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Management Team

Dr Ralph Jackson, Radiology Clinical Director

Mr Gordon Kirkup, Radiology Directorate Manager

Mr Graeme Hughes, Radiology Service Manager, Freeman Hospital

Dr Tim Hoare and Dr Anna Beattie, Joint Heads of Radiology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Dr Geoff Hide, Head of Radiology Department, Freeman Hospital

Dr Nidhi Sibal, Project Director for Breast Screening, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Mrs Alison Barker, Breast Screening Manager, Breast Screening Assessment Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Dr. Ian Driver, Head of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital

Clinical Team

Dr Tamir AliConsultant Radiologist

Dr Kirsty AndersonConsultant Radiologist

Dr Christine BaudouinConsultant Radiologist

Dr Anna BeattieConsultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825626
  • GMC Code: 6054176
  • Qualifications: MBChB, BSc (hons), MRCP, FRCR
  • Biography

    I am a Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist interested in imaging of coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies and pulmonary disease including lung cancer, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. I undertook undergraduate medical training at the University of Edinburgh and completed a BSc in clinical medicine at the University of Glasgow. My initial post-graduate training was based in Edinburgh prior to moving to Newcastle to complete my radiology training. I am a member of the following specialty societies: British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and British Society of Thoracic Imaging.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Reid

Dr Andrew ChippindaleConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2824115
  • GMC Code: 2631394
  • Qualifications: BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Clinical Radiologist

  • Biography

    Appointed Consultant Radiologist in Newcastle in 1990 and involved mainly in body CT and MRI imaging.

    Partially retired in 2014, now largely dedicated to plain film reporting.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Whale

Dr Joanne GholkarConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2820243
  • GMC Code: 2436018
  • Qualifications: MB, ChB, MRCP, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Breast Radiology

  • Biography

    Consultant radiologist since 1986. Consultant at RVI since 2004 – General and Breast radiology. Now Programme Lead for Breast Screening and symptomatic breast service.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Symptomatic breast clinic 1 per week

    Assessment breast clinic 1 per week

  • Name of Secretary
    Liz Barrons

Dr Claire GowdyConsultant Paediatric Radiologist

  • Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
  • Tel: 25626/21597
  • GMC Code: 6054819
  • Qualifications: BMedSchi(hons), BMBS, MRCPCH, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric Radiology

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric Ultrasound, Fluroscopy, CT and MRI

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Reid

Dr James Young GrahamConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 5627
  • GMC Code: 3685662
  • Qualifications: BMSc (Hons), MB ChB, MRCP (UK), FRCR
  • Special Interests

    1. Diagnostic and Interventional Gastrointestinal Radiology, particularly colorectal and radiology

    CT colonography

    Colonic stenting

    Pelvic floor radiology

    GI MRI

    GI ultrasound

    Barium radiology

    Colorectal MDM

    2.  Trauma and Acute Radiology

    3. Postgraduate training

  • Biography

    I qualified from the University of Dundee in 1992.

    I completed Postgraduate training in Radiology in the Northern Region, predominately in Newcastle upon Tyne with a 1 year post CCST fellowship in gastrointestinal radiology at Leeds and Bradford in West Yorkshire.

    I was appointed as a  Consultant in Radiology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, commencing January 2003. 

    I introduced a wide range of gastrointestinal imaging pathways and skill mix initiatives within the department through radiographer and radiologist training.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Fluoroscopy x1 week

    Interventional session x2 week

    CT x2 week

    Ultrasound x1 week

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Rogers/Clare Hamilton

Dr Philip J HaslamConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 3321784
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP FRCR EBIR
  • Special Interests

    Interventional and Uroradiology

  • Biography

    I trained in Newcastle then worked as Lecturer in Interventional Radiology in Dublin before returning to Newcastle in 1999 as a Consultant in Interventional and Uroradiology.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman/ RVI

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/ Andrea Inns

Dr Geoff HideConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 3471641
  • Qualifications: MB BS MRCP FRCR Dip Clin Ed
  • Special Interests

    Imaging and diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumours

    Imaging and diagnosis of sports injuries

    Percutaneous bone procedures including biopsy, cement injection and radiofrequency ablation

    Diagnostic and interventional radiology of the musculoskeletal system

  • Biography

    Qualified in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1990 and trained in general medicine (gaining MRCP in 1993) and radiology (gaining FRCR in 1997). After a Cook Fellowship training in vertebroplasty in Strasbourg, appointed  consultant radiologist at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals in 2002, with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging.

