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Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar

Consultant Neurosurgeon (Paediatric & Adult)

QualificationsMBBS, MRCS, FRCS

Clinical interests:

  • Paediatric and functional neurosurgery


  • Neuro-oncology (brain and spinal tumours)
  • Pain management
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative spine

Training & background:

I qualified in Medicine in India in 1996. I did my post graduate surgical training in India for two years and my Neurology training in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS, India). I came to the United Kingdom in 2000 and trained in Nottingham in General surgery (MRCS) followed by Specialist training in Neurosurgery (FRCS) in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. I completed my fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at the Walton centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK and my Paediatric fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK. I worked as a Consultant Neurosurgeon for one year in Nottingham before I moved to Leeds in April 2013 as a Consultant Neurosurgeon.

Since I joined in Leeds I built my practice in Paediatric and Functional Neurosurgery. I established the Functional Neurosurgery unit in Leeds to offer my services.

QualificationsMBBS, MRCS, FRCS

Member of:

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, US
  • European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • International League Against Epilepsy, UK (ILAE)
  • British Neuro-Oncology Society, UK

Main NHS base:

  • Leeds General Infirmary

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