer. He is Zava's Pharmacy Superintendent, as well as our registered manager for the CQC.

Alex Howson

Alex Howson

Alex Howson - Head of Pharmacy Operations

GPhC number: 2086645

Alex studied pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and completed his training in the Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust. He gained experience in both primary and secondary care settings before joining Zava in 2015. Since then Alex has worked across each of Zava’s markets to distribute safe, convenient care to patients across Europe.

Marika Shimokawa-Kelly

Marika Shimokawa-Kelly

Marika Shimokawa-Kelly - Pharmacy Manager

GPhC number: 2221495

Marika studied pharmacy at University College London and completed her training in a community pharmacy in Ladbroke Grove. She joined Zava after qualifying as a pharmacist in 2018.

Marika works in our mail order pharmacy dispensing and checking products to ensure they’re delivered safely to our patients.

Dr Nadia Schendzielorz

Dr Nadia Schendzielorz

Dr Nadia Schendzielorz - Pharmacist

GPhC number : 2084674

Nadia joined Zava in 2016. Nadia has experience within the German and UK pharmacy market, and is currently helping Zava and its partners to create safe new treatment options for our patients.

Nadia completed her pharmacy studies at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, with state examination and an additional diploma thesis. She gained a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and also briefly worked as a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Before Nadia joined Zava, she worked as a strategic consultant supporting pharmaceutical companies on a variety of internal and external medical education projects.

Oloma Nwodu

Oloma Nwodu

Oloma Nwodu - Pharmacist

GPhC number: 2076166

Oloma studied pharmacy at King’s College London and completed her training as a community pharmacist in Putney. Oloma has worked for Cegedim, implementing safe and accurate drug databases for GPs all over the UK, before continuing on as a community pharmacist throughout London.

In 2015 Oloma joined Zava in service development, working with both Zava and its partners to create safe new treatment options for our patients.

Hetal Patel

Hetal Patel

Hetal Patel - Pharmacist

GPhC number: 2223547

Hetal studied pharmacy at Aston University, Birmingham and completed her training at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. She joined Zava after qualifying as a pharmacist in 2019.

Hetal works in our mail-order pharmacy, dispensing and checking products to ensure they are delivered safely to our patients.

Non-clinical team

David Meinertz

David Meinertz

David Meinertz - Chief Executive Officer

David co-founded Zava with a friend. Before 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.

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