Keyoumars underwent dual postgraduate training in surgery and medicine, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1997 and the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His sub-specialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a fellowship in France with Prof. Benabid, generaly considered as the founder of the modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree. He was appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007. He is also a Reader at King’s College London.
In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Mr Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain and headaches and image guided, minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies, Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery.
Education & Experience
- Consultant Neurosurgeon and Reader in Neurosurgery
- MD FRCP FRCS
- Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
- United Kingdom
- Consultant Neurosurgeon
- King's College Hospital, London
- started in 2007