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Consultant list

List of consultants and their specialties.

 This consultants list was last updated 23rd January 2018




Dr Caroline Howard, MBBS, MRCP, FRCEM


Clinical Director, Emergency Directorate and Clinical Director of Medicine                                            Paediatric Emergency Medicine, College Tutor

Dr Dalip Kumar, MBBS


Clinical Guidelines, Pathways and Protocols Lead

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


 Clinical Lead 

Dr Mohammad Abu Watfa, Mu Dr


 Departmental Teaching Lead

Dr Michael Acidri, MB ChB


 Audit Lead

Dr Nazneen Hoque, MBBS, FRCEM


 Trauma Lead

Dr Ionut Negrea (Locum), Doctor-Medic



Dr Syed Mashood Shah (Locum), MBBS







Dr Sebastian Caille (Locum)



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 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 Manohary Selvakumuran (Locum)



 Dr Syed Shah, MBBS (Locum)



Dr Elanor Stock, MB ChB



Dr Christine Thomas, MBBS London, FRCA



Dr Teena Thomas, MBBS, FRCA



Dr Nicole Trask, MBBS



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 Amer Qureshi (Locum)BSc ,MBBS , MRCP , MSc 







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


 Honorary Consultant


Dr Paul Gatt



Dr Tahir Iqbal



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), MBBS



Dr Sohali Ansari, MBBS, MRCP


Respiratory Medicine

Dr Gowrie Balasubramaniam, MBChB, BSc, MRCP



Dr Gary Bray, BA, BSc, MD, FRCP



Dr Indrani Chakraborti, MRCP, MBBS, BSc



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


Infectious Diseases

Dr Farag Eltaie (Locum)


 Respiratory Medicine

Dr Prashanth Karanth



Dr K Ganes Lingam, MBBS, FRCP (UK)


Respiratory Medicine

Dr J Fernando Moro-Azuela, MBBS, MRCP


Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Students

Dr Olumide Ogundare, MBBS



Dr Duncan Powrie, BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP


Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine

Dr Ali Rathhore, MBBS


 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 (Eng), MS (Oncoplastics), 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 Leila Bafadhel, MB ChB, MRCP


Community Elderly Medicine

Dr Tony O'Brien, MB BCh







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



Dr Lucy Coward, BSc, MBBS, FRCP


Associate Director Medical Education 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, MBBS



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 Sarabjit Nandhra, BDS, MFDS 



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 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

Dr Hrizantema Dobreva-Chaban  





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 Raj Kamal Gupta, MBBS, MRCPCH



Dr Vineet Gupta, MBBS, MRCPH



Dr Sheik Khalil, MBB, MRCPCH, DCH


Paediatric Emergency and Ambulatory Paediatrics

Dr Arfa Khan, MBBS, DCH, MRCP


Neonatology & Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia

Dr Santosh Mallikarjuna, MBBS, MRCPCH (Locum)


 Acute Care

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 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), MBBS



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 Kumar Ramavathu, MBBS 



Dr Bhagwandas Shah, MBBS, FRCR, DMRD


MRI & Ultrasound

Dr Kaushalkumar Suthar (Locum) 



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


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

Dr Taghreed Toma (Locum)



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, 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), Ptychio Iatrikes



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.