I’m a specialist in paediatric neurodisability based in the UK.
Paediatric neurodisability is a new sub-speciality in the UK whereby consultants receive training in both neurology and more importantly in-depth training in diagnosis, investigation and management of complex neurology and developmental disorders.
As well as treating neurology patients I have particular expertise in managing children with complex neurological illnesses including developmental delay, developmental regression, cerebral palsy, autism, learning difficulties, complex epilepsy and ADHD.
I used to lead the Somerset multidisciplinary autism service where I became skilled in using 3Di, DISCO and ADOS assessment tools.
I also pursued further training in reading paediatric EEG’s this has helped me to tailor the medication required for children with complex epilepsy.
I have also gained specialist skill in treating children with cerebral palsy with Botulinum toxin (Botox) under ultrasound guidance for both upper and lower limbs, something I’ve been doing now for more than 10 years. I lead the “Botox” service at Imperial College Healthcare (formerly St Mary’s), London.
I lead the Multidisciplinary Neurodisability Service at Imperial College Healthcare. I’ve also been an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, since 2004. I am actively involved in teaching medical students and doctors undertaking paediatric postgraduate training. I’m also an Examiner to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.
I accept referrals for assessment and treatment of complex neurological conditions at
- The Portland Hospital, London
- Child and Family Practice, 8 Ridgmount Street, London and at
- Lanka Hospitals, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Since 2005 I’ve been regularly visiting Sri Lanka to provide a service to the people of my native country.
For Botox treatment please contact the Child and Family Practice
See the Contacts page for information about these hospitals and how to make an appointment.
I received my primary medical degree from the Colombo Medical School in Sri Lanka. I then took specialist training which included general paediatrics, neonatology, neurology, neurodisability, and developmental paediatrics at a number of world-renowned centres including St. Mary’s and at Great Ormond Street Hospitals in London, and at other centres in Germany and Belgium. I also received training in “Botox” treatment for children with spasticity in leading centres in the UK, Germany, USA and Belgium.
I’m a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), a Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA), and a Member of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD).
I was recently honoured to be appointed a Committee Member to the International Group of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
My primary research interest is in the treatment of motor disorders, including the use of Botulinum toxin in such treatment.
For more information on Botulinum toxin, see my Botox page.