Meet the Cleft Lip and Palate team

PLEASE NOTE in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Cleft Lip and Palate team have created a handy guidance FAQ document available below:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families from the Cleft Lip and Palate team

Key members of the Cleft Lip and Palate Service include:


  • Mr Norman Hay, Divisional Director, Consultant Orthodontic Surgeon

  • Mr Loshan Kangesu, Consultant Plastic Surgeon (Broomfield only)

  • Mr Paul Morris, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

  • Ms Patricia Rorison, Locum Plastic Surgeon

  • Mr Simon Critchlow, Consultant Restorative Dentist

  • Ms Lesley Cochrane, Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • Mr Brijesh Patel, Consultant Orthodontic Surgeon

  • Dr Raouf Chorbachi, Consultant Audiologist

  • Caroline Mills, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr Seema Sukhani, Locum Consultant Paediatrician

  • Dr Melissa Lees, Consultant Geneticist

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Helen Moreland, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Clair Lewis, Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Rebecca Reynolds, Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Waffa Girshab, Research Nurse

  • Jill Bailey, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Broomfield) 

  • Sarah Churchill, Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Peri Codling as Clinical Nurse Specialist

Other staff

  • Ms Marie Pinkstone, Speech and Language Therapist

  • Ms Nicole Prenderville, Speech and Language Therapist

  • Ms Nivrithi Behari, Speech and Language Therapist

  • Ms Lauren Baillie, Speech and Language Therapist

  • Ms Anne Mayne, Speech and Language Therapist (Broomfield)

  • Ms Natalie Pancewics, Speech and Language Therapist (Broomfield)

  • Dr Jasmina Harris-Cherguit, Clinical Psychologist

  • Dr Jo Shearer, Clinical Psychologist

  • Martina Drozd, Secretary

  • Anna Thorpe-Tracey, Data Manager

  • Hannah Twynam, Admissions Coordinator

  • Abida Rahman, Assistant Service Manager

  • Simi Thankaraj, Service Manager

  • Johnny Volcano, Medical Photographer
  • Ita Blasiak, Data Coordinator