OUR HEALTHCARE ASSESSMENT TEAM

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service – a unique and personalised health assessment. This starts from the first conversation to further treatment if required.

Our Programme Director of Health Assessments, Dr Garry Savin, is one of the most respected Physicians in Harley Street today. Under his leadership, we have assembled a team with world-class experience and capability.

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Dr Garry Savin

DR GARRY SAVIN

Programme Director & Lead Doctor

Dr Garry Savin trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, qualifying in 1989 and worked in general medicine including general oncology, haematology and surgical posts.

He spent a further 3 years training to become a GP in the specialities of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

After a further year as a GP Registrar, he qualified as a GP in Enfield North London where he worked in the NHS for many years and developed a passionate interest in preventive medicine.

He took this passion over to the private sector and in the early 1990s helped to develop Nuffield Hospitals Health Screening and soon became their National Clinical Advisor to Health Screening for five years with clinical responsibility for 44 Wellness Centres and some 244 Health screening doctors nationally.

During this time, he helped to set up 7 health assessment centres including 5 in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. He developed and practised at the Nuffield flagship Health Assessment Centre in Queen Anne’s Street London.

Dr Savin has also practised at the prestigious London Clinic in Harley Street for many years and at the Hospital of St John and Elizabeth’s in St John’s Wood as well as the London Bridge Hospital and the European Scanning Centre and Medical Express in Harley Street.

He joined “Preventicum” in February 2006 as the clinical leader and was Preventicum Medical Director and lead doctor for over 13 years, in one of the first clinics to develop  scanning as a health assessment tool in the UK.

He now practises at the brand new, fully refurbished, UME Harley Street Medical Centre in Central London’s prestigious medical district, which has an extensive suite of “state of the art” diagnostic scanners.

During his 30+ year career, Dr Savin has enjoyed performing in excess of 20,000 health assessments making him one of the most experienced doctors in the field both nationally and internationally.

A keen explorer, photographer, conservationist, and Medical Expedition Doctor on over a dozen expeditions worldwide, he has travelled extensively to the developing world, and been privileged to work alongside wildlife experts and documentary makers studying orangutans, Asian elephants, humpbacked whales, venomous snakes and snow leopards, including multiple trips to Nepal, India, Mongolia, the Amazon jungle, Borneo and Sumatra.

Dr Savin leads the team who will perform your advanced health assessment at 17 Harley Street.

Dr Garry Savin has been featured among the top preventative medicine practitioners in the 2022 #SpearsIndex, a @spearsmagazine annual listing of the best medical companies providing scanning, analysis and screening services to high net-worth individuals in the UK today.

Dr Garry Savin is also an ambassador for Doctors in Distress.

DR GARRY SAVIN

Programme Director & Lead Doctor

Dr Garry Savin trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, qualifying in 1989 and worked in general medicine including general oncology, haematology and surgical posts.

He spent a further 3 years training to become a GP in the specialities of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

After a further year as a GP Registrar, he qualified as a GP in Enfield North London where he worked in the NHS for many years and developed a passionate interest in preventive medicine.

He took this passion over to the private sector and in the early 1990s helped to develop Nuffield Hospitals Health Screening and soon became their National Clinical Advisor to Health Screening for five years with clinical responsibility for 44 Wellness Centres and some 244 Health screening doctors nationally.

During this time, he helped to set up 7 health assessment centres including 5 in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

He developed and practised at the Nuffield flagship Health Assessment Centre in Queen Anne’s Street London.

Dr Savin has also practised at the prestigious London Clinic in Harley Street for many years and at the Hospital of St John and Elizabeth’s in St John’s Wood as well as the London Bridge Hospital and the European Scanning Centre and Medical Express in Harley Street.

He joined “Preventicum” in February 2006 as the clinical leader and was Preventicum Medical Director and lead doctor for over 13 years, in one of the first clinics to develop scanning as a health assessment tool in the UK.

During his 30+ year career, Dr Savin has enjoyed performing in excess of 20,000 health assessments making him one of the most experienced doctors in the field both nationally and internationally.

