Consultant Profile

Mr Imran Liaquat

Mr Imran Liaquat MBChB BSc.MedSci(Hons) MRCS FRCSEd (NS) MEd
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Neurosurgery
    • Back pain
    • Brain tumours
    • Degenerative spine
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Neck pain
    • Pain management
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Neuro-oncology (Brain Tumours/Low Grade Gliomas)
Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
Back and Neck Pain 
Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy including Degenerative Spine Disease
Head Injury
General Neurosurgery and Hydrocephalus

Research interests:

Mr Liaquat has an active research interest in the following areas:

Brain Tumour Surgery – Extent of Resection, Redo Craniotomies, Cognitive Deficit and Recovery 
Neuro-oncology Trials 
Head Injury 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurosurgeon,Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer,University of Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)   
British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS) 
European Association of Neuro-oncology (EANO)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Member of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Murrayfield: Thurs 10am–12noon Sat 9am–10.30am
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Liaquat graduated from University of Glasgow Medical school in 2002 and did his Basic Surgical Training in the West of Scotland.  After a year as a Registrar in London, where he worked at Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital, he came back to complete his Neurosurgical training in Scotland during which he trained in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.  He went back to St Georges Hospital to do a Sub-specialist Fellowship in Neurosurgery, where he gained experience in all aspects of General Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology including Awake Craniotomy, Fluorescence guided tumour resection and management of Low Grade Gliomas.  After the Fellowship he returned to Edinburgh to take up a Consultant post at the Western General Hospital. 

His operative NHS practice includes management of emergency and elective Spinal pathologies including Degenerative Spine, which makes up 50% of his operative workload and he consults with around 500 patients with back and neck pain, as well as other spinal conditions in his out-patient clinics a year. 

In addition to   General Neurosurgery, Mr Liaquat has a subspecialist interest in Brain Tumours (sub-speciality interest) and leads the Adult Neuro-oncology Surgical service.  

Mr Liaquat has a keen interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and has completed a Masters in Surgical Education to help him improve is educational skills.  He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh and has recently been accredited as a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. In addition, Mr Liaquat has research interests in Neurotrauma, Neuro-Oncology and Surgical Assessment.  He has over 15 research paper/abstract publications and has presented at National and International meetings.  He is currently actively involved in clinical research in Neuro-oncology with a number of different University Academic departments.   

Personal profile:

Mr Liaquat is married and spends most of his time outside work with his family.  He enjoys playing football and following rugby, cricket and tennis.  In addition he is a keen interest in travelling, music and current affairs

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Mr Imran Liaquat

Mr Imran Liaquat Neurosurgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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