Dr Shanika Samarasekera

Consultant Oncologist

As clinical lead for epilepsy at University Hospitals Birmingham and neurology representative for the regional neuro-oncology MDTM, I have seen the field evolve rapidly in the six years since I came into post. I work in both a rural DGH (Hereford) and in the tertiary centre and so I can appreciate the challenges faced by remoter regions in accessing care and the need for streamlined care pathways in this field.
I have developed regional guidelines for the management of tumour related epilepsy and as chair of the complex epilepsy MDTM, consider an increasing number of these patients for detailed functional assessment. With a background in psychiatry, I work with colleagues in neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology and learning disability in establishing standards and ensuring best interests are maintained for patients with co-existing psychological needs.

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BNOS @BNOSOfficial   11:56 AM - Fri 20 Nov 2020

BNOS council underway. Lots of commitment and many challenges ahead. Onwards and upwards! https://t.co/phOKOw1vM8

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   6:06 PM - Mon 21 Sep 2020

Paediatric brain tumour case today, 2 adult patients next week. Raising awareness of how much brain tumours affect the lives of our patients and their families https://t.co/QnZ8HdEHsw

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:46 PM - Wed 9 Sep 2020

Great virtual meeting today. Research meeting tomorrow For more information https://t.co/0sbI3UTD5X

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:33 PM - Fri 28 Aug 2020

Register now for our on line events September 9th and 10th https://t.co/cRr3of8QMV https://t.co/qglO9gDq2B

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   7:00 PM - Thu 16 Jul 2020

Working towards our amazing educational experiences this year. Obviously virtual in the shadow (or not?!) of covid-19. Neuro-oncology teams out there check out https://t.co/0sbI3UTD5X Theme: BIOMARKERS IN NEURO-ONCOLOGY September 9th. Save the date See you there (virtually)😀

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:24 AM - Wed 1 Jul 2020

BNOS council underway via zoom https://t.co/LxtIWEFZsV

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:06 PM - Thu 18 Jun 2020

We are strongly supporting our colleagues @NeuroOnc in respect of their statement on racial equality https://t.co/HfLcrbA6Om