Our Team

David Willis

Rehabilitation Director

David has led Circle Rehabilitation since June 2019 bringing a wealth of experience from both the NHS and the independent sector. 

With extensive knowledge and understanding on the design, development and launch of new innovative service models of care he is leading both the opening of Circle Rehabilitation Birmingham in the West Midlands and our national network of rehabilitation across the UK.

Heather Morrish

Director of Clinical Services

Heather Morrish is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience spanning the NHS, Royal Air Force and the Independent Sector. 

Heather has a a passion for rehabilitation having been first a Ward Manager and then the Practice Development Lead at Headley Court. In addition, she also has personal experience of being a patient going through a programme of rehabilitation.

Her specialist interests are clinical education and research and development.

Martin Piddington

Head of Operations

Martin Piddington is Head of Operations at Circle Rehabilitation in Birmingham. He has considerable experience in rehabilitation, having spent 37 years in healthcare delivery, management and commissioning in the Royal Air Force, including within the military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court.

Martin’s focus is to ensure that the management, facilities and environment at Circle Rehabilitation supports a safe, effective and quality service that delivers the best experience for patients.

Read more about Martin's experience here

Dr Piera Santullo

Rehabilitation medicine. Clinical Chair and Lead Consultant

Dr Piera Santullo is Rehabilitation Clinical Chair and Lead Consultant at Circle Rehabilitation in Birmingham.

Her specialties are:

  • Physical rehabilitation medicine
  • Pain medicine and musculoskeletal management
  • Neuro rehabilitation
  • Spasticity management
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Her approach to rehabilitation is at the heart of the aims of Circle Rehabilitation - seeing the patient rather than the condition and helping them towards their health and rehabilitation goals.

Read Dr Piera Santullo's full profile here

Dr Diba Shariat

Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation specialist consultant Dr Diba Shariat has immersed herself in education and training in rehabilitation medicine. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals, Dr Shariat is instrumental in devising treatment programmes and treatment plans for patients with complex neurological needs.

She was inspired to pursue a career in rehabilitation because she could see a real value in enablement, in developing treatment programmes with patients that were in line with their goals and truly led by the patient themselves.

Dr Shariat started her career in stroke rehabilitation. She found that there were wider challenges facing rehabilitation of patients and service users in the UK because rehabilitation was not necessarily built into the care pathway - and sees great opportunity in making a difference for patients and for the wider UK approach to rehabilitation.

Read Dr Diba Shariat's full profile here

Dr John Woolmore

Independant Consultant Neurologist

Dr John Woolmore is a specialist independent Consultant Neurologist in Birmingham with a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis. He trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and completed education in neurology in the West Midlands. 

Within Circle Rehabilitation, in Birmingham, Dr Woolmore, specialises in the rehabilitation of neurology patients and is an expert in Multiple Sclerosis. He is an expert in neuroscience, neurology, neurological disorders. He also helps people who are experiencing headaches, including migraine and cluster headaches, and who are recovering from neurosurgery, alongside the neurology team in the specialist clinics at Circle Rehabilitation.

Read Dr John Woolmore's full consultant profile

Dr Mohammad Amir Rather

Independent Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Rather is the lead independent consultant for the video telemetry, electroencephalography (Brain wave tests) and polysomnography (sleep studies and sleep disorders) services and sleep clinic at the Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham. He is also an honorary lecturer in clinical neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Rather has wide expertise in a full range of mental health conditions such as mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, functional neurological disorders, and neuropsychiatry of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and complex somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms. He also runs a regional sleep clinic.

Read Dr Mohammed Amir Rather's full consultant profile

 

Dr Dougall McCorry

Independent Consultant Neurologist

Dr Dougall John Patrick McCorry is a independent Consultant Neurologist in Birmingham specialising in a range of neurological conditions. These include epilepsy, headache and migraine and Multiple Sclerosis. 

Dr McCorry is the clinical lead for epilepsy at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. He has general neurology clinics at BMI The Priory Hospital and BMI Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham as well as at The Hereford County Hospital. 

He has a special interest in personal injury, head injury, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and whiplash syndrome, and has a medico-legal practice for post-accident assessments and investigations.  

Read Dr Dougall McCorry's full consultant profile

Dr Priyanka Chandratre

Independent Consultant Rheumatologist

Independent Consultant rheumatology specialist Dr Priyanka Chandratre sees patients with all rheumatological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic disease, inflammatory arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and musculoskeletal disease. Her range of current treatments and drug treatments includes a comprehensive range of joint and soft tissue injections.

Dr Chandratre's special interests are in auto-inflammatory diseases such as crystal arthritis and Behcet's syndrome. 

She has been the lead for community rheumatology services within her NHS trust and has been articles about rheumatology research and rheumatic disease published in peer reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally.

Read Dr Priyanka Chandratre's full consultant profile

Dr Noushad Mytheen

Independent Clinical Neurophysiologist

Dr Noushad Mytheen is an independent Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, He completed his National Specialist Registrar training in Clinical Neurophysiology from Sheffield teaching Hospitals in 2002 with attachments at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London.

Dr Mytheen is the clinical lead at the Clinical Neurophysiology Department at City Hospital (Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust) which is one of the largest provider of Neurophysiology services in the West Midlands receiving referrals from a large number of hospitals and GP surgeries.

Read Dr Noushan Mytheen's full consultant profile

Dr Andrew Mocroft

Independent Consultant Neurophysiologist

Dr Andrew Mocroft is an independent Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist with a clinic at Circle Rehabilitation in Birmingham.

Dr Mocroft has a special interest in nerve entrapment - trapped nerves - and nerve injury. Patients with nerve compression or nerve injury often report feelings of pain, which can be sharp, aching or burning, or pins and needles, or muscle weakness. Sometimes this can be due to nerve injury or nerve damage (such as nerves in the spinal cord and vertebra causing low back pain), or due to a medical condition.

Read Dr Andrew Mocroft's full consultant profile here 

Mr Vinay Ketkar

Independent Specialist in Sports Medicine and Sports Injury

Mr Vinay Ketkar is an independent specialist in Sports Medicine and Sports Injury, working with recreational and elite athletes. He has extensive experience in the NHS; he has been a musculoskeletal physician at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2004 and has his own sports injury clinic and injection/procedure list at the hospital. 

His main interest is Back Pain and spinal problems however he also has experience at dealing with other musculoskeletal and sports injury problems. These can include Knee Injuries, Stress Fractures, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Upper Limb problems and other issues arising from Sporting Activities - whether for runners, rugby and football professional sports players, elite sports teams and Olympic elite athletes or for amateurs who like playing sport purely for fun, fitness and mental health.

Read Mr Vinay Ketkar's full consultant profile here

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