Dr Akbar Ali Khan, MBBS, MD (USA), FRCS Ed, FRCS Neurosurgery


Personal Information

Registered Neurosurgeon in UK, GMC  Number: 6042809,

Registered Neurosurgeon in Pakistan, PMDC  Number: 9862-N,

Email: info@akbarkhan.pk

Research Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akbar_Khan8

Patient Feedback: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-akbar-ali-khan

Education

Specialist Registration in Neurosurgery, UK, 2016

FRCS Neurosurgery, UK, March 2013

Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Neurosurgery, UK, March 2013

FRCS Ed, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, March 2008

MD (USA)

MBBS, Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, Dec 2001

Appointments

 

Current
Consultant Neurosurgeon
  • Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan
  • QASMC Harley Street London UK
Present
Consultant Neurosurgeon & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University Of  Glasgow
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Nuffield Hospital Glasgow private practice
2017 – 2018
Neurosurgical Training
Senior Registrar at National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery & Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

  • Neuroncology, Skull Base & Pituitary Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Vascular Neuro Surgery(Brain aneurysms & Vascular Malformations)
  • Complex Hydrocephalus & Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy & Functional Neurosurgery
2015 – 2017
Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Fellowship in Complex Spine & Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery

2014 – 2015
Senior Registrar at National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery & Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

  • Neuroncology, Skull Base & Pituitary Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Vascular Neuro Surgery(Brain aneurysms & Vascular Malformations)
  • Complex Hydrocephalus & Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy & Functional Neurosurgery
2011 – 2014
Imperial College London NHS Trust, London, UK

  • Taruma & General Neurosurgery
2010 – 2011
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Taruma & General Neurosurgery
2009 – 2010
Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

  • General & Spinal Neurosurgery
2009 – 2009
Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, Sussex, UK

  • General & Spinal Neurosurgery
2008 – 2009
Basic Surgical Training
North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK 2008 – 2008
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK 2007 – 2008
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust, Norfolk, UK 2006 – 2007
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK 2004 – 2006
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, UK 2003 – 2004
Khyber Teaching Hospital, Pakistan 2002 – 2003

Academic Activities

 

  • Reviewer for Neurological Sciences, March 2015 – present
  • Neurosurgical ST3 Boot Camp – Instructor, Coventry, December 2017
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow School of Medicine. April 2017 – present
  • Examiner for 4th year MBBS OSCE examinations, UCL London, 2016
  • Clinical tutor in Neurosurgery for UCL London undergraduate medical students, 2013- 2016
  • Faculty on London Deanery course for Neurosurgical trainees – Endoscopic Ventricular Approaches, 2013
  • Faculty on North Thames Deanery course, Management of Hydrocephalus, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2012
  • Qualified ATLS Instructor, 2008
  • Surgical Tutor, Nuffield Department of Surgery – for 4th and 6th year medical students, Oxford University 2004-2006

 

Research & Publications

 

  • Malignant Meningioma: An International Multicentre Retrospective Study.
    • Akbar Ali Khan, Lewis Thorne, Charles Champeaux, Journal of Neurosurgery, Dec 2018
  • Disproportionately Large Communicating Fourth Ventricle: Pearls for Diagnosis and Management
    • Aswin Chari, Dimitrios Karponis, Claudia Craven, Lewis Thorne Cureus Nov 2018
  • Meningeal haemangiopericytoma and solitary fibrous tumour: a retrospective bi centre study for outcome and prognostic factor assessment
    • Champeaux C, Khan AA, Wilson E, Thorne L, Dunn L, Journal of NeuroOncology, July 2017
  • Shunting of the over 80’s in Normal pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Simon Thompson, Jamie shand-mith, Akbar Khan, Ahmed Toma, Laurence Watkins. Acta Neurochirurgica April 2017
  • The role of ICP monitoring in patients with persistent cerebrospinal fluid leak following spinal surgery: a case series
    • Craven C, Toma AK, Khan AA, Watkins LD. Acta Neurochirurgica, July 2016
  • WHO grade II meningioma: a retrospective study for outcome and prognostic factor assessment
    • Champeaux C, Wilson E, Shieff C, Khan AA, Thorne L. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, June 2016
  • Persistent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak post spinal surgery and cerebrospinal fluid dynamic disturbances: cause or consequence?
    • Craven C, Khan AA, Toma AK, Watkins LD. The Spine Journal, April 2016
  • Intramuscular local anaesthetic infiltration at closure for post-operative analgesia in lumbar spine surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Perera A, Chari A, Kostusiak M, Khan AA, Luoma MV, Casey AT. Spine, Jan 2016
  • A case of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
    • Henderson A, Khan AA, Good C, Baer ST. BMJ Case Reports August 2015
  • Tumours of the Central Nervous System
    • Akbar Khan, Mary Murphy, Surgery (Oxford), May 2015
  • Active and silent thyroid-stimulating hormone expressing pituitary adenomas: Presenting symptoms, treatment, outcomes and recurrence
    • Kirkman M, Jaunmuktane Z, Brandner S, Khan A, Powell M, Baldeweg SE. World Neurosurgery, March 2014
  • Plurihormonal pituitary adenoma with concomitant adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and growth hormone (GH) secretion: A report of two cases and review of the literature.
    • Rasul FT. Jaunmuktane Z. Khan AA. Phadke R.  Powell M. National Hospital for neurology and neurosurgery. Acta Neurochir Jan 2014, 156:141-146
  • The clinical spectrum of TSH-expressing pituitary adenomas.
    • Kirkman MA, Jaunmuktane Z, Bradner S, Khan A, Powell M, Baldeweg. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, November 2013
  • An unusual anatomic and Geographic location of primary germinoma of the fourth ventricle:
    • Akbar A Khan, Matthew Kirkman, Caroline Anderson, Zane Jaunmuktane, Robert C Morris, Neil D Kitchen. National Hospital for neurology and neurosurgery. Journal of clinical Neuroscience 2013 Nov; 20(11):1620-2.
  • The Lasting Legacy of Sir Victor Horsley.
    • Khan AA, Powell M. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Sep;155(9):1801
  • Angio-negative subarachnoid haemorrhage, outcomes and the role of repeat angiography.
    • A A Khan, J D Shand-Smith, M A Kirkman, F J Robertson, K Wong, C Dott, J P Grieve, L D Watkins, N D Kitchen. National Hospital for neurology and neurosurgery.  Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Aug;115(8):1470-5
  • Pseudotumor cerebri presenting with visual failure in promyelocytic leukaemia: a case report
    • Fahid T Rasul, Ahmed K Toma, Akbar A Khan, Gordon T Plant, Laurence D Watkins. National Hospital for neurology and neurosurgery. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Nov 29:6(1); 408.
  • Clinical Outcome and Complications of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump in Multiple Sclerosis Patients; a retrospective study.
    • A A Khan, I. Birks-Agnew, P. Bullock, D. Rushton, Kings College Hospital, NeuroRehabilitation, 2010;27(2):117-120

