Founder & President
Sai Pillarisetti is a 4th-year medical student and President of the BIDA Student Wing. He has been serving as a National Executive Committee Member of the British International Doctors Association (BIDA) since 2018 and is also a Voting Representative at the British Medical Association (BMA) ARM, which debates and determines the policy of the BMA.
Sai is passionate about addressing inequalities in healthcare systems and in 2017, he helped create the World's FIRST Mobile App on breast health in English & 11 regional Indian languages to help spread awareness of breast health in India. Sai is also working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as one of five 'Health Legends' in the UK to raise awareness on global health issues here in the UK and abroad. Sai has also represented UCLan by playing as a member of the university Lacrosse team in the National British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues.
An international medical student himself, Sai understands the challenges often faced by international medics and is passionate about advocating for and delivering valuable opportunities for student members with the support and collaboration of BIDA and other partner organisations.
Hritik Nautiyal is a 4th year medical student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Vice-President of the BIDA Student Wing. He has a keen interest in neurosurgery, which is highlighted by his role in founding UCLan’s first society for neurosurgery and neurology, of which he is currently the Vice President and neurosurgical lead.
Hritik believes in the power of sports in bringing people together and making meaningful connections. He is passionate about cricket and has represented his high school in inter school cricket tournaments in India. He aims to carry forward this passion by helping organise regular cricket tournaments for BIDA Student Wing members.
Saloni Singh is a final year medical student at UCLan and the National Secretary of the BIDA Student Wing. She is also the President and Founder of the UCLan Surgical Society established in 2019 and has previously worked as the Media Representative in 2017-18 for the Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (FoMSF) at UCLan.
Saloni is passionate about helping her fellow medics develop their medical careers and recently also started an initiative called ‘Anatomy in Practice’ to provide students a fun way to learn anatomy. The BIDA Student Wing gives her yet another opportunity to support medics across the UK.
As an international student, Saloni has experienced challenges that international student doctors often face and the BIDA Student Wing provides her a platform to give back by facilitating equal opportunities and resources to students and to help them on their journey as a student doctor.
National Academic & Research Lead
Alireza is a 4th year medical student at the University of Central Lancashire. He is passionate about research and has has co-authored multiple research papers in PubMed-cited Journals with high impact factors. He has also presented his research at multiple National and International conferences.
He is hoping to establish strong bonds with pioneering researchers from around the UK and is keen to bring to the BIDA Student Wing a passion to helping other students getting more involved in research and helping them get published, as he has done.