     

    I am the lead radiologist for the bone and soft tissue tumour service. I give frequent local, national and international lectures, has numerous publications in musculoskeletal journals and is an assistant editor for the journal Clinical Radiology. I am currently the secretary of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists and has acted as an advisor to NICE and the Department of Health.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns

Dr Tim HoareConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2829041
  • GMC Code: 4612692
  • Qualifications: BA Hons, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    GI Imaging

  • Biography

    I am an enthusiastic member of the Radiology team, specialising in multimodality bowel imaging.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospitals

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns Freeman - 0191 2231120 and Liz Barrons - RVI 0191 2820243

Dr Carol Ellen HolmesConsultant Radiologist

Dr Rob HolmesConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825627
  • GMC Code: 4523893
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Gastrointestinal Radiology

    Upper Gastrointestinal Disease

    Endoscopic Ultrasound

    CT Colonography

  • Biography

    I graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1998 and completed specialist training in Radiology in 2007, in the North East.  I was appointed as a Consultant immediately following this, and returned to Newcastle in 2009 as a Consultant Gastrointestinal and General Radiologist. 

     

    My main clinical interests include benign and malignant upper GI disease, CT colonography and gastrointestinal ultrasound, along with bowel and contrast ultrasound. 

     

    I have a keen interest in medical education and I am a clinical and educational supervisor to Specialty Registrars.  I have organised regional and national educational meetings, and am the chair of the national Gastrointestinal FRCR Question Panel for the Royal College of Radiologists. 

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Rogers/Clare Hamilton

Dr Ralph JacksonConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 3470781
  • Qualifications: FRCR 1998, MRCP 1993, MB BS 1990
  • Special Interests

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

  • Biography

    I am a full time Interventional Radiologist at the Freeman Hospital since appointment in November 2000. I routinely perform a broad range of procedures including peripheral arterial interventions, renal angioplasty, dialysis access interventions, thoracic and abdominal aortic stent-grafting, carotid stenting, biliary drainage/stent, TIPS, intra-arterial chemotherapy and portal vein embolisation

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns

Dr Brenda KayeConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2821680 or 0191 2820204
  • GMC Code: 2436324
  • Qualifications: MB ChB DMRD FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Breast Radiology

  • Biography

    I qualified in Radiology in 1985, I have specialised in breast since 1990. Formerly Newcastle Screening Programme Director and head of Department  for ten years until Dec 2011,  now deputy Director. Sessional commitment to the Newcastle Breast screening programme in North Cumbria in addition to RVI commitment.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am breast assessment (Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle), Thursday am breast symptomatic  (RVI), cover for colleagues Thurs pm breast assessment (RVI) and Friday am Breast assessment (RVI)

  • Name of Secretary
    Lynda Hastings

Dr. Leigh McDonaldConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2829401
  • GMC Code: 6134971
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric imaging (all aspects – plain film, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, MRI & CT)

    Procedural skills include – biopsies, gastrointestinal endoluminal procedures, drainages and nephrostomies.

  • Biography

    As a qualified diagnostic radiographer I went on to undertake medical training at Newcastle University. Upon qualification I completed foundation training at Newcastle City Hospitals and then specialty training in clinical radiology within the Northern Deanery– with a subspecialty interest in paediatric imaging. Following completion of specialty training, I completed a Clinical Fellowship in paediatric radiology at University Hospital Southampton, a large tertiary paediatric centre, developing advanced skills in all paediatric imaging modalities before Consultant appointment in Spring 2015.

     

    I enjoy all aspects of paediatric imaging and have specialist interests and skills in procedural radiology.  I also have an enthusiasm for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and as an Associate Lecturer within the Medical Faculty of Newcastle University I am actively involved in both lecturing and examining.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children’s Hospital, RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric plain film reporting, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI.

    Procedural paediatric radiology.

