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Mr Ahmed Ibrahim FRCS PhD
Consultant Neuro-Spine Surgeon
Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim is a highly qualified consultant neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in treating spinal conditions through keyhole surgery. Mr Ibrahim has a busy NHS practice at Queen's Hospital primarily caring for spinal patients.
Mr Ibrahim completed medical training at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London and went on to train in neurosurgery and spine in London. He completed a spinal fellowship in Toronto Canada and a traveling fellowship to the USA and Canada.
Mr Ibrahim has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes including the Congress of neurological surgeons/American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Crockard award for best international spinal fellow, best resident/fellow paper by the North American Cervical Spine Research Society in 2013/4.
Mr Ibrahim won scholarships from Royal College of England and HCA.
In recognition of his achievements Mr Ibrahim was recently selected to represent Europe as part of a group of 6 global traveling spinal fellows to visit premier spinal centres in USA and Canada.
Mr Ibrahim has a keen interest in spinal research and holds a PhD in nerve regeneration and repair.
Areas of interest
back and leg pain; sciatica; back pain; neck and arm pain; slipped neck or back disc; thoracic discs; spinal injections; facial pain, Minimal access/keyhole advanced spine surgery; Chiari malformation;
- Nanki Kaur
- The Holly Private Hospital High Road Buckhurst Hill IG9 5HX
- 020 8936 1298
- 020 8936 1251
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Rom Valley Way
Metastatic spinal cord compression
Foramen magnum decompression
craniocervical junction anomalies
climbing, cycling, distance running and reading
AANS/CNS Crockard award 2013
CSRS North America best resident/fellow paper
Zimmer best University of Toronto fellow 2013/14
Royal College of Surgeons of England- Harry Morton scholarship award 2014
HCA travelling scholarship award 2014
CSRS Europe travelling fellowship to North America 2015
English, Arabic, Tigre, Tigringa, Amharic, basic Spanish
Fehlings MG, Ibrahim A Tetreault L et al A: Global Perspective on the Outcomes of Surgical Decompression in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Results from the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine International Study on 479 patients (In press 2015 Spine)
Fehlings MG, Kopjar B, Ibrahim A, et al Geographical Variations in Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Decompressive Surgery in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Analysis of a Prospective, International Multicenter Cohort Study of 757 Patients (In press 2015)
Tetreault L, Ibrahim A, Singh A, Côté P and Fehlings MG, A Systematic Review of Clinical and Surgical Predictors of Complications following Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (In press JNS 2015)
Fehlings M and Ibrahim A: Jan 2014 The management of sacral fracture with neurological deficit, Online publication: www.Spineuniverse.com
Kirkman MA, Albert AF, Ibrahim A, Doberenz D. Hyponatremia and brain injury: historical and contemporary perspectives. Neurocritical care 2013;18:406-16.
Ibrahim A, Li D, Collins A, Tabakow P, Raisman G, Li Y. Comparison of olfactory bulbar and mucosal cultures in a rat rhizotomy model. Cell transplantation 2013.
Li Y, Li D, Ibrahim A, Raisman G. Repair involves all three surfaces of the glial cell. Progress in brain research 2012;201:199-218.
Ibrahim AG, Kirkwood PA, Raisman G, Li Y. Restoration of hand function in a rat model of repair of brachial plexus injury. Brain : a journal of neurology 2009;132:1268-76.
Ibrahim A, Crockard A, Antonietti P, et al. Does spinal surgery improve the quality of life for those with extradural (spinal) osseous metastases? An international multicenter prospective observational study of 223 patients. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2007. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2008;8:271-8.
Crocker M, James G, Ibrahim A, Thomas N, Chitnavis B. Posterior approach vertebrectomy in the thoracolumbar spine with expandable cage reconstruction: indications and techniques based on eight cases. British journal of neurosurgery 2008;22:235-40.
Ibrahim AG, Crockard HA. Basilar impression and osteogenesis imperfecta: a 21-year retrospective review of outcomes in 20 patients. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2007;7:594-600.
Ibrahim A, Li Y, Li D, Raisman G, El Masry WS. Olfactory ensheathing cells: ripples of an incoming tide? Lancet neurology 2006;5:453-7.
Courses offered to GPs
Management of spinal metastasis for GPs
Early recognition of cervical myelopathy to avoid permanent neurological disability
Cauda equina syndrome: avoid litigation
Elective readmission rate <1%
Elective infection 1%
Lumbar disc recurrence 1.3%
- MBBS St Bartholomew's and The Royal London medical schools 1999
- MRCS Eng Royal college of surgeons of England 2003
- MRCS Ed Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh 2003
- PhD University College London (UCL) 2012
- FRCS (Neuro. Surg) Royal college of surgeons of England 2013
- Spinal Fellowship diploma University of Toronto 2014
- Traveling Fellowship CSRS EU 2015
Reference number 4629366
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Assigned Educational Supervisor School of Surgery 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurosurgeons
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
North American Spinal Society
Cervical Spine Research Society
- 31 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HT
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 020 7496 3597
- Highgate Hospital, 17-19 View Road LONDON N6 4DJ
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 020 8341 4182
- Holly House Private HospitalHigh RoadBuckhurst...
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 020 3327 6350
Post treatment communication
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