COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

  • Dr Amit Agrawal

    Dr Amit Agrawal is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre, specialising in epilepsy. He is also an Honorary clinical lecturer at The University of Liverpool. 

  • Dr Baba Aji

    Dr Aji is currently a Consultant Neurologist, specialising in epilepsy at The Walton Centre and also provide general neurology clinics to Ysbyty Gwynedd and in North Wales. 

  • Dr Sundus Alusi

    Dr Sundus Alusi has been a Consultant Neurologist since 2004 and has a special interest in movement disorders. Since 2020 she has been the clinical lead for movement disorders at The Walton Centre. 

  • Dr Ganesh Bavikatte

    Dr Ganesh Bavikatte is a consultant and clinical lead in the rehabilitation department at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, and honorary senior lecturer at The University of Liverpool. 

  • Dr Michael Bonello

    Dr Bonello runs general neurology clinics, movement disorders subspecialist clinics including neurogenetics, deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin for movement disorders at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. 

  • Dr Robert Martyn Bracewell

    Dr Martyn Bracewell read Medicine at Oxford (Open Exhibition, Magdalen) before doing his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, Boston.

  • Dr Christine Burness

    Dr Christine Burness is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. She is joint clinical lead of the Functional Neurology Team and also the Trust Guardian of Junior Doctor Safe Working. 

  • Dr Dinesh Damodaran

    Dr Dinesh Damodaran was appointed Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre in 2014 where he is part of team delivering the Movement Disorder service. 

  • Dr Abhijit Das

    Dr Das’ areas of interest are general neurology, vascular neurology and hyper-acute stroke therapeutics, neurorehabilitation/cognitive neurorehabilitation with a focus on applying emerging techniques of non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS) guided by functional and structural neuroimaging (fMRI/DTI). 

  • Dr Rhys Davies

    Dr Rhys Davies is the Dementia Lead and the Clinical Director of Medical Education and Research at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Charlotte Dougan

    Dr Charlotte Dugan is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Richard Ellis

    Dr Richard Ellis is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Liene Elsone

    Dr Liene Elsone is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Lauren A Fratalia

    Dr Lauren Fratalia qualified in medicine at the University of Valencia (Spain) and also completed post-graduate specialist training in Valencia. She held neurology and stroke medicine posts in Spain and the UK prior to joining The Walton Centre in 2012. Dr Fratalia currently provides general neurology services at The Walton Centre and Whiston Hospital, and also has a specialised headache clinic as part of the Regional Refractory Headache Service.

  • Dr Mona Ghadiri-Sani

    Dr Ghadiri-Sani moved to the The Walton Centre for neurology training and has been a consultant since 2017. She has a specialist interest in headache disorders, particularly migraine and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).

  • Dr Shahd Hamid

    Dr Shahd Hamid is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. She completed her neurology training and obtained the CCT (Certificates of Completed Training) in neurology. Dr Hamid completed a research fellowship in neuroimmunology and NMOSD. She is an accredited clinical supervisor and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

  • Dr James Holt

    Dr James Holt is the clinical lead of the team delivering the specialist neuromuscular service.

  • Dr Saif Huda

    Dr Saif Huda completed undergraduate medical training in Liverpool in 2005 and completed neurology specialist training at The Walton Centre in 2017. Between 2012 - 2015 he undertook a DPhil in neuroimmunology at The University of Oxford before completing a post-CCT fellowship in neuromyelitis optica in 2018.  

    Dr Huda is the clinical lead for the UK NMOSD highly specialised service. 

  • Dr Anita Krishnan

    Dr Anita Krishnan is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre, specialising in headaches and CSF pressure disorders.

  • Dr Andrew Larner

    Dr Andrew Larner is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. 

  • Dr Antonella Macerollo

    Dr Antonella Macerollo has been a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre since July 2018. She is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. 

  • Dr Benedict Michael

    Dr Benedict D Michael is a Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. 

  • Dr Roger Mills

    Dr Roger Mills is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Peter Moore

    Dr Peter Moore is Consultant in Clinical Neurology at The Walton Centre. He runs a general neurology and a movement disorder service with a special interest in botulinum toxin treatment.

  • Dr Andrew Nicolson

    Dr Andrew Nicolson trained in Manchester and then did his specialty training largely in in north west England. He completed an MD research degree in epilepsy in Liverpool and has been a Consultant at The Walton Centre since 2005.

  • Dr Hanan Osman Hassan

    Dr Hanan Osman Hassan is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Jay Panicker

    Dr Panicker is currently the lead for risk and clinical governance in neurology.

  • Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz

    Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Ian Pomeroy

    Dr Ian Pomeroy was appointed as a consultant neurologist at The Walton Centre in 2012. He currently undertakes MS clinics in Liverpool and provides general neurology clinics and a visiting neurologist service in Warrington. 

  • Dr Sivakumar Sathasivam

    Dr Sivakumar Sathasivam is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Alakendu Sekhar

    Dr Alakendu Sekhar is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Nicholas Silver

    Dr Silver established the headache service at The Walton Centre in 2004 and since that time has expanded this service to include four headache subspecialist consultants and two clinical nurse specialists.

  • Dr David Smith

    Dr David Smith is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Professor Tom Solomon

    Professor Tom Solomon co-leads the Neurological Infectious Diseases Service at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

  • Dr Malcolm Steiger

    Dr Malcolm Steiger is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr Udo C Wieshmann

    Dr Udo Wieshmann is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

  • Dr John Williamson

    Dr Williamson undertook his early medical training in London before moving to Liverpool where he completed his neurology training at The Walton Centre.  

  • Dr Martin Wilson

    Dr Wilson is the Divisional Clinical Director for Neurology and former lead clinician for the MS service. He is also CCIO (clinical IT lead) for the Trust.

  • Professor Carolyn Young

    Professor Carolyn Young has been a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre since 1992, and an honorary professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool since 2006.

  • Dr Besa Ziso

    Dr Ziso has weekly epilepsy clinics at The Walton Centre as well as general clinics both at The Walton Centre and Whiston Hospital, where she also provides inpatient review.