Meet the Team

Spinal surgeons

Mr Raman Kalyan, 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 – Naomi Burke
Tel: 01642 835564

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 – Cathy Booth
Tel: 01642 854311

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 Andrew Lloyd
  • 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.