Mr Owase Jeelani 

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon 
Mr Owase Jeelani 
Mr Owase Jeelani 


Mr Owase Jeelani is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) part time since 2000 and full time since 2009. 

Mr Owase Jeelani is the Specialty Lead for the Division of Neurosurgery and holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship at the University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. 

Mr Jeelani undertakes healthcare consultancy work for Middle Eastern Governments and other private and NHS organisations. The Times listed him as one of the top British surgeons in 2011.  

"We believe that the care our patients receive within the Neurosurgery department at GOSH is second to none. This is based on decades of high case volumes, sub specialisation within paediatric neurosurgery, a multidisciplinary approach to patient management and a stringent contemporaneous audit of all our activity" Mr Owase Jeelani. 


  • Craniofacial and trauma reconstructive surgery 
  • Surgical neuro-oncology 
  • Hydrocephalus and intracranial pressure pathology 
  • BMedSci analysing the mutations in the gene for alpha-1 antichymotrypsin and its role in Alzheimer’s disease
  • MBBS at the University of Nottingham 
  • Undertook basic surgical training in Nottingham and Southampton
  • Neurosurgical and craniofacial training in the UK and Canada
  • Fellowships in paediatric neurosurgery and craniofacial surgery at GOSH and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 
  • MBA at rotating through France, Singapore and the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia. His major was in Health Care Strategy focusing on the Middle Eastern Health Care Systems
  • MPhil (medlaw) from the University of Glasgow
  • Design and implementation of novel calvarial distractors for minimally invasive craniofacial surgery 
  • Co-Director of Face Value, a research team of scientists and biomedical engineers based at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, where the research focus is in defining craniofacial morphology in the normal and affected populations and developing techniques and distractors to achieve this change in a less invasive and more predictable manner 

News & Publications

Gwanmesia, I., Jeelani, O., Hayward, R., Dunaway, D., 2015. Frontofacial advancement by distraction osteogenesis: a long-term review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(2) pp. 553-60. 
Breakey, W., Abela, C., Evans, R., Jeelani, O., Britto, J., Hayward, R., Dunaway, D., 2015. Hypertelorism correction with facial bipartition and box osteotomy: does soft tissue translation correlate with bony movement? J Craniofac Surg. 26(1) pp. 196-200. 
Shute, R., Jeelani, O., Lee, L., Brennan, E., Bockenhauer, D., Barnicoat, A., Shroff, R., 2014. Rapid head growth in a baby with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 29(2) pp. 217-8.  
Nikkhah, D., Farhadieh, R., Jeelani, O., Dunaway, D., 2013. An intrasinus approach to the monobloc osteotomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 131(3) p 455. 
Cobb, A.R., Boavida, P., Docherty, R., Dunaway, D., Saunders, D.E., Jeelani, O., Hayward, R.D., 2013. Monobloc and bipartition in craniofacial surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 24(1) pp. 41-6. 
Cobb, A.R., Jeelani, N.O.,Ayliffe, P.R., 2013. Orbital fractures in children. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 51(1) pp. 41-6. 

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