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Mr John Goodden


Mr John Goodden

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Consultant Adult Neurosurgeon


Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Hull Royal Infirmary



Qualifications & Training

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. October 2008 to February 2010
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship. Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris. July-August 2008
  • European Examination in Neurosurgery (Part I) 2008
  • FRCS(Neuro.Surg) 2007
  • MRCS(Eng) 2000, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • MB BS (Lond), St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1997

Specialist Interests

Paediatric Neurosurgery:
Mr Goodden has a breadth of expertise in treating all childhood neurosurgical conditions. In particular, he is the neurosurgical lead for developing treatments for paediatric spasticity in Leeds – particularly Intrathecal Baclofen and has setup Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in Leeds having studied this technique with Dr TS Park in St Louis, Missouri.  In addition he has interests in tumour surgery (Neuro-oncology), Epilepsy, Complex Hydrocephalus and Neuro-endoscopy.

Adult Neurosurgery:
Mr Goodden has an active interest in Neuro-oncology and Low Grade Glioma surgery.  He performs awake craniotomy operations when the tumour is in eloquent sensitive areas of the brain.  In addition he holds particular interests in Neuro-endoscopy and surgical management of epilepsy conditions.

Recent Publications

  • Goodden JR. Management of Spasticity in Children Parts 1 & 2. Published Online Course Modules as part of eBrain Clinical Neuroscience interactive learning 2011.

Professional Bodies

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow)
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (Full Member)
  • British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group (Full Member)
  • International Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) (Full Member)
  • European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) (Full Member)
  • SIOP-Europe Brain Tumour Group Member (Low Grade Glioma)
  • Reviewer for British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society

Contact Details

Mr Goodden can be contacted through his secretary at Leeds General Infirmary:

Val Allerton     
Phone  0113 392 8413
Fax      0113 392 5414

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