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Paediatric neurology

What we do

We specialise in diagnosing and treating children with epilepsy, head injuries and other brain and spinal conditions.

We run the Regional Epilepsy Service and the Children’s Head Injury Service, and work closely with the Belgrave Department of Child and Family Psychiatry and our colleagues in Neuropsychology, to care for patients who have suffered brain damage.

We are also the South East Thames centre for paediatric (children’s) neurosciences in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Our facilities include Lion Ward, a 10-bed, purpose-built neurosurgical (brain and spine surgery) unit.


Third floor, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Conditions we treat

We investigate, diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy and other neurological conditions.

For information on King’s neuropathology diagnostic services available to district general hospital consultants, see our guide for referrers.

Booking a patient at King’s

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can contact the neuro secretaries on 020 3299 3323 or 020 3299 3416.

Emergency Referrals

GPs: to make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergency referrals, contact the neuro secretaries on 020 3299 3323 or 020 3299 3416.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mx Noreen Bashir Ahmad-Bhatti Consultant Paediatrician
Ms Karen Buonaiuto CNS Community Paediatric Epilepsy
Dr Lyvia Dabydeen Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Darshan Das Consultant Paediatrician
Mx Jon Gadian Consultant
Dr Isabel Garrood Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Miss Robyn Greaves Clinical nurse specialist- epilepsy
Dr Elaine Hughes Paediatric Neurologist
Mrs Lynn Keen Paediatric Epilepsy CNS
Miss Hannah Martin Paediatric Epilepsy CNS
Dr David McCormick Consultant Paediatrician, Neurorehabilitation & Epilepsy
Mrs Eme Nugent-Cruse Paediatric Epilepsy CNS
Prof Deb Pal Professor of Paediatric Epilepsy
Dr Raghu Prasad Consultant Paediatrician
Mr Venkateswaran Ramesh Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Mr Ameen Siddiqui Honorary Consultant Paediatrician