Mr Imran Liaquat
MBChB, BSc.MedSci (Hons), MRCS, FRCSEd (NS) MEd
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Imran Liaquat at Spire include:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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)
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
Consultant Neurosurgeon,Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer,University of Edinburgh.
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.