The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Meet The Team


Craniofacial Surgeons

Mr Paul Chumas  

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Mark Liddington

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr John Russell BDS FDS MBChB FRCS (Maxfac)

Consultant Maxillofacial surgeon


Allied Surgical Specialties

Mr Vernon Long

Consultant ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Lindsey Knight

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Alistair Smyth

Cleft Palate Surgeon


Dental Consultants

Leeds Dental Institute provides a full range of specialists in child dental health including Orthodontists.


Dental Nurse Specialists

Paula Carter

Sharron Peacock 

Other Core Members

Prof David Bonthron

Professor in clinical genetics

Dr Maggie Bellew

Consultant in clinical psychology

Speech Therapy

Accessed through the cleft palate team