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Neurofibromatosis team

Providing diagnosis, management and ongoing care for our patients

Our neurofibromatosis specialists work across many different areas. Below are some of the staff members who 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 Lalani Carlton Jones, consultant neuroradiologist

  • Dr Steve Connor, consultant neuroradiologist
  • Simon Eccles, consultant craniofacial and plastic surgeon
  • Dr Matthew Evans, consultant neurologist
  • Professor Christopher Hammond, consultant ophthalmologist
  • Dr Russell Houghton, consultant musculoskeletal radiologist
  • Dr Dragana Josifova, consultant clinical geneticist
  • Mr Jonathan Lucas, consultant orthopaedic 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 Amit Roy, consultant adult neuroradiologist
  • Dr Alistair Santhouse, consultant psychiatrist
  • Dr Adam Shaw, consultant clinical geneticist
  • Dr Una Sheerin, consultant neurologist
  • 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

Children's consultants

  • Dr Jill Cadwgan, consultant children's neurologist
  • Dr Darshan Das, consultant children’s neurologist
  • Dr Darren Hargrave, consultant children's neuro oncologist
  • Dr Karine Lascelles, consultant children's neurologist
  • Dr Ata Siddiqui, consultant children's neuroradiologist

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Mary Thomas, clinical nurse specialist
  • Monica Lyons, clinical nurse specialist
  • Sally Trump, clinical nurse specialist
  • Catherine Swales, deputy clinical nurse specialist

Other healthcare staff

  • Ms Silva Atamian, children's senior orthoptist
  • Dr Susie Henley, clinical psychologist
  • Rebecca Mullin, neurofibromatosis physiotherapist
  • Dr Natalie Smith, clinical psychologist

Administration staff

  • Sarah Cobb, medical secretary
  • Shauna Coupar, service manager

  • Rajkiran Kaur, patient access co-ordinator
  • Daria Lipowska, pathway co-ordinator

  • Tracey Logan, receptionist

  • Zarmala Naeem, patient access co-ordinator
  • Barbara Slabihoudkova, assistant service manager neurofibromatosis