Mr Imran Liaquat

Mr Imran Liaquat

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

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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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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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Thursday 9am–11am.

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 Kings College Hospital and St Georges 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 Georges 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 and I consults with around 500 patients with back and neck pain, as well as other spinal conditions in my out-patient clinics a year.

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 is 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.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumors
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

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.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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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)

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Current NHS posts

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

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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.

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