Mr John Goodden
|Primary Designation||Consultant Neurosurgeon|
|Telephone Number||(0113) 392 8413|
|Special Interests||www.leedsneurosurgery.com/consultants/goodden/<br />
Paediatric Neurosurgery: neurosurgical lead for developing treatments for paediatric spasticity in Leeds - Intrathecal Baclofen and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). In addition he has interests in tumour surgery, Epilepsy,Complex Hydrocephalus and Neuro-endoscopy. <br />
Adult Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology and Low Grade Glioma surgery.Neuro-endoscopy and surgical management of epilepsy conditions. <br />
I studied Medicine at St George�s Hospital Medical School, affiliated to the University of London, graduating in January 1997 with MB BS (Lond). My Neurosurgery Registrar training was in Sheffield and Hull, after having also worked in Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, Haywards Heath, (initially Locum Registrar then Trust Grade Registrar).
I further supplemented my training with a period as Visiting Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the H�pital Necker - Enfants Malades, Paris, France (Summer 2008), and then as the National Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at Alder Hey Children�s Hospital, Liverpool, from October 2008 to February 2010.<br />
In February 2010 I moved to Leeds as Consultant Neurosurgeon (initially locum then substantive from August 2010). In this post I have particular specialist interests in paediatric neurosurgery and adult neuro-oncology. Within paediatric neurosurgery, I am the Lead for spasticity management neurosurgical procedures and have successfully brought Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) to Leeds. Within my adult neuro-oncology portfolio, I jointly lead the Low Grade Glioma service and regularly perform Awake Craniotomies for resection of these tumours. <br />
In 2010 I was appointed to the SIOP-Europe Brain Tumour Group, and am now the Neurosurgical Lead for the Low Grade Glioma panel. From 2013-16 I served on the NHS England CRG for Brain & CNS Tumours, representing the Yorkshire Senate. Also from 2015-16 I served on the NHSEngland CRG for Paediatric Neurosciences. I am also on the Steering Group for the NHS England Commissioning through Evaluation process for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. <br />
I am Joint Clinical Lead for the North East England Paediatric Neuroscience Network (NEPNN). This Operational Delivery Network was set-up to improve the care of children with Neurological illnesses in the North East of England.