My CV

Mr.Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

MBChB, European Diploma in Neurosurgery, FRCS (SN)

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Lecturer

Personal Information and memberships

Languages: Fluent in both English and Arabic.
GMC specialist register for Neurosurgery Society of British Neurological Surgeons, British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board AO Spine member.
European Association of Neurosurgery EANS rep for British Neurosurgery Training Association 2012-2014.
Medical Officer for the British Boxing Board of Control Honorary.
Lecturer – University of Liverpool.
Peer reviewer – British Journal of Neurosurgery

Education and Qualifications

August 2013 – to date

MSc Surgical Science and Practice University of Oxford

Oct 2013

FRCS (Neuro.Surg) Royal College of Surgeons of England CCT date November 2014

August 2011 – 2014

European Diploma in Neurosurgery
European Association of Neurological Surgeons

November 2007

IMRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

July 2004 – Dec. 2004

ECDL Level 2 (European Computer Driving License) The Interactive College, Liverpool.

1996 – 2002

MBChB Basra Medical College

July 1996

Secondary School certificate (Baccalaureate). 7 subjects, overall grade 94%

Distinctions

May 2015

Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Award Funding for a fellowship in the Weill Cornell Medical College

August 2014

Codman travelling fellowship fund Funding for a spinal fellowship to Australia.

August 2013

Awarded a full Scholarship (Nuffield Manor Hospital) to complete an MSc in Surgical Science and Practice at the University of Oxford.

7-8/June/2012

Best oral communication - Surgical Management of herniated thoracic discs Joint Swiss society of Neurosurgery and Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Lugano, Switzerland.

May 2004

Highest score in the PLAB exam

June 2002

Awarded University lecturer position for ranking within highest scoring 10 graduates out of 200

Professional experience

September/2015

Sagittal balance and pedicle subtraction osteotomies Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Dennis Hartig, Steven Yang, Peter Mccombe EANS course / trainee presentation. Nicosia, Cyprus

July 2015 – to date

Appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon in October/14 and commenced post in July/15 – Royal Sussex County Hospital / Princess Royal Hospital, UK

May 2015 – July 2015

Fellow, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Neurosurgery Programme / Weill Cornell Medical College (Anterior skull base and spine surgery)

October 2014 – May 2015

Locum Senior registrar / Fellow in skull base surgery Royal Hallimshire Hospital / Royal Adelaide hospital

November 2013 – May 2015

Medico legal expert Red Health – Independent Medical Assessments Brisbane / Australia

September 2013 – September 2014

Fellow, Complex Spine Surgery Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital

August 2008 – August 2013

Specialty Registrar in Neurosurgery (ST3-ST7) The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

February 2007 – August 2008

Senior House Officer in Neurosurgery (ST1-ST2) Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

August 2006 – February 2007

Senior House Officer in General Surgery (ST1) Royal Liverpool University hospital

August 2005 – August 2006

Senior House Officer (Foundation year 2) General Surgery / Orthopaedics / Cardiothoracic Surgery Royal Liverpool University Hospital / Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

February 2005 – August 2005

Senior House Officer in Accident and Emergency medicine Causeway Hospital, Coleraine

February 2004 – February 2005

Clinical attachments in Accident and Emergency and General Practice Liverpool

Oct. 2002 – Jan. 2004

House Officer Rotation programme in Basra Teaching Hospitals General Surgery / General Medicine / Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Paediatrics

Courses

Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) course

Dusseldorf / Germany
Oct/2015

Advanced Endoscopic Skull base and Pituitary: Hands-on Symposium

Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital
8-9/May/2015

Radiofrequency Cadaveric Course / Anterior spine approaches

QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane
19/July/2014

AMA Guides 5th Edition Training Course

Brisbane / Australia
7-8/June/2014

Current concepts in lumbar interbody fusion

Australian school of advanced medicine, Macguire University, Sydney, Australia
2/November/2013

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Aesculap Akademie. Tubingen, Germany
11-12/April/2013

Advanced Leadership for SpRs

Mersey Deanery, Liverpool Medical Institution
12-13/February/2013

Codman Cranial Cadaver Instructional course

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
25-26/July/2012

Cadaveric Course – Adult Scoliosis: Posterior instrumentation techniques

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
1/May/2012

Codman Hydrocephalus and Neuro Critical care Learning Centre

Acibadem Hospital, Istanbul
20-24/February/2012

Cambridge lectures in Neurosurgical anatomy

Cambridge
10-11/December/2011

Total cervical spine solutions (cadaveric course)

