Meet the Neurosurgery team

Key members of the Neurosurgery Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital include:

Consultants

Mr Kristian Aquilina FRCS (SN) MD 
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: Neuro-oncology, hydrocephalus and spasticity

Greg James BSc MB BS PhD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Neuro. Surg)

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special Interests: craniofacial surgery, craniosynostosis, neurovacular disease, complex hydrocephalus, intracranial pressure, neonatal neurosurgery

Mr Owase Jeelani BMedSci, MBA, MPhil (Medical Law), FRCS (NeuroSurg)
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Speciality lead
Special interests: Craniofacial and Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Neuro-oncology, Hydrocephalus and Intracranial Pressure Pathology

Lindy May RGN, RSCN, MSc Neuroscience and DipHe Counselling
Consultant Neurosurgical Nurse
Special interests: Acute neurosurgery, spinal dysraphism, craniovertebral abnormalities, and traumatic brain injury

Mr Zubair Tahir MBBS FCPS European Board (Neuro. Surg.) FRCS (Eng.) FRCS (Neuro. Surg.)
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: Spinal dysraphism, Chiari malformation, epilepsy surgery, hydrocephalus, antenatal counselling for congenital malformations

Mr Dominic Thompson MBBS, BSc, FRCS (SN)
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: Spinal dysraphism, craniocervical junction anomolies, revascularisation surgery for Moya Moya disease

Mr Martin Tisdall MBBS BA MA (Cantab) MD FRCS (Eng)
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Special interests: Paediatric epilepsy surgery, cerebral monitoring techniques and traumatic brain injury

Managers

Anthony Sullivan
General Manager ext5787
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5410

Toni Lawrence
Service Manager
Tel: 02074059200 ext 5518

Stuart Weston
Assistant Service Manager
Tel: 02074059200 ext 8145

Senior nurse

Alison Taberner-Stokes
Head of Nursing
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 6194

Ward sister

Melissa Strickland RGN, RSCN
Sister Koala Ward

Katie Thomas RNC, MNursSci
Sister Koala Ward/High Dependency Unit Lead

Research nurse

Kim Phipps RGN, RSCN, BSc Honours
Research Neuro-Oncology Nurse

Practice educators

Nicola Wilson RNC, MNursSci
Neurosciences Practice Educator

Nurse Practitioners 

Nicola Barnes
Nurse Practitioner for complex epilepsy
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
Email: Nicola.Barnes@gosh.nhs.uk

Ainsley Moven
Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1611

Jody O'Connor
Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1612

Tel: 0207 405 9200 ext 1611
Email:neurosurgicalnursepr@gosh.nhs.uk

Lucy Farmer

Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1611/1612

Chloe Ferguson

Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1611/1612

Sheree Dean

Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1611/1612
Lynne Fulton

Nurse Practitioner for Neurosurgery
Tel: 020 7813 8122 or ext 1611/1612

Administration support

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

Selina Ahmed
Admission Manager, Koala Ward
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5921

Abida Rahman
Admissions Co-ordinator, Koala Ward
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 8215

Emmanuel Turton
SDR Co-ordinator, Neuro Offices
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 1532

Secretaries

Jennifer Williams
PA to Mr Jeelani and Mr James
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5198

Pamela Ward
PA to Mr Thompson and Mr Tahir 
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 5425 

Salome Burghiner-Ramsay
PA to Mr Tisdall and Mr Aquilina 
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 1149

Patrice Adjovu

PAs to the Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioners 
Tel: 020 7405 9200 ext 1817

Social worker

Wendy Doyle