Meet the Gastroenterology team

Information about the key members of the Gastroenterology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Consultants

Dr Osvaldo Borrelli – MD PhD
Head of Clinical Service (HoCS)
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer - Institute of Child Health, University College London 
Special interests  Neurogastroenterology and motility disorders, functional bowel disorders, constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcer disease.

Dr Aspasia Angelakopoulou – MB BChir (Cambridge), MA, MRCPCH
Locum Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Dr Susan Hill ​– BM, DCH, MRCP, MRCPCH, DM  
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer - Institute of Child Health, University College of London
Special interests: Nutrition and under-nutrition, Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation, intravenous/parenteral nutrition (PN), short bowel syndrome (SBS), intestinal transplant.

Dr Fevronia Kiparissi – MRCPCH, MSc
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer – Institute of Child Health, University College London
Special interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, transition and adolescent gastroenterology, coeliac disease, functional GI disorder, gastrointestinal food allergy, and transition.

Dr Daniela Knafelz
Locum Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
Special interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, congenital enteropathies 

Dr Jutta Koeglmeier – SEM, MD, MRCPCH, MmedSc
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer - Institute of Child Health, University College London
Special interests: Nutrition, intestinal failure and rehabilitation
assessment for small bowel transplantation, Congenital diarrhoea, Shwachman Diamond Syndrome,Cystic fibrosis related gastrointestinal disorders. 

Dr Keith J Lindley – BSc, MB, PhD, MRCP(UK), MRCPCH  
Consultant and Honorary Reader in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Dr Neil Shah – MD, MRCP(UK)
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Honorary Senior Lecturer - Institute of Child Health, University College London
Special interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Very Early onset Inflammatory bowel (VEOIBD, clinical and research lead ), the genetic  identification of rare gastrointestinal conditions and Epidermolysis Bullosa GI complications

Dr Efstratios Saliakellis – MD PhD
Locum Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
Special interests: Neurogastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Dr Nikhil Thapar – BM(hon), PhD, FRCP(UK), FRCPCH
Academic Lead, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist
Special interests: Neurogastroenterology and motility disorders

Middle Grade Doctors

The Consultants provide clinical care by leading and working closely with, a team of Registrars and Senior House Officers. The Gastroenterology Department has a team of 10 Doctors that are integral in supporting the delivery of day to day clinical care to Inpatients, Outpatients and those patients that are in the community.

Senior Nursing

Trish Evans
Matron Kingfisher & Gastroenterology

Carly Vassar
Matron Rainforest Gastroenterology IBD, General Gastroenterology, Motility, Home PN, Adolescent and Complex Care)

Clinical Nurse Practitioners

Anna Hughes
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Trainee)
Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Oluwadamilare (Lare) Adebayo 
Clinical Nurse Specialist General Gastroenterology

Jenny Brecknock
Specialist Nurse in Parenteral Nutrition

Joanne Brind
Clinical Nurse Specialist in chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction 

Sibongile Chadokufa 
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bonita Huggett (maternity leave)
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mary-Louise Sears
Clinical Nurse Specialist General Gastroenterology

Rhona Shepherd
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sara Sider
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Emily King
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Parenteral Nutrition

Rachel Wearon
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ward Sisters 

Sinead Carolan 
Sister Kingfisher Ward

Andrea Mclean
Ward Sister Gastroenterology Rainforest Ward

Dieticians 

Kelly Larmour
Specialist Dietitian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders

Sarah MacDonald
Principal Dietitian, Gastroenterology and Surgery

Joanne Price
Specialist Dietitian Mucosal Immunology

Administration Support 

Joanne Brennan
MDT Administrator

1x MDT Coordinator 

Division of Intestinal Care and Nutrition Administration Team 

1x Service Coordinator

1x Medical Personal Assistant

Administration Team to Division of Mucosal Immunology

1x Service Coordinator

1x Medical Personal Assistant

1x Junior Medical Personal Assistant

Administration Team to Division of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders 

1x Service Coordinator

1x Medical Personal Assistant

1x Junior Medical Personal Assistant

Ward Admissions team 

1x Admissions Manager

1x Gastroenterology Administrator,

1x Gastroenterology Admission Coordinator

1x Gastroenterology Ward Administrator

1x Discharge Coordinator

Managers 

Sarah James
Divisional Director of Operations JM Barrie

Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Divisional Director Portfolio A

Jilly Hale
Divisional Assistant Chief Nurse JM Barrie

Anthony Sullivan
General Manager Gastroenterology

Marjorie Balaram
Assistant Service Manager Gastroenterology