What we do

We are a major regional centre for neurosurgery. We treat adults and children who live in South East London and Kent, and people from across the UK and Europe are referred to us for specialist care and treatment.

Our team includes neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, pain relief doctors, neuroradiologists, clinical nurse specialists and therapists. They combine clinical expertise with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure our patients receive the very best care and treatment. We run specialised multidisciplinary clinics as well as children's (paediatric) clinics.

We have a number of dedicated neurosurgery sub-specialties, including:

Inter-hospital transfers

Many patients with neurological problems can be managed at their local hospital. However, some patients may require specialised investigation and treatment at a regional neuroscience centre, such as King's.

Each patient will be looked after by a team of health professionals during their stay at King's, and will receive carefully planned investigations and treatments.

Transferring back to your local hospital

Patients may be transferred back to their local hospital from King's for continued care, treatment, and/or rehabilitation as well as discharge planning with local services in the community. Transfers back to local hospitals are also known as repatriation. The aim is to get patients home as soon as possible, but it may take several days for a bed to become available.

At the local hospital, you may continue to receive care and medical treatment. The team there will carefully assess your care needs so that you can go home safely.

For more information see the patient information leaflet Inter-hospital transfer process (neuroscience).


First floor, Willowfield Building, King's College Hospital, Bessemer Road, SE5 9BG

Contact Details

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): +44 (0)20 3299 7828
  • Admissions Email:
  • Admissions Office: +44 (0)20 3299 1583
  • Fracture Pathway: +44 (0)20 3299 1876
  • Neuro-oncology Coordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 4151
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Ahmed, Ms Maratos, Mr Shapey: +44 (0)20 3299 6331
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Barazi, Mr Thomas: +44 (0)20 3299 3288
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Bassi, Mr Zebian: +44 (0)20 3299 3419
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Bell, Mr Vergani: +44 (0)20 3299 3944
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Bhangoo, Mr Gullan: +44 (0)20 3299 3285
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Grahovac, Mr Lavrador, Mr Selway: +44 (0)20 3299 5950
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Hasegawa, Mr Kulkarni: +44 (0)20 3299 5155
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Mr Kailaya-Vasan, Mr Tolias, Mr Walsh: +44 (0)20 3299 3640
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Ms Bleil, Mr Chandler: +44 (0)20 3299 3020
  • Neurosurgery Secretary - Prof Ashkan, Mr Malik: +44 (0)20 3299 3117
  • Neurosurgery Secretary Email:
  • Neurovascular Co-ordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 3282
  • Skull Base Coordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 4285
  • Spine Pathway Coordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 5178

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We perform surgery on patients who have conditions affecting their brain, spine or nerves.

Our team diagnoses and treats disorders such as injuries and tumours, brain and spine infections, strokes and degenerative diseases of the spine. You may be referred to our central neurosurgery team, or to one of our sub-specialties:

Booking a patient at King's

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

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

For general queries regarding the referral process and stages, please contact the dedicated neurosurgery sub-specialty MDT co-ordinator via switchboard.

First outpatient appointment
Tel: 020 3299 1919

Follow-up outpatient appointments
Tel: 020 3299 6804

Neurosciences pre-assessment team
Tel: 020 3299 4433/2473

Neurosciences Admissions Manager
Tel: 020 3299 1583

Neurosurgery spinal fracture referrals
Please refer using the King's College Hospital Neurosurgery Acute Referral System

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Ms Nadira Ahmed Neuroscience Bed manager
Dr Ameer Alyeldien Senior Clinical Fellow
Prof Keyoumars Ashkan Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Sinan Barazi Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Sanj Bassi Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr David Bell Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Ranj Bhangoo Consultant Neurosurgeon
Ms Cristina Birlem Bleil Locum Consultant Paediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon
Mr Ramesh Chelvarajah Senior Fellow in Functional Neurosurgery
Miss Arianne Cresta Corpuz ERAS Nurse Specialist for Spine Surgeries
Mr Shar Dinaully Manager
Dr Mo Faruque Faruque SAS Physician KWHDU
Mr Gordan Grahovac Consultant Neurosurgeon
Dr Ladina Greuter SCF
Mr Pandurang Kulkarni Associate Specialist Spinal Neurosurgeon
Mr Irfan Malik Consultant Neurosurgeon
Ms Eleni Maratos Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Jose David Mosquera Fellow clinical neurophysiology
Mr Mohamed Okasha Senior clinical fellow skull base
Mr Mohammad Sorour Clinical Fellow
Dr Harish Srinivasan Senior clinical fellow
Mr Christos Tolias Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Ismail Ughratdar Senior Clinical Fellow in Functional Neurosurgery
Mr Francesco Vergani Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Daniel Walsh Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Bassel Zebian Consultant Neurosurgeon