Mr Aminul Ahmed

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon
MA (Cantab), MB/PhD, FRCS (SN)
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Mr Aminul Ahmed is a consultant spinal neurosurgeon, focusing on all aspect of complex spinal surgery. He has a rich academic background and has been awarded several prizes in his career.

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Mr Aminul Ahmed is an academic complex spine neurosurgeon, combining clinical excellence with innovative research.

His clinical practice includes all aspects of complex spinal surgery such as back pain, neck pain, sciatica and disc problems, degenerative spinal disease, spinal tumours and spinal trauma. His approach to managing these conditions includes a full discussion, including all treatment option, and shared decision making. Mr Ahmed’s surgical practice includes injections and surgeries using minimally invasive techniques and the use of technologies for safer surgery.

Mr Ahmed’s background includes academic surgical training including a PhD during medical school, two specialist complex spine fellowships in London and an international research fellowship in Miami. His research interests are in neurotrauma (both head injuries and spinal cord injuries) and the use of stem cell therapies and gene therapies as potential treatments. He has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious 'Arris and Gale Lectureship' from the Royal College of Surgeons. He thoroughly enjoys teaching and supervising PhD students in clinical and basic sciences research.

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  • Qualified 2005
  • MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London. (MB/PhD program) 2001-2005
  • Guys’, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, London (Clinical Medicine) 1999-2005
  • Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (Pre-clinical Medicine) 1996-1999
  • Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon 
    King’s College Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery 
    King’s College London
  • Arris and Gale Lectureship and Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of England 2019
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons President’s Travelling Fellowship 2019
  • Campbell-Connolly Neurotrauma Prize, SBNS 2013
  • Hewitt Exhibition, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1999

Commissioned Reports

Book Chapters

  • Spinal Cord Injury: Pathophysiology and Strategies for Regeneration. Trauma and Orthopaedics, edited by T. Athanasios. Ahmed AI and Lucas JD (2020).  
  • Chapter 5, The Role of Secondary Brain Injury in Determining Outcome from Severe Head Injury. CNS’ Essential Papers in Neurosurgery, edited by B. Bendok and N. El Tecle. ISBN: 978-019-7534-359. Ahmed AI, Hickman Z, Bullock MR (2020).
  • Neurosurgery for ARNPs. Handbook of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Intensive Care for Nurses & Advanced Practice Health Professionals. ISBN: 978-149-871-9421 CSDH Management. Ahmed AI and Bullock MR (2015).  

Clinical Papers

  • Does lower back pain improve after decompressive spinal surgery? A prospective observational study from the British Spine Registry. Journal of Neurosurgery – Spine. Knight et. al. (2023).
  • Comparison of suspected and confirmed internal EVD-related infections: a prospective multi-centre U.K. observational study. OFID, 17: 9 (10). Sohn SY et. al. (2022).
  • Utility of image-guided external ventriculostomy: analysis of contemporary practice in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Journal of Neurosurgery 29:1-9. Senior Author. McLean AL et. al. (2021).

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