Meet the Team

Spinal surgeons

Mr Waleed Hekal MB.BCh, MSc [Orth], MD [Orth], FRCS, FRCSI, FRCS [Glasg], FRCS [Tr&Orth]
Fellowship trained – London and Sydney
(all paediatric surgery)
Mr Hekal’s secretary – Tracy Smith
Tel: 01642 854311

Mr Zak Choudhury BA(Hons), FRCS(Tr&Orth), DipSEM
Surgical training in Birmingham.
Fellowships in Leeds, Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh and Great Ormond Street.
Short visiting Fellowships around the UK, Ireland, Copenhagen, Singapore and Philadelphia.
Faculty for the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Instructional Course and the Rugby Football Union Pre-Hospital Trauma Course
Mr Choudhury’s secretary – Leandra Black
Tel: 01642 835564

Mr Raman Kalyan (Honorary Consultant), FRCS Tr & Ortho, MD, MRCS, D.Orth Eng, DNB Ortho, D.Ortho.
Fellowship trained in Paris, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Germany (all paediatric surgery)
Mr Kalyan’s secretary – Leandra Black
Tel: 01642 835564

Consultant paediatrician

Ramesh Kumar MBBS,MD, MRCPCH
Special interest in neurology and scoliosis
Dr Kumar’s Secretary – Janette Wood
Tel: 01642 282753

Consultant anaesthetists

  • Dr David Booth
  • Dr Fiona Smith
  • Dr Kate Woods

Specialist nurse

Sister Cheryl Honeyman, RN (Child),MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert HSC, Dip MHC, Dip Couns.
Paediatric nurse with special interests in surgery, safeguarding children, mental and psychological health.
Worked on the children’s surgical ward and did locum work as a school nursing sister before joining the paediatric spine service.