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David Choi

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David Choi graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and clinical studies at Edinburgh University. He completed basic surgical training at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and started Neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences. He obtained a PhD in neuroregeneration at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, and completed higher surgical training in Neurosurgery at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, London, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He is presently Reader in Neurosurgery at UCL, and has research interests in primary and metastatic spine tumours, chordomas, neuroregeneration, spinal repair and cellular therapies

 

Kanna Gnanalingham

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After studying Medicine in Manchester, Mr Gnanalingham completed his Neurosurgical training in London. He was appointed as a Consultant at the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) in 2005.

His sub-speciality interests include pituitary, anterior skull base and complex spine surgery, utilising minimally invasive techniques. He is the lead consultant for Pituitary surgery in Manchester and introduced the endoscopic approach to the region. SRFT is a national and international Visitation centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, with regular visits from surgeons wishing to learn such ‘key hole’ surgical techniques.

He has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research in Neuroscience, qualified to a doctorate level, with over 80 publications and international presentations.

 

Nitin Mukerji

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Nitin Mukerji is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. After training in the Northern Deanery, he completed a Cerebrovascular and Skull base fellowship at Stanford University, was a visiting fellow at UCSF and obtained a masters in applied statistics.  Prior to joining Neurosurgery, he had completed a residency in Ophthalmology with a special interest in corneal disease. His research interests include epidemiology of cerebrovascular conditions, morphological basis of aneurysm rupture, non-invasive ICP monitoring and cerebral revascularization. He is also involved in research in the field of neuro-oncology and CSF dynamics.

 

Thomas Santarius

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His clinical practice focuses on surgical treatment of brain tumours in children and adults, including those ventricular and periventricular tumours, sellar, parasellar and pineal region, cerebellum and brainstem. He has expertise in glioma surgery utilising intraoperative electrophysiological mapping and monitoring in awake and anaesthetised patients.

Teaching. He has co-founded Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy. This course uses 3D images and videos of cadaveric dissections and as well as neurosurgical operations to promote perfection of surgical techniques through in-depth understanding of surgical anatomy.

His research focuses on fundamental biology of cancer and molecular genetics of brain tumours. He has described aspects of genomic amplifications at DNA sequence level, classified genomic amplifications in human cancer, described a novel human amplified cancer gene GLO1 and contributed to recent discovery of novel meningioma genes. Currently he is focussing on understanding the natural history and uncovering of the genetic makeup of anaplastic meningiomas and other rare brain tumours. As a part of his clinical interest in low-grade gliomas, he is striving to improve surgical techniques and understanding of language and executive brain functions.

 

Rikin Trivedi

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Rikin Trivedi has specialist interests in spinal, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery having received sub-speciality fellowship training in these areas in the USA. Whilst on fellowship, he gained proficiency in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery techniques and performed the first keyhole lumbar discectomy in the region, shortly after his return. His spinal practice includes treatment of spinal trauma, infection and tumours, and all aspects of degenerative spinal disease including disc prolapse and spinal stenosis. 80% of spinal practice is now performed using minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques including day case lumbar discectomy and decompressions.

His research interests to date have been in developing novel imaging techniques for assessment of vascular disease and have evolved to evaluate novel strategies in the treatment of spinal disorders. He has supervised numerous research student projects and currently co-supervise a PhD student thesis. He has trained fellows in both cerebrovascular and spine surgery, and is currently Co-Director of the Cambridge Spine Fellowship.


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CSF  FUNCTIONAL ONCOLOGY  PAEDIATRICS  SKULLBASE  SPINAL BASIC SCIENCE TRAUMA  VASCULAR 


       

Last Updated: 23 January 2019