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Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor Keyoumars Ashkan
BA (Hons.), BSc (Hons.), Dip Mus, MB BCh (Commend.), MD, MRCP(UK), FRCS (Eng.), FRCPS (Glasg.), FRCS
Professor of Neurosurgery
GMC No. or Equivalent: 4011040
Year Qualified: 1993

Prof Ashkan is a Professor of Neurosurgery with a specialist interest in functional and image guided neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and spine disease.

He trained at the University of Wales, College of Medicine and then completed an intensive general neurosurgical training programme on the South Thames Specialist Registrar rotation, working in several leading units such as King’s College, Atkinson Morley and The National Hospitals.

Prior to his Consultant appointment at King’s College Hospital he was previously a Senior Lecturer in Functional Neurosurgery and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Prof Ashkan is the clinical lead for neuro-oncology at King’s College Hospital. He has an active research interest in brain tumours and movement disorders and heads the Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit. He has over 270 publications; serves on a number of international committees and is a reviewer for several high impact medical journals.

Primary speciality

Specialist interests

Functional neurosurgery
Deep brain stimulation
Brain tumours

Professional Memberships

British Medical Association
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
British Neuro-Oncology Society
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
Movement Disorder Society
Medical Defence Union


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