Dr Javid Abdelmoneim


Dr Javid Abdelmoneim is an NHS A&E Doctor in London and the President of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) UK.  His work with MSF has seen him responding to crises in Iraq, Haiti, South Sudan, Syria and Sierra Leone – which is where he documented his experiences during the West Africa Ebola epidemic in 2014 for BAFTA, Emmy & Grierson shortlisted Panorama film Ebola Frontline. A film that was broadcast in more than 20 countries globally.

He recently fronted a Channel 4 series called "How to Beat…" which cuts through all the conflicting information out there, and looks at the latest scientific evidence to try and bring down your biological age and manage stress, pain and diet. He also presented a one off pandemic special on Channel 4 'Coronavirus: How Clean is Your House?' Which looks at how the virus works it's way into our home, and which behaviours and cleaning products can help prevent spread. Javid is also the Resident Doctor on C4's new daytime show Steph's Packed Lunch.

Javid fronted a 1 x 60' film for the BBC Two series, Horizon "Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug?" as well as the BBC2 documentary "No More Boys And Girls" which was  shortlisted for a BAFTA. He presented a BBC One one-off special on Type 2 Diabetes called "The Big Crash Diet Experiment" and a Channel 4 mini-series called "How To Stay Well"which was shortlisted for an RTS Scotland Award.

He has won an FPA Award for Best Science Documentary for his health magazine show "The Cure" on the Al Jazeera English network, a series that showcases innovations and advances in healthcare around the world...

A member of the Royal College of Physicians, Javid studied medicine at the University College London, before undertaking postgraduate training in emergency medicine and a diploma in tropical medicine.

Javid calls Britain home but has lived, worked and travelled to more than 70 countries in the world. In addition to English, he speaks French, Arabic and Farsi. Javid is into fitness and enjoys being outdoors with his dog, practising mindfulness daily and is a keen gardener. He also played the violin for 12 years and can ride a horse!

CV Highlights

  • No More Boys and Girls, BBC Two
  • Ebola Frontline, Panorama BBC One
  • How To Beat… Channel 4
  • Horizon: Cannabis Episode, BBC Two
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery | Royal Free and University College Medical School, London Diploma for Medical Care in a Catastrophe | The Royal Society of Apothecaries, London Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Member of Royal Colleges of Physicians
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