Meet the Neurology team

Key members of the Neurology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) include:

Consultants

Dr Sarah Aylett  MBBS, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MPhil
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist  
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and neurocutaneous disorders

Dr Sanjay Bhate  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Lucinda Carr MD, MbChb, FRCP FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Complex Movement Disorder clinic, held with Professor Bhatia from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Combined Neurogenetic clinic, held with Professor Wood, National Hospital from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Professor Helen Cross MBChB, PhD, FRCPCH, FRCP, OBE
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Complex epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

Dr Krishna DasMBBS, DCH, MD, DM, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Dr Catherine DeVile, MA MBBS, MD, MRCPCH, FRCP
Consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodisability
Special interests: General neurology and neuromuscular disorders

Dr Christin Eltze MRCPH, MSc, MD Res
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, ketogenic diet

Dr Vijeya Ganesan MB ChB MRCP MD
Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology
Special interests: Neurovascular disorders and general neurology

Dr Cheryl Hemingway MBChB, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Neuroinflammation and demyelinating disorders

Professor Isobel Heyman MBBS PhD FRCPsych
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Special interests: Emotional and behavioural difficulties, neuropsychiatry, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, non-epileptic seizures and functional physical symptoms

Dr Marios Kaliakatsos MD, MSc, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests: General Neurology, Complex Epilepsy, Neuro-oncology

Professor Manju Kurian MA MBBChir, MRCPCH, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interests: Movement disorders, neurotransmitter diseases, neurogenetics and neurometabolic medicine

Dr Amy McTague MBChB MRCPCH PhD

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests: Early onset Epilepsy, Epilepsy Genetics

Professor Finbar O'Callaghan MA MB ChB MSc PhD FRCPCH FRCP
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special Interests: Complex epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis complex

Dr Prab Prabhakar MBBS FRCPCH  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead
Special interests: General neurology and headache

Dr Suresh Pujar PhD MRCPCH

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special interests: Complex Epilepsy

Dr Robert Robinson MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD  
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist 
Special interests: General neurology and complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Professor Rod Scott PhD MRCPCH
Professor in Paediatric Neurology
Special interest: Complex epilepsy

Dr Sophia Varadkar MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special interest: Complex epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Senior nurses

Alison Taberner-Stokes 
Head of Nursing

Lucy Thomas 
Matron

Kay Legg
Ward Manager – Starfish Ward

Melissa Strickland
Ward Manager – Koala Ward

Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialists

Laura Nallen – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5051
For patients under the care of Dr Bhate, Dr Ganesan and Prof Kurian

Stacey Pruett – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology/Headache

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Desai (headache), Dr Prabhakar (neurology and headache) and Dr DeVile for neurology

Katie Hanson – Clinical nurse specialist in Neurology/MS
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0460
For patients under the care of Dr Hemingway and Dr Hacohen (MS), Dr Robinson and Dr Munot

Emma Scott – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1829

For patients under the care of Dr Carr, Dr Kaliakatsos, Dr Pujar (non-epilepsy) and Dr Desai (non-headache, non-epilepsy)

Emma Ninnis – Clinical Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5870
For patients under the care of  Dr Aylett, Dr Varadkar, Dr Kaliakatsos (epilepsy only), Dr Robinson (epilepsy only), Dr Robinson (epilepsy clinics), Dr McTague, Dr Das, Prof O’ Callaghan and Prof Rod Scott.

Hannah Chaffe – Nurse Specialist for Complex Epilepsy and ketogenic diet
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5816
For patients under the care of Professor Cross, Dr Pujar and Dr Eltze and Ketogenic Diet.

Sarah Carter – Clinical Nurse Specialist for CESS and VNS 

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5814

For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Claire Toolis – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neurovascular and Vein of Galen
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0569
For patients under the care of Neurovascular Service and Vein of Galen Service

Joanne Mortimer – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Headache Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 1333
For patients under the care of Dr Prabhakar and Dr Desai (headache clinic)

Nicola Barnes – Advanced Nurse Practitioner for CESS and VNS 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 1592
For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Sarah Carter – Clinical Nurse Specialist for CESS and VNS 

Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 5814

For patients undergoing Epilepsy surgery evaluation and VNS

Admissions team for neurosciences

Eliane Newitt
Neurology Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5921

Ann Deegbe 
Epilepsy Admission Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5789

Secretaries

TBA
PA to Dr Sanjay Bhate, Dr Vijeya Ganesan, Dr Catherine DeVile (Neurology and Neuromuscular clinics) and coordinator for Neurovascular and Vein of Galen services
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5819

TBA
PA to Dr Lucinda Carr (Neurology clinics only), Dr Prab Prabhakar, Dr Nivedita Desai (headache clinic only) and coordinator for Headache Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0182

Micah Adeyemo (Mon-Tues)/ Shirley Gokeren (Wed-Fri)
PA to Dr Sophia Varadkar, Dr Sarah Aylett (Epilepsy clinics only), Dr Krishna Das and Dr Biju Hameed (Neurology clinics only)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0519

Karen Lawrence
PA to Dr Cheryl Hemingway, Dr Yael Hacohen, Professor Finbar O’Callaghan, Professor Manju Kurian, Professor Rodney Scott and coordinator for the MS service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 0511

Aidan Knight
PA to Dr Christin Eltze, Amy McTague, Prof Helen Cross and coordinator for Ketogenic Diet Service
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5438

TBA
PA to Dr Robert Robinson, Dr Pujar and Dr Marios Kaliakatsos
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 8356

Garry Vince
Coordinator for Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 x 5594

Neurology managers

Zoe Hallett
General Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext: 5744

Stuart Weston (Temporary cover) / Tasha Rennie
Service Manager 
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 0667

Kolchum Begum
Assistant Service Manager for Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 5517

Antonis Kotsonis 

Divisional Medical Staffing Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext. 6348