BA, Cambridge, 1990
BM BCh, Oxford, 1993
MD, Cambridge, 1997
CCST (Neurosurgery), 2005
University of Cambridge: 1987-1990
University of Oxford: 1990-1993
Atkinson Morley Hospital (clinical)
Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre (clinical)
University of California at San Francisco (research)
Professor of Neurosurgery, St. George's, University of London: 2013-Now
Head of Neurosciences Centre, St. George's, University of London: 2014-Now
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Complex spinal surgery
Spinal cord injury
Member of Clinical Reference Group for spinal cord injury for London South
My research interests are: 1) Spinal cord injury, 2) Aquaporin water channels, 3) Brain and spinal cord oedema
For further details see:
Werndle MC, Saadoun S, Phang I, Czosnyka M, Varsos GV, Czosnyka ZH, Smielewski P, Jamous A, Bell BA, Zoumprouli A, Papadopoulos MC.Monitoring of spinal cord perfusion pressure in acute spinal cord injury: initial findings of the injured spinal cord pressure evaluation study. Critical Care Medicine 2014;42:646-55.
Phang I, Werndle MC, Saadoun S, Varsos G, Czosnyka M, Zoumprouli A, Papadopoulos MC. Expansion duroplasty improves intraspinal pressure, spinal cord perfusion pressure, and vascular pressure reactivity index in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury: injured spinal cord pressure evaluation study. Journal of Neurotrauma 2015;32:865-74.
Papadopoulos MC, Verkman AS. Aquaporin water channels in the nervous system. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2013;14:265-77.
Saadoun S, Bell BA, Verkman AS, Papadopoulos MC. Greatly improved neurological outcome after spinal cord compression injury in AQP4-deficient mice. Brain 2008;131:1087-98.
Saadoun S, Papadopoulos MC, Hara-Chikuma M, Verkman AS. Impairment of angiogenesis and cell migration by targeted aquaporin-1 gene disruption. Nature 2005;434:786-92.
Understanding activity pie charts
What does the Consultant activity pie chart show?
The Consultant activity pie charts represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.
Please note that for Consultants who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.
Understanding mortality funnel plot charts
What does the Consultant funnel plot chart show?
The Hospital Consultant mortality funnel plot represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.
The mortality presented here is for three years: April 2014 – March 2017. Please note that for Consultant who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.
The horizontal yellow line represents the national average mortality. The solid black lines above and below the yellow line are the control limits. The upper control limit represents the highest expected mortality rate. The Consultant's outcome is highlighted in magenta.