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Amar Saxena -


Course Director


Mr Amar Saxena is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire since August 2001. He was initially trained at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India (one of the two largest neurosurgical Centres in India). His later neurosurgical training was at the Leeds General Infirmary in Leeds, UK. He joined as a Consultant neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire in August 2001.


He is a keen musician and singer. His other interests are cricket, Tennis, reading and travelling.


Mr Thomas Cadoux-Hudson


•Qualifications: D.Phil., FRCS, FRCS (SN)


Work place & Affiliations:


-Dept of Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals Trust, Oxford UK.

-Spinal Representative Specialist Advisory Committee

-Royal college of Surgeons of England


-Professional Experience:

-Chairman, Neurosurgery Board 2009-2012

-Intercollegiate Office, Edinburgh

-Clinical Lead, Dept of Neurosurgery, Oxford 2