Expert Medical Review Team

Dr Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker has a medical practice in Lindfield on the upper north shore of Sydney. He provides a service in all aspects of echocardiography, focusing on stress echocardiography which is a well accepted, accurate method for assessing heart disease, not involving irradiation or injections. There are presently no other stress echo services on the upper North Shore. Dr Walker commenced stress echocardiography in 1992 and has since performed over 50,000 studies & 80,000 transthoracic echocardiograms. Stress echocardiography provides much more information to the practitioner than stress testing alone. Dr Walker introduced coronary calcium scoring into Australia in 1999 in conjunction with the Sydney Adventist Hospital. His other area of expertise is in the field of preventative cardiology and he has also commenced a related service in arterial screening, which is an indirect measure of endothelial function and arterial stiffness, and does not involve irradiation or injections. Dr Walker has published 7 best selling books on preventative cardiology and lectures both nationally and internationally on this subject.

Alan Carter, PharmD

Dr. Alan Carter is a clinical pharmacist with interests in medical research, pharmacy practice and medication therapy management. He graduated from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy. He is currently a research pharmacist manager, clinical pharmacy specialist, and adjunct clinical assistant professor of pharmacy. Dr. Carter has published 15 journal articles, performs medical journal peer review, and serves on many professional committees and boards. He enjoys gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities to provide a healthy work-life balance.

Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with OnlineGenericTabs (OGT). She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys baking and keeping active, running marathons, swimming, and taking part in triathlons.

Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, authoring more than 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog, as well as hundreds of stories for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post newspaper, including eight front-page stories in the dead-tree edition and a Post Magazine cover piece on botnet operators. In 2014, he was profiled in The New York Times, Business Week and by Poynter.org. More recently, he was invited to an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit about investigative reporting.

Dr. Maria Carrano

Dr. Maria Carrano graduated with honors in Pharmacy at the University of Salerno carrying out an experimental thesis in pharmaceutical chemistry during which I studied in depth the properties of Curcuma, a plant with interesting chemical agents. The project to which I collaborated had the objective to analyse the content of the rhizome of Curcuma Longa to separate the main constituents and synthesize the metabolites that are formed in our organism once its dust ingested.