NANSIG International Ambassadors

The 2021 NANSIG committee welcomes applicants from across the globe. This year we have had huge numbers of applicants and the map below demonstrates the numbers from each country. We are ecstatic to welcome our new international team!

Meet our International Team!

Berjo Dongmo Takoutsing - Cameroon

Berjo is an aspiring neurosurgeon with a great interest in the fields of Neurosurgery, Global Surgery, Medical Research and Education. He aims at contributing to the provision of safe and affordable Neurosurgery care, Neurosurgery education and fostering Medical Research in LMICs especially in Africa.
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Whatsapp - 237650968142

Moniba Korch - Morocco

Hey there. My name is Moniba. I pursued my medical studies at Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Marrakech and I'm NANSIG's ambassador in Morocco. I'm interested in surgery, global surgery, neurosciences and medical research. I aim to encourage more students from my country to take part in initiatives, such as those presented by NANSIG, in order to advance their knowledge in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery in addition to getting the opportunity to connect with like-minded people.
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Whatsapp - 212623237182

Shivaranghan Thayumanavan - Latvia

Hello! I am Shivaranghan, you can call me 'Shiva'. I am a final year med student and the head of RSU Neurology and Neurosurgery Academic Society (NeuroNs) from Rīga Stradiņš University in Latvia. I am interested in Neurosurgery and academic research. You can also have deep conversation with me about 'Universe' or 'Chess'.
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Whatsapp - 37127427099

Wireko Andrew Awuah - Ukraine

Wireko Andrew Awuah is a medical student and a young scientist at Sumy State University, Ukraine. He holds a Diploma in International Law and Global Governance with the International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany. He is currently serving as an Editorial Board Member of the Harvard Public Health Review, and 4 other reputable journals in the UK, Canada and India. He also serves as an ambassador for over 20 European, Canadian and UK medical conferences and over 10 other reputable social networks. His huge involvements in scientific research works has earned him reputable awards like the best Medical Student Award 2020 at Sumy State University.

David Ulrich Dalle - Russia

David is a medical student in Russia with great interest in global health, neurosurgery and global surgery. He is passionate about providing access to affordable and quality health surgical care in low setting resources. His key words are : Access, Advocacy and Equity.
Phone call : +79897433976

Lordstrong Akano - Nigeria

A Penultimate year Medical Student of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan interested in Neurosurgery, Neuroscience (Computational and Experimental) and Oncology (Particularly Neuro-oncology).

Elaine Tan Su Yin - China

I am Elaine, and I am interested in Global Medicine and Surgery. Looking forward to connect to many like-minded friends worldwide!.
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Arsene Daniel Nyalundja - Australia

Dr. Nyalundja is a junior medical doctor and an aspiring neurosurgeon-scientist with great interest in research, advocacy, and education in global surgery global neurosurgery and neurosurgery.
WhatsApp/Telegram : +243994471903
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Kennedy Muthomi - Kenya

Hello, I am Kennedy Muthomi (@ken_neurons). I am in my fourth year of study pursuing Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery (MBChB) at Egerton University, Kenya. I am the ambassador of NANSIG to Kenya. I am extremely passionate about neurosurgery and research. With the help of some medical students, I founded the medical research club in the Faculty of Health Sciences and I'm currently its president. I aim to advocate for neurology and neurosurgery in my country and to ensure that the opportunities for education and research reach as many passionate students as possible.
Email address:
Whatsapp number: +254 798 148 215

Sanjeevani Hajra - India

Hello! I am Sanjeevani Hajra. I am a 3rd-year medical student and NANSIG ambassador to India. I am passionate about surgery, neuroscience and academic research. I am excited to work with NANSIG and promote its interests in my country.

