Greg James

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Greg James
Greg James is a paediatric neurosurgeon with the following clinical and research specialisms:
  • Craniofacial surgery - including minimally invasive surgery including endoscopic suturectomy/helmeting and spring-assisted cranioplasty.
  • Cerebrovascular surgery - including combined endovascular/microsurgical AVM resection, cavernoma, revascularisation.
  • Complex CSF disorders - including ETV-CPC, difficult shunt problems, arachnoid cysts, neuro-endoscopy.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery - Gamma Knife for AVMs and tumours in children.
  • Head injury - particularly complex craniofacial reconstruction.
Greg's surgical philosophy is built on three tenets:
  1. Excellent surgical technique - augmented by the most advanced technology for safety and efficacy.
  2. Teamwork - with high volume, subspecialized multidisciplinary groups such as the GOSH Craniofacial Unit and Neurovascular Team.
  3. Open, honest and full communication with children and families at all stages of their clinical journeys. He encourages families to contact him directly with questions and values open discussion about the pros and cons of surgical decisions.
In addition, Greg strongly believes surgical and academic excellence go hand-in-hand and regularly presents and publishes research internationally, as well as holding multiple local and national neurosurgical training roles. He is honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL, as well as honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


Department of Neurosurgery
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Tel: 0207 405 9200 ext 8862

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