Brussels
15-16/September/2011

Cambridge lectures in Neurosurgical anatomy

Cambridge
18/June/2011

SIOP Neuro-oncology workshop

Liverpool
15/June/2011

ATLS revision course

Hull Royal Infirmary
19/March/2010

GCP for clinical research

Alderhey Foundation trust
03/11/2009

Eurospine: Serious spine disorders

Barcelona
16-18/September/2009

Operative Skills in Neurosurgery

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
22-24/10/2008

Neuroradiology and Approaches for intracranial Surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
28-29/Feb/2008

Neuro-imaging MRI course

The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
10/March/2007

ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – Carlisle
9-11/November/2005

BSS (Basic Surgical Skills Course)

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
7 - 9/September/2005

APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course)

Belfast Royal Hospital, Belfast
16-18/June/2005

A&E Training day

Belfast City Hospital
10/february/2005

ALS (Advanced Life Support) Course

Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man
16-17/October/2004

BLS (Basic Life Support) Course

Hope Hospital, Manchester
14/Aug./2004

Stroke treatment in Liverpool

PROPEL/NHS
8/July/2004

Conferences

Spine Society of Australia 25th Annual Scientific Meeting combined with the Scoliosis Research Society Worldwide Course

Brisbane, Australia
10-12 April 2014

World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Tokyo, Japan
May/2013

3rd International CNS Germ Cell Tumour Symposium

Cambridge, UK
April/2013

1st World AVM Congress

Edinburgh, UK
18-19/September 2012

SBNS

Leeds, UK

26-27/September/2012

Joint Swiss Society of Neurosurgery and SBNS conference

Lugano, Switzerland
7-8/June/2012

Britspine

Newcastle
2-4/May/2012

SBNS

Chelsea, UK
September/2010

14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Vienna, Austria
20-23/June/2010

Britspine

Liverpool, UK
April/2010

SBNS

Liverpool, UK
April/2008

IMA 18th Israeli Medical association World Fellowship Conference

Jerusalem
April/2007

Liverpool and North West Society of Surgeons annual meeting

Liverpool, UK
01/December/2006

Annual International Oncology Conference

Basra
15/Feb/2001

Presentations

September/2015

Sagittal balance and pedicle subtraction osteotomies Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Dennis Hartig, Steven Yang, Peter Mccombe EANS course / trainee presentation. Nicosia, Cyprus

April/2014

Migrating intrathecal high velocity projectile Yuen Chan, Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Robin Pillay Britspine, Warwick. United Kingdom

October/2013

Management of Typical and Atypical Hangman's Fractures Eleanor Woolley, Christopher Beagrie, Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Robin Pillay, Martin Wilby EuroSpine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

October/2013

Management of intradural spinal tumours: A review of 217 caess over 22 years. David Garwood, Saif Haddad, Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Nisaharan Srikandarajah, Robin Pillay, Tim Pigott EuroSpine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sep/2013

C2 Traumatic Spondylolisthesis: Fracture Patterns and Management Christopher Beagrie, Eleanor Woolley, Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, John Kitchen, Martin Wilby SBNS, Romford / UK

May/2013

Balloon compression for Trigeminal neuralgia R Al-Mahfoudh, G Sivakumar, M Stovel, J Osman-Farah, P R Eldridge Poster presentation. World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

April/2013

The management of bifocal intracranial germinoma in children Al-Mahfoudh R, Ellenbogen JR, Zakaria R, Irvine E, Pizer B, Mallucci CL 3rd International CNS Germ Cell Tumour Symposium

March/2013

Proposal for a prospective multicentre audit of chronic subdural haematoma management in the United Kingdom and Ireland Coulter IC, Kolias AG, Marcus HJ, Ahmed A, Alli S, Al-Mahfoudh R, Borg A, Cowie CJ, Hill C, Jones TL, Livermore J, Kailaya-Vasan A, Narayanamurthy H, Ngoga D, Shapey J, Tarnaris A, Gregson B, Hutchinson PJ, Brennan PM The British Neurosurgical Research Group Meeting, Manchester / UK

October/2012

A case series of Twiddlers syndrome in spinal cord stimulation Chong HP, Al-Mahfoudh R, Osman-Farah J Poster presentation. EANS, Bratislava / Slovakia

October/2012

Comparison of endoscopic vs microscopic techniques in primary transsphenoidal surgery for non-functioning pituitary macroadenomas Saladino A, Al-Mahfoudh R, Patel A, Lee M, Javadpour M. Poster presentation. EANS, Bratislava / Slovakia