A keen explorer, photographer, conservationist, and Medical Expedition Doctor on over a dozen expeditions worldwide, he has travelled extensively to the developing world, and been privileged to work alongside wildlife experts and documentary makers studying orangutans, Asian elephants, humpbacked whales, venomous snakes, and snow leopards, including multiple trips to Nepal, India, Mongolia, the Amazon jungle, Borneo and Sumatra.

Dr Savin leads the team who will perform your advanced health assessment at 17 Harley Street.

Dr Garry Savin has been featured among the top preventative medicine practitioners in the 2022 #SpearsIndex, a @spearsmagazine annual listing of the best medical companies providing scanning, analysis and screening services to high net-worth individuals in the UK today.

Dr Garry Savin is also an ambassador for Doctors in Distress.

Dr. Jonathan Rodrigues

DR JONATHAN RODRIGUES

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Jonathan Rodrigues  is an expert in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), cardiac CT and all facets of thoracic imaging.

He trained at The University of Edinburgh, obtaining a First Class Honours intercalated degree in Experimental Pathology, and qualifying in 2008 as the Ettels Scholar (the most distinguished graduate of the year) with the Leslie Gold medal in Medicine, and the Annadale Gold medical in clinical surgery. He completed Academic Foundation Training in Edinburgh and South East Scotland and moved to Bristol to undertake specialist training in clinical radiology. During this time, he completed a PhD in clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at The Bristol Heart Institute and University of Bristol. He then undertook further advanced fellowship training in cardiothoracic imaging at Toronto General Hospital (one of the top hospitals in the World) and The University of Toronto. He has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist at The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust since 2018, where he is lead for the non-invasive cardiac imaging service and research lead. He also holds an honorary senior lecturer position in the Department for Health at The University of Bath.

 Jonathan holds several national positions including : guidelines and standard lead for the British Society of Thoracic Imaging, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) imaging workforce committee member, Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) professional learning and development committee member (thoracic lead) and United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology congress (UKIO) cardiac workstream lead. He is actively involved in multicentre cardiothoracic imaging research, having published over 75 original manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature, and is currently studying a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) tools applied to imaging.

DR JONATHAN RODRIGUES

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Jonathan Rodrigues  is an expert in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), cardiac CT and all facets of thoracic imaging.

He trained at The University of Edinburgh, obtaining a First Class Honours intercalated degree in Experimental Pathology, and qualifying in 2008 as the Ettels Scholar (the most distinguished graduate of the year) with the Leslie Gold medal in Medicine, and the Annadale Gold medical in clinical surgery. He completed Academic Foundation Training in Edinburgh and South East Scotland and moved to Bristol to undertake specialist training in clinical radiology. During this time, he completed a PhD in clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at The Bristol Heart Institute and University of Bristol. He then undertook further advanced fellowship training in cardiothoracic imaging at Toronto General Hospital (one of the top hospitals in the World) and The University of Toronto. He has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist at The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust since 2018, where he is lead for the non-invasive cardiac imaging service and research lead. He also holds an honorary senior lecturer position in the Department for Health at The University of Bath.

 Jonathan holds several national positions including : guidelines and standard lead for the British Society of Thoracic Imaging, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) imaging workforce committee member, Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) professional learning and development committee member (thoracic lead) and United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology congress (UKIO) cardiac workstream lead. He is actively involved in multicentre cardiothoracic imaging research, having published over 75 original manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature, and is currently studying a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) tools applied to imaging.

Professor Wei Li

PROFESSOR WEI LI

Cardiology Professor

Professor Wei Li, is a Consultant and Clinical Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Echocardiography at Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Practice at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Dr Wei Li studied at Peking Union Medical College, where she received her MD. She came to the UK to conduct research for her PhD at Imperial College London, where she was awarded the Fielding Medical Scholarship.

She has worked in the fields of echocardiography and congenital heart disease for more than thirty years and specialises in echocardiographic assessment for various heart conditions, including valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, ischemic and hypertensive heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. She has special interest in using both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and advance techniques including 3D/speckle tracking, physiological and pharmacological stress echo, and myocardial contrast echocardiography in assessing patients with complex cardiovascular anatomy, heart failure, pacing optimization, systemic and /or pulmonary emboli.

She has created and established Echocardiography for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) as a well recognized subspecialty at Imperial/RBH.

She has been responsible for training many international visiting fellows and is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences and had a role in designing scientific sessions at these conferences.

