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Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.

PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Nick Lees Nicholas Lees (Mr) Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Nick Lees is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and has been involved in Intestinal Failure surgery at Salford Royal NHS for more than five years.


His undergraduate training was at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and much of his postgraduate surgical training has been in the North West of England.  In 2005 he was elected to the Council of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.


He is the Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer at Salford Royal. He has numerous publications in the field of colorectal carcinogenesis and undertakes research in the field of surgical critical care. He undertakes lectures on the management of Intestinal Failure to surgical trainees both in the UK and overseas.


In addition to undertaking intestinal reconstructive surgery at Salford Royal and elsewhere in the UK, he has provided advice on the management of patients from around the UK as well as North America.

dr o'donoghe Nuala O’Donoghue (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Nuala O’Donoghue qualified from Glasgow University, and is originally from Manchester. 


She trained in dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist to St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London in 2007 where she was lead for skin cancer. 


She then moved back to the North and was appointed to Salford Royal Foundation Trust as Consultant Dermatologist and Consultant Teaching Fellow in 2010. 


Her main interests are general dermatology, skin cancer,  urticaria, undergraduate - and postgraduate - dermatology education. 

Paul Ferris Paul Ferris (Dr) Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

Areas of interest:

  • Education,

  • Quality improvement,

  • Neuro-critical care,

  • ECHO/US in critical care,

  • Renal replacement therapy in critical care and 

  • Neuroanaesthesia.


Additional Roles:

  • Educational supervisor and

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester.

no image available Pippa Tyrrell (Dr) Consultant Stroke Physician and Senior Lecturer in Stroke

Dr Pippa Tyrrell was educated at the University of Cambridge and The London Hospital Medical College.   She has held several positions starting with Junior hospital posts in medicine and neurology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the University Hospital in Geneva and Registrar posts at St Mary's Hospital London. 


She was a research fellow at National Hospital for Neurology and MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and a Senior registrar posts in Charing Cross Hospital London and Salford Royal.


Dr Tyrrell was the first Stroke Physician appointed in Manchester in 1995, and built up the stroke service in Salford. We opened our Acute Stroke Unit in 2004 and became the Comprehensive Stroke Centre for Greater Manchester in 2008. She is an Associate Director of the Royal College of Physicians Stroke programme and takes on responsibility for the National Stroke Audit.


She is a Senior lecturer in the University of Manchester and leads a multidisciplinary research group. Her interests include the role of inflammatory modulation in cerebral ischaemia and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and stroke rehabilitation studies. She leads the Manchester stroke implementation CLAHRC and she is the Clinical Lead for the NW Stroke Local Research Network.


She lives in Cheshire with her family, tending to her allotment and looking after her chickens. She reads a lot, enjoys the theatre, and is involved in developing a community orchard.

no image available Rebecca Grue (Dr) Consultant

Dr Rebecca Grue graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2000 and also has a BSc in medical genetics. She is Workforce Development lead for the Greater Manchester Stroke Network, involving organising training and development for stroke professionals in the region.


She is a consultant in Acute Medicine and Stroke, with a background in Internal Medicine, Elderly Care and subspecialty training in Stroke.

dr warren Richard Warren (Dr) Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Richard Warren graduated from Liverpool University with a first 

class honours degree in Pharmacology and gained his Medical degree, 

with honours, one year later. He has been working in Dermatology for a 

decade, the last five years of which have involved time in dermatology 

research. His main area of interest is in the treatment of severe 

inflammatory skin disease, especially psoriasis. 


He is a consultant  in the world renowned psoriasis clinic and in the last 12 months has established a new combined clinic with Dr Hector Chinoy, a Consultant  Rheumatologist at SRFT, for patients with severe psoriasis and  psoriatic arthritis. He sits on a  number of national committees, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence  guideline group for psoriasis. For his research into psoriasis he has received national and international awards. He is regularly invited to speak at major dermatology congresses and publishes frequently in the  European Literature.

Sean Loughran Sean Loughran (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon & Clinical Lead for ENT

Mr Loughran has been a consultant ENT surgeon at Salford Royal, Manchester Royal Infirmary and honorary consultant at Christie hospital for the last 6 years.  His interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.  He trained in Newcastle, London and Glasgow and eventually undertook a nationally appointed head and neck cancer fellowship in his final year of training. He was awarded the gold medal in his final specialty examination for gaining the highest marks in the national exam.


Mr Loughran has a weekly neck lump clinic for neck and thyroid lumps.  This clinic provides a one stop service with immediate examination, ultrasound and same day cytology testing.  The clinic is also attended by a head and neck nurse specialist, speech therapist and dietitian.  Thyroid surgery is performed at Salford Royal hospital, however, major head and neck surgery is performed at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Simon Freeman Simon Freeman (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Freeman qualified from Manchester University in 1995 having also completed a BSc (Hons) in Experimental Immunology and Oncology in 1993. He passed the Diploma of Laryngology and Otology in 2001. He gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999 and was admitted as a Fellow in 2006, having completed the Intercollegiate examination in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He achieved his Certificate for Completion of Training in Otolaryngology in 2007. He is currently undertaking an MPhil at Manchester University.


