Meet the Team

The North Thames Cleft Centre is run by a multidisciplinary team, made up of specialist doctors, nurses and therapists.  We want to make sure you and your child are involved in planning his or her treatment with all the relevant members of the team who will be at the outpatient appointments.  This means that you are seen by several members of the team at the same time in a multi-disciplinary clinic.  This may feel a little daunting at times but means you only attend one appointment instead of many individual appointments, and it also means that the team members can discuss, with you, priorities for treatment.  Often, one of the team may see you and your child in a separate room to discuss progress on a particular issue such as how your child’s speech is developing.


Team Members:


Mr Norman Hay, Clinical Director & Consultant Orthodontist

Mr Loshan Kangesu,  Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Paul Morris, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Ms Patricia Rorison, Consultant Plastic Surgeon (Locum)

Ms Laura Harding, Consultant ENT Surgeon 

Ms Priya Haria, Consultant Orthodontic Surgeon (Locum)

Dr Raouf Chorbachi, Consultant Audiological Physician 

Dr Sharmila Nambiar, Consultant Paediatrician 

Dr Melissa Lees, Consultant Geneticist  


Ms Jill Bailey, Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Ms Peri Codling, Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Ms Rebecca Falk, Dental Nurse

Helen Gerrish, Senior Nurse in Burns & Plastics Research

Natalie Fox, Junior Sister in Burns & Plastics Research

Speech and Language Therapists

Ms Marie Pinkstone, Lead Speech and Language Therapist 

Mrs Anne Mayne, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 

Ms Natalie Pancewicz, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 

Clinical Psychologists 

Dr Mandy Giles, Lead Clinical Psychologist 

Dr Katherine Knight, Clinical Psychologist 

Medical Photographer 

Mr Johnny Volcano 

Administrative support 

Cleft Coordinator  

Cleft Team Secretary 

Inpatient Admissions Officer