PROFESSOR WEI LI

Cardiology Professor

Professor Wei Li, is a Consultant and Clinical Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Echocardiography at Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Practice at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Dr Wei Li studied at Peking Union Medical College, where she received her MD. She came to the UK to conduct research for her PhD at Imperial College London, where she was awarded the Fielding Medical Scholarship.

She has worked in the fields of echocardiography and congenital heart disease for more than thirty years and specialises in echocardiographic assessment for various heart conditions, including valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, ischemic and hypertensive heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. She has special interest in using both transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and advance techniques including 3D/speckle tracking, physiological and pharmacological stress echo, and myocardial contrast echocardiography in assessing patients with complex cardiovascular anatomy, heart failure, pacing optimization, systemic and /or pulmonary emboli.

She has created and established Echocardiography for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) as a well recognized subspecialty at Imperial/RBH.

She has been responsible for training many international visiting fellows and is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences and had a role in designing scientific sessions at these conferences.

DR RAKESH SHARMA

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, now part of Guy’s and St Thomas’, the largest specialist cardiac centre in the UK and amongst the largest in Europe. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.

Dr Sharma qualified with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1995, being Proxime Accessit (runner up) to the University of London Gold Medal.

He underwent postgraduate training at tertiary centres in London.

Dr Sharma won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Dr Rakesh Sharma is the cardiology lead for cardiac sarcoidosis at Royal Brompton Hospital and has specialist expertise in:

  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbances)
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardio-oncology

 

Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in heart failure and pacemakers. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters as well as a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

He has been a trusted colleague of Dr Savin for several years.

Dr Rakesh Sharma Consultant Cardiologist at Lumen

DR RAKESH SHARMA

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, now part of Guy’s and St Thomas’, the largest specialist cardiac centre in the UK and amongst the largest in Europe. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.

Dr Sharma qualified with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1995, being Proxime Accessit (runner up) to the University of London Gold Medal.

He underwent postgraduate training at tertiary centres in London.

Dr Sharma won a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Dr Rakesh Sharma is the cardiology lead for cardiac sarcoidosis at Royal Brompton Hospital and has specialist expertise in:

  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbances)
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardio-oncology

 

Dr Rakesh Sharma has an active research programme in heart failure and pacemakers. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including original papers, reviews, editorials, abstracts and book chapters as well as a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

He has been a trusted colleague of Dr Savin for several years.

Joel Sa Relvas

JOEL SA RELVAS

Senior Radiographer

Joel graduated in Radiology from Aveiro University in Portugal in 2008 where his Final project entitled “Radiation Safety in Hospital Environment” received a recommendation letter from Aveiro Hospital’s Director.

He worked as a Senior Mobile MRI Radiographer where he had the opportunity to absorb different practices and knowledge from various private and NHS institutions.

He then moved to the Highgate Hospital private hospital in north London for two years as a Senior Radiographer and became the Interim Clinical Lead Radiographer for the last eight months of his employment. Pursuing his passion for Cardiac Imaging, he joined UME Health as a Senior Radiographer back in 2019.

Joel has been involved in health screening programs for the past five years and believes patient safety and image quality are paramount. Joel is proficient in all imaging modalities, taking a special interest in cross-sectional imaging ( both CT and MRI).

JOEL SA RELVAS

Senior Radiographer

Joel graduated in Radiology from Aveiro University in Portugal in 2008 where his Final project entitled “Radiation Safety in Hospital Environment” received a recommendation letter from Aveiro Hospital’s Director.

He worked as a Senior Mobile MRI Radiographer where he had the opportunity to absorb different practices and knowledge from various private and NHS institutions.

He then moved to the Highgate Hospital private hospital in north London for two years as a Senior Radiographer and became the Interim Clinical Lead Radiographer for the last eight months of his employment. Pursuing his passion for Cardiac Imaging, he joined UME Health as a Senior Radiographer back in 2019.

Joel has been involved in health screening programs for the past five years and believes patient safety and image quality are paramount. Joel is proficient in all imaging modalities, taking a special interest in cross-sectional imaging ( both CT and MRI).

CONNOR O'REILLY BSc Hons

Health Assessment Technician

Having always been strongly interested in health and fitness, Connor embarked on a journey to develop a career path that best aligns with his interests.