He has undertaken advanced fellowships in Otology, Neurotology, Cochlear Implantation and Skull base Surgery, with Professor Gibson in Sydney and then with Professor Ramsden in Manchester. He was appointed as a locum Consultant in September 2008 and then as a substantive Consultant May 2009 jointly at Salford Royal and Central Manchester Foundation Trust. He was appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Manchester Auditory Implant Centre at Central Manchester Foundation Trust in November 2009.

Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Lloyd trained in ENT surgery in London. He then undertook subspecialist training in skull base surgery in Cambridge and at leading centres in Europe and the United States. He is now a consultant Otolaryngologist at Salford Royal Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.


His main area of interest is in the treatment of conditions of the ear and skull base. In addition, he has a particular interest in the management of disorders of balance and hearing including cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation. His skull base practice is based at Salford Royal Hospital, the largest centre for skull base surgery in the UK, where he works closely with ENT and neurosurgical colleagues to ensure optimum outcomes for patients.


His otology, balance and cochlear implant practice is based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has an MPhil in Neurosciences from Cambridge University and has research interests in vestibular schwannoma growth, neurofibromatosis type 2 and Meniere’s disease. 

tim Tim Clayton (Dr) Consultant Paediatric and General Dermatologist Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester

Dr Tim Clayton is a children's skin specialist and the clinical lead for paediatric dermatology. He graduated from Liverpool University and trained as a paediatrician at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. He then worked as a paediatric registrar in New Zealand. He completed higher specialist training in Dermatology in Leeds in 2006. He then worked as a Paediatric Dermatologist in Dublin and Liverpool. Whilst working in Dublin he became involved in a number of studies looking at the genetics of atopic eczema. This research is now being continued in Manchester.


Dr Clayton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2005 he won an award for the best scientific paper and presentation at the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD). His clinical interests include, vascular birthmarks, children's skin surgery, genetic skin disease, and eczema. Tim undertakes adult dermatology and skin cancer clinics on Fridays.


He lives in North Manchester with his wife and daughter. Outside of work Tim is an avid follower of his beloved Bury Football Club and plays a number of competitive sports. In his spare time Tim designs websites.

Tsui Ling Tsui Ling (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Tsui Ling qualified in 1992 at the Queen’s University of Belfast and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997. She then trained as a Dermatologist in Greater Manchester and obtained her specialist training certificate in 2005.


She obtained an MD in Photodermatology with the University of Manchester in 2009. She has been a NHS consultant since 2005. She is currently a full time Consultant Dermatologist at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust, and has general Dermatology clinics in the Bury Dermatology Service at Radcliffe. She has been training and working as a Dermatologist in the Salford and Bury area since 1990.


Her area of specialist interest is in Photobiology and Phototherapy. She is a consultant at the Photobiology Unit and also the clinical lead for Phototherapy Services at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. She specialises in the treatment of various skin diseases with Phototherapy, as well as investigation, diagnosis and management of photosensitivity disorders, particularly Polymorphic Light Eruption. She has presented in various national and international meetings as well as published scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed various Dermatological journals, and contributed to Dermatology textbooks. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Photodermatology Group. She is currently leading on writing the national guidelines for PUVA treatment (a form of Phototherapy).


She originates from Singapore and is proficient in Mandarin. She enjoys playing the piano and practices Tai-Chi. She lives with her husband (Associate Medical Director for Salford PCT) and twin children.

no picture available H Patel (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Patel works as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal.  His special interests include:

  • Vascular
no picture available J R S Leggate (Mr)                                Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Leggate works as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal.  His special interests include:

  • Vascular 
  • Neuro-Oncology
no picture available A Abou-Zeid (Mr) Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr Abou-Zeid trained in Neurosurgery in Cairo and completed a fellowship in spinal and pituitary surgery in Manchester. Spinal surgery became his subspecialty interest in addition to a general neurosurgery practice.
no picture available A Bhat (Mr) Specialty Doctor

Mr Bhat has been a Specialty Doctor at Salford Royal since June 2010.  His special interests include:

  • General neurosurgery

  • Spinal neurosurgery

no picture available A Sofat (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Sofat was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1996 having completed his training at Queen Square and Kings College Hospital in London.  His special interests include:

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Stereotaxy & Minimally Invasive Surgery
no picture available A T King (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr King was appointed as consultant neurosurgeon in Manchester in 1998. His general neurosurgical practice, including degenerative spinal disease, is based at Salford Royal and includes a regular outpatient clinic at Macclesfield General Hospital. His subspecialty interest is skull base surgery and he is one of a team of clinicians, including 2 neurosurgeons and 2 ENT surgeons, in what is one of the largest skull base practices in the UK. The practice includes the management of acoustic neuromas and trigeminal neuralgia, caring for many patients each year and offering the full range of treatment options. It also involves being a member of the nationally funded Neurofibromatosis Type 2 multidisciplinary team, and the Manchester NF2 clinic is of the largest in the UK.


