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    About Us

    Illness.com was founded with the principle of inclusivity within the health sector. Our writers hail globally from all four corners, including Nigeria, New York, Nepal and many other countries. With an emphasis on equality and un-biased views, we create original content that is deemed valuable and relevant. In addition to providing unique articles, we also match and connect users with physicians and practitioners for both a holistic and medical approach. Filter and read through over 5,000 diseases based on body locations, systems, gender or age.

    Dr. Emecheta Callista

    Contributor

    Dr Emechete or more commonly known as Dr. Nma was born in Nigeria. Growing up, she was a voracious reader, which led her to develop a pervading interest in writing. She went on to study medicine at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, from where she graduated in 2013. And while currently in the practice of medicine, her love for writing continues to prevail. Finding that delicate balance between science and the arts, Dr Chinenye has dedicated a part of her time in spreading health awareness, as well as promoting healthy living and wellbeing on a global scale through her writing. Asides being a certified medical practitioner and writer, she has always been an ardent lover of music in all its forms, and hopes to one day, be able to play the piano like a pro.

    Dr. Nicole Burgos

    Contributor

    Dr. Nicole is a Medical Doctor from Venezuela who graduated from Central University of Venezuela, one of the top universities in Latin America. Dr. Nicole also has a masters in aesthetic medicine with an emphasis on dermatology. Dr. Nicole in addition to focusing on writing medical articles also engages as an emergency resident at a hospital where she has participated in multiple campaigns that assist with directing attention to the underprivileged rural communities in Caracas. Dr. Nicole passion includes traveling on cruises around the world.

    Sarah Newton-John

    Medical Copy Editor

    Sarah is an English Literature Honours graduate who worked in administration in three medical not-for-profit organisations in Sydney. Since 2008 she proofread medical/allied health textbooks for Elsevier. Now living in Spain and working as a copy editor, Sarah is continuing with her interest in all things medical and believes illness.com is a wonderful opportunity to add value to the existing medical literature. She lives in Galicia, northern Spain since 2018 with her partner, two dogs, a cat and three hens.

    Sukhmanee (Ashley) Narang

    Contributor

    Sukhmanee (Ashley) Narang is a certified Naturopath and has completed her training from Endeavour College of Natural Health in Sydney, Australia. She’s spent the past years in Sydney advising clients on what herbs and supplements to take for their conditions and symptoms. Sukhmanee is also a certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has an in-depth knowledge of Ayurveda. Her specialties includes women’s health, hormonal acne, skin conditions, anxiety & digestive issues. Sukhumnee is currently based on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.

    Beth Sturges

    Copy Editor/ SEO

    Beth earned her BMS in English and Communications at the University of Texas at El Paso and her MA in Technical and Professional Writing at Middle Georgia State University. A former bariatric support group educator and pharmaceutical technician, Beth enjoys many outside interests, including writing, music, and spending time with her husband and eight stepchildren.

    Delali Adogla-Bessa

    Copy Editor

    Delali works as a journalist, researcher and photographer in Ghana. He has written about and reported on issues ranging from governance, health, education and environment. Delali is also passionate about cinema and has over seven years worth of film reviews and analysis on his blog, including extensive writing on African cinema.

    Dr. Sheraz Khan

    Contributor

    Dr. Sheraz is an expert medical writer passionate about educating the general public on their health issues. Currently about to complete his final residency, Sheraz will then go ahead and specialize in internal medicine. His direct patient exposure gives him a better understanding of the real-life health concerns of a common man. With a keen interest in holistic health, he promotes healthy eating, exercise, meditation, and a conscious lifestyle to live a healthy life.

