Meet the Neurology team

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

Consultants

Dr Sarah Aylett  MBBS, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MPhil
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist  
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and neurocutaneous disorders

Dr Sanjay Bhate  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Lucinda Carr MD, MbChb, FRCP FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
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, OBE
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, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

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: Emotional and behavioural difficulties, neuropsychiatry, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, non-epileptic seizures and functional physical symptoms

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

Dr Amy McTague MBChB MRCPCH PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests: Early onset Epilepsy, Epilepsy Genetics
 

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

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

Dr Suresh Pujar PhD MRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Complex Epilepsy 
 

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

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

Dr Sophia Varadkar MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Senior nurses

Alison Taberner-Stokes 
Head of Nursing

Lucy Thomas 
Matron

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)

Anne McGauley

Clinical Nurse Specialist Neurology

For patients under the care of Dr Carr, Dr Kaliakatsos

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051

Joanne Mortimer

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurology/Headaches

For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333

Stacey Pruett

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Neurology/Headaches

For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar (headache clinic) and Dr DeVile

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333

Katie Hanson

Clinical nurse specialist in Neurology/MS

For patients under the care of Dr Hemingway

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460

Complex Epilepsy Nurse Specialists

Emma Ninnis

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy

For patients under the care of Professor O’Callaghan, Dr Das, Dr Robinson, Dr Aylett, Dr Varadkar, Dr Pujar, Professor Scott

020 7405 9200 ext. 5870

Victoria Urban

Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and ketogenic diet

For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Eltze, Dr McTague, Dr Kaliakatsos

020 7405 9200 ext 5816

Epilepsy Surgery Nurses

Nicola Barnes

Nurse Practitioner for Epilepsy surgery and VNS service

020 7405 9200 ext 1592

Sarah Carter

Clinical Nurse specialist for Epilepsy surgery and VNS service

020 7405 9200 ext 1592

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  
Divisional Medical Staffing Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 6348

Administration Team

Jodie Mead (Mon-Tue) / Sheila Pais (Wed-Fri)
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Sophia Varadkar and Dr Krishna Das
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Kaleda Khatun
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate , Dr Vijeya Ganesan and Dr Catherine DeVile
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Katy Rider
PA to Dr Robert Robinson and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Bethany Nobes
PA to Dr Lucinda Carr, Dr Prab Prabhakar, Dr Finbar O'Callaghan and Dr Manju Kurian
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Shirley Gokeren
PA to Dr Christin Eltze, Professor Helen Cross and Dr Sarah Aylett
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Garry Vince
PA for the Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Thasnim Ayazi / Oluwatoyosi Laguda
Neurology and Epilepsy
Administrative Assistants
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 4411

Admission Co-ordinators

Eliane Newitt
Neurology Admission Coordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5921

Barbara Slabihoudkova
Epilepsy Admission Coordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789