Mr King is currently President of the British Skull Base Society.  He has a significant research interest that has won grants from such prestigious organisations as the Medical Research Council for over £2 million. The research is  primarily into neurovascular disease, and is characterised by “bench to bedside” translational research. The research team includes a group of scientists from the University of Manchester, headed by Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS, and stroke medicine lead by Dr Pippa Tyrrell.

no picture available I D Kamaly (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Kamaly trained at Manchester University and after qualifying worked as a House Officer at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and subsequently a Lecturer in Anatomy at the Medical School. Mr Kamaly’s neurosurgical training has been in the North Western Deanery between Manchester and Preston followed by his paediatric/neuro-oncology fellowships in North America. Mr Kamaly has been back in the UK as a consultant neurosurgeon since 2005. The primary area of his practice is children’s neurosurgery, although because he is also a neurooncology (brain tumour) specialist he does adult brain and spinal tumour operations as well.


Mr Kamaly undertook a research/clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. Following this he undertook a further fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Both these units are recognised as world leading centres for paediatric neurosurgery.


Mr Kamaly completed my MD thesis on Prognostic Factors in Brain Tumours, particularly focusing on Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Gene in Adult and Children's Brain Tumours.


Mr Kamaly’s other role is the Training Programme Director for Neurosurgery in the North Western Deanery. The Deanery is one of the largest in the UK and he is responsible for all the neurosurgical trainees and the training provided to them. In addition Mr Kamaly is a member of the national Specialist Advisory Committee in Neurosurgery and Secretary of the Neurosurgery National Selection Board, as well as being the lead clinician for the development of surgical skills simulation and assessment nationally. Mr Kamaly is a member of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board in Neurosurgery question writing group.  He is a member of the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group (BPNG), and also a member of the research committee and Chairman of the training committe of the BPNG.

no picture available J Leach (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Leach is the Clinical lead for Spinal Neurosurgery.  He was trained in Neurosurgery in Oxford and Melbourne, his special interests cover:

  • Brain and Spine Tumours

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

  • Complex cervical spine surgery

  • Rheumatoid spine

  J P Holland (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Holland worked in London before becoming a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal in 1998. His special interests include:

  • Neurovascular, brain and spine

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

no picture available Joshi George (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr George did his medical schooling in India and then trained in Trauma in Belfast. He subsequently did research on Spinal Cord Injury and was awarded a MD from the University of London for this work. His neurosurgical training was in the West Midlands. He subsequently worked in North America and was awarded a fellowship in Spine Surgery from the University of Toronto. He has also been awarded the European Diploma in Neurosurgery.

He joined Salford Royal as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2012. He has an interest in academic Neurosurgery and teaches at Manchester University in addition to regularly publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences. He has served on the national selection committee for neurosurgery. Currently, he is the Clinical Governance Lead for Neurosurgery.

His special interests include:

  • Spinal Surgery including tumour surgery

  • Minimally invasive Spine Surgery

no picture available K Gnanalingham (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

After studying Medicine in Manchester, Mr Gnanalingham completed his Neurosurgical training in London. This included fellowships in Complex spinal surgery, Pituitary and Skull base surgery, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He learned minimally invasive techniques at several centres in the UK and US and was appointed as a Consultant in 2005 at the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre at Salford Royal.


His sub-speciality interests include pituitary, anterior skull base and complex spinal surgery, utilising minimally invasive techniques, notably endoscopy. He is the lead consultant for Pituitary surgery in Manchester and also offers an international fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. In recognition of his expertise, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and regularly conducts workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders. Salford Royal is a national and international Visitation centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, with frequent visits from surgeons wishing to learn such ‘key hole’ surgical techniques.


Mr Gnanalingham has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research in Neuroscience, qualified to a doctorate level, with over 70 publications and international presentations. He is also an Honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester and Salford, a  member of the Society of British Neurosurgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

no picture available K Karabatsou (Ms) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Ms Karabatsou graduated from Medical School, University of Athens, Greece in October 1990. She gained further training at various posts in Canada and the UK before being appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal in 2007.


Miss Karabatsou has a strong interest in clinical research in Neuroscience, in particular Neurooncology. Co-investigator and collaborator on a number of projects involving diagnosis and management of patients with low and high grade gliomas.  She has a number of publications and international presentations. 

no picture available S A Rutherford (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Rutherford was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal in 2006. His undergraduate medical training was at the University of Cape Town, followed by basic surgical training in Leeds and neurosurgical training in Leeds and Manchester. He completed a specialist fellowship in skull base surgery, and this is now his subspecialty interest, as well as continuing a broad general neurosurgical practice.


Mr Rutherford is involved in clinical research in skull base surgery and Neurofibromatosis Type 2, and this has resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented research findings widely at national and international conferences. He co-supervises the longest standing skull base fellowship in the UK which has attracted fellows from across the world.

no picture available V A Josan (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Josan completed his higher surgical training in neurosurgery in Birmingham, including fellowships in Paediatric and Epilepsy surgery in Melbourne, Australia.


He took up the Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Salford Royal and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in Manchester in 2007.


In addition to his clinical commitments, Mr Josan is actively involved in teaching and research to fellow healthcare professionals where he was written several publications.