Owase Jeelani

Mr Owase Jeelani is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) part time since 2000 and full time since 2009.

Mr Owase Jeelani is the Speciality Lead for the Division of Neurosurgery and holds a Honorary Senior Lectureship at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. 

“We believe that the care our patients receive within the Neurosurgery department at GOSH is second to none. This is based on decades of high case volumes, sub specialisation within paediatric neurosurgery, a multidisciplinary approach to patient management and a stringent contemporaneous audit of all our activity”.

Mr Owase Jeelani

Clinical practice

“Sub-specialisation with large case volumes and contemporaneous peer-reviewed audit of ones practice is the key”. Mr Jeelani undertakes between 200-300 paediatric neurosurgical and craniofacial cases per annum.

Mr Jeelani was the lead neurosurgeon for the successful separation of the Sudanese Conjoined twins Rital and Ritag. The Times listed him as one of the top British Surgeons in 2011. 

Other interests

Mr Jeelani undertakes Healthcare Consultancy work for Middle Eastern Governments and other private and NHS organisations.


  • Craniofacial and Trauma Reconstructive Surgery

  • Surgical Neuro-oncology

  • Hydrocephalus and Intracranial Pressure Pathology  

Qualifications and training

BMedSci, MBBS, MBA, MPhil (Medical Law), FRCS (NeuroSurg.)

Mr Jeelani completed his Bachelor of Medical Sciences undertaking lab based work analysing the mutations in the gene for alpha-1 antichymotrypsin and its role in Alzheimer’s disease. Following this he went on to complete his Medical Degree at the University of Nottingham.

His basic surgical training took place in Nottingham and Southampton followed by his Neurosurgical and Craniofacial training in the UK and Canada. He undertook fellowships in Paediatric Neurosurgery and Craniofacial Surgery at GOSH and at Sick Kids, Toronto.

During his surgical training he undertook a part time Masters degree in Medical Law at the University of Glasgow. His areas of interest were medical ethics and the legal dimension of practising medicine on the internet.

He also undertook a full time MBA at INSEAD, rotating through France, Singapore and the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia. His major was in Health Care Strategy focusing on the Middle Eastern Health Care Systems.

Research interests

Design and Implementation of Novel Calvarial Distractors for minimally invasive Craniofacial Surgery.

Mr Jeelani is a Co-Director of Face Value, a research team of scientists and biomedical engineers based at the Institute of Child Health, UCL. The research focus is in defining Craniofacial Morphology in the normal and affected populations and developing techniques and distractors to achieve this change in a less invasive and more predictable manner.


Department of Neurosurgery
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Tel: 0207 405 9200 ext 8862
Email: jennifer.williams@gosh.nhs.uk

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