Emmanuel Chileshe Phiri - Zambia

Emmanuel Chileshe Phiri is a medical student at Michael Chilufya Sata School of Medicine, Copperbelt University, Ndola-Zambia and an affiliate of Association of future African Neurosurgeons. He is enthusiastic and passionate about Scientific research and taking a lead in scientific discovery, He is also passionate about voluntary work and implication of sustainable development. He is currently working as Ambassador to Zambia at NANSIG. His current research interests include: Neuroscience, cancer, infectious disease, Non-communicable and Communicable diseases and public health research programs.
Facebook: Emmanuel S. Phiri

Alaa Najjar - Palestine

Hello, My name is Alaa Najjar. I'm an intern doctor working in busy public hospital in Palestine. Also, I'm a Wikipedian and internet activist. I graduated from Alexandria University, faculty of medicine in January 2021 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB Bch). My interests are in Neurosurgery, neurology, academic research and medical education. As an ambassador, I'd work to improve neurological and neurosurgical research, education and practices through the help of NANSIG team.

Disha Keshwani - Poland

5th year medical student at the Medical University of Warsaw, Disha has been actively interested in Neurology throughout her time in medical school. She has recently won an award for the 1st place in the Neurology & Neurosurgery session at the WIMC 2021. Disha is the president of the Anatomy society where different projects including neurological sub sections are lead. She is partaking in more than 3 major neurology research projects on topics like migraine, stroke, miRNAs and more and looks forward to exploring NANSING's international cooperation in Warsaw!

Sofia Clayton - Spain

Hello! My name is Sofia, a medical student from Spain, with a keen interest in neurosurgery and neuroscience. It would be my aim as International Ambassador to broaden the reach of NANSIG and become a central hub to disseminate neuro-related information, in addition to facilitating access to NANSIG´s valuable resources and content to students and young professionals in Spain.
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Fatima Gauhar - Pakistan

Hello! I am Fatima Gauhar, a Proud Pakistani and a Year 4 Medical Student at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Aspiring neurosurgeon and neuroscience enthusiast. An advocate for accessible health care. I enjoy learning, exploring and meeting new people. Looking forward to international collaborations through NANSIG and creating opportunities in neurosurgery and neurology for students in my region.
Message/WhatsApp (00923453339853)
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Imoru Yazid - Ghana

Hello everyone! I am Imoru Yazid, a NANSIG ambassador to Ghana. I am an aspiring Neurosurgeon and a Research Fellow in Neurology. I am a level 500 medical student in Ghana 🇬🇭. My interests are in Neurosurgery, Neurology and related Medical Research activities. I aim to contribute my skills and knowledge towards promoting Global Medicine, Surgery and Medical Research. I have over the years undertaken medical research internships at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, a leading Biomedical Research Institute in Ghana and I have been part of team that researched on “The pathogenesis of Cerebral Malaria using murine models”, a project that was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. I look forward to being a part of NANSIG and in facilitating partnerships with local and international organizations in the field of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Thank you.
Mobile: 00233247032619

Nizar Yaqoub - Sudan

An Ambitious Final year medical student and researcher interested in medical and surgical education, global surgery and health policy advocator.
WhatsApp: 00249994267284

Lauren Young - Bulgaria

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a final year student at the Medical University of Sofia, but I am originally from the UK. I'm looking forward to bringing the work of NANSIG into this region, and championing interest in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery and collaborative research. By the end of my time in Bulgaria, I want to have left a lasting impact to improve the education and networking links for future students, and for NANSIG to have developed a firm and long-lasting connection with Bulgaria.

