Meet the Neurology team

Key members of the Neurology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) include:

Consultants

Dr Sarah Aylett  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist  
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and neurocutaneous disorders

Dr Sanjay Bhate  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Dr Lucinda Carr MD, MbChb, FRCP FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead
Special interests: Complex Movement Disorder clinic, held with Professor Bhatia from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Combined Neurogenetic clinic, held with Professor Wood, National Hospital from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Professor Helen Cross MBChB, PhD, FRCPCH FRCP  
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

Dr Krishna Das  MBBS, DCH, MD, DM, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy
National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Lingfield (NCYPE) and GOSH

Dr Catherine DeVile, MA MBBS, MD, MRCPCH, FRCP  
Consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodisability
Special interests: General neurology and neuromuscular disorders

Dr Christin Eltze MRCPH, MSc, MD Res
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, ketogenic diet

Dr Vijeya Ganesan MB ChB MRCP MD
Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Cheryl Hemingway MBChB, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neuroinflammation and demyelinating disorders

Professor Isobel Heyman MBBS PhD FRCPsych
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Special interests: Neuropsychitry, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder

Dr Marios Kaliakatsos MD, MSc, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests: General Neurology, Complex Epilepsy, Neuro-oncology

Professor Manju Kurian  MA MBBChir, MRCPCH, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Movement disorders, neurotransmitter diseases, neurogenetics and neurometabolic medicine

Professor Finbar O'Callaghan MA MB ChB MSc PhD FRCPCH FRCP
Reader in Paediatric Neurology
Special Interests: Complex epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex

Dr Prab Prabhakar MBBS FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist 
Special interests: General neurology and headache

Dr Robert Robinson MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist 
Special interests: General neurology and complex epilepsy

Professor Rod Scott PhD MRCPCH
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interest: Complex epilepsy

Dr Sophia Varadkar MRCPI, MSc, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy

Senior nurses

Jilly Hale 
Head of Nursing

Kay Legg
Ward Manager – Starfish Ward

Melissa Strickland
Ward Manager – Koala Ward

Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialists

Claire Toolis – Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology/Team Leader
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0569
For patients under the care of  Dr Bhate, Dr Ganesan, Dr Manju Kurian, Dr Robinson (non-epilepsy clinics)

Laura Nallen – Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051
For patients under the care of Dr Carr, Dr Hemingway (non-epilepsy clnics) and Dr Minot

Joanne Mortimer – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurology/Headaches
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar (headache clinic), Dr Kaliakatsos and Dr De-Ville

Katie Hanson – Clinical nurse specialist in Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460
Epilepsy Clinical Nurse Specialists

Emma Ninnis – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5870
For patients under the care of  Dr Aylett, Dr Hemingway, Dr Varadker, Dr Das and Dr O’ Callaghan

Catherine O’ Sullivan- Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and ketogenic diet
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5816
For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Robinson (epilepsy clinics) and Dr Eltze.

Nicola Barnes – Nurse Practitioner/VNS 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation – Dr Varadkar, Mr Tisdel.

Helen Williams - Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurology/Headaches

Management Team

Tasha Harris
Service Manager
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0667

Peter Sweeney
Assistant Service Manager for Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5517

Antonis Kotsonis  
Administration Manager for Neurosciences
Rotas and Observerships Coordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 6348

Administration Team

Sheila Pais (Mon-Wed) / Jodie Mead (Thu-Fri)
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Sophia Varadkar and Dr Krishna Das
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0519
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Kaleda Khatun
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate , Dr Vijeya Ganesan and Dr Catherine DeVile
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5819
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Priscilla Okpara
PA to Dr Robert Robinson and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 8356
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Bethany Nobes
PA to Dr Lucinda Carr, Dr Prab Prabhakar, Dr Finbar O'Callaghan and Dr Manju Kurian
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0182
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Shirley Gokeren
PA to Dr Christin Eltze, Professor Helen Cross and Dr Sarah Aylett
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5438
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Garry Vince
PA for the Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5594
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Thasnim Ayazi / Oluwatoyosi Laguda
Neurology and Epilepsy
Administrative Assistants
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0511
Fax number: 020 7813 8279

Admission Co-ordinators

Selina Ahmed
Neurology Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5921

Umme Habiba
Epilepsy Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789