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Meet the people behind Alva

We're transforming menopause care for this generation and the next. Meet the team on that mission.

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Our medical advisors

Alva is supported by some of the leading menopause experts in the country. They co-developed our consultation and meet every 2 months to ensure that we are providing the safest & highest quality menopause care.

Dr Katie Baker

Dr Katie Baker

Katie Baker is Alva's Medical Director and an NHS GP. She has worked in two healthcare startups, focussing on women's health.

Dr Baker holds a Diploma in Sexual & Reproductive Health and is a Member of the British Menopause Society. Most recently she has completed the British Menopause Society Principles & Practice of Menopause Care training programme.

Mr Nick Panay

Mr Nick Panay

Nick Panay is a leading clinician and academic in the menopause space. He is a former chairman of the British Menopause Society, on the board of the International Menopause Society and he co-wrote the UK guidelines for the treatment of menopause.

Mr Panay is the director of the Menopause & PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals in west London. There, he leads a clinical & research team that regularly publishes its findings & trains healthcare professionals.

Mr Nick Panay

Dr Susanna Unsworth

Dr Susanna Unsworth

Susanna Unsworth is a GP and menopause & women's health specialist. She has dedicated her career to advancing women’s healthcare. Alongside being a Specialty Doctor in an NHS Breast Clinic, Susanna founded Cambridge Women’s Health, to provide women with the time and attention they need to discuss their health concerns.

Dr Unsworth is on the British Menopause Society's register of menopause specialists and has completed a number of other specialist diplomas, including an Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare.

Dr Carly Hughes

Dr Carly Hughes

Carly Hughes is an NHS GP with over 28 years of experience in primary care. She has particular expertise in behaviour changes and weight management. She’s combined her weight management expertise with her knowledge of menopause to help women understand the complex relationship between menopause and weight changes.

Dr Hughes recently completed the British Menopause Society course on delivering group cognitive behaviour therapy for hot flushes.

Dr Carly Hughes