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Neurological surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment, usually surgical, of disorders involving the brain and nervous system.

The Oxford University Hospitals neurological surgery team has an international reputation in the treatment of children, movement disorders, brain tumours and vascular disorders.

We also provide multidisciplinary services in skull base tumours and spinal cord diseases.

Brain surgery?

Brain surgery treats lesions of the brain and its surrounding structures.

Brain surgery may be needed to treat:

  • brain tumours, bleeding (haemorrhage) or blood clots (haematomas) from injuries (subdural haematoma or epidural haematomas)
  • weaknesses in blood vessels (cerebral aneurysms), abnormal blood vessels (arteriovenous malformations or AVM) and damage to tissues covering the brain (dura)
  • pockets of infection in the brain (brain abscesses), severe nerve or facial pain (such as trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux), trauma to the skull and repair of skull fractures.

Spinal surgery has traditionally been shared with orthopaedic surgeons. Conditions dealt with include intervertebral disc prolapse, intrinsic spinal cord tumours and traumatic fractures and instability.

Oxford University Hospitals' neurosurgeons have subspecialties including:

  • neurovascular surgery
  • pituitary surgery
  • spinal surgery
  • paediatric neurosurgery
  • functional surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Neurosurgeons work closely with other disciplines in neurosciences, as well as specialties such as ear, nose and throat and craniofacial surgery, and also with our trauma surgeons.

Contact us

Paediatric Neurosurgeons

  • Mr Jay Jayamohan
    Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Mr Amedeo Calisto
    Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Mr Shailendra Magdum
    Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Mr Timothy Lawrence
    Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Secretary: 01865 231507

Adult Neurosurgeons


Mr Murtuza Sikander
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Secretary Claire Bleach: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 1

  • Mr Mario Ganau
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)
  • Mr Stewart Griffiths
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Secretary Ana Garcia Alvarez: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 1

Mrs Julie Phipps
Spinal Nurse Practitioner


  • Mr Jash Patel
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular)
  • Mr Samir Matloob
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular)
  • Cat Lamb
    Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Nurse

Secretary Ros Charlett: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 5


  • Dr Marko Bogdanovic
    Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr Nagaraja Sarangmat (Movement Disorder only)
    Consultant Neurologist

Secretary Emma Mallett: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 3

  • Miss Stana Bojanic
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal/Functional)
  • Mr Alex Green
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Mr James Fitzgerald
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Secretary Abbie Major: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 3

Neuromodulation Nurses
  • Beth Forrow
  • Claire Fletcher
  • Laura Bacchini

Tel: 01865 231876

Neuromodulation Pain Nurses
  • Clare Watson
  • Anna Lacatena
  • Vats Batko

Tel: 01865 231874


  • Mr Puneet Plaha
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)
  • Mr Vas Apostolopoulos
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)
  • Mr Richard Stacey
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology/Epilepsy surgery)

Secretary Reham Thomas: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 2

Neurosurgery Oncology Nurses
  • Val Russell
  • Ruzenka Lanc
  • Katherine Mottram
  • Colwynn Phillips

Tel: 01865 234372

Skull Base

  • Mr Alex Boukas
    Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)
  • Mr Simon Cudlip
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Pituitary)

Secretary Sharon Cole: 01865 234860 Option 1 then 4

Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

Secretary Baldeep Badwal: 01865 234860 Option 1 then 4


Neurosurgery Skull Base CNS

Catherine (Kaye) Toledo: 01865 231884

Oxford Functional Neurosurgery

The neurosurgery department encompasses Oxford Functional Neurosurgery, dedicated to the surgical alleviation of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor and neuropathic pain syndromes such as phantom limb pain, anaesthesia dolorosa and post stroke pain.

The service offers deep brain stimulation or lesional procedures as appropriate.

Last reviewed:19 October 2023