Mr Imran Liaquat

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBChB, BSc.MedSci (Hons), MRCS, FRCSEd (NS) MEd

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I graduated from University of Glasgow Medical School in 2002 and did my basic surgical training in the West of Scotland. After a year as a Registrar in London, where I worked at King's College Hospital and St George's Hospital, I came back to complete my neurosurgical training in Scotland during which I trained in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. I went back to St George's Hospital to do a sub-specialist fellowship in neurosurgery, where I 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 I returned to Edinburgh to take up a consultant post at the Western General Hospital.My operative NHS practice includes management of emergency and elective spinal pathologies, including degenerative spine, which makes up 50% of my operative workload. In my outpatient clinics, I consult with around 500 patients a year with back and neck pain, as well as other spinal conditions.In addition to general neurosurgery, I have a subspecialist interest in brain tumours (sub-speciality interest) and lead the adult neuro-oncology surgical service.I have a keen interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and have completed a masters in surgical education to help me improve my educational skills. I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh and have recently been accredited as a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.In addition, I have research interests in neurotrauma, neuro-oncology and surgical assessment. I have had over 15 research paper/abstract publications and have presented at national and international meetings. I am currently actively involved in clinical research in neuro-oncology with a number of different university academic departments.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Imran Liaquat at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Neck pain

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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)

Research and publications

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 posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon,Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer,University of Edinburgh.

Personal profile

I am married and spend most of my time outside work with my family. I enjoy playing football and following rugby, cricket and tennis. In addition I have a keen interest in travelling, music and current affairs.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Kay Morris 0131 526 3895