September/2012

Surgical disconnection of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas Al-mahfoudh R, Nahser H, Javadpour M SBNS, Leeds/UK and First world AVM conference, Edinburgh/UK

September/2012

Microsurgical excision of Spetzler-Martin grades I and II; clinical and angiographic outcomes Al-mahfoudh R, Nahser H, Javadpour M SBNS, Leeds/UK and First world AVM conference, Edinburgh/UK

June/2012

Surgical Management of herniated thoracic discs Al-Mahfoudh R, Wilby M, Pigott T. Joint swiss socoiety of Neurosurgery and SBNS Lugano, Switzerland

2-4/May/2012

Management of type II and type III odontoid fractures in the over 60 population at a regional specialist centre. Patel A, Al-Mahfoudh R, Zakaria R, Pigott T, Wilby M Britspine, Newcastle / UK

2-4/May/2012

Giant calcified thoracic discs Al-Mahfoudh R, Wilby M, Pigott T. Britspine, Newcastle / UK

Endovascular treatment of ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms Kanwar A, Almahfoudh R Javadpour M, Lee M.K, Ellenbogen J, Eldridge P.R, Stonely C, Puthuran M, Nahser H The British Neurovascular Group 3rd Annual Meeting
9/February/2012

September/2010

Surgical pathway and management of pineal region tumours Al-Mahfoudh R, Kenney T, Lee M, Jenkinson M, Gooden J, Pizer B, Mallucci C SBNS, Chelsea, UK

September/2010

High field 3-Tesla intraoperative MRI: Applications and preliminary experience in paediatric neurosurgery Al-Mahfoudh R, Burn S, Avula S, Pizer B, Abernethy L, Mallucci C. SBNS, Chelsea, UK

20-23/June/2010

Surgical Pathway and management of Pineal region tumours in children Al-Mahfoudh R, Kenney T, Gooden J, Lee M, Jenkinson M, Pizer B, Mallucci C. Poster presentation. 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Vienna, Austria

20-23/June/2010

Intra-Operative Mri for Paediatric Brain Tumours C Mallucci, S Avula, L Abernethy, R Al-Mahfoudh, M Jenkinson, J Gooden, B L Pizer. Poster presentation 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Vienna, Austria

22/4/2010

Early experience with a dedicated high field 3-Tesla paediatric intra-operative MRI scanner Conor Mallucci, Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, John Goodden, Shivaram Avula, Barry Pizer, Laurence Abernethy European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Antalya, Turkey

27– 31/May/2008

Management of Spinal Epidural Abscesses R Al-Mahfoudh, Mohammed Al-Jumaily, D Lawson. Poster presentation, Conference of the French Speaking Society of Neurosurgery. France

April/200

Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm / Case report and review of the literature. Al-Mahfoudh R, O'Reilly DA, Raraty MG. A. Poster presentation IMA 18th Israeli Medical association World Fellowship Conference
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28/march/2007

Management of Osteoporotic fragility fractures and falls assessment Al-Mahfoudh R, Giotakis N Seventh European congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis. Porto, Portugal

September/2006

Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Satisfaction Survey Al-Mahfoudh R, Griffiths E Cardiothoracic Centre. Audit presentation

01/December/2006

Fracture clinic Management of fragility fractures Al-Mahfoudh R, Giotakis N Liverpool and North West Society of Surgeons annual meeting

May/2005

Low back pain Causeway Hospital. Audit presentation

August/2004

Cardiac Murmurs

Liverpool Overseas Doctors Study Club

Teaching

2016 – to date

IRP (Individual Research Project) supervisor for Neurosurgery Supervising research projects for 4th year medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

2011 – to date

Honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool

2011- 2014

SSM (Special study module) convenor for Neurosurgery: Supervising projects for 3rd and 4th year medical students. I doubled the intake of students during my time, introduced a clinical attachment as a taster to neurosurgery and also involved students in research projects and presentations.

January 2012 – August 2013

Responsible for establishing and running weekly Neurosurgery registrar teaching and grand rounds.

December 2013

Course faculty for fellowship prep course, Brisbane.

January 2014

Invited lecturer for medical device company (Orthotech), Brisbane. Throughout my training and as a consultant I have been actively involved in bedside teaching for junior colleagues, students and nurses.

Medico legal

I have conducted reports based on the AMA guidelines for both personal injuries and medical malpractice.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy travelling, half marathons, trekking, salsa dancing and spending time with family and friends.