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Meet the team

Consultant team

Dr Jonathan Cusack
Dr Jonathan Cusack



Dr Jonathan Cusack is a consultant neonatologist and the Deputy Clinical Director for Women's and Children's.

He has a clinical interest in neonatal cardiology and resuscitation.

He has expertise in education and training, particularly resuscitation training and simulation based training.

Prof Elaine Boyle
Prof Elaine Boyle



Professor Elaine Boyle is our lead academic. She is a consultant neonatologist and a Professor with the University of Leicester.

Her research interests include neonatal pain, early respiratory disease and the management of late and moderate preterm infants.

Dr Andy Currie
Dr Andy Currie



Dr Andy Currie is a consultant neonatologist and the Clinical Reconfiguration Lead for the LRI site as part of the UHL reconfiguration plan.

He has a clinical interest in neonatal cardiology and echocardiography.

He is also the Clinical Head of Service for CenTre (the neonatal transport service for the East Midlands).

Dr Deepa Panjwani
Dr Deepa Panjwani

 


Dr Deepa Panjwani is a consultant neonatologist and our lead for Nutrition.

She is involved in a national project to decrease the number of term babies admitted to neonatal units.

She is also the south-based lead for the CenTre transport service.

Dr Jane Gill
Dr Jane Gill



Dr Jane Gill is a consultant neonatologist.

She is in charge of the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (EMNODN) and has a role in coordinating the care delivered to babies from around our region.

Dr Sumit Mittal
Dr Sumit Mittal



Dr Sumit Mittal is our lead for Chronic Lung disease.

He manages our babies with the most complex lung problems, including those discharged home in oxygen.

He is our lead for clinical guidelines.

Venkatesh Kairamkonda
Dr Venkatesh Kairamkonda



Dr Venkatesh Kairamkonda is our lead for clinical audit and IT.

He is responsible for running our databases and producing data for national bodies about the quality of care that we deliver.

Dr Joe Fawke
Dr Joe Fawke



Dr Joe Fawke is involved in medical staff education. He is a Head of School for Paediatrics for Health Education East Midlands. He is the UK national lead for neonatal Resuscitation courses run by the Resuscitation Council UK.

He has an interest in simulation based education and has had a role in the development of national NICE guidelines.

Dr Kamini Yadav
Dr Kamini Yadav



Dr Kamini Yadav is a consultant neonatologist with an interest in the management of babies born to mothers with diabetes. She is the consultant lead for Clinical Governance.

Dr Robin Miralles
Dr Robin Miralles



Dr Robin Miralles is our lead for Neurodevelopment follow up.

He has expertise in neonatal neurology particularly in managing babies who are receiving cooling treatment. He runs our neonatal follow up program for our highest risk babies.

Dr Jo Behrsin
Dr Jo Behrsin



Dr Jo Behrsin is a consultant neonatologist and the current Head of Service for the neonatal service in Leicester.

Fiona Wood - Neonatal Consultant
Dr Fiona Wood



Dr Fiona Wood is a consultant neonatologist. She has a research interest in Neonatal Resuscitation and is the consultant lead for our junior doctor rotas.

Dr Muhammad Ali
Dr Muhammad Ali



Dr Muhammad Ali is a consultant neonatologist. He is the lead for departmental induction, education and teaching programmes. He has an interest in neonatal cardiology and simulation.

Prof Tilly Pillay
Prof Tilly Pillay


Prof Tilly Pillay is a consultant neonatologist and Professor of Neonatology with the University of Wolverhampton.

Her research interests include health service delivery, quality improvement, health inequalities and neonatal public health engagement.

She is the medical lead for Family Integrated Care, Fetal Medicine Liaison and Neonatal Health Inequalities, and directs a regional parent education programme aimed at reducing risks for infant mortality.

Dr Joanna Preece
Dr Joanna Preece


Dr Joanna Preece has been a Consultant Neonatologist since 2006 and joined the UHL Neonatal team in February 2022. For the last 6 years she was Clinical lead in her previous Trust and also more recently Neonatal Clinical lead in the Local Maternity System for the Humber, Coast & Vale area of Yorkshire. The move to Leicester offers exciting new challenges and will bring her family closer together.

Special interests have included risk management, Infection Control within the neonatal unit, neonatal delivered Transitional Care and family integrated care. She has always had a passion for the role of the Neonatal Networks and improvement of the care of premature babies through shared learning.

Senior Nursing team

Davina Bhardwaj Unit Ward Manager
Davina Bhardwaj



Davina Bhardwaj is our Unit Manager for the neonatal unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

After leading Cot Side Teaching on the Neonatal Unit, she remains passionate that education for staff is of the utmost importance for the delivery of the highest standards of nursing care.

Margaret Pratt
Margaret Pratt



Margaret Pratt is our Unit Manger for Special Care babies both at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital.

Natalie Dalgetty
Natalie Dalgetty



Natalie Dalgetty is our General Manager. She is the lead manager responsible for the day to day running of the unit.

Pauline Coser
Pauline Coser



Pauline Coser is our matron in charge of the Leicester Neonatal service.