Dr Oliver Ziff MB ChB BMedSci
Academic Foundation Doctor,
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and
University College London
Oliver graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 2014 with Honours. He undertook an intercalated degree in Cardiovascular Physiology, graduating with First Class Honours and was awarded the Arthur Thompson Scholarship. During his time at medical school he was also awarded numerous academic prizes including those in Epidemiology, Clinical Sciences and Medical Education.
His broad research experience includes both laboratory and clinical projects. His BSc project involved an in-vivo study investigating the role of catecholamines and hypoxia in Congestive Heart Failure. Other projects included an internship at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada conducting clinical trials into Islet Cell Transplantation as a novel treatment for type 1 diabetes in 2013. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences including at the International Physiological Society.
Oliver is passionate about clinical medicine and improving patient care through research and teaching. He founded and ran the Peer Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) at Birmingham delivering clinical teaching to new clinical students. By ensuring all tutors gained teaching qualifications the course was recognised and incorporated into the university curriculum. Oliver also co-founded and was President of the Birmingham University Cardiovascular Society (BUCS) which organises educational and career evenings, academic projects and fundraising events. This success was instrumental in BUCS becoming incorporated into the British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association (BUCA).
In his spare time, Oliver is a distinguished Triathlete gaining a Sports Scholarship to study at the University of Birmingham. He won the British University Championships leading to Great Britain selection for multiple European Cup events and the World Championships.