Meeting the team

This is an example of the professionals who will involved in your journey on the CESS pathway.

Clinical Lead for CESS
Dr Shakti Agrawal

Neurologist Fellow
Dr Rana Mohamed CESS

Consultants
Dr Ratna Kumar
Dr Anu Sudarsanam

Neurosurgeon
Mr Richard Walsh - Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr William Lo - Consultant Neurosurgeon

Nurses
James Lewis – Epilepsy Surgery Nurse

CESS co-ordinator/ Secretary
Colin Salmon – Co-ordinator
Reena Satsangi – Secretary

Other professionals that will help with your CESS journey

Radiologists
Dr Lesley MacPherson - Consultant Radiologist
Dr Helen Williams - Consultant Radiologist
Dr Adam Oats - Consultant Radiologist

Neurophysiologists
Peter Bill - Lead Clinical Neurophysiologist
Professor Stefano Seri - Consultant Neurophysiologist
Caroline Scott - VT Service Lead

Neuropsychologists
Dr Shauna Kearney - Consultant Neuropsychologist
Dr Jo Horton - Consultant Neuropsychologist

Occupational Therapists
Helen Jackson - Lead Occupational Therapist
Deanne Middleton - Advanced Occupational Therapist

Neuropsychiatrists
Dr Laavanya Damodaran - Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Physiotherapists
Claire Rylance - Physiotherapist
Nicola Birchall - Physiotherpist

Speech and Language Therapist
Zoe Healey - Speech and Language Therapist
Rachel Evans Speech and Language

If you need any help, information or advice during your journey on the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS) pathway please contact the CESS Co-ordinator or the CESS epilepsy nurse at BCH Tel: 0121 333 8184.

Your community paediatrician will still manage your care and medication until you’ve been seen in CESS clinic by the neurologists.