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Waheed Arian: Telemedicine pioneer

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 23 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6143


Waheed Arian, 33, is a radiology specialist registrar in northwest England who has established a telemedicine scheme, Arian Teleheal, whereby UK medics use Skype to advise their clinical colleagues at emergency departments of major hospitals in Afghanistan. Arian was born in Kabul during the Soviet-Afghan conflict and narrowly escaped death many times before making his way to Britain aged 15. He graduated from Cambridge University and gained additional qualifications from Harvard University and the Imperial School of …

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