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Consultant list

List of consultants and their specialties.

 This consultants list was last updated 2nd May 2017



Dr Caroline Howard, MBBS, MRCP, FRCEM

Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine / Acute Medical Services Directorate                                           Paediatric Emergency Medicine, College Tutor

Dr Dalip Kumar, MBBS

Clinical Guidelines, Pathways and Protocols Lead

Dr Claire Willis, MBBS, MRCS (A&E Ed), FRCEM

 Governance Lead


Dr Mohammad Abu Watfa

 Departmental Teaching Lead

Dr Michael Acidri, MB ChB

 Audit Lead

Dr Nazneen Hoque, MBBS, FRCEM





Dr Indrani Chakraborti, MRCP, MBBS, BSc


Dr Alfred Fawole (Locum) MBBS, Dip. in CH, MRCP


Dr Fiona Hayes, MB BCh


Dr Jawahar Lal (Locum) MBBS, FCPS, MRCPI


Dr Scarlett Lewitschnig, MD (Locum) 


Dr Joanna Peasegood, MBChB, MRCP


Dr Damir Simlesa (Locum)





Dr Alla Belhaj, MB BCh

Critical Care Consultant & Trauma Clinical Lead

Dr Giridhara Bhat, MBBS


Dr Blanca Boira, BSc, LMS, DA, FRCA

Clinical Director, Theatres, Critical Care & Anaesthetics Directorate    

Critical Care, Trauma & Orthopaedics

Dr Uditha Bopitiya, MBBS, MD, FRCA, FFP, MRCA

Chronic Pain

Dr Dharini Chitre, MBBS, MD, FRCA


Dr Nicholas Coker, MBChB, DA (UK), FRCA

Trauma & Orthopaedics

Dr Ian Ewart, BSc, MBBS, FFARCS

Critical Care, Vascular, Neurointerventional

Dr David Higgins, BSc, MBChB, DA, FRCAnaes

Critical Care   

Dr Guruswamy Karthikeyan, MBBS, MD, FRCA

Ophthalmology & Paediatrics

Dr Ahamed Abdul Khader, MBBS, FRCA

Paediatrics & Major General Surgery (Colorectal, Urology & Gynae-Oncology)

Dr David King, MBChB, FRCA

Critical Care and Critical Care Outreach

Professor John Kinnear, MB BCh, DCH, D Obst, DA, FRCA, FFICM, FAcadMEd, FHEA, DMedEd

Paediatrics, Critical Care, Education

Dr Bobby Krishnachetty. MBBS,  FRCA

Obstetric Care

Dr Geena Matthew, MBBS, FRCA


Dr Chris Naylor, MBChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Chronic Pain

Dr David Ringrose, MBBS, DA, FRCA

Clinical Governance Lead for Anaesthesia and Theatres                                  Difficult Airway Management

Dr Neal Samuels, MBBS, FRCA


Dr Mark Saville, MBBS, FRCA, EDIC, FICM

Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

 Dr Syed Shah, MBBS (Locum)


Dr Elanor Stock, MB ChB


Dr Christine Thomas, MBBS London, FRCA


Dr Teena Thomas, MBBS, FRCA


Dr Nicole Trask (Locum)


Dr Mike Woodham, MBBS, FRCA

Chronic Pain




Dr John R Davies, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Coronary Stenting

Dr Thomas Keeble, MBBS, BSc, MRCP,MD

Coronary Intervention, Cardiology clinical trials & novel technology research

Dr Paul Kelly, BSc(Hons), MB ChB, FRCP, MD

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (angioplasty), management of acute coronary syndromes, general adult cardiology - Honorary Consultant

Dr Azhar Khokhar, MBBS, MRCP, FRCP

Non Invasive Diagnosis of Cardiac Disease and Cardiac Imaging

Dr Sajjad Mazhar, MBBS, MRCP



Dr Thuraia Nageh, BSc (Hons), MD, MRCP

 Invasive cardiology, clinical research lead.





