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.

Javid has worked extensively with Channel 4, most recently as the new co-host on ‘How to Lose Weight Well’ including fronting a series called "How to Beat…", which cuts through conflicting information and looks at the latest scientific evidence to try and bring down biological age and manage stress, pain and diet. He presented a one-off pandemic special for the channel called 'Coronavirus: How Clean is Your House?' looking at how the virus works its way into our home. He also has fronted a mini-series called "How To Stay Well"which was shortlisted for an RTS Scotland Award.

Javid has fronted shows for the BBC, such as the one-hour 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 also presented a BBC One one-off special on Type 2 Diabetes, called "The Big Crash Diet Experiment".

Adding to his impressive TV experience, Javid has also 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. A man of seemingly endless talents, he also played the violin for 12 years and can ride a horse!

CV Highlights

  • How To Lose Weight Well, Channel 4
  • No More Boys and Girls, BBC Two
  • Ebola Frontline, Panorama BBC One
  • 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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