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Prof Ludvic Zrinzo
Unit of Functional Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG
Appointment
  • Professor of Functional Neurosurgery
  • Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

Prof Zrinzo completed undergraduate medical studies in Malta (MD - 1995), before moving to London to pursue a career in Neurosurgery. He was awarded an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience with Distinction from the UCL Institute of Neurology, London, before embarking on Neurosurgical training in London (Atkinson Morley Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Oldchurch Hospital).

Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Neurosurgery) in 2005, Prof Zrinzo also engaged in two Fellowships in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery during neurosurgical training: at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and at UCLA, USA.

Appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2007 and Professor of Functional Neurosurgery and Head of The Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, UCL Institute of Neurology, in 2018, Prof Zrinzo is also Visiting Neurosurgeon to the Maltese Islands. 

Current interests include the surgical management of chronic neurological and psychiatric disease including advanced Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor, chronic pain, headache (trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia), Tourette syndrome, treatment refractory depression and OCD.

Research has been directed towards continued improvement in the surgical care of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation or other stereotactic procedures with particular emphasis on improving safety, accuracy and efficacy of surgery. Prof Zrinzo also manages a wide range of general neurosurgical conditions and has a special interest in complex intracranial surgery. He is author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and several book chapters and his work has received several international awards. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

Research interests in include:
  • Optimising outcome and minimising risk for patients undergoing functional neurosurgery
  • Improving accuracy, safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) by using an MRI-guided and MRI-verified approach
  • Application of advanced neuroimaging techniques to investigate novel brain targets and novel indications for stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic ablation
  • Neurosurgery for Mental Health Disorders (Treatment refractory depression and OCD)
  • Multidisciplinary approach to clinical research in DBS
  • Neurosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias including microvascular decompression and neuromodulation

Teaching Summary

  • Mentoring of junior doctors aspiring to a career in neurosurgery
  • Supervision of neurosurgeons-in-training and of senior neurosurgical trainees during their fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • 
Faculty on International Courses for Functional Neurosurgery
  • 
Lecturer on MSc courses in Clinical Neuroscience and Advanced Neuroimaging

  • Supervision of students following MSc courses in Clinical Neuroscience and Advanced Neuroimaging
  • Tony Pullen Lecturer of the Year award in 2013 & 2016

Appointments
01-OCT-2018 Professor of Functional Neurosurgery Department of Clinical and Motor Neuroscience Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2007 Consultant Neurosurgeon Unit of Functional Neurosurgery UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2011 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Neurological Science University College London
2005 FRCS Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons – Neurological Science Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
1999 MSc Master of Science – Clinical Neuroscience University College London
1985 MD Doctor of Medicine – Medicine/Surgery University of Malta
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