Consultants - Specialist Interests

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest of the five stand-alone specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country with the highest proportion of complex tertiary work - work not carried out in local hospitals. Treatments range from acute spinal injuries, bone tumours and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for those with chronic back pain. We have a large number of consultants, many with special interests and particular areas of expertise listed below.

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Acute Pain

Dr Tacson Fernandez - Chronic Pain Medicine: Management of neuropathic pain states, Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome,...
Dr Michael Hetreed - Acute pain management - regional anaesthesia.

Anaesthesia

Dr Kate Adams - Paediatric anaesthesia, simulation co-ordinator
Dr Kofi Agyare - Resuscitation, Intensive Care, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Rob Anker - Intensive care and joint reconstruction
Dr John Barcroft - Regional Anaesthesia
Dr Rachel Baumber - Intensive Care, vascular access and tumour surgery
Dr Jan Cernovsky - Paediatric anaesthetist, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Mogera Chandra - Clinical Director, regional anaesthesia for upper limb
Dr Ben Clevenger - Paediatric anaesthetist, Pre-operative assessment
Dr Michael Cooper - Paediatric anaesthesia and tumour surgery
Dr James Cremin - Pre-Assessment, regional anaesthesia for lower limb
Dr Geraldine Edge - Paediatric anaesthesia
Dr Rita Gad El-Rab - Pre-Assessment
Dr Mary Fennelly - Intensive care and Scoliosis surgery
Dr Tacson Fernandez - Chronic Pain Medicine: Management of neuropathic pain states, Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome,...
Dr Paul Flynn - Pre-Assessment lead
Dr Paul Gunning - Clinical Governance, Intensive Care and Vascular Access
Dr Matthew Henley - Chronic Spinal Injury, Clinical Audit
Dr Michael Hetreed - Acute pain management - regional anaesthesia.
Dr Jasmeet Kaur - Blood transfusion and Spine Surgery
Dr Ramprabu Krishnan - Paediatric anaesthetist/Vascular Access/Audit Lead
Dr John McGrath - ITU Lead, Intensive care and Vascular Access, Equipment Lead
Dr Dan Mihaylov - Pain arising from the spine (e.g. back pain, neck pain). Pain associated with spinal surgery. Neuropathic pain due to nerve injury. Pain arising from...
Dr Sean Nadaraja - Clinical Lead for Pathology Services & Anaemia. Pre-Assessment, regional anaesthesia for lower limb, anaesthesia for complex lower limb joint...
Dr Prasan Panagoda - Pre-Assessment, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Vijayaraghavan Ramesh - Critical incidents, lower limb arthroplasty, spinal surgery
Dr Faisal Salim - Clinical Lead, Intensive care, Paediatric anaesthetist, vascular access, Scoliosis surgery
Dr Jyothi Sambhani - College Tutor/Airway Lead
Dr Maria Sebastian - Regional anaesthesia, Acute Pain
Dr Alexander Sell - Regional Anaesthesia and Intensive care
Dr Sanjeevan Shanmuganathan - Regional anaesthesia, Acute Pain
Dr Ruby Sharma - Joint reconstruction
Dr Melanie Speakman - Paediatric anaesthesia/Lead for Paediatric High Dependency
Dr Julie Taylor - Lead Paediatric anaesthetist
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar - Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.

Cardiology

Dr Ameet Bakhai - Consultant cardiologist with an expertise in Risk Assessment, Pharmacotherapies, Research and Heart Failure.

Chronic Pain

Dr Rebecca Berman - Central neuropathic pain including brachial plexus avulsion, pain related to spinal disorders, consequences of long term treatment
Dr Tacson Fernandez - Chronic Pain Medicine: Management of neuropathic pain states, Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome,...
Dr Dan Mihaylov - Pain arising from the spine (e.g. back pain, neck pain). Pain associated with spinal surgery. Neuropathic pain due to nerve injury. Pain arising from...
Dr Nicolas Varela - Neuropathic pain, Opioid medication management, neuromodulation.
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar - Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.