In 2017, Connor graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BSc Hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science and began working in the private health sector, where he spent over four years as a health assessment specialist for Bluecrest Wellness.

At the height of the COVID pandemic, Connor also offered his clinical skills to the Covid Infection Study that was being run by the Office for National Statistics and the University of Oxford, where he worked as a field operative gathering samples and data.

Connor is a firm believer that prevention is better than cure, and he is always happy to offer advice that would help promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

You will meet him at Lumen for your advanced health assessment, where he will take some blood samples and perform a body composition test and various other clinical measurements, which the doctors then analyse.

He will also guide you through your assessment with us and ensure your day runs smoothly.

You will often find him playing football, at the gym, walking the dog or whipping up something in the kitchen when not at work.

CONNOR O'REILLY BSc Hons

CONNOR O'REILLY BSc Hons

Health Assessment Technician

Having always been strongly interested in health and fitness, Connor embarked on a journey to develop a career path that best aligns with his interests.

In 2017, Connor graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BSc Hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science and began working in the private health sector, where he spent over four years as a health assessment specialist for Bluecrest Wellness.

At the height of the COVID pandemic, Connor also offered his clinical skills to the Covid Infection Study that was being run by the Office for National Statistics and the University of Oxford, where he worked as a field operative gathering samples and data.

Connor is a firm believer that prevention is better than cure, and he is always happy to offer advice that would help promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

You will meet him at Lumen for your advanced health assessment, where he will take some blood samples and perform a body composition test and various other clinical measurements, which the doctors then analyse.

He will also guide you through your assessment with us and ensure your day runs smoothly.

You will often find him playing football, at the gym, walking the dog or whipping up something in the kitchen when not at work.

OUR OPERATIONS TEAM

Natalie Pia Boden

Natalie Pia Boden (BSc)

Natalie Health Assessment Manager (On Sabbatical)

Natalie was awarded a Sport Scholarship and studied Sport & Exercise Science at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she achieved a First-Class Honours degree.

Natalie began her career as an NHS Physiotherapy Assistant, before progressing to the world of private healthcare as a Health Adviser at BUPA Health Clinics.  Her strong clinical background, leadership capabilities and passion enabled her to be promoted to the Health Adviser Team Manager.  Natalie now plays a pivotal role as our Health Assessment Manager here at LUMEN, 17 Harley Street where she is excited to be part of LUMEN’s future.  

Her hobbies include trampolining, fitness challenges, outdoor exploring and brunching.  Natalie looks forward to welcoming you to our centre of excellence.  

NATALIE PIA BODEN (BSc)

Natalie Health Assessment Manager

Natalie was awarded a Sport Scholarship and studied Sport and Exercise Science at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she achieved a First-Class Honours degree.

Natalie began her career as an NHS Physiotherapy Assistant, before progressing to the world of private healthcare as a Health Adviser at BUPA Health Clinics.  Her strong clinical background, leadership capabilities and passion enabled her to be promoted to the Health Adviser Team Manager.  Natalie now plays a pivotal role as our Health Assessment Manager here at Lumen, 17 Harley Street where she is excited to be part of Lumen’s future.  

Her hobbies include trampolining, fitness challenges, outdoor exploring and brunching.  Natalie looks forward to welcoming you to our centre of excellence.  

OUR PARTNER SERVICES

Pauline Caldwell

Professional  Coach

Pauline has worked as a Global HR Director, HR Consultant, Non-Executive Director and Executive Coach, primarily within professional services environments. She is adept at operating internationally at the highest organisational levels, advising Boards, senior leaders and their teams. She has operated with a broad commercial remit and brings an excellent understanding of the complexities of the different business environments in which people work.

In her coaching, Pauline possesses an energetic style, balancing support with healthy challenge to enable her clients to achieve their full potential.  She is warm, honest, clear and constructive in her approach which is at the heart of her coaching style. It’s a style that not only helps her to build confidence and trust in others quickly, it also means she can help clients identify the right course of action to achieve results. This, together with her extensive experience of working at the most senior level of HR, enables Pauline to make an instant connection – and a lasting impact.

Solutions-focused, Pauline offers both directional and non-directional coaching that’s reflective of your environment and she adopts tools and techniques to support your coaching journey. She can help you gain clarity and unpick what’s important. And she works with you in a safe, secure, and non-judgemental way to identify and understand the changes you need to make to achieve your goals.