    Zakiyyah Mussallihullah

    Medical Writer & Research Analyst

    Zakiyyah holds certifications in technical writing, nutrition and health sciences. In the past, she has written technical guidelines and trained Harvard, Cornell, and George Washington University medical graduates on industry best practices. She is currently obtaining her Masters in Biomedical Neuroscience and enjoys applying her combined skills in writing, neuroscience and health sciences to compile compelling content on neurodegenerative disorders and latest medical breakthroughs. In her free time, she enjoys getting out to explore nature, riding her horse, and spending time with her young nieces and nephews.

    Dr Anuja Upadhyay

    Contributor

    Dr Anuja is an MD in Otorhinolaryngology. She completed her MBBS and MD from reputed colleges affiliated to Kathmandu University, Nepal. She is currently working as a registered ENT Surgeon in Chitwan, Nepal. When not working, she enjoys going to health camps, and involving herself in various community based health services.

    Madelyn Lemons

    Medical Writer

    Madelyn Lemons is a current student at the University of Iowa’s MPH program, and she graduated with a dual degree in biology and writing from Drake University. With an avid interest in a broad variety of subjects, from medical science to history and literature, she hopes to combine her love of writing with her love of science to help scientific topics become more accessible to all. In her spare time she loves to read, write, go for walks, and watch movies.

    Dr. Maimoona Gul

    Contributor

    Dr. Maimoona Gul having completed her bachelor's of Medicine and Surgery from Rawalpindi Medical University, she studied to get a post-graduation Diploma in Diet and Nutrition. Her interests lie in health, fitness, and nutrition, which show in her passion for writing.

    Dr. Adil Maqbool

    Contributor

    Dr. Adil is a medical doctor and an experienced medical writer. He completed his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) Allama Iqbal Medical College. He has worked as a front-line physician during the COVID-19 pandemic and has published over 100 articles on medical websites as well as international journals. His interest includes working on diabetes related articles as well as working on formulating a generic drug against Genetic Diseases of Mitochondria with an international team based in Japan.

    Danielle Flowers

    Website Manager

    Danielle is responsible for liaising with doctors and managing both the artistic and editorial content at Illness.com. She attended the University of Florida, where she graduated in 2013 and professional background lies in helping drive brand value, including popular app Briive, as well as customer acquisition. Danielle is passionate about healthy and mindful living, which has led her into Healthcare. Her personal interests include yoga, art, and meditation.

    Dr. Aiman Shahab

    Contributor

    Dr. Aiman Shahab is a highly skilled Dentist with a doctorate from Dow University of Health Sciences. She currently works at a private clinic but during her off time likes to travel into the wilderness of North America.

    Kagal Gupta

    Content Manager

    Kagal has been a Banking and Finance professional for over a decade. She worked in IT and Finance based industry over these years. In her role as Business Consultant, she acted as a liaison between client and teams, taking down requirements until successful deliveries. She also has vast experience in Operations Management, Fraudulent transaction monitoring and Quality Control. Academically inclined, she did her Bachelors in Commerce and her Masters in Finance and Control.

    Remika Rajkitkul MA

    Editor In Chief

    Remika is Editor In Chief at Illness.com & comes from the private sector, having worked with brands like Coca Cola, CNBC Asia & The Hinduja Group in major cities. Her global corporate experience and MA in Communications from NYU continues to make her an expert in health tech strategy. As Editor In Chief, she ensures the highest quality of content on Illness.com. When Remika isn't working, she's a meditation coach, reading up on neuroscience, listening to podcasts on biohacking & spending time with family.

    Interns

    Maher Tharakan

    Research Intern

    Maher Tharakan is a senior at NIST Bangkok, Thailand. He is currently working towards the IB Diploma and his primary interests are in Human Biology and Physiology, however, he is also intrigued by the sciences, education & philosophy. Maher enjoys his role at illness.com and will be pursuing a path in medicine in the US after graduation.

    Isha Banergee

    Intern

    Isha Banerjee is a senior at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently studying with the IB curriculum and her passions are in political activism, creative writing and journalism. She is also gravitated towards music, psychology, and film. At Illness.com Isha is responsible for management of images.