Clinical Health Psychology

Dr Jan Gawronski - Chronic pain, spasticity management. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Adult).
Dr Andrew Lucas - Management of chronic pain and reducing pain-related disability.
Ms Helen Smith - Spinal Cord Injury Centre - coping and adjustment, self-help and peer support

Degenerative Spine Surgery and Spinal Injury

Mr Farhaan Altaf - Adult degenerative spine disease and Spine deformity. Trauma and spinal cord injury.
Mr Adrian Casey - Spinal surgery, cervical disc disease, lumbar disc disease, spinal tumour (intradural and extradural), syringomyelia, cervical spine rheumatoid,...
Mr Robert Lee - Complex adult degenerative disease and deformity, minimal access spinal surgery, computer navigated spinal surgery, tumours - primary and metastatic...
Mr Michael Mokawem - Paediatric spine deformity. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Computer navigated spine surgery. Adult spine deformity. Lumbar spine stenosis....
Mr Kia Rezajooi - Cervical and lumbar disc disease, cervical artificial discs, spinal trauma, complex spinal neurosurgery including spinal tumours, syringomyelia,...

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Mr Nicholas Cullen - Foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction, arthroscopy
Mr Andy Goldberg OBE - Ankle replacement, cartilage defects, ankle arthritis, clinical trials
Mr Dishan Singh - Neurological foot problems, flat foot, pes cavus (high arched foot) bunions, lesser toe deformities, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendon disorders.
Mr Matthew J Welck - Achilles disorders, Ankle Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Bunions, Flat foot, High Arched Foot (pes cavus), lesser toe disorders, Neurological Foot...

Hip and knee replacement, rehabilitation and cartilage transplantation

Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...
Professor Tim W R Briggs - Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Complex hip and knee surgery. Complex revision hip and knee surgery. Cartilage transplantation.
Mr Richard Carrington - Primary and revision hip and knee replacement. minimally invasive primary hip and knee replacement, cartilage transplantation and knee surgery.
Mr James Donaldson - Primary, complex primary and revision hip replacements. Partial and total knee replacements, complex primary and revision knee replacements....
Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Primary hip and knee joint replacements including anterior approach hip replacement. Revision hip and knee Joint replacements Complex hip and...
Professor Alister Hart - Revision hip surgery. Optimising function and survival of hip and knee replacements for patients with arthritis.
Mr Chethan Jayadev - Primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Partial knee replacement. Infected hip and knee replacements. Knee preservation...
Mr Jonathan Miles - Revision hip and knee replacement. Sports injuries to the knee. Complex hip and knee replacement. Customised implants. Cartilage injuries. Infected...
Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.
Professor John Skinner - Hip replacement and revision surgery. Knee replacement and revision surgery. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery; resection and reconstruction.

Histopathology

Dr Fernanda Amary - Bone and soft tissue pathology. Molecular genetics of sarcomas.
Professor Adrienne M Flanagan - Cell and molecular pathology of bone and soft tissue tumours and non-neoplastic musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr Roberto Tirabosco - Soft tissue and bone pathology.

Limb Reconstruction

Mr Peter R Calder - Paediatric orthopaedics, adult and paediatric congenital deformity correction and limb reconstruction.
Mr David Goodier - Mr Goodier has pioneered Limb Reconstruction treatment using the Ilizarov and other external fixators, as well as deformity correction, management of...

Musculoskeletal imaging

Dr Sajid Butt - Spinal imaging. Sports imaging.
Dr Michele Calleja - Musculoskeletal imaging.
Dr Ruth Green - Bone and soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis and follow-up. All imaging modalities relating to musculoskeletal pathology: MRI, CT, US and nuclear medicine...
Dr Rikin Hargunani - Imaging of bone and soft tissue tumours, bone and joint infections, musculoskeletal interventional radiology, arthritis and sports injury imaging.
Michael Khoo - Musculoskeletal imaging (including orthopaedics, trauma, sports medicine and rheumatology). Spinal imaging. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging....
Thillainayagam Muthukumar - Orthopedics and sports imaging and intervention. Spine imaging and intervention. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging and intervention.
Dr Paul O'Donnell - Bone and soft tissue tumours, Radiofrequency ablation, Ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopically-guided intervention
Dr Ian Pressney - Imaging of bone and soft tissue tumours, adult degenerative spinal imaging, integrated functional imaging with SPECT-CT and sports injury imaging....
Dr Asif Saifuddin - Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging, MSK MRI, needle biopsy.
Dr Philippa Tyler - Musculoskeletal imaging.

