Meet the Team

Mr Douglas Aitken

Telephone
01642 854841 ext 54841
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery (cancer and benign conditions)
  • Anal cancer
  • Colorectal surgery for the spinally injured

Mr Imtiaz Cheema

Telephone
01609 764559 (ext 64559)
Special interests
  • Breast surgery
  • Day surgery

Mr Matthew Clarke

Telephone
01609 764702
Special interests
  • General surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Mr Peter Davis

Telephone
01642 282831
Special interests
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • General surgery

Mr Samuel Dresner

Telephone
01642 282873
Special interests
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diseases of the stomach
  • Oesophagus laparoscopic surgery

Mr Wael Elsaify

Telephone
01642 854842
Special interests
  • Endocrine and breast surgery

Mr Trivikram Garud

Telephone
01609 763271
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Mr Madan Jha

Telephone
01642 835670
Special interests
  • Robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Anal cancer surgery
  • General and laparoscopic surgery

Mr Venkatesh Kanakala

Telephone
01642 282831
Special interests
Laparoscopic Upper GI and General Surgery Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Mr David Macafee

Telephone
Colorectal 01642 854841 / paediatric 01642 854877 / academic 01642 835505
Special interests
  • General surgery of childhood - elective day case surgery for children from birth to 16 years
  • Laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery - (bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, peri-anal problems)
  • Emergency general surgery 
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate medical education 
  • Associate lecturer Newcastle University

Mr Omar Nugud

Telephone
01609 764628
Special interests
  • Vascular surgery
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • General paediatrics surgery

Mr Anil Reddy

Telephone
01642 854879 (ext 54879)
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic general and colorectal surgery (hernia, gall bladder, bowel cancer, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, fistula, haemorrhoids and perianal disease)
  • Pelvic floor surgery: developed pelvic floor surgery at James Cook and lead surgeon for faecal incontinence, prolapse and pelvic floor disorders. Sacral neuromodulation, PTNS and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate education: senior lecturer (University of Newcastle). General surgical lead for undergraduate education and also have an active role in delivering surgical and medical education for post graduate trainees including specialist registrars at James Cook.

Mr Y K S Viswanath

Telephone
01642 850850
Special interests
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery 

Mr Simon Wakefield

Telephone
01642 854879 (ext 54879)
Special interests
  • Colorectal and general surgery
  • Medical education