Pauline utilises her extensive experience to bring a systemic lens to the challenges her clients face and supports them across several areas including, but not limited to, career transition, leading with authenticity, leadership capability, preparing for sale, managing setbacks, navigating workplace dynamics and building confidence.  Pauline also helps clients to prioritise wellbeing and balance in order to achieve peak performance.

Pauline is MCIPD-qualified and holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and Certificate in Team Coaching via the Academy of Executive Coaching.

Pauline

Pauline Caldwell

Professional  Coach

Pauline has worked as a Global HR Director, HR Consultant, Non-Executive Director and Executive Coach, primarily within professional services environments. She is adept at operating internationally at the highest organisational levels, advising Boards, senior leaders and their teams. She has operated with a broad commercial remit and brings an excellent understanding of the complexities of the different business environments in which people work.

In her coaching, Pauline possesses an energetic style, balancing support with healthy challenge to enable her clients to achieve their full potential.  She is warm, honest, clear and constructive in her approach which is at the heart of her coaching style. It’s a style that not only helps her to build confidence and trust in others quickly, it also means she can help clients identify the right course of action to achieve results. This, together with her extensive experience of working at the most senior level of HR, enables Pauline to make an instant connection – and a lasting impact.

Solutions-focused, Pauline offers both directional and non-directional coaching that’s reflective of your environment and she adopts tools and techniques to support your coaching journey. She can help you gain clarity and unpick what’s important. And she works with you in a safe, secure, and non-judgemental way to identify and understand the changes you need to make to achieve your goals.

Pauline utilises her extensive experience to bring a systemic lens to the challenges her clients face and supports them across several areas including, but not limited to, career transition, leading with authenticity, leadership capability, preparing for sale, managing setbacks, navigating workplace dynamics and building confidence.  Pauline also helps clients to prioritise wellbeing and balance in order to achieve peak performance.

Pauline is MCIPD-qualified and holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and Certificate in Team Coaching via the Academy of Executive Coaching.

JACEK WITAK (MSc)

Health Coach

Jacek is a Mayo Clinic Certified Coach and works one-on-one with clients who have experienced a significant cardiovascular-related health event, or are at a high risk of one, and have problems implementing the behavioural lifestyle prescription their doctor recommended. Working with him you will initiate change in areas where prior success was limited, which in turn will lower the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.

For the past four years Jacek has also been a cofounder of an innovative employee wellness diagnostics start-up.  Not only a cofounder, but also the lead stress management and lifestyle change specialist, he analysed Heart Rate Variability data of several hundred clients in managerial jobs and consulted, as well as coached them on improving their stress and recovery balance (over 400 hours of 1:1 consultations).

Earlier, he was successfully investing in and operating commercial real estate.  He also worked in private equity, strategy consulting and acquisitions, so he understands his business clients’ work life challenges too.

When he is not coaching, Jacek enjoys his R&D work, learning more about both heart disease and advanced coaching techniques.  In his time off he “practices what he preaches”, tending his garden, hiking and taking analogue photographs.

Jacek Witak Lumen with backgound 3

JACEK WITAK (MSc)

Health Coach

Jacek is a Mayo Clinic Certified Coach and works one-on-one with clients who have experienced a significant cardiovascular-related health event, or are at a high risk of one, and have problems implementing the behavioural lifestyle prescription their doctor recommended. Working with him you will initiate change in areas where prior success was limited, which in turn will lower the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.

For the past four years Jacek has also been a cofounder of an innovative employee wellness diagnostics start-up.  Not only a cofounder, but also the lead stress management and lifestyle change specialist, he analysed Heart Rate Variability data of several hundred clients in managerial jobs and consulted, as well as coached them on improving their stress and recovery balance (over 400 hours of 1:1 consultations).

Earlier, he was successfully investing in and operating commercial real estate.  He also worked in private equity, strategy consulting and acquisitions, so he understands his business clients’ work life challenges too.

When he is not coaching, Jacek enjoys his R&D work, learning more about both heart disease and advanced coaching techniques.  In his time off he “practices what he preaches”, tending his garden, hiking and taking analogue photographs.

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