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Rogers/ Clare Hamilton
  • Leigh McDonald 

Dr Lesley McLeanConsultant Radiologist

Dr Andrew McNeillConsultant Radiologist

Dr Andrew McQueenConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 6026798
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP FRCR PGCClinEd
  • Special Interests

    Head and Neck Imaging

    Gastrointestinal Radiology

    Ultrasound

  • Biography

    I joined the Radiology department at Freeman hospital in 2010 as a general radiologist with a specialist interest in head and neck imaging.  I am a core member of the head and neck oncology multidisciplinary team.  I perform specialist head and neck CT and MRI as well as neck ultrasound including Biopsies,  elastography, contrast enhanced ultrasounds.  I have a strong interest in education and am actively involved in teaching Specialty Trainees and medical students.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns

Dr Leslie MitchellConsultant Radiologist

Dr Michelle MullerConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231141
  • GMC Code: 4208943
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCR MRCP
  • Special Interests

    Thoracic radiology

  • Biography

    Consultant Radiologist at Freeman Hospital since 2006. Specialist interest in Thoracic radiology.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Victoria Denham

Dr Colin NiceConsultant Interventional Radiologist

  • Consultant Interventional Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 233 1120
  • GMC Code: 3558726
  • Qualifications: MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCR, EBIR
  • Special Interests

    Treatment of arterial disease

  • Biography

    I trained in Interventional Radiology in the North East and recently joined the Trust after 11 years as a Consultant in Gateshead.

    I am lead Radiologist for the North East abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme and a peer reviewer for the National AAA screening programme.

    My major research interest in in aortic aneurysm diagnosis and treatment.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    None

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee and Andrea Inns
  • Colin Nice 

Dr George PetridesConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231379
  • GMC Code: 6129398
  • Qualifications: MBBS BSC FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Radionuclide Radiology and PET-CT

  • Biography

    I am the clinical lead and ARSAC certificate holder for diagnostic nuclear medicine and PET-CT in Newcastle.  I trained as a radiologist in Edinburgh before moving to Oxford for subspecialty training in radionuclide radiology and PET-CT. I also have a keen interest in PET-CT research involving novel tracers.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Kerry Morton

Dr Piotr PieniazekConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2820243
  • GMC Code: 6109685
  • Qualifications: Consultant Radiologist, Specialist in Clinical Radiology, MD PhD, MRCR
  • Special Interests

    Cross sectional imaging with special interest in oncology imaging:  CT, PET CT, MRI, US, small interventional procedures (vascular access, drainage, soft tissue biopsy)

  • Biography

    1994 - Graduate of Silesian School of Medicine, Katowice,Poland.

    2000 – MD PhD in radiology (research on MRI spectroscopy of brain tumours)

    2004 – Specialist in Clinical Radiology

    Consultant Radiologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust  since 2005.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    CT lists  2/week

    US lists 1.5/week

    IR 2 lists/week

    PETCT 2 lists/week

    MRI 1list/week

  • Name of Secretary
    Liz Barrons

Dr Colin RipleyConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2336161 ext 21635 or 0191 2824115
  • GMC Code: 4310574
  • Qualifications: MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Radiologist

    Subspecialty interest imaging oncology

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant radiologist working in the Newcastle radiology department since 2005. I am involved with diagnositic imaging, particularly reading CT scans for patients with cancer

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Whale

Dr John ScottConsultant Radiologist

Dr Matthew ScottConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825627
  • GMC Code: 6135038
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Cross sectional imaging.  Gastrointestinal imaging.

  • Biography

    I completed my medical undergraduate training at Newcastle University, and subsequently undertook my Foundation Programme in Newcastle Hospitals.

    I trained in Clinical Radiology in the Northern Deanery and have developed a specialist interest in gastrointestinal imaging, including endoscopic ultrasound.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Rogers/Clare Hamilton

Dr Nidhi SibalConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2821677 or 0191 2825626
  • GMC Code: 4680297
  • Qualifications: MBBS; MRCS; FRCR
  • Special Interests

    I am a Radiologist with an interest in Breast and Paediatric Radiology.

  • Biography

    Breast and Paediatric Radiology

    Breast screening and symptomatic work, including clinics,  image guided biopsies, staging procedures for the axilla, stereotactic guided procedures, excision of small lesions in the breast with large volume vacuum device.

    Paediatrics - cross sectional imaging, US and Fluoroscopic procedures. Cross sectional imaging includes both CT and MRI, lead for the paediatric oncology

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Reid

Dr Raj SinhaConsultant Radiologist

Dr Bozena StarzykConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2821693 or 0191 2820243
  • GMC Code: 6117108
  • Qualifications: PhD MD
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric Radiology

  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine from the Medical School,  Jagiellonian University in Cracow in 1983.

