Consultant Spinal Surgeon

NHS Contact Details

Email: aileengoodchild@nhs.net

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3947 0053

Spinal Deformity and Injury

All areas of spinal surgery (adult and paediatric).

Magnetic growth rods, scoliosis surgery

Mr Noordeen was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in 1995, as well as the Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

He did his undergraduate training at The University of Oxford, where he was the President of the Oxford Union in 1983.

He is a Professor in spinal surgery, KUM, National University of Malaysia, and visiting professor University of Columbia, Missouri, USA.

He was awarded the Gold Medal for the FRCS (Orth) exam.

Mr Noordeen has been a Consultant in Spinal Surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, and at the Children's Hospital at Great Ormond Street, together with the Princess Grace Hospital and the Portland Hospital, since 1995. His specialist interests include spinal deformity, which encompasses a large practice including children's deformity, degenerative adult deformity, and deformity secondary to spinal injury and fractures. He has several Patents to his name as an inventor in Medical Technology. His latest innovations are in the field of Tissue Regeneration, particularly that following Spinal Cord Injury.

Mr Noordeen is the author of several articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in books, and is the editor of the Interactive Spine CD.

He was a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and the Institute of Child Health, University College London, and has been awarded a number of prizes and awards for his clinical and research achievements including the ISOLA Prize awarded by the British Scoliosis Society.

The Scoliosis Research Society, He and his wife also found and support a family-run educational institute for Tsunami-affected children, and more recently, Children placed by social services on Sri-Lanka, effectively street kids.

In matters away from medicine, Mr Noordeen is a Senior Member of the Oxford University Polo Team.

Mr Noordeen completed his medical qualification at the University of Oxford in 1985. After qualifying, he went on to receive his orthopaedic training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and The Middlesex Hospital, London.

  • 1992 Wellington Foundation Fellowship
  • 1992 AO Trauma Fellowship, Harbourview Medical Centre, Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1993 Royal College of Surgeons, Travelling Fellowship

  • 1993 Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance in the Intercollegiate FRCS(Orth) examinations
  • 1993 First prize, BOA, Richards/Smith and Nephew Awards, for research, Chester
  • 1994 Charles Manning Scoliosis Travel Award
  • 1995 ISOLA Prize, Best Scientific Paper, British Scoliosis Society (BSS) Meeting

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • British Scoliosis Research Foundation

  • Altaf F, Osei NA, Garrido E, Al-Mukhtar M, Natali C, Sivaraman A, Noordeen H, J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jan;93(1): 73-7.PMID: 21196547 (PubMed). Related citations. Repair of spondylolysis using compression and a modular link and screws.
  • Smith JS Jr, Noordeen H, Berven SH, Goytan MJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 29 (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 21192289 (PubMed – as supplied by publisher) Related citations. Short-term Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Correction of Thoraco-Lumbar Fixed Plane Deformity: A Report from the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee.
  • Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Fu KM, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen H, Knapp DR, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O. Spine (Phil Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 29 (Epub ahead of print): PMID: 21192288 (PubMed – as supplied by publisher) Related citations. Rates of Infection Following Spine Surgery based on 108,419 procedures: A report from the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee.
  • Williams BJ, Sansur CA, Smith JS, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen H, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF 3rd, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O. Shaffrey CI. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jan;68(1):117-23; discussion 123-4.PMID: 21150757 (PubMed) Related citations. Incidence of unintended durotomy in spine surgery based on 108,478 cases.
  • Farooq N, Garrido E, Altaf F, Dartnell J, Shah SA, Tucker SK, Noordeen H. Spine (Phil Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):2252-8.PMID: 21102301 (PubMed) Related citations. Minimizing complications with single submuscular growing rods: a review of technique and results on 88 patients with minimum two year follow-up.
  • Sansur CA, Reames DL, Smith JS, Hamilton DK, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen H, Knapp DR, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF, Polly DW, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CIJ Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Nov;13(5):589-93.PMID: 21039149 (PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE) Related citations. Morbidity and mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,242 adults with spondylolisthesis.
  • Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen H, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 August 25. (Epub ahead of print)PMID: 20739916(PubMed – as supplied by publisher) Related citations. Morbidity and Mortality in the Surgical Treatment of six hundred and five paediatric patients with Isthmic or Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis.
  • Smith JS, Fu KM, Polly DW Jr, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Broadstone A, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen H, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjet O, Shaffrey CI. Spine (Phil Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 15;35(24):2140-9.PMID: 20581760 (PubMed) Related citations. Complication rates of three common spine procedures and rates of thrombo-embolism following spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report from the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee.
  • Elsebaie HB, Kaptan W, El Miligui Y, El Masry MA, Salaheldine M, Noordeen H, Akbarnia BA. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 26. (Epub ahead of print)PMID: 20195198 (PubMed – as supplied by publisher) Related citations. Morbidity and mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,329. Anterior Instrumentation and Correction of Congenital Spinal Deformities Under Age of Four without Hemivertebrectomy: A New Alternative.