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Dr Tapan Patel

Having previously set up VIVA Clinic in North London, Dr Tapan embarked on a new venture, starting up PHI Clinic on London’s renowned Harley Street, back in January 2014.

By offering the widest selection of treatments at PHI Clinic, Dr Tapan wishes to treat a broader spectrum of skin conditions than ever before. Rather than only having one laser/device/treatment available, he has sought technologies from across the world that are safe, effective and target different aspects of the same condition. That means for any one condition, he can offer his patients multiple solutions, depending on their preference, desired result and medical history.

Medical Director
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Gudiya Patel Managing Director

Gudiya is our managing director and acting practice manager and has been running PHI Clinic since its inception in 2014, after having previously run the successful Viva Clinic. She has a special interest in nutrition and holistic beauty and is currently studying for her Diploma in Nutrition, for which she will be qualified by the end of 2020. Gudiya keenly practices yoga when not in the clinic and is head of PHI’s charity wing Phi- lanthropy. Among her many charitable endeavours she has supported a number of Indian orphans for the last 5 years.

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Mr Apul Parikh (MBChB, MRCS, EBOPRAS)

Mr. Parikh has had extensive training over 12 years in plastic and cosmetic surgery and has accumulated vast knowledge on anatomy as well as the ageing process. Mr. Parikh is also very involved in education and teaching, he has produced several key articles in leading medical and aesthetic journals, including the Aesthetics Journal. He is currently an international trainer for wrinkle treatments and Dermal Fillers as well as certain surgical procedures, like mole removal.

Mr. Parikh also has a specialist interest in hair restoration surgery and liposuction. We are honoured to have had Mr. Parikh with us since the conception of PHI Clinic in January 2014, sharing our ethos of patient-centred care and utmost professionalism.

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Dr Manav Bawa is an award-winning cosmetic doctor. His background lies in surgery, where he spent 5 years performing plastic and orthopaedic procedures. Following this, he then became a GP and cosmetic doctor.

He has been personally mentored by Dr Tapan Patel and his passion is full facial transformations. Dr Bawa prioritises helping his patients to look and feel the best version of themselves in a natural but effective way.

Dr Bawa trains other doctors in injectables on Harley Street and is an expert in a range of advanced procedures, including non-surgical rhinoplasty and tear troughs.

He recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Injectables and has had numerous articles published in aesthetic journals. As well as this, he regularly fills a guest speaker role at national aesthetic congresses and has been invited to lead a masterclass in dermal filler for an international aesthetic conference.

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Dr Valeria Acampora Applying the Science of Healthy Longevity to practice.

Dr. Valeria Acampora is a Consultant in Radiology and Interventional Radiology and a Specialist in Healthy Aging Medicine, both from the inside out. She is the leading expert in
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in UK.

She completed Medical School in Italy where she achieved the maximum score possible with ‘summa cum laude’ ratings in not only her medical degree, but also her Radiology specialist training. After her residency, Dr. Acampora trained in Beverly Hills, California, under Dr. Zein Obagi, world-renowned skin antiaging expert and Cosmetic Dermatologist to many public figures and top Hollywood celebrities, learning and refining the most pioneering skin antiaging techniques worldwide.

In addition to her passion for skin, Dr. Acampora has developed an interest in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to restore and maintain optimal health, brain’s health and hormone balance. She completed her training with Dr Marion Gluck (UK) and Dr. Daniel Amen (USA), respectively the world’s leading pioneer of the use of bioidentical hormones and the world’s leading psychiatrist and brain health expert. Dr. Acampora believes in a scientifically-based approach to aging, focused on preservation of optimum human functions and quality of life, making every effort to modulate the process of aging prior to the onset of degenerative aging. She provides customized programs to help patients navigate peri- /menopause and peri-/andropause, extend their healthspan & brain’s healthspan, and achieve their wellness goals.

Dr. Acampora is a member of various leading medical associations including the Royal Societym of Medicine (RSM), the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine (A4M), the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM).

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Dr Amanda Penny MBBS, BSc, DCH & FRCA

With a good eye for facial aesthetics, Dr Amanda Penny believes in providing subtle, natural-looking results for her patients and runs a successful clinic in West London whilst visiting PHI Clinic weekly. After graduating from Guy’s, King’s & Thomas’s Medical School in 2003, she practised as a hospital doctor for over a decade, specialising in Anaesthetics. With years of experience working at award winning clinics, Dr Amanda Penny joins us here at PHI Clinic.

Dr Penny has previously worked as a trainer for one of the UK’s largest aesthetic training providers, to help improve patient safety and quality within the cosmetic field. Holding postgraduate qualifications in Aesthetic Medicine and Clinical Dermatology, Dr Amanda is also a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine as well as the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners.

The main areas of interest and expertise that Dr Amanda specialises in are non-surgical interventions like Botox® injections, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels and Profhilo.

Sarah Gaughan

Sarah is a professional, warm & approachable member of the cosmetic team that is particularly good with nervous patients. Sarah obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at the National University of Ireland and since then has gone on to practice within the field of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Sarah is also currently doing her level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Injectable Medicine.


Credentials and Qualifications:

Bsc Nursing Science – Hons Degree , Registered Nurse with the NMC, NVQ Level 2 3 Facial and Skincare and Qualifications, VTCT Level 4 in Laser and IPL Treatments, Core of Knowledge

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Skin treatments, Non-surgical fat reduction, Skin tightening, Wrinkle Injections

Qualifications: Bsc Nursing Science

Samantha Knuckey

Our newest practitioner Samantha is one of our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists. Sam qualified as a registered nurse ten years ago in Australia with a post-graduate diploma in perioperative studies, and found her passion for aesthetics in theatre whilst assisting Plastic Surgeons.

Sam is energetic, bubbly and motivated which drives her to continue to study and surround herself with the best in the business. Sam takes a holistic approach to her patients’ journey, starting with cosmeceuticals and lasers to restore skin health and continuing with injectables to help with signs of ageing and facial contouring.

Credentials and Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Peri-operative Nursing, VTCT Level 4 and Level 5 in Laser and IPL Treatments, Core of Knowledge, NMC & AHPRA Registered
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Cosmeceuticals, Laser treatments, injectable treatments

Jenna Staal

Jenna Staal has been an Aesthetic Therapist treating patients in London for more than 10 years. In this time she has not only acquired invaluable knowledge and experience in advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures, she has also trained staff on various devices and skincare products. Focusing on skin rejuvenation, lifting, tightening and non-invasive fat reduction treatments Jenna is able to add structure to both consultations and treatments, and is relaxed and engaging in helping her patients to get the maximum benefits of the service we offer here at PHI.

Credentials and Qualifications:
NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Facial, Skincare and Beauty Qualifications, Core of Knowledge in Laser and Light.

Areas of interest and Expertise:
9 years of experience in laser treatments and skincare, special interest in the Infini treatment for skin tightening and corrective skincare including Obagi products.

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