Dr Ronnie Cooper, MBBS, Dipl. Dermatology (locum)

 Honorary Consultant


Dr Asma Karim

 Honorary Consultant 




Mr Martyn Barnes, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, MSc, MD, FRCS (ORL)


Mr Jonathan Phillpott, MBBS, FRCS

Head & Neck Cancer, Thyroid Surgery & Paediatric ENT

Mr Aaron Damian Trinidade, MBBS


Mr Gavin Watters, MA, BM, BCH, FRCS (ORL)

Salivary Gland and Thyroid Surgery, Skin Tumours and Otology

Mr Maged Abdelkader

Honorary at Southend - Based at Basildon Hospital




Dr James Ahlquist, BSc, MB, PhD, FRCP

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Zahed Ahmed, MBChB, MRCP 


Dr Dora Amran (Locum)


Dr Farag Amran (Locum)


Dr Sohali Ansari, MBBS, MRCP

Respiratory Medicine

Dr Gowrie Balasubramaniam, MBChB, BSc, MRCP


Dr Gary Bray, BA, BSc, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Hon. Clinical Senior Lecturer in Gastroenterology, Lead Clinician for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy

Dr Indrani Chakraborti, MRCP, MBBS, BSc


Dr John Day, MBBS (London), FRCP (UK)
Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Infectious Diseases

Dr Patrick Harnett, MBBS Lond


Dr K Ganes Lingam, MBBS, FRCP (UK)

Respiratory Medicine

Dr J Fernando Moro-Azuela, MBBS, MRCP

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Students

Dr Joe O'Brien, BSc, MD, FRCP


Dr Duncan Powrie, BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP

Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine

Dr Ali Rathhore, MBBS (Locum)

 Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, MBBS (joint with Barts & the London)

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Dr Christopher Strickland, MBBS


Dr Jonas Woo, MB BCh





Mr James Brown, MBBS, MRCS, MSc, FRCS

Vascular Surgery

Mr Michael Dworkin, MBBS, FRCS, MS

Colorectal Surgery

Miss Esther Fine, MB, ChB, FRCS

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Ms Emma Gray, MBBChir, FRCS

Clinical Director                                     Breast Surgery, Paediatric General Surgery

Miss Rebecca Himpson, MBBS

Colorectal Surgery / Ambulatory

Miss Frances Hughes, FS, MRCS

General & Upper GI Surgery - Honorary Consultant

Mr Matthew Jakeways, MBBCh, FRCS

Vascular Surgery

Mr B Vamana Rao Praveen, MBBS, MS (Gen surg), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Ire), FRCS (Gen surg)

Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic Surgery

Mr Neil Rothnie, MS, FRCS

Medical Director                                            Breast & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mr Mike Salter, MBBS, FRCS 

Endocrine & Vascular Surgery

Mr Julian Sturt, MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS

Laparoscopic & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mr Abdul Syed (Locum), MBBS

Breast Surgery

Mr Harun Thomas, MBBS, FRCS, MS, Dip NB

Clinical Lead in Breast Surgery.  Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Mr James Michael Wright, FRCS, MD, MRCS, MBBS

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery




Dr Paul Cervi, MB BCh (joint with Basildon)

Clinical Director, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Directorate


Dr Mohammad Islam, MBBS, MRCP, DFSRH UK, FRCPath, RCPath


Dr Pallavi Kalkur, MBBS


Dr Christina Zouvelou, Ptychio Iatrikes




Dr Hussain Al-Sardar MB ChB, DM, FRCPI, FRCP (London) General Internal Medicine & Cardiology

Dr Leila Bafadhel, MB ChB, MRCP

Community Elderly Medicine




Dr Ann L Cheesman, MB ChB, MRCP, MD (part time) 


Dr Lucy Coward, BSc, MBBS, FRCP

Stroke Medicine

Dr Christopher Everett, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, PhD


Dr David Gallagher, MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Movement Disorders

Prof. Iris Grunwald, MD, PhD

 Associate Medical Director

Dr John Jestico (Locum), MBBS, LRCP, MRCS





Dr Nizar Muhammed, MD, Dip.Cl.Neurology, MRCP (part-time)

Epilepsy, EMG - Honorary Consultant




Mr Munawar Hussain, MBBS, FCPS, MRCOG, MSc, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery

Reproductive Medicine, Minimal Invasive Surgery & Labour Ward Management

Dr Deborah Jennings, MABM, BCh, MRCOG

Maternal Medicine, Endocrinology, combined Vulval Clinic, Outpatient Gynaecological Procedures, Labour Ward Lead

