The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Meet the Team

Consultants

Dr Anne-Marie Childs, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interest: Neuromuscular disorders
Secretary: Sehrash Ali 0113 392 3113; email sehrash.ali@nhs.net

Dr Shanawaz Hussain, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Special Interest: Complex Epilepsy, EEG, Epilepsy Surgery and Movement Disorders
Secretary: Karen James 0113 392 2114; email karen.james24@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, Functional neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology (tumour surgery), complex hydrocephalus, neuro-endoscopy, Traumatic brain injury
Secretary: Sarah Crompton 0113 392 8567; email s.crompton@nhs.net 

Senior Nurses

Sarah Fletcher (Matron)

Julie Cooper (L52 Ward Manager)

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Children’s Spasticity Nurse Specialists

Sister Sharron Peacock and Sister Andie Mulkeen

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

Children’s Craniofacial Nurse Specialists

Sister Sharron Peacock and Sister Rebecca Horner

Contact: 0113 392 6350;

email sharron.peacock@nhs.net and rebecca.horner1@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 and Sister Caroline Bennett

Contact: 0113 392 8121

Long-term ventilation team

Sarah Georgiades / Sharon Sloan

Brain Injury Specialist

Natalie Seals (Children’s Trust) – 0113 392 5179 / 07803 517916; email: nseals@nhs.net

The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Team, Room 42, F Floor Martin Wing

Secretaries and Multidisciplinary Team Co-ordinators

Paediatric Neurology 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

Sehrash Ali (Dr Childs & Neuromuscular Team) 0113 392 3113; email sehrash.ali@nhs.net

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

Karen James (Dr Shanawaz Hussain) email karen.james24@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 Crompton (Mr G Sivakumar) 0113 392 8567; email s.crompton@nhs.net

Epilepsy service coordinator

Elaine McHale

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

Neuromuscular Multi-Disciplinary Team

Dr AM Childs, Dr K Pysden, Dr C Martos Lozano

Lindsey Pallant – NM physiotherapist

Leanne Brain – NM Occupational Therapist

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

Katie Ward – Neuromuscular nurse specialist

Lisa Cutsey - Transitional Neuromuscular nurse specialist

Contact no: 0113 392 3113 Email: leedsth-tr.leedsnmt@nhs.net

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

Sehrash Ali - Neuromuscular 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)

Kate McCune and Katie Davis (Highly Specialist physiotherapists)

Sharron Peacock and Andie Mulkeen (Clinical Nurse Specialists)

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