If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
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Neurofibromatosis team

Our neurofibromatosis specialists work across many different areas. Below are some of the staff members you might meet when you come for your appointment.


  • Professor Rosalie Ferner – consultant neurologist and national neurofibromatosis lead
  • Dr Shazia Afridi  – consultant neurologist and joint lead for NF2
  • Mr Kostas Barkas – consultant neurosurgeon
  • Dr Jill Cadwgan – consultant neurologist
  • Simon Eccles – consultant craniofacial and plastic surgeon
  • Dr Matthew Evans – consultant neurologist
  • Professor Christopher Hammond  – consultant ophthalmologist
  • Dr Darren Hargrave – consultant neuro oncologist
  • Dr Russell Houghton – consultant musculoskeletal radiologist
  • Dr Dragana Josifova – consultant clinical geneticist  
  • Dr Karine Lascelles – consultant neurologist
  • Mr Jonathan Lucas – consultant orthopaedic surgeon 
  • Mr Niall Kirkpatrick – consultant craniofacial and plastic surgeon
  • Mr Charles Nduka – consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon 
  • Mr Rupert Obholzer  – consultant ENT/skull base surgeon
  • Dr David Pang – consultant in pain medicine 
  • Dr Alistair Santhouse – consultant psychiatrist
  • Dr Una Sheerin – consultant neurologist
  • Dr Ata Siddiqui – consultant neuroradiologist
  • Dr Adam Shaw – consultant clinical geneticist  
  • Dr Angela Swampillai – consultant oncologist
  • Mr Nick Thomas – consultant neurosurgeon  
  • Dr Satsuki Thomson – consultant neuroradiologist 
  • Dr Sanjay Vijayanathan – consultant musculoskeletal radiologist
  • Dr Victoria Williams – consultant neurologist 

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Monica Lyons – clinical nurse specialist
  • Catherine Swales – deputy clinical nurse specialist
  • Mary Thomas – clinical nurse specialist (NF1)
  • Sally Trump – clinical nurse specialist

Other healthcare staff

  • Ms Silva Atamian – senior orthoptist
  • Dr Susie Henley – HCPC registered psychologist
  • Natalie Smith - clinical psychologist
  • Rebecca Mullin – neurofibromatosis physiotherapist

Administrative staff

  • Sarah Cobb – medical secretary
  • Shauna Coupar – neurofibromatosis service manager
  • Rajkiran Kaur – patient access co-ordinator
  • Tracy Logan  – neurofibromatosis receptionist
  • Zarmala Naeem – patient access co-ordinator
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