Our Team

Our hand-picked medical team here at The Cooden Medical Group consists of highly experienced doctors, surgeons and nurses, all leading specialists in their respective fields, offering pioneering non-surgical vein treatments, cardiology, urology, ENT, general surgery and gastroenterology and the latest in medical aesthetics.

Dr Mohamad Faris



Dr Mo Faris is the Founder of The Cooden Medical Group and is a leading Intervenonal Radiologist.

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Mr. Bjorn Telgenkamp

Mr. Bjorn Telgenkamp is a consultant vascular surgeon who runs a clinic at the Cooden Medical Group to treat patients with varicose veins and other venous problems. He also carries out procedures to remove skin lesions.

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Mr Mark Edwards

Mr Mark Edwards is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon based in Sussex and has a specialist interest in both the treatment of varicose veins and conditions affecting the arteries.

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Dr Katherine Dickinson


Dr Dickinson is a Consultant Cardiologist and Aesthetic Physician. Her personal and holistic approach to skin care sets her apart.

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Dr Rohail Malik


Dr Malik qualified from Ninewells Hospital Medical School, University of Dundee in 1997. His GP training was in North London.

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Amelia Emmott, qualified practitioner with an NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy at Cooden Medical Group

Amelia Emmott

Amelia is a qualified practitioner with an NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy. She went onto train with Pro Skin where she gained more qualifications and experience. Amelia is delighted to be able to offer treatments such as dermaroller, hydra-dermabrasion, chemical peels and resurfacers.

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Dr Qaiser Malik

Dr Qaiser Malik is a Consultant MSK Radiologist and Clinical Director of Radiology at MSE NHS Trust, one of the largest DGH trusts in the country. Dr Malik is the lead for MSK imaging at MSE NHS Trust.

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Mr David Toy

Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal (MSK) Sonographer

Consultant Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Independent Prescriber

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Mr John Pereira

John runs a cosmetic/plastic surgery clinic at The Cooden Clinic. In 1986 he started his medical training at Guy's Hospital in London and after completing his general surgical training he was appointed to the Thames Regional Specialist Training Programme in Plastic Surgery.

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Dr Gail Ball


Dr Ball graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1994 and undertook her GP training in various hospitals in London & the South East.

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Mr Shahrier Sarker - Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon at Cooden Medical Group

Mr Shahrier Sarker

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

MBBS MSc (Ortho Engr)

FRCS (Trauma & Ortho)

Mr Shahrier Sarker is a caring, dedicated practitioner, whose clear communication and expertise means every patient receives first-rate treatment.

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Dr Ammara Aziz Choudry


GMC 4528599

Dr Choudry graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London in 1998.

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Dr Phillip Mayhead


Dr Mayhead is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with a specialist interest in endoscopy, particularly endoscopic procedures relating to the treatment of jaundice and gallstone disease and advanced colonoscopy and the removal of polyps.

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Mr Pieter Gouws - Consultant Ophthalmologist at Cooden Medical Group

Mr Pieter Gouws

Consultant Ophthalmologist



Pieter is an independent consultant ophthalmologist working at the Spire Sussex Hospital in East Sussex. He holds two fellowships specialising in Glaucoma (Toronto, Canada – 2004-2005) and Medical Retina (Bristol, England – 2003-2004).

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Shannen Woods

NVQ level 3 in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complimentary Therapies

NVQ level 4 in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

Aesthetics practitioner Shannen has been with Cooden Medical Group for five years.

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Jodie Betts

Jodie is a highly qualified aesthetic practitioner with an NVQ level 4 in Advanced Beauty Therapy.

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Sarah Jayne Peirce is responsible for the administration across all three sites in Bexhill, London and Canterbury

Sarah Jayne Peirce

Medical Receptionist
NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

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  • "True excellence, would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you team, you are all wonderful."
  • "Always felt welcomed, always felt well informed, always felt taken care of. Thank you Dr Faris & Shannen!"
  • “I received a very high standard of care from initial consultation to after treatment. All staff were unfailingly polite and courteous and I would recommend the clinic unreservedly.”
  • “I was very satisfied with the treatment and Dr. Mo Faris carried out the procedure in a very efficient and professional way. I wouldn't hesitate to have any further problem carried out at your clinic.”
  • “Excellent reception welcome and procedure on my legs was very quick and painless. Thank you all. I would definitely recommend The Cooden Medical Group.”
  • "The clinic made my whole procedure as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Would certainly recommend Dr Faris and his team to my friends and family."
  • "Very professional, friendly staff with a good range of treatments on offer to make me look and feel better."