 

Presentations & Published Abstracts

 

Persistent CSF leak post spinal surgery and cerebrospinal fluid dynamic disturbance cause or consequence?

7th meeting of the international society for hydrocephalus and CSF disorders, September 2015

Correlation of ICP monitoring to clinical history in patients with high or low intracranial pressure symptoms

Poster presentation, SBNS Spring Conference, April 2015

Spinal Surgery, The Texan Experience

UCLH Trust Management Meeting, 2015

Role of repeat Angiography in Angio-negative subarachnoid haemorrhage

SBNS Autumn conference 2012

Clinical Outcome and Complications of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump in Multiple Sclerosis Patients; a retrospective study

SBNS Autumn Conference, Oct 09

Visual Field Defects following Selective Trans-sylvian Amygdalohippocampectomy

BNRG Spring Meeting, Feb 2008

Acute traumatic brain injuries with abnormal admission CT scan; Comparison of Galasko Guidelines with Management in a District General Hospital

SBNS Spring Conference, April 2007

 

Quality Improvement Projects

 

Medical record keeping standards, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2015

Antibiotic Prescribing in Neurosurgical Patients, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2014

Audit of Post-operative blood testing in Neurosurgical patients, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2013

 

Courses & Conferences

 

20th Clinicopathological Conference on Pituitary Disease – Feb 2018, London

SBNS Autumn Meeting Sept 2017, Liverpool

MBBS Examiner Training Workshop 2016 – July 2016, University College London

3rd National NHS Leadership Meeting April 2016, London

Advanced Intracranial Neuroendoscopy – Sept 2015, Aesculap Akademie, Germany

Posterior Spinal Approaches – April 2015, DePuy Synthes, Newcastle

4th Annual Young Neurosurgeons‘ EANS CME Meeting, Royal College of Surgeons, May 2014

Advanced Trauma Life Support – April 2014, Queens Medical Centre

Training to Teach – Jan 2014, University College London Hospital

Leadership and Management – Dec 2013, University College London Hospital

Conflict Resolution Awareness, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Infection Control, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Information Governance, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Risk Awareness, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Treating people with respect, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Safeguarding Adults Level 1, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Safeguarding Children Level 1, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2013

Cervical & Lumbar Instrumentation, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UK, 2012

Neurosurgical Simulation Course, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UK, 2011

Cranial and Endoscopic Approaches, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UK, 2011

ATLS Instructor Course, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, Jan 2008

 

Teaching Experience

  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer  in Neurosurgery University Of Glasgow Scotland 2017-18.
    • Teaching Medical Students during Neurosurgery rotations. 
  • Clinical tutor in Neurosurgery for University Collage London (UCL) undergraduate medical students, 2013-17
    • 2 lectures per month each lasting 1 hour. Topics covered include general neurosurgery, neuro-anatomy, common neurosurgical pathologies and neurosurgical management of patients.
    • Up to 30 medical students per session
  • Faculty on London Deanery teaching for Neurology trainees, University College Hospital NHS Trust, 2014
    • Topics covered include Functional Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery, Surgical treatment of epilepsy, Neuro-oncology and surgery of the eloquent cortex, spine and congenital abnormalities of the CNS. 
  • Faculty on North Thames course for Neurosurgical trainees – Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2013.
    • One day theoretical and practical skills based course for Neurosurgical trainees in the London Deanery.
  • Faculty on North Thames course for Neurosurgical trainees – Hydrocephalus Course (Simulation Workshop), National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2012
    • One day course for Neurosurgical trainees in the London Deanery covering anatomy and pathology of hydrocephalus and simulation workshop for associated clinical skills and procedures. 

 

  • Qualified ATLS Instructor, 2008

 

Management & Leadership

 

Consultant Neurosurgeon at QEUH Glasgow, leading and developing services in minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery

Senior Registrar & Rota Co-ordinator, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Aug 2016 – Aug 2017

3rd National NHS Leadership Meeting, April 2016

Risk Management & Governance representative for junior doctors, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2015

Member of clinical guidelines committee, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, 2015

Attended 2nd National Clinical Leadership Meeting, March 2015

Chair and participate in meetings of the Queen Square Research Network (QSRNet), National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery Jan 2014 – present

Registrar team leader, department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Assisted in organising courses for Neurosurgical Trainees at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Assisted in organising British Association of Plastic Surgeons trip to Pakistan offering October 2005 earthquake relief work