Mr Sanjaya Kalkur, MBBS, MRCOG, Dip of Faculty of Family Planning, Adv. Dip. in Obstetric USS, Cert. in Colposcopy, ATSM Gynaecology Oncology

Gynaecological Oncology, Minimal Access Surgery, Out Patient Hysteroscopy & Colposcopy

Miss Desiree Kolomainen, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCOG

Gynaecological Oncology

Mr Cheng Lee, MBChB, MD, FRCS, FRCOG

Lead for Urogynaecology

Dr Sahar Mohamed, MB BCh


Mr Sundararajah Raajkumar, MBBS,MS,MRCOG

Early Pregnancy, Acute Gynaecology & Intrapartum Care


Gynaecological Oncology, Colposcopy, Minimal Access Surgery 

Mr Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD, Dip Advanced Obstetric US, MRCOG

Maternal Fetal Medicine, Lead Consultant in Fetal Medicine

Dr Nidhi Tripathi, MBBS, MD (O&G), DNB (O&G), MRCOG

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Menopause, Reproductive Health Care & Terminations, Teenage Pregnancy


Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Labour Ward Management, Colposcopy & General Gynaecology










Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Clinical Oncology, Urological & Head & Neck Cancers, Upper GI Cancers, Thyroids.

Dr Hafiz Algurafi, MB.BCh, BAO, MRCP, FFRRCSI, FRCR

Breast, Ovary, Skin/Melanoma & Brain cancers

Dr Abby Cyriac, MBBS

Renal, Lung and Germ Cell Tumours

Dr Gairin Sara Dancey, MBBS, MRCP

Medical Oncology, Lung & Unknown Primary

Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, MSc in Oncology


Dr Awais Jalil, MBBS


Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan, MBBS, MD, DMRT, FRCR

Clinical Oncology, Gynaecological, Head & Neck, Thyroid, Skin & Lymphoma

Dr Isabella Maund, MBBS


Dr Helena Nam, MB BCh,

Gynaecological & Breast Cancers

Dr Naveed Sarwar


Dr George Sioftanos, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

 Gynaecological & Neuro-Oncology

Dr David Tsang, MBBS Lond, MRCP(UK), FRCR

Clinical Oncology, Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Cancers, Urological Cancers

Dr Jeremy Whelan, MD, MBBS, MRCP (Medical Oncologist - joint with University College, London Hospital)

Sarcoma & Rare Tumours - Honorary Consultant




Mr Rajesh Aggarwal, BM, MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth

Anterior Segment Cornea & Ocular Plastics, Glaucoma

Mr Aman Chandra, MBBS


Mr Vernon Geh, BMedSci, BBS, FRCOphth

Paediatric Ophthalmology & Squints

Mr Niral Karia, MBBS, FRCOphth

Medical and Surgical Diseases of  the Retina and Macula

Mr Sam Kasaby, MBBCh, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth

Anterior Segment, Cornea & Oculoplastics

Miss Mya Ohn, MBBS (Locum) 


Mr Simon Ruben, BSc, MBBS, FRCS, FRCOphth, MD





Mr Vyomesh Bhatt, BDS(Hons), MDS(OMFS), FDSRCS(Eng), MBChB, MRCS, FRCS(OMFS)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - Jaw Deformity, Facial Trauma, Salivary Gland Diseases, Facial Surgical Dermatology


Mr Kandasamy Ganesan, BDS, MDS (OMFS), MFDS RCS (Eng), FFD RCSI (Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine)

Consultant Oral Surgeon - Deeply Impacted Teeth, Jaw Cysts, Neonatal Tongue Tie, Surgical Orthodontics & Oral Medicine




Miss Purnima Chhabra, BDS, FDSRCS, FDS (Orth)


Mr Spencer Nute, BDS, FDSRCS, MSc, MOrthRCS


Mr Amerjit Singh, BSc (Hons) BDS, FDSRCS (Eng), MSc (Lon), M.Orth RCS (Eng), FDS (Orth)

Facial Deformity correction, Mandibular Advancement Splints for OSA/Snoring




Mr Hans Paul Bhinda, BSc (Hons), MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Hip & Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries

Mr Chatenya Chauhan, BMSc (Hons), FRCSEd, FRCS

Arthroscopic & Joint Replacement Surgery

Mr Zaher Dannawi, FRCS, MRCSEd

Spinal Surgery

Mr Anthony Greer, MB ChB, FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Hip & Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries, Hip & Knee Arthroscopic Surgery

Mr Aazer Khan, MBBS, FRCS

Lower Limb, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Mr Patrick Lusty, MB BChir, MA (CANTAB), MRCS, FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgery)

Hip & Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries. Anthroscopic Meniscal Surgery, Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Hip and Knee replacement and revision Arthroplasty.