Semreeta Kaur Dhillon - Malaysia

Hi everyone! My name is Semreeta and I am the current NANSIG ambassador to Malaysia. I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Malaysia after having completed my pre-clinical years in Ireland. I look forward to collaborating with NANSIG's global network on opportunities in research and educational workshops/webinars especially with Neurologists and Neurosurgeons.
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Christin Berjaoui - Lebanon

Christin is currently pursuing her medical degree in her home country Lebanon at Beirut Arab University. She is a passionate and hard worker student who never allows any hardships to stop her from achieving her goals. Christin had a growing interest in research as she has been working on several publications related to neurosurgery and COVID-19. Her interest in neurosurgery started before her joining medschool, as she narrated "" I still remember the first day I held a human brain between my hands during the neuroanatomy lab. That time, I wasn't yet a medical student. I was holding the entire life of a human being wrapped up within the gyri and sulci. I really can't describe the complex emotions I had that day. That moment was when I made up my mind that I want to become a future neurosurgeon."" She is currently the President for the Women In Surgery Interest Group - Lebanese Chapter at Beirut Arab University, and holds several other positions within other health organizations such as Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society, Oli Health Magazine, Lebanese Medical Students International Committee, and many more.

Andrea Cuschieri - Malta

Greetings! My name is Andrea Cuschieri. I am a medical students at the University of Malta, currently pursuing an intercalated degree in cellular dysfunction following ischemic episodes in the brain. I wish to become a clinician - scientist in the field of neurosurgery to provide the best quality of care possible. I also have an interest in the emerging field of psychosurgery. Being NANSIG's ambassador to Malta enables me to enhance the knowledge of students and young doctors on neurosurgical practices and research locally. Moreover I strive to work closely with NANSIG to improve global health through research and advocacy.

Aiuska Panta - Nepal

Namaste! I am Aiuska, the NANSIG Ambassador for Nepal. I am a fourth year medical student passionate about medicine, mountains and poetry. I am keenly interested about Neurosurgery and Neuropsychology. I want to aid the problems of mankind and serve the society in the best way possible. As an ambassador, I would work to cultivate the interest of Neuroscience among medical students and work towards improving the neurosurgical education here in Nepal. I look forward to working in collaboration with like-minded people from around the globe and grow in the process of learning.
Phone - 977-9865245792

Tamara Tango - Indonesia

A final year medical student from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia. She aspires to pursue a career as a clinician and researcher in neurosurgery and neurology. She graduated with a Master of Research (M.Res) focused in Neuroscience from Newcastle University, UK. As a NANSIG International Ambassador for Indonesia, she looks forward to broadening the horizons regarding neurosurgery and neurology, also collaborating in the upcoming research projects.

Muhammad Aemaz Ur Rehman - Pakistan

I am a recent graduate of King Edward Medical University in Pakistan. My academic interest lies in Neurology and I look forward to working with people/organizations related to this field. Anything that is related to Neurology intrigues me, but I love to read and research about Stroke Neurology. I believe that Neurology is now slowly emerging as a potential field of interest for many medical students in Pakistan, and I hope that spreading NANSIG across my country will ignite this flame further.
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Shankhaneel Ghosh - India

Hello, I am Shankhaneel and I am a medical student from India. I am interested in the intersection between medicine/healthcare/neuroscience/machine learning/AI/Etc. and hypothesis-driven laboratory research and I plan to go into professional medical research in the future. My aim is to increase neuroscience related education, training and research opportunities in India and to provide an invaluable place for students to develop their passion and fascination for the brain.
Whatsapp: +919830324523

Harshin Pallathoor Balakrishnan - Russia

Hello! I am Harshin, a medical student at Far Eastern Federal University, Russia. My fields of interest are neurobiology and neurosurgery, and am an aspiring neurosurgeon. By becoming an international NANSIG ambassador, I am hoping to provide students with the relevant insight, experience and guidance in the fields of Neurology and Neurosurgery as well organize collaborations and training opportunities to empower the doctors of tomorrow.
WhatsApp: +919605888596

Masoud Sarpoulaki - Iran

I am Masoud Sarpoulaki, living in Iran & Studying medicine at Iran University of Medical Sciences(IUMS). From October 2021 I've been NANSIG international ambassador. Clinical neuroscience and surgical practice are my interests in medicine while I am member of department of narrative medicine at Zi journal for medical humanities( which is for medical ethics.
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Telegram ID: @Sarpoulaki

Hareem Farooq - Pakistan

Hello! I am Dr. Hareem Farooq, a fresh graduate of King Edward Medical University and I am happy to serve as the NANSIG ambassador to Pakistan. The intricacies of the human brain have always made me very curious, and with a lot of potential for research, Neurology has become one of my top career choices. I believe that the healthcare system can strive towards excellence only if the medical fraternity works together as a global network instead of isolated units. My aim as an ambassador is to help bridge this gap between my country and the rest of the world and help aspiring doctors reach new heights in the field of Neurology.

