Daniel Walsh, Consultant Neurosurgeon
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Biography- Daniel Walsh FRCS (Neurosurg.)

 

Daniel Walsh qualified as a doctor from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1993. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at King's College Hospital, The London Clinic and BUPA Cromwell Hospital. As well as his clinical duties he is currently the elected Chair of the British Neurovascular Group and in that capacity sits on the Council of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. He has served as an elected Individual Member delegate to the European Assosciation of neurosurgical Socities for two terms.

 

His basic surgical training took place in Dublin and London. Thereafter his advanced Neurosurgical training was completed at the Institute for Neurological Sciences in Glasgow. He underwent specialist Fellowship training in Neurovascular Surgery with Professor Michael Morgan in Sydney, Australia developing an enduring interest in the managment of arteriovenous malformations.

Upon his return he was appointed as consultant neurosurgeon position at King's College Hospital in London and now services one of the busiest neurovascular practices in the United Kingdom. Mr Walsh's areas of particular clinical interest include:

 

  • Cranial and spinal microsurgery
  • Cerebral aneurysms,
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain and spinal cord,
  • Cerebral revascularisation and stroke prevention
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Intramedullary spinal cord tumours
  • Tumours of spinal nerves and neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease and haemangioblastoma
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment

 

As part of the multidisciplinary neurocutaneous team at Guy's Hospital he supports both the nationally commissioned neurofibromatosis service and the Von Hippel-Lindau Disease service.

 

Actively engaged in the training of neurosurgeons he was for many years was a member of the South Thames Neurosurgical Training committee serving as pan-London Program Director for ST1-3 years from 2008 to 2014 and served as King's Health Partners Training Program Management Committee chair and South Thames Neurosurgical Training Program Director from 2014 to 2017. Subsequently he was appointed to the Speciality Advisory Committe of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training and continues to serve as a member of the national selection panel for neurosurgical training,

 

Research into neurovascular disease and brain injury is an integral part of the practice and patients may be invited to participate in these studies if appropriate. Mr Walsh is a Visiting Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is a reviewer for and sits on the editorial board of several surgical journals.