Meet the General Paediatrics department

Key members of the General Paediatrics department include:

Dr Andrew Long (Clinical Lead) 

Dr Andrew Long has been a consultant in general paediatrics for 23 years and was appointed in February 2011 to support the development of the new team of general paediatricians at GOSH. He was appointed as specialty lead for the general paediatric team in May 2013. His clinical interests include care of the newborn infant, child growth and nutrition but he has a passion for medical education and training. He was elected as Vice President for Education at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in July 2013 having previously held several senior College roles. He is a Fellow of the College and has been a senior examiner in the UK and overseas. He has just completed a term of five years as Head of School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the London Deanery, where he was an Associate Dean since 2006. He was Director of Medical Education and Associate Medical Director in his previous role in Bromley and has been a mentor for trainees and consultants over many years. Andrew trained in London at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and was appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL in February 2013.

Bridget Callaghan
Dr Callaghan is the Lead Consultant for International and Private Patients.

Roshni Gohil
Dr Roshni Gohil is acting lead consultant for International and Private Patients (IPP). Dr Gohil qualified in Leicester. As well as providing medical leadership for IPP, she also has a supervisory and pastoral role for the IP fellows.

Dr Lee Hudson
Dr Lee Hudson is a Consultant General Paediatrician with a special interest in psychological medicine and adolescent health (including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Dr Hudson trained in Sheffield, London and Melbourne. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health.Dr Hudson represents young people’s health nationally through the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Young People’s Health Special Interest Group (YPHISG) and on the General Paediatric College Special Advisory Committee for training. He is also lead for education and training for the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH).

Nick Lessof

Dr Nick Lessof is a Consultant General Paediatrician and the named doctor for safeguarding children in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He works with the safeguarding team to promote children’s rights and to protect children from maltreatment. He has special interest in the management of children with ongoing non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain. Nick graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1985 and completed the majority of his training in London.

Michelle Mary McEvoy 

Dr Michelle Mary McEvoy was appointed as a Consultant General Paediatrician with a lead for the Cleft Lip & Palate and 22q11 Deletion Syndrome services in 2013. Dr McEvoy graduated first in her class from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005 and completed her postgraduate basic and specialist training in Ireland. She has a particular interest in education, training, and quality improvement and has both a Masters and MD (research) in Medical Education and a Diploma in Quality and Leadership.

Imke Meyer-Parsonson 

Dr Imke Meyer-Parsonson is a Consultant General Paediatrician and the liaison lead for the surgical specialties. Prior to her appointment to GOSH in 2011, she worked at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and St. George’s Hospital as a Consultant in General Paediatrics with a special interest in High Dependency Paediatrics. Dr Meyer-Parsonson trained in Germany and the UK, a considerable amount of which was spent working in the major Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units around London. Dr Meyer-Parsonson is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and has recently become the advisor for less than full time trainees in the South Thames Region.

Bobby Ruge 

Dr Bobby Ruge is a General Paediatrician, appointed as a Locum Consultant in December 2013. His job is split between the NHS, where he provides general medical input into the care of children and young people in the hospital, and the International Private Patients, where he supervises clinical fellows and helps manage patients with their specialty consultants. Dr Ruge trained in Manchester and London. His special interest is respiratory paediatrics, and he is also interested in simulation training. He has previously been a deanery representative for paediatric trainees and a chairman of the junior doctor’s forum.

Jane Valente 

Dr Jane Valente is currently the Divisional Chair and Divisional Director of the Barrie Division at GOSH. Prior to this appointment in April 2016 she was the Director of Neurosciences and Clinical Lead for the General Paediatric team at GOSH. She was instrumental in establishing the newly formed team in this lead role from February 2011 until May 2013. In 2013 Jane was appointed as an honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL. Prior to working at Great Ormond Street Jane worked as a General Paediatrician with a respiratory interest for Cambridgeshire PCT from 1996 to 2011. From 2007 until 2011 she also held a part time post as a Paediatric Educationalist Specialist for Cambridge University. Jane trained in London. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She has a passion for teaching, training and assessment and is a senior and overseas examiner for the RCPCH.