Alkım Arıkan - Turkey

Hello, I am Alkım from Turkey, Ankara University medical college, Ankara. I am an Intern now working for Ankara University Hospitals. I am the NANSIG ambassador for Turkey. My interests are in surgical fields and academic research. I love to meet with other medical students from around the world. I am delighted to be a part of NANSIG. I am looking forward to conducting international researches with NANSIG and to connect with international medical students with the same interests.

Tsz Wing Chau - Australia

Hello, my name is Wing and I am currently pursuing an MD in Australia. I was raised in Hong Kong and read Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience stream) at UCL and my MRes in Experimental Neuroscience at Imperial College London, UK. I have always been fascinated by the brain and have worked on research covering aphasic stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and glioblastomas, with publications in journals such as Nature Communications and Brain. I was also privileged to be invited to share my findings in the UK Neuropathology conference, and to guest lecture for a US university’s Neurobiology class. I strongly believe in free, open access education, and enjoy sharing my medical journey and educational content through Instagram, with the additional goal to break the chain of misinformation. I spend my free time requesting cuddles from my 3 cats and devouring my way through different cuisines!

Vinay Suresh - India

Hello! I am Vinay Suresh. Currently a medical undergraduate in King George's Medical University. My passion lies in Neurosurgery, Surgical-Oncology, and Neuroscience. I am involved in various national/international research projects. Looking forward to promoting neurosurgical education and enhancing access to opportunities for the people of my country as well as across the globe.

Helen Whitley - Czech Republic

Hi, my name is Helen and I’m a medical student at Charles University in Prague. Before starting my medical degree I worked as a researcher in neuroscience, so I have a long-standing interest in neurology and neurosurgery. Prior to working I went to art school, and I love making artwork related to neuroscience and anatomy. I’m really excited to be an ambassador for NANSIG in the Czech Republic and I’m hoping to open up opportunities for other students at Charles University.

Divya Parwani - India

Hi, my name is Divya Parwani and I am a second year medical student at St. George's University. I am looking forward to creating more opportunities for students like myself interested in Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Julia Costa - Brazil

My name is Julia, and I am a third year medical student at Faculdade Cíências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Brazil. I'm passionate about neurosurgery and neurology. I'm looking forward to learning more about those fields across the world and how can we expand the opportunities and possibilities for students from different places.
whatsapp - 5531988697051
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Dr. Rahul Vyas - India

Hi, I’m Dr. Rahul Vyas from JSS Medical College, Mysore, India. I’m the NANSIG ambassador to India. My interest lies in surgery and specifically neurosurgery. I’m excited to be a part of NANSIG and will use this opportunity to spread awareness about the NANSIG group and help create opportunities for collaboration on academic front

Antonia Harre - Germany

Hi, I’m Antonia and currently in my last year of Medical school. I have a ongoing curiosity for neurology as well as neurosurgery and in my personal life for Fine Arts and learning about different cultures. I look forward to facilitate opportunities for students interested in neurology and neurosurgery.

Manthia Papageorgakopoulou - Greece

Hello. I am Manthia. I am a 4th-year medical student. My field of interest is Neuroscience and especially Neurosurgery. Given the chance, I participate in research projects and present in different congresses. Parallel to my studies, I play classical piano and I learn foreign languages, French and German. I am so grateful for being an International ambassador for NANSIG and I am looking forward to starting raising awareness about Neurology and Neurosurgery topics and opportunities among medical students in my country.