Mr Ahmed Ibrahim

Spine Surgeon/Neurosurgeon


Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, UCL

GMC: 4629366
AXA: AI00665
BUPA: 04629366
Vitality: 4629366
WPA: 920754065
Aviva: 600102447
Cigna: M208600

Secretary: George Runciman 020 7496 3550

Based at:

Special interests

  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Back and Leg Pain
  • Spinal Canal Narrowing
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Disease
  • Facial pain
  • Nerve entrapment

Professional positions

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Queens Hospital, Romford
  • Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, UCL, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London
  • Lead neurosurgeon for clinical governance
  • Assigned Educational Supervisor for ST4+ senior neurosurgical trainees

Personal details

Ahmed is married and lives in London.  Ahmed and his wife have a young son.

Medical & Surgical Training

Ahmed is an award winning consultant spinal neurosurgeon with a special interest in treating spinal conditions such as neck pain and, arm pain, back pain, arm or leg weakness, spinal tumours, slipped disc and slipped vertebrae. Ahmed is currently the lead consultant for spinal tumours (metastatic spinal cord compression) and is actively engaged in improving treatment for spinal patients at Queen’s hospital.

Ahmed completed medical training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital in London and went on to achieve a competitive entry into neurosurgical training in North Thames in London.  During his training he conducted advanced research and published landmark papers into the management of spinal conditions under the mentorship of one of the leading spinal experts, Professor Crockard at the National Hospital for Neurology and neurosurgery. Ahmed went on to conduct a highly regarded laboratory based stem-cell research in the treatment of spinal paralysis, which led to landmark peer-reviewed publications and an award of a PhD from UCL.

Fellowship Training

Ahmed was successfully selected for a sought-after combined orthopaedics and neurosurgical spinal fellowship training under Professor Michael Fehlings in Toronto, Canada.  Ahmed gained advanced knowledge and enhanced skill in the management specialised training in minimal access spinal surgery (keyhole) and the management of spinal deformity and spinal tumours.

Ahmed was one of two spinal surgeons selected to represent Europe in the 2015/16 Cervical Spine Research Society travelling fellowship to North America visiting the Rothman institute, OrthoCarolina, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and the University of Toronto spine programme in Toronto.

Ahmed was honoured with multiple awards including best fellow Zimmer award, best presentations at the14th AO fellows award, best international AANS/CNS Crockard fellow,1st place award in SpineFest, University of Toronto and best resident/fellow presentation at the Cervical Spine Research Society North America.

Ahmed was also an invited faculty at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference, 2016.

Ahmed’s publications to-date include:-

Tetreault L, Ibrahim A, Singh A, Côté P and Fehlings MG, A Systematic Review of Clinical and Surgical Predictors of Complications following Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. Neurosurg Spine 2016 Jan :24 (01)- 77-79

Fehlings M and Ibrahim A: Jan 2014 The management of sacral fracture with neurological deficit, Online publication:

Kirkman MA, Albert AF, Ibrahim A, Doberenz D. Hyponatremia and brain injury: historical and contemporary perspectives. Neurocritical care 2013;18:406-16.

Ibrahim A, Li D, Collins A, Tabakow P, Raisman G, Li Y. Comparison of olfactory bulbar and mucosal cultures in a rat rhizotomy model. Cell transplantation 2013.

Li Y, Li D, Ibrahim A, Raisman G. Repair involves all three surfaces of the glial cell. Progress in brain research 2012;201:199-218.

Ibrahim AG, Raisman G, Li Y. Permanent loss of fore-paw grasping requires complete deprivation of afferent input from a minimum of four dorsal roots of the rat brachial plexus. Experimental neurology 2009;215:142-5.

Ibrahim AG, Kirkwood PA, Raisman G, Li Y. Restoration of hand function in a rat model of repair of brachial plexus injury. Brain : a journal of neurology 2009;132:1268-76.

James G, Crocker M, King A, Bodi I, Ibrahim A, Chitnavis BP. Malignant triton tumors of the spine. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2008;8:567-73.

Ibrahim A, Crockard A, Antonietti P, et al. Does spinal surgery improve the quality of life for those with extradural (spinal) osseous metastases? An international multicenter prospective observational study of 223 patients. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2007. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2008;8:271-8.

Crocker M, James G, Ibrahim A, Thomas N, Chitnavis B. Posterior approach vertebrectomy in the thoracolumbar spine with expandable cage reconstruction: indications and techniques based on eight cases. British journal of neurosurgery 2008;22:235-40.

Ibrahim AG, Crockard HA. Basilar impression and osteogenesis imperfecta: a 21-year retrospective review of outcomes in 20 patients. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2007;7:594-600.

Ibrahim A, Li Y, Li D, Raisman G, El Masry WS. Olfactory ensheathing cells: ripples of an incoming tide? Lancet neurology 2006;5:453-7.

Ibrahim A, Galloway M, Leung C, Revesz T, Crockard A. Cervical spine chordoid meningioma. Case report. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2005;2:195-8.

Ibrahim A, Ashkan K, Smith M, Watkins L. Anticoagulation in a head-injured patient. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2003;96:591-2.

Abstract publications:-

Ibrahim A et al: Transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells promotes CNS axonal regeneration and restores function of avulsed brachial plexus roots, British Journal of Neurosurgery; August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 4, Pages 338-382: 338-382