Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in general neurosurgery, neurovascular disorders and neurotrauma; including intracranial aneurysms, subarachnoid haemorrhage, AVM surgery, carotid artery surgery, cerebral aneurysms, stroke, head injury, spinal injury and all aspects of spinal surgery.
He has an International reputation and is the principal investigator for a number of International trials. He also has a leading role in Neuro-Intensive care of critically ill neurosurgical patients, and is placed on several National and International bodies advising on guidelines for head injury, neurovascular disorders and stroke.
He has over 200 peer review publications, and has a Grant income in excess of £8 million.
Peter John Kirkpatrick CV
I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon based at the University of Cambridge Hospital Trust having been appointed in 1995.
I have over 20 years of experience at Consultant level in all aspects of general cranial and spinal Neurosurgery.
For the past 10 years I have focused my sub-specialty towards neurovascular and neurotrauma, but still contribute to a general on call rota in which all neurosurgical pathologies are managed.
I was the Clinical Director of the Neurosurgical Unit for a combined period of seven years. This involved dealing with all serious adverse events and related investigations, governance, and clinical disciplinary issues within the department, and occasionally for other Trusts. I have represented the British Society of Neurological Surgeons in a number of matters both at local and at International level (e.g. The Brain Trauma Foundation), and have conducted the largest multinational trial in subarachnoid haemorrhage.
I also have an extensive research portfolio, having acquired in excess of £10 million of personal and joint grant awards. I have published over 250 peer reviewed publications, and am active on a variety of assessment boards for national governance (joint lead on the recent 2013/14 NECEPOD investigation into subarachnoid haemorrhage within the UK, NICE panellist for stroke), and commissioning organisations (East of England representative for the UK adult neurosurgery clinical reference group). I was a Neuroscience Panellist for the 2014 Research Exercise Framework evaluating the UK University submissions of relevance to Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychology.
I have extensive experience in medico-legal reporting (18 years) with associated Court appearances, commenting upon all general Neurosurgical matters relating to the head and spine with well over 1000 such reports, and over approximately 25 Court appearances. My reports encompass all aspects of personal injury, but with a later focus towards negligence work. The latter relate to broad general surgical matters, but with a focus towards brain and spinal injury, neurovascular pathology, strokes, and cauda equina syndromes.
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