 Mr Greg Packer, MBBS, FRCS(Orth)

Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Directorate   Upper Limb Surgery                                                   

Mr Sam (Pagolu Vara) Prasad, MBBS, FRCS, MS (Orth), FRCS(Tr & Orth)

Spinal surgery

Mr Kuppuswamy Ravi (Locum), MBBS, FRCS


Mr Syed Raza, MBBS, FRCS

Lower Limb, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Mr Sandip Sarkar, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS

Upper Limb Surgery

Mr Vaidyanathan Shiv Shanker, MBBS (Locum)


Mr Alan White, MB, BCh, FRCS

Hip & Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries, Arthroscopy of the Knee and Hip, Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery




Dr Fathel Rahman Awadalla, MBBS, DCH, MRCP, MRCPCH

Diabetes & Neonatology


Lead for Paediatric Endocrinology & Joint Lead for Diabetes Services. Lead for Medical Education, RCPCH College Tutor.  Lead for Paediatric Research.  Instructor for NLS, EPLS, Simulation and RCPCH Child Safeguarding Course. Specialty Clinics:  Cardiology & Behaviour Screening

Dr Naina Emcy, MBBS, MRCPCH (UK), MSc - Clinical Paediatrics,(UK),

Clinical Lead for Paediatrics        General Paediatrics, Behavioural Disorders, Gastroenterology.  Named Doctor for Safeguarding and Designated Doctor for Child Death Review

Dr Sheik Khalil, MBB, MRCPCH, DCH

Paediatric Emergency and Ambulatory Paediatrics

Dr Arfa Khan, MBBS, DCH, MRCP

Neonatology & Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia

Dr Isabel Margarson, Medico, DCH, FRCPCH

Neurodisability & Special Educational Needs

Dr Parthasaradhi Rachakonda, MBBS, DNB Paediatrics, MRCPCH, FRCPCH

General Paediatrician, Ambulatory & Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Behavioural Paediatrics, Lead for Cystic Fibrosis

Dr Mohammed Mokhlesur Rahman, MBBS, DCH, MRCPI, MRCPCH

Neurodisability, Cardiology, Immunisation & Neonatology


Neurology and Epilepsy

Dr Anupam Shrivastava, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH

Neonatology, Nephrology and Rheumatology

Dr Henadirage Thilani Ranasinghe, MBBS, DCH, MD, MRCP, MRCPCH, Certificate in Palliative Medicine

General Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Palliative Care & Oncology




Dr Patricia Ahlquist, MB ChB (Bristol), FRCP (UK)


 Dr Jennifer Louise Balls, MBBS, MRCP, FRCP


Dr Rosalyn Foo, MB ChB, MRCP, MSc Palliative Care


Dr Kate Gretton, BM BS, FRCP


Dr Catherine O'Doherty, PhD, FRCP

Southend University Hospital is the host organisation for Dr O'Doherty who works in Specialist Palliative Care for South West Essex. SPC on call is provided for Southend Hospital as part of the South Essex Consultant rota which covers Southend Hospital.

Dr Melanie Jane Piggott, BM BS, MRCP
(also based at Basildon Hospital)

Southend University Hospital is the host organisation for Dr Piggott who works in Specialist Palliative Care for South West Essex.  SPC on call is provided for Southend Hospital as part of the South Essex Consultant rota which covers Southend Hospital.




