Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeons

Mr Greg James

Mr James is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)since 2014. He is Lead for Children’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery at GOSH.His specialisms include stereotactic radiosurgery, craniofacial surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, complex hydrocephalus and endoscopy and neonatal neurosurgery. He is very active in research being an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health and has recently been awarded a prestigious Pump-Priming Grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of England to fund hydrocephalus research. He runs the GOSH Neurosurgery Research Meeting.

He undertook his medical studies at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, London, during which he intercalated two further degrees: a BSc (first class honours) in Physiology and a PhD in Neuroscience. During this time, he published and presented nationally and internationally in the fields of cellular neurophysiology and neural injury, and was awarded a travelling fellowship to undertake further research in the Department of Neurology, University of Washington, USA.

He then completed Basic Surgical Training on the South Thames rotation, during which he gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, followed by Neurosurgical Specialist Training in North Thames. He spent one year as Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as registrar posts at GOSH, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal London, Royal Free and Charing Cross hospitals. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and was awarded his CCT in Neurosurgery the following year.  He was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at GOSH in 2014.

Mr Martin Tisdal

Mr Tisdall is a consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He has worked at GOSH since 2013 and he specialises in paediatric epilepsy surgery and traumatic brain injuries.

Mr Tisdall qualified from UCLH medical school in 2000 and studied neurosurgery in London. He was awarded his MD from the University of London in 2009 and completed his neurosurgical training in 2013. He has completed fellowships in paediatric neurosurgery at GOSH and Sick Kids, Toronto, and in neurocritical care at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. His research interests include Multimodal brain monitoring and Near infrared spectroscopy