    Between 1988 and 2005 I have been employed in the Department of Radiology, University Children's Hospital in Cracow where I have been trained in paediatric radiology. I have completed fellowship in paediatric radiology in Graz (Austria) in 1995.

    In 2003 I was awarded the title of PhD by Jagiellonian University in Cracow, upon preparing a dissertation on the diagnostic value of ultrasound examinations in appendicitis in children.

    In February 2005 I commenced my employment as locum consultant in the Department of Radiology in Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust.

    Since 2006 till now I continue my employment as Consultant Radiologist in the Radiology Department in the RVI.

    My daily duties include conducting, interpreting and reporting imaging examinations of all modalities in children and young people. 

     

    I am actively involved in the supervision, teaching and assessment of trainees.

    I am a Core member of Paediatric Surgery MDT and nephrology MDT.

    I am a member of Polish Society of Radiologist, European Society of Radiologist and British Society of Paediatric Radiologist. 

     

     

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Liz Barrons

Dr John TuckettConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 6144357
  • Qualifications: BA (Hons), BM BCh, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Dianostic and interventional radiology of the musculoskeletal system.

     

    Imaging and diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumours.

  • Biography

    I completed my medical training in Cambridge and Oxford, before undertaking Foundation Programme in Reading and Oxford.

     

    I trained in Clinical Radiology in the Northern Deanery and have developed specialist skills in musculoskeletal imaging, including the imaging and diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumours and sports injuries.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Twice weekly ultrasound list, including interventional procedures.  CT and MRI lists

  • Name of Secretary
    Andrea Inns/Donna Lee

Dr Robin WilliamsConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2231120
  • GMC Code: 4428156
  • Qualifications: BM BS BMedSci FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Complex endovascular aneurysm repair

    Hepato-biliary intervention

    Endo-urology

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a consultant interventional radiologist at the Freeman Hospital in 2007. I qualified at Nottingham University in 1997 and undertook basic surgical training in Nottingham, Luton and Birmingham before training in interventional radiology in Teesside and Newcastle.

    My major interests are:

    Complex endovascular aneurysm repair including branched and fenestrated stent grafts. In collaboration with the vascular and cardio-thoracic surgeons this is one of the largest practices in the UK.

    Endo-urology including complex PCNL in collaboration with urologists. As a unit we perform ~150 PCNL cases per annum.

    Hepato-biliary intervention including PTC, TIPSS, liver/pancreas transplant interventions and pancreatic islet transplants.

    I regularly teach and lecture nationally on all aspects of interventional radiology from basic techniques to complex endovascular techniques.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns

Dr Sylvia WorthyConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825626
  • GMC Code: 3119679
  • Qualifications: MBBS; MRCP(UK) ; DMRD; FRCR; Diploma in Medical Education
  • Special Interests

    Thoracic Radiology

  • Biography

    I learned the art of Thoracic Radiology with Prof Nestor Muller in Vancouver, Canada and brought the expertise back to Newcastle, to develop and lead the Thoracic Radiology service at RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals since 1997.

     A particular interest has been training the Thoracic Radiologists of the future and Radiology  training,  being Programme Director and later Head of School for Radiology for the Northern Region from 2003 to 2013.

    Nationally I am involved in both Thoracic Radiology and Radiology training:

    I developed the British Thoracic Society Chest Radiology Course in Newcastle and teach on the Oxford BTS Chest Radiology Course;

    I have been involved at the Royal College of Radiologists for several years on the Speciality Training Board.

    I am a national lecturer on Thoracic Radiology courses and conferences and a member of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging committee.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Reid
  • Sylvia Worthy 

Dr Ivan Maempel-ZammitConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 01912231120
  • GMC Code: 2617303
  • Qualifications: MBChB (Hons), MRCP, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Head and Neck/ENT Imaging

    Oncology Imaging

    Swallowing Problems

  • Biography

    Appointed as Consultant Radiologist in 1992, having trained in Manchester including one year at Christie Hospital. Heavy ENT radiology workload including CT, MRI and ultrasound, some general oncology CT, plain film reporting and a videofluoroscopy session where dysphagic patients are assessed in association with Speech and Language Therapists. Examiner to the Royal College of Radiologists.

  • Directorate

    Radiology

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly videofluoroscopy clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Donna Lee/Andrea Inns
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