Dr Konrad Wolfe, MB ChB, MRCPath

Breast & Skin

Dr Jenish Patel, MBBS





Dr Sarah Mapplebeck BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCPath

Consultant Biochemist




Dr Anu Malhotra, MBBs, D.N.B.(Pathology),FRCPath from 01/04/09


Dr Simon Payne, MB ChB, BMed Biol (Hons Path) FRCPath

Special interests - Breast, Upper Gastronintestinal and Autopsy Pathology

Dr Maryse L Sundaresan, MBBS, FRCPath

Gynaecological Pathology, Dermatopathology




Dr Josephine Elfick, MBBS, FRCPath 





Mr David Elliot, MS, BM, BCh, FRCS

Hand Surgery

Mr Loshan Kangesue, MS, FRCS (Plast)

Hypospadias/Cleft Palates

Ms Maria Sirotakova





Dr Khurshid Ahmad, MBBS, DMRD, MCPS, FRCR, FFR.

Cross sectional imaging, Neuro/Musculo-skeletal Imaging & Ultrasound

Dr Mohammad Aslam, MBBS, DMRD, DNB (Radiology), FRCR

Cross-sectional Imaging (MRI, CT & Ultrasound)

Dr Asha Eleti, MBBs, DMRD, FRCR



Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim, FRCR

ENT, Neuro & Musculo-Skeletal, MRI & CT

Dr Shaifali Jain, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCR

GI, Cross Sectional Oncology, PET/CT

Dr Namita Kamath (Locum)


Dr Ioannis Kaparlos, Ptychio Iatrikes


Dr Thomas R Latham, MBBS, FRCR

Neuro & Musculo Skeletal

Dr Sidath Liyanage, MBBS(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCS(Eng), FRCR, DOHNS

Gynaeoncology, Urology, Neuro & Musculoskeletal, Cross-Sectional (MRI & CT) & Ultrasound

Dr Jonathan Christopher Mo (Locum), MBBS


Dr Saman Perera, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR

Ultrasound, Gynaecological & Paediatric Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Dr Bhagwandas Shah, MBBS, FRCR, DMRD

MRI & Ultrasound

Dr Matthew Tam, MA(Oxon), MRCS, FRCR, MClinEd

Interventional Radiology.  Visiting Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Nithya Vidyaprakash, MBBS





Dr Frances Borg, MB BCh, MA, MRCP

Paediatric Rheumatology, Inflammatory Arthritis, Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease, PMR and GCA, Clinical Rheumatology Research

Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, MBBS, MD, MRCP

Clinical Director of Research & Audit
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Giant Cell Arteritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, MSK and Temporal Artery Ultrasonographym Honorary Professor University of Essex, Visiting Professor Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Fiona Hayes, MB BCh


Dr Gouri Mani Koduri, MBBS


Dr Mark Lazarus, MB ChB


Dr Philip Stapleton (Locum), MD


Dr Way Main Wong, MB BChir, MA, FRCP

Inflammatory Arthritis, Soft Tissue Medicine, Rehabilitation



Dr Mohd Sabir Abu Bakar, MB Bch BAO, MRCP


Dr Henna Jaleel, MBBS, MSc, MRCOP, FRCOG, DRFSH, DFP, Cert Med.Ed, FHEA

Director of Medical Education Consultant in Sexual Health



Dr Paul Christopher Guyler, BSc, MBBS, MRCP

Lead Consultant for Stroke Medicine

Dr Ivan Vlahovic (Locum), MD





Mr Peter Acher, MA, PGCAP (Eng), FRCS (Urol) PhD

Uro-oncology, Prostate Brachytherapy, Endourology (stones), Laser prostate surgery

Mr Daben Dawam, BMBCH, FMCS, FRCS(Urol), DLS (Locum)

Pelvic Oncology, Laparoscopy

Mr Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Ptychio Iatrikes


 Mr Spyridon Kampantais (Locum)


Mr Richard Lodge, BSc, MBChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), ChM

Uro/Oncology (Specialist Surgery & Management of all Urological Cancers), Prostate Brachytherapy (Minimally Invasive Treatment of Localised Prostate Cancer)

Mr Sampi (Santbir) Mehta, MBBS, MD, FRCS(Urol), FEBU

Clinical Director                           Endourology (Stones) and Kidney Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery)

Mr Peter Pietrzak, MB ChB, MRCS, MSc, FRCS(Urol)

Female Incontinence

Professor Anthony Young, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Urology), PhD

Endourology and Laser Prostate Surgery, Director of Medical Innovation Anglia Ruskin University, National Clinical Director for Innovation NHS England.