Neuro-surgery

Mr Hanny Anwar - Specialist with fellowship training in spinal surgery: Acute spinal conditions (disc prolapse, sciatica, arm / neck pain), Spinal tumour surgery...
Mr Kia Rezajooi - Cervical and lumbar disc disease, cervical artificial discs, spinal trauma, complex spinal neurosurgery including spinal tumours, syringomyelia,...
Mr Marco Sinisi - Obstetric and adult brachial plexus lesions, nerve traumatic lesions, tumours and reconstructive work after paralysis.

Neuro-urology

Mr Rizwan Hamid - Mr Hamid specialises in conservative and surgical management of bladder dysfunction in both male and females.  This includes:Urinary incontinence,...
Mr Julian Shah - Neuro-urology, incontinence and reconstructive urology. Urology. Erectile dysfunction. Female urology. Incontinence. Urinary tract infections....

Neurology

Dr David Levy - Pre and post operative assessment, stroke medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr Jeremy Rees - Brain tumours, Neurological complications of cancer.

Orthogeriatrics

Dr Robert Barker - Orthogeriatrician.
Dr David Levy - Pre and post operative assessment, stroke medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr Charlotte Pratt - Orthogeriatrician.

Paediatric Medicine

Dr Benjamin Jacobs - General paediatrics. Paediatric metabolic bone disease. Respiratory paediatrics. Paediatric pain and rehabilitation.
Mr Tahir Khan - Hip preservation surgery, Pelvic osteotomies, Hip Arthroscopy, Gait Analysis, Neuromuscular disorders, Children's orthopaedics.
Dr Caroline McKenna - Liaison and adolescent psychiatry, disability and mental health, illness and injury - working with the family.
Dr Wolfgang Muller - Paediatrics and paediatric ITU.
Dr Caroline Oren - Paediatric neurology and epilepsy, paediatric rheumatology.
Miss Sally Tennant - Paediatric orthopaedics, congenital deformity correction and neuromuscular disorders.

Paediatrics

Dr Sherine Dewlett - Musculoskeletal paediatrics, respiratory, allergy, safeguarding
Mr Aresh Hashemi-Nejad - Paediatric orthopaedics, young adult hip, hip preservation surgery including surgical hip dislocation, hip osteotomy, complex hip replacement.
Dr Zilla Huma - Paediatric Endocrinology, Metabolic Bone Disease
Miss Sally Tennant - Paediatric orthopaedics, congenital deformity correction and neuromuscular disorders.

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Mr Mike Fox - Peripheral nerve, shoulder, and complex nerve injuries and associated trauma, and obstetric brachial plexus lesions
Mr Tom Quick - Nerve injury in adults and children. Obstetric Brachial palsy. Conditions of the growing shoulder and elbow. Neuromuscular conditions of the...
Mr Marco Sinisi - Obstetric and adult brachial plexus lesions, nerve traumatic lesions, tumours and reconstructive work after paralysis.

Prosthetic Rehabilitation

Professor Rajiv Hanspal - Consultant in rehabilitation medicine.
Dr Imad Sedki - Phantom limb pain, specific residual limb problems; Rehabilitation Medicine, Amputee Rehabilitation.

Psychiatry

Professor George Ikkos - Physical and mental health, chronic pain. Mood, anxiety and stress-related problems. Psychological aspects of joint hypermobility, fibromyalgia and...

