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.

Dr Anne-Marie Childs
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interest-Neuromuscular disorders.

Dr John Livingston
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests- Complex neurology, Leukoencephalopathies, Neuro-Oncology, Cerebral Calcification.

Dr Rajib Lodh
Consultant in Paediatric Neurorehabilitation
Special Interests- Spasticity Management (Botulinum, intrathecal baclofen, selective dorsal rhizotomy), Neurorehabilitation.

Dr Helen McCullagh
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests- Complex Epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy, Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurovascular disease

Dr Karen Pysden (lead clinician)
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests- Neuromuscular disorders, Neurovascular disease, Spasticity management (Botulinum)

Dr Munni Ray Locum
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests- Complex Epilepsy, Child hood headache, Paediatric Neurophysiology

Dr Gayatri Vadlamani
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Special Interests- Complex epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Spasticity management (Botulinum)

Dr Matthew Morrall
Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist
Special Interests-Complex epilepsy, Neuro-oncology, Traumatic brain injury

Mr Paul Chumas
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon (Epilepsy surgery, tumour surgery, Craniofacial surgery, complex hydrocephalus surgery and endoscopy)

Mr Atul Tyagi
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular surgery, tumour surgery, spinal dysraphism surgery, complex hydrocephalus surgery and endoscopy)

Mr John Goodden
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon (Tumour surgery, Spasticity surgery, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, complex hydrocephalus, endoscopy)

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon (Epilepsy surgery, tumour surgery, complex hydrocephalus, endoscopy, Functional neurosurgery)

Senior Nurses
Sarah Fletcher
Julie Cooper

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Sister Andie Mulkeen and Sister Sharron Peacock - Children’s Spasticity Nurse Specialists. Contact: 0113 3922640
Sister Sharron Peacock - Children’s Craniofacial Nurse Specialist.
Contact craniofacial office- 0113 3926350 + sharron.peacock@nhs.net

Sister Louise Higgins - Paediatric Hydrocephalus Nurse Specialist.
Contact no: 0113 3927452/ 0113 3927552

Sister Jan Kellett, and Sister Caroline Bennett - Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialists.
Contact no: 0113 3928121
Sarah Georgiades /Sharon Sloan (Long term ventilation)

Neurology Secretaries
Lynsey Kite (Drs John Livingston, Rajib Lodh) 0113 3926903
Rosemary (Drs Helen McCullagh, Gayatri Vadlamani) 0113 3922188
Iris Maher (Dr Childs and Neuromuscular Team) 0113 3923113
Jacqueline Lower ( Drs Pysden, Ray) 0113 3922105
Gemma Smailes ( Dr Majid Aziz)

Neurosurgical Secretaries
Val Allerton( Mr John Goodden) - 0113 392 8413 - valerie.allerton@nhs.net
Christine Chew(Mr Paul Chumas) - 0113 392 3297 - christine.chew@nhs.net
Margaret Horn (Mr Atul Tyagi) - 0113 392 8102 - margaret.horn@nhs.net
Sarah Watson (Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar) 0113 3928567 - sarah.watson27@nhs.net

Epilepsy service co-ordinator
Elaine McHale
Email: elaine.mchale@nhs.net
Tel: 0113 3922637

Neuromuscular MDT
Dr AM Childs
Dr Pysden
Lindsey Pallant NM physiotherapist
Catherine Szeplaki NM Occupational Therapist
Mrs Sue Manning - Neuromuscular Specialist Care Advisor Leeds and West Yorkshire
Contact no: 0113 3923113 Sue.manning1@nhs.net 

Tracey Adjei Specialist Care Advisor East Yorkshire 07826 0531521 tracey.adjei@hey.nhs.uk
Iris Maher-Secretary 0113 3923113

Neurorehabilitation MDT
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 3925179 / 07803517916
Sarah Knada (Children’s Brain Injury Trust, Family Support Worker)
Dr Rajib Lodh (consultant in paediatric neurorehabilitation and MDT lead)
Dr Matthew Morrall (consultant paediatric neuropsychologist)

Motor disorder (intrathecal baclofen / selective dorsal rhizotomy) management MDT
Katie Davis / Kate McCune (physiotherapy)
Mr John Goodden (Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Lead for selective dorsal rhizotomy)
Dr Raj Lodh (Consultant in paediatric neurorehabilitation, Lead for intrathecal baclofen)
Sharron Peacock and Andie Mulkeen (Clinical Nurse Specialists)