Meet the branch
Dr. Ruth Garcia-Rodriguez
Ruth is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist currently working in Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Cochair of the Paediatric Liaison Network. She is the clinical lead for the Social Communication Autism Assessment Service (SCASS) and a member of the GOSH 22q11 deletion multidisciplinary clinic . She has over 20 years of experience and has previously worked in CAMHS Tier 3 South East London teams and the National Deaf Services in London. She is a trained systemic therapist and very interested in education. She is currently the training programme director for North East London higher rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry and was previously joint Director of medical Education for OXLEAS NHS trust. She has been an Honorary senior lecturer at St Georges University of London and currently at University College London. Her special interests include paediatric liaison, deafness, neurodevelopmental disorders, 22q11 deletion syndrome.
Dr. Isabel Paz
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Dr. Sacha Evans
Dr. Sacha Evans is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has worked at GOSH for a number of years. She completed her training as part of the Great Ormond Street/Royal London Hospitals higher training scheme in child and adolescent psychiatry. She specialises in the assessment and treatment of children with tics and co-occurring mental health problems and has an interest in functional disorders.
Dr. Laavanya Damodaran
Laavanya Damodaran has worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Liaison Neuropsychiatry for over 7 years at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust providing Neuropsychiatric input for children with Epilepsy, Acquired brain injury, Tic Disorders, Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders as well as for children undergoing major organ transplants, stem cell/ bone marrow transplants amongst others. She promotes the interface between mental and physical health for children presenting to the acute hospital. She provides medical leadership to the team at Birmingham Children's Hospital and is currently Vice Chair for Royal College of Psychiatrist, Paediatric Liaison Network.
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