Mr Chandru Kaliaperumal

Mr Chandru Kaliaperumal

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBBS, DipMedEd, FEBNS, FRCSI, FRCSEd( Neuro.Surg)

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I am a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon working in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young people (RHYCP) and Department of Clinical neurosciences (DCN) based in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

I gained significant experience during my training by working in multiple major neurosurgical centres across the UK (Derriford Hospital Plymouth, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, University Hospital in Cardiff, and Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast) and the Republic of Ireland (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Cork University Hospital, Cork & Children’s University Hospital in Dublin). I then completed a Paediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

I have a keen interest in teaching and train Medical students, Foundation doctors and post graduate Neurosurgical specialist trainees. I am a part of the question writing group for the Intercollegiate specialty Neurosurgical FRCS exit exams. I am an appraiser for the Consultant Neurosurgeons based in the NHS Lothian.

I have published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed International Journals and have more than 125 presentations in National and  International meetings. I have peer-reviewed scientific articles for more than 40 journals and am an Editorial board member for 3 International journals.

My current work includes Paediatric and Adult neurosurgery. I have a subspecialty interest in Brain tumour surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hydrocephalus, Neuroendoscopy, Craniofacial surgery, spinal degenerative disease, disc prolapse, Chiari malformation and spinal  dysraphism. My private practice mirrors my NHS practice.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chandru Kaliaperumal at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cervical spine surgery

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Additional information

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management

Spinal stenosis. Trigeminal Neuralgia. Craniofacial surgery. Spinal Dysraphisms. Chiari malformation. Neuroendoscopy. Head injury.

Professional memberships

Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)

Royal College of surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)

Prizes and awards

  • Kamal Sayed Prize for Neurosurgery-2012 awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & IICN (April 2012)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons-Reciprocal Travel Award - awarded by European Association of Neurosurgical societies (EANS) (June 2011)
  • M C Rama Valia Varma Raja Gold Medal Award - for Best Undergraduate student (1996-2002). Pondicherry University, India. February 2002
  • JIPMER Alumni Association Gold Medal Award - for Best All round Undergraduate student for excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities (1996-2002). Pondicherry University, India. February 2002

Department of Neurosurgery, DCN, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Department of Paediatric Neurosurgery, RHCYP, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

I strongly believe in work life balance and holistic medicine. I am married to a Psychiatrist and have two children.  Passionate music lover and singer, artist and Table tennis player.

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Sarah Howe
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