Radiology

Dr Sajid Butt - Spinal imaging. Sports imaging.
Dr Michele Calleja - Musculoskeletal imaging.
Dr Ruth Green - Bone and soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis and follow-up. All imaging modalities relating to musculoskeletal pathology: MRI, CT, US and nuclear medicine...
Dr Rikin Hargunani - Imaging of bone and soft tissue tumours, bone and joint infections, musculoskeletal interventional radiology, arthritis and sports injury imaging.
Michael Khoo - Musculoskeletal imaging (including orthopaedics, trauma, sports medicine and rheumatology). Spinal imaging. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging....
Thillainayagam Muthukumar - Orthopedics and sports imaging and intervention. Spine imaging and intervention. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging and intervention.
Dr Paul O'Donnell - Bone and soft tissue tumours, Radiofrequency ablation, Ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopically-guided intervention
Dr Ian Pressney - Imaging of bone and soft tissue tumours, adult degenerative spinal imaging, integrated functional imaging with SPECT-CT and sports injury imaging....
Dr Asif Saifuddin - Bone and soft tissue sarcoma imaging, MSK MRI, needle biopsy.
Dr Philippa Tyler - Musculoskeletal imaging.

Rheumatology

Dr Helen Cohen - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Dr Richard Keen - Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Fibrous dysplasia. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. Hyophosphatasia. Osteogenesis Imperfecta....
Dr Gayatri Mittal - Ankylosing Spondylitis, early inflammatory arthritis, gout, hypermobility
Dr Roger Wolman - Arthritis, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, exercise prescription in management of chronic disease, relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S...

Sarcoma

Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...
Professor Tim W R Briggs - Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Complex hip and knee surgery. Complex revision hip and knee surgery. Cartilage transplantation.
Mr Craig Gerrand - Bone and soft tissue tumour surgery, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic bone disease
Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Primary hip and knee joint replacements including anterior approach hip replacement. Revision hip and knee Joint replacements Complex hip and...
Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.
Professor John Skinner - Hip replacement and revision surgery. Knee replacement and revision surgery. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery; resection and reconstruction.

Shoulder, upper limb, joint replacement and rehabilitation

Mr David Butt - Shoulder and elbow surgery, joint replacement, reconstruction and arthroscopy
Mr Mark Falworth - Arthroscopic and open shoulder/elbow surgery. Primary/revision shoulder & elbow surgery including joint arthroplasty. Management of infected...
Ms Deborah Higgs - Shoulder and elbow surgery, joint replacement, reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Anju Jaggi - Consultant Physiotherapist. Recurrent atraumatic shoulder instability. Complex shoulder pain. Conservative management for rotator cuff insufficiency...
Mr Addie Majed - Management of all acute and chronic shoulder and elbow conditions, including complex revision and reconstructive surgery.
Mr Will Rudge - Shoulder, upper limb, joint replacement and rehabilitation

Spinal Deformity and Injury

Dr Hayder Agha - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Adult), Musculoskeletal and Trauma Rehabilitation, Spasticity and Pain Management.
Mr Hanny Anwar - Specialist with fellowship training in spinal surgery: Acute spinal conditions (disc prolapse, sciatica, arm / neck pain), Spinal tumour surgery...
Mr Manish Desai - Management of complex spasticity including use of Botulinum Toxin and ITB. Rehabilitation of spinal injured patients with MSCC/malignant tumors....
Dr Jan Gawronski - Chronic pain, spasticity management. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Adult).
Mr Alexander Gibson - Deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), fractures, infection, tumours and degenerative disease.
Mr Jan Herzog - Paediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity and Injury, Navigation in Spinal Surgery, Degenerative Spinal Pathologies, Spinal Disease in Myeloma,...
Mr Jan Lehovsky - Spinal deformity, scoliosis, spinal injury, spinal tumours and cervical spine.
Mr Julian Leong - Spinal Deformity and Spinal Surgery
Mr Michael Mokawem - Paediatric spine deformity. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Computer navigated spine surgery. Adult spine deformity. Lumbar spine stenosis....
Mr Sean Molloy - Scoliosis and kyphosis on all age groups. He has particular interest in adult degenerative scoliosis. He also sees a large number of patients with...
Mr Hilali Noordeen - All areas of spinal surgery (adult and paediatric).

Spinal Research

Prof Mike Craggs - Spinal injuries and neuro-urology.
Mr Jan Herzog - Paediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity and Injury, Navigation in Spinal Surgery, Degenerative Spinal Pathologies, Spinal Disease in Myeloma,...
Mr Julian Leong - Spinal Deformity and Spinal Surgery

Sports Medicine

Dr Roger Wolman - Arthritis, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, exercise prescription in management of chronic disease, relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S...

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