MBChB, European certificate in Neurosurgery, FRCS (SN)
Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh is an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Royal Sussex County Hospital. He is also honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and reviewer for the British Journal of Neurosurgery. He has dual orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine accreditation in addition to further specialist fellowship training in anterior skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York.
His training includes basic surgical training in Mersey Deanery followed by specialist Neurosurgery training in the Walton centre. This was followed by highly competitive subspecialist fellowships in orthopaedic spinal surgery in Brisbane and further sub specialist training in anterior skull base, pituitary and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York (Weill Cornell Medical College). He has been the recipient of many awards, including a Nuffield scholarship, travel awards and presentation prizes. He has been invited lecturer by industry and international surgical societies.
He is experienced in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders, pituitary tumours and endoscopic neurosurgical techniques. He has specialist interest in minimally invasive spine techniques, degenerative spine disorders, spinal deformity, spine tumours and pituitary adenomas. In addition to experience in general neurosurgical practice including neurooncology, trauma and hydrocephalus. Dr Al-Mahfoudh is active academically with over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is in the process of writing a dissertation to complete his MSc from Oxford University. He is also reviewer for the British Journal of Neurosurgery and member of the British association of Spine Surgeons, Society of British Neurological Surgeons and European Association of Neurological Surgeons.