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Jonathan Hyam, Consultant Brain & Spinal Neurosurgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Jonathan Hyam


MBBS BSc(Hons) FHEA FRCS(Eng) PgDip(LATHE) Dip(MicroSurgery) FRCS(NeuroSurgery)


Consultant Brain & Spinal Neurosurgeon


Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Adult Cranioplastic Surgery, Gamma Knife Surgery

Site specialisation

Brain tumours (Meningioma, Metastases)

Site specialisation 2

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Clinical interests

Facial pain, Sciatica, Back pain, Brain tumours

Background Information

Mr Hyam is a Consultant Brain & Comprehensive Spinal Neurosurgeon at the world-renowned National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square. 
He is also an Honorary Associate Professor in Neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology, UCL. 
Mr Hyam has received numerous national and international prizes and honours, including America?s Congress of Neurological Surgeons? Resident Prize for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery which was awarded in Washington, DC. 
He was awarded a PhD from Oxford University in Neurosurgery, and a Diploma in Microscopic Neurosurgery from The Yasargil Neurosurgery Laboratory of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. 
He is an invited specialist advisor to NICE on behalf of the British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, providing expert guidance on treatments across the country for conditions such as headache, facial pain, movement disorders, and spinal pain. 
Mr Hyam was awarded the prestigious Arris & Gale Lectureship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The lectureship was established in the year 1646 and is still awarded in stiff competition to surgeons at the height of their career. Previous recipients include Nobel Laureate Sir Alexander Fleming. 
Mr Hyam?s neurosurgery research has been published in prestigious international journals including The Lancet, Nature Reviews Neurology, and The Lancet Neurology.

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Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Leksell Gamma Knife Society 
British Association of Spine Surgeons 
Royal Society of Medicine (on the Council for Clinical Neurosciences) 
British Radiosurgery Society 
Royal College of Surgeons of England 
British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

NHS hospitals



The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Research interests
Key published papers

Lancet 2009  NICE head injury guidelines pre-empted two millennia ago. Hyam JA, Green AL, Aziz TZ. 
JAMA Neurology 2018  Bilateral deep brain stimulation of the nucleus basalts of Meynert for Parkinson?s Disease Dementia: a randomized clinical trial. Gratwicke J, Zrinzo L, Kahan J, Peters A, Beigl M, Akram H, Hyam J, et al. 
Nature Reviews Neurology 2012  The effects of deep brain stimulation on the autonomic nervous system. Hyam JA, Kringelbach ML, Silburn P, Aziz TZ, Green AL. 
Lancet Neurology 2015  Bilateral globus pallidus stimulation for severe Tourette?s syndrome: a double-blind, randomized cross-over trial.   Kefalopoulou Z, Zrinzo L, Jahanshahi M, Candelario J, Milabo C, Beigi M, Akram H, Hyam J, et al. 
Neurosurgery 2012  Controlling the lungs via the brain: a novel neurosurgical method to improve lung function in humans.  Hyam JA, Brittain JS, Paterson DJ, Davies RJO, Aziz TZ, Green AL. 


Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.