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Consultant list

List of consultants and their specialties.

 This consultants list was last updated 28th June 2016





Dr Caroline Howard, MBBS, MRCP, FCEM

Clinical Director, Accident & Emergency Directorate

Paediatric Emergency Medicine


Dr Dalip Kumar, MBBS

Adult Cardiology, Medical Education & Teaching, Audits & Clinical Guidelines


Dr Violeta Nedelcu, MBBS



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




Dr Mohammad Abu Watfa, Mu Dr



Dr Michael Acidri, MB ChB







Dr Gowrie Balasubramaniam, MBChB, BSc, MRCP



Dr Indrani Chakraborti, MRCP, MBBS, BSc



Dr Fiona Hayes, MB BCh



Dr Scarlett Lewitschnig, MD (Locum) 



Dr Joanna Peasegood, MBChB, MRCP







Dr Alla Belhaj, MB BCh

Critical Care Consultant & Trauma Clinical Lead


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

Associate Medical Director   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 Emily Simpson, MBChB, DA(UK), FRCA(UK), FFICM(UK)

Critical Care, Paediatrics, Training Programme Director, HEEoE, Medical Education and Simulation 


Dr Elanor Stock



Dr Christine Thomas, MBBS London, FRCA



Dr Teena Thomas, MBBS, FRCA



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

Salivary Gland and Thyroid Surgery, Skin Tumours and Otology






Dr James Ahlquist, BSc, MB, PhD, FRCP

Diabetes & Endocrinology


Dr Zahed Ahmed, MBChB, MRCP 



Dr Masood Ali, MBBS, FRCP

Respiratory Medicine


Dr Mike Almond, B MedSci, BMBS, DM, FRCP
(joint with Basildon)



Dr Sohali Ansari, MBBS, MRCP

Respiratory Medicine


Dr Gary Bray, BA, BSc, MD, FRCP

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


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

Clinical Director, Medical Directorate

Infectious Diseases


Dr Patrick Harnett, MBBS Lond



Dr Sarietha Krishna Kumar, MBBS, MRCP



Dr K Ganes Lingam, MBBS, FRCP (UK)

Respiratory Medicine


Dr J Fernando Moro-Azuela, MBBS, MRCP



Dr Joe O'Brien, BSc, MD, FRCP



Dr Duncan Powrie, BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP

Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine


Dr Ali Rathhore, MBBS (Locum)



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

Diabetes & Endocrinology


Dr Christopher Strickland, MBBS







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

Breast Surgery, Paediatric General Surgery


Miss Rebecca Himpson, MBBS(Locum)



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 

Clinical Director, Surgical Directorate Endocrine & Vascular Surgery


Mr Julian Sturt, MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS

Laparoscopic & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Mr Abdul Syed (Locum)



Mr Harun Thomas, MBBS



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

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery






Dr Paul Cervi, MB BCh (joint with Basildon)

Clinical Director, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Directorate Directorate



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



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 Nina Ballah, MB ChB, FRCP 

Orthogeriatrics, Falls & Osteoporosis 


Dr Farhad Huwez, FRCP(Ldn), FRCP (Glas), PhD, MRCP, MRCPI, MBChB

Elderly Medicine


Dr Ioannis Liakis, MD.Sc, FRCP

Memory Clinic






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



Dr John Jestico, MBBS (Locum)







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 Olivia Chan, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, MD

Clinical Oncology, Lung & Upper GI Cancers


Dr Timothy Crook, MBBS, MRCP

Medical Oncology, Breast, Melanoma, Renal & Germ Cell Tumour


Dr Abby Cyriac, MBBS

Renal, Lung and Germ Cell Tumours


Dr Gairin Sara Dancey, MBBS, MRCP

Medical Oncology, Lung & Unknown Primary


Dr Awais Jalil, MBBS



Dr Mandip Kaur Khaira, BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP, FRCR

Clinical Oncology, Lung & Colorectal Cancers


Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan, MBBS, MD, DMRT, FRCR

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


Dr Isabella Maund 



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






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 Purnima Chhabra (Locum)







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 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











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 I Kaparlos



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 Saman Perera, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR

Ultrasound, Gynaecological & Paediatric Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging


Dr Kumar Venu Madhar Ramavathu, MBBS



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 Andrew Tanqueray, MB, BChir, BA, MRCP, FRCR

GI, Vascular & Interventional Procedures


Dr Taghreed Toma, MBChB, MSc, FRCR, FFRRCSI

Breast Radiology & Nuclear Medicinem, Cross Sectional Oncology


Dr Nithya Vidyaprakash, MBBS (Locum)







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



Dr Mark Lazarus



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)







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 (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

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.