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Mr Keyoumars Ashkan, Consultant Neurosurgeon

Specialising in:

Neuro-oncology and brain tumour surgery, functional neurosurgery including deep brain and spinalcord stimulation

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Keyoumars Ashkan




Consultant Neurosurgeon

Keyoumars Ashkan

Neurosurgery, Paediatric neurosurgery

Site specialisation

Neuro-oncology, functional neurosurgery, degenerative spine disease

Site specialisation 2

Hydrocephalus trauma tumours, carpal tunnel synd

Clinical interests

Neuro-oncology and brain tumour surgery, functional neurosurgery including deep brain and spinalcord stimulation

Background Information

Mr. Ashkan qualified from Cardiff in 1993 with commendations in medicine and surgery and a first class honours degree in biochemistry. He underwent dual postgraduate training in surgery and medicine obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery in 2002. His subspecialist training in functional, stereotactic and image guided neurosurgery included a fellowship in France with Prof. Benabid, generally considered as the founder of the modern deep brain stimulation surgery. This lead to a MD degree. He was a senior lecturer in functional neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from 2004 to 2006. He was appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon at Kings College Hospital and the lead clinician for Neuro-oncology as well as an honorary senior lecturer at Kings College London in 2007. Mr. Ashkan has won over 20 undergraduate and postgraduate prizes and scholarships. He has chaired, attended or presented papers in over 80 national and international meetings. He has published over 160 full papers, abstracts and book chapters.

Languages spoken

English, Farsi

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: pmFri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7034 8709

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



British Medical Association, Society of British Neurological Surgeons, British Neuro-Oncology Society, Movement Disorders Society, European Association of Neurosurgical

NHS hospitals

King's College

Research interests

Improving treatment of patients with brain tumours, awake surgery, surgical treatment of movement disorders and pain.

Key published papers

Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's Disease 1993-2003: Where are we 10 years on? British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2004;18(1):19-34. 
Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic intractable pain. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2004;15(3):343-57.Central Neurocytoma: A double misnomer. Cancer. 2000;89(5):1111-20. 


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Degenerative lumbar spine disease Bupa Cromwell Hospital MEDIscene magazine Issue 3