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The kidney team

This section provides information about some of the staff you may meet.

Consultant nephrologists

Consultant transplant surgeons

  • Mr Nicos Kessaris
  • Mr Francis Calder
  • Mr Chris Callaghan
  • Mr Martin Drage

Nurse specialists

  • Kate Mythen – renal transplant coordinator
  • Joanne Newton – hypertension clinical nurse specialist
  • Charlotte Futcher –  hypertension clinical nurse specialist
  • Katie Naylor – home dialysis clinical nurse specialist
  • Melissa Brassington – home dialysis clinical nurse specialist
  • Heidi Ramsey – hospital haemodialysis lead nurse
  • Ellen White – chronic kidney disease clinical nurse specialist
  • Emma Rigby – nephrology clinical nurse specialist
  • Grainne Walsh – transplant advanced nurse practitioner


  • Ellen Samuel – matron, Beach Ward
  • Carmen Barton – matron, dialysis service


  • Stacie Bowden
  • Sophie Wallace-Hadrill

Play specialists

  • Cathy Gill – senior play specialist

Social worker

  • Munira Asaria – 020 7188 4607 / 0755 441 7682


  • Triona Joyce
  • Tara Hall

Dietitians tel: 020 7188 9604


  • Will Thornhill

Pharmacy dispensary tel: 020 7188 9152

Service managers

  • Rachel Hussey– service manager
  • Janel Burns – assistant service manager 














General Paeds/Medicine changes


Paediatrics team, Paediatrics staff, Paediatricians, General doctors

This section provides information about some of the staff you may meet.


















IMMID changes


Infectious diseases and immunology service

About us

We are a growing team of specialist doctors, nurses and other health professionals who care for children affected by:

  • severe infections, both acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term)
  • unusual infections
  • frequent infections
  • tropical infections
  • new or epidemic infections
  • problems of their immune system.

Infection prevention and control is also an important part of our work, as is promoting the appropriate and responsible use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines.

We work closely with specialist colleagues from every department of Evelina London and with the infectious diseases team for adult patients and the department of infection at St Thomas' Hospital. This is to make sure that every child has access to specialist infectious diseases and immunology expertise when they need it.

When children are are recovering from severe infections but still require long courses of intravenous antibiotics, we support their ongoing treatment in their own homes, offering outpatient antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT). This helps to minimise disruption of family life wherever possible. Find out more about our outpatient antibiotic (p-OPAT) service.

We are part of the national network of ‘paediatric immunology and infectious diseases specialists (PIID)'. We collaborate closely with the other major PIID services across London and more widely.


We take part in national and international research studies – recent projects have included:

  • improving the treatment of specific chronic infections
  • diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis (brain infection or inflammation)
  • vaccinations studies.

Find out how you can get involved with research.





Infectious diseases and immunology team


  • Dr Jonathan Cohen
  • Dr Jennifer Handforth
  • Dr David Ho
  • Dr Julia Kenny
  • Dr Tejshri Shah
  • Dr Alicia Demirjian
  • Dr Alejandra Alonso
  • Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier



  • Angela Callaghan – Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Michael Bell- Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Emma Shaw- Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Heather Watson- Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical fellows

  • Tel: 07342 056 168
    Bleep: 020 7188 7188,  bleep 2009


  • Faye Chappell – highly specialist pharmacist for infectious disease
    Tel: 020 7188 9152




Kidney service

Tel: 020 7188 4586 / 4587

General appointment enquiries

Tel: 020 7188 4000