Mr John Robert Goodden

Neurosurgery 04364803

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Brain tumours
  • Paediatric


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About me

I studied Medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School, affiliated to the University of London, graduating in January 1997 with MB BS (Lond). Subsequently, my postgraduate training in surgery was completed in South-West London, with Basic Surgical Training posts including General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, ENT surgery, Orthopaedic surgery and Neurosurgery. I completed the MRCS (England) in 2000.
My Neurosurgery Registrar training was in Sheffield and Hull, after having also worked in Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, Haywards Heath, (initially Locum Registrar then Trust Grade Registrar).
I further supplemented my training with a period as Visiting Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades, Paris, France (Summer 2008), and then as the National Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, from October 2008 to February 2010.
In February 2010 I moved to Leeds as Consultant Neurosurgeon (initially locum then substantive from August 2010). In this post I have particular specialist interests in paediatric neurosurgery and adult neuro-oncology.
Within paediatric neurosurgery, I am the Lead for spasticity management neurosurgical procedures and have successfully brought Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) to Leeds. My Specialist Interests in Paediatric Neurosurgery include: Spasticity Management (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy & Intrathecal Baclofen), Neuro-oncology, Epilepsy, Complex Hydrocephalus Neuro-endoscopy, Trauma.
Within my adult neuro-oncology portfolio, I jointly lead the Low Grade Glioma service and regularly perform Awake Craniotomies for resection of these tumours. My Specialist Interests in adult neurosurgery include: Neuro-oncology (particularly Low Grade Glioma surgery & awake craniotomy), Complex Hydrocephalus, Neuro-endoscopy, Trauma.
I am the Joint Clinical Leed for the North East Paediatric Neuroscience Network (NEPNN).
In 2010 I was appointed to the SIOP-Europe Brain Tumour Group, and am now the Neurosurgical Lead for the Low Grade Glioma panel. I served on the CRG for Brain & CNS Tumours from 2013-2016 and the Paediatric Neuroscience CRG from 2015-2016. I am now a Specialist Neurosurgery Advisor for NICE.
I am also on the Steering Group for the NHS England Commissioning through Evaluation process for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.

Areas of interest

Neurological oncology; Neuroendoscopy; Hydrocephalus; Adult cranial neurosurgery (not spinal surgery); Paediatric Spasticity Surgery; Paediatric Neurosurgery;

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