The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Meet the Team


Consultants

Dr Majid Aziz, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interest: Complex Epilepsy, EEG, Epilepsy Surgery and Movement Disorders
Secretary: 0113 392 2114

Dr Anne-Marie Childs, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interest: Neuromuscular disorders
Secretary: Iris Maher 0113 392 3113; email iris.maher@nhs.net 

Dr John Livingston, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests: Complex neurology, Leukoencephalopathies, Neuro-Oncology, Cerebral Calcification
Secretary: Lynsey Kite 0113 392 6903; email lynsey.kite@nhs.net

 Dr Rajib Lodh, Consultant in Paediatric Neurorehabilitation

Special Interests: Spasticity Management (Botulinum, intrathecal baclofen, selective dorsal rhizotomy), Neurorehabilitation
Secretary: Lynsey Kite 0113 392 6903; email lynsey.kite@nhs.net

Dr Helen McCullagh, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests- Complex Epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy, Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurovascular disease
Secretary: Rosemary Porter 0113 392 2188; email rosemary.porter2@nhs.net

Dr Karen Pysden (Lead Clinician), Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests: Neuromuscular disorders, Neurovascular disease, Spasticity management (Botulinum)
Secretary: Jacqueline Lower 0113 392 2105; email jacqueline.lower@nhs.net

Dr Munni Ray, Locum Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests: Complex Epilepsy, Childhood headache, Paediatric Neurophysiology
Secretary: Jacqueline Lower 0113 392 2105; email jacqueline.lower@nhs.net

Dr Gayatri Vadlamani, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interests: Complex epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Spasticity management (Botulinum)
Secretary: Rosemary Porter 0113 392 2188; email rosemary.porter2@nhs.net

Dr Matthew Morrall, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist

Special Interests: Complex epilepsy, Neuro-oncology, Traumatic brain injury

Paediatric Neurosurgery

Mr Paul Chumas, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialist Interests: Epilepsy surgery, tumour surgery, Craniofacial surgery, complex hydrocephalus surgery and endoscopy
Secretary: Christine Chew 0113 392 3297; email christine.chew@nhs.net

Mr Atul Tyagi, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialist Interests: Neurovascular surgery, tumour surgery, spinal dysraphism surgery, complex hydrocephalus surgery and endoscopy
Secretary: Margaret Horn 0113 392 8102; email margaret.horn@nhs.net

Mr John Goodden, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialist Interests: Tumour surgery, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), Spasticity surgery, complex hydrocephalus, endoscopy
Secretary: Val Allerton 0113 392 8413; email valerie.allerton@nhs.net

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialist Interests: Epilepsy surgery, tumour surgery, complex hydrocephalus, endoscopy, Functional neurosurgery
Secretary: Sarah Watson 0113 392 8567; email sarah.watson27@nhs.net 

Senior Nurses

Sarah Fletcher (Matron)

Julie Cooper (L52 Ward Manager)

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Children’s Spasticity Nurse Specialists

Sister Andie Mulkeen & Sister Sharron Peacock

Contact: 0113 392 2640; email sharron.peacock@nhs.net and andie.mulkeen@nhs.net

Children’s Craniofacial Nurse Specialist

Sister Sharron Peacock

Contact: 0113 392 6350; email sharron.peacock@nhs.net

Paediatric Hydrocephalus Nurse Specialist

Sister Louise Higgins

Contact:  0113 392 7452 and 0113 392 7552

Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialists

Sister Jan Kellett & Sister Caroline Bennett

Contact no: 0113 392 8121

Longterm ventilation team

Sarah Georgiades / Sharon Sloan

Brain Injury Specialist

Lauren Macready (Children’s Trust) – 0113 392 5179 / 07803 517916; email: lauren.macready@nhs.net

The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Team

Leeds Children’s Hospital, Room 42, F Floor Martin Wing,

Secretaries and Multidisciplinary Team Co-ordinators

Paediatric Neurosurgery Secretaries

Lynsey Kite (Dr J Livingston, Dr R Lodh) 0113 392 6903; email lynsey.kite@nhs.net

Rosemary Porter (Dr H McCullagh, Dr G Vadlamani) 0113 392 2188; email rosemary.porter2@nhs.net

Iris Maher (Dr Childs & Neuromuscular Team) 0113 392 3113; email iris.maher@nhs.net

Jacqueline Lower (Dr K Pysden, Dr M Ray) 0113 392 2105; email jacqueline.lower@nhs.net

Gemma Smailes (Dr Majid Aziz) email gemma.smailes@nhs.net

Paediatric Neurosurgery Secretaries

Christine Chew (Mr P Chumas) - 0113 392 3297; email christine.chew@nhs.net

Margaret Horn (Mr A Tyagi) - 0113 392 8102; email margaret.horn@nhs.net

Val Allerton (Mr J Goodden) - 0113 392 8413; email valerie.allerton@nhs.net

Sarah Watson (Mr G Sivakumar) 0113 392 8567; email sarah.watson27@nhs.net

Epilepsy service co-ordinator

Elaine McHale

Contact: 0113 392 2637; Email elaine.mchale@nhs.net

Neuromuscular Multi Disciplinary Team

Dr AM Childs, Dr K Pysden

Lindsey Pallant NM physiotherapist

Catherine Szeplaki NM Occupational Therapist

Mrs Sue Manning - Neuromuscular Specialist Care Advisor Leeds and West Yorkshire

Contact no: 0113 392 3113 Sue.manning1@nhs.net

Tracey Adjei Specialist Care Advisor East Yorkshire 07826 0531521; email tracey.adjei@hey.nhs.uk  

Iris Maher - Secretary 0113 392 3113

Neurorehabilitation Multidisciplinary Team

Dr Rajib Lodh (consultant in paediatric neurorehabilitation and MDT lead)

Dr Matthew Morrall (consultant paediatric neuropsychologist)

Katie Davis / Kate McCune (physiotherapy)

Jessica Mudd (occupational therapy)

Vicky Watson (speech and language therapy)

Pauline Fox (education liaison officer)

Lauren Macready (Children’s Trust, Brain Injury Specialist) – 0113 392 5179 and 07803 517916

Sarah Knada (Children’s Brain Injury Trust, Family Support Worker)

Motor disorder management MDT – Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and Intrathecal Baclofen

Mr John Goodden (Neurosurgery Lead)

Dr Raj Lodh (Neurorehabilitation Lead)

Katie Davis / Kate McCune (physiotherapy)

Sharron Peacock and Andie Mulkeen (Clinical Nurse Specialists)

Please also see www.leedsneurosurgery.com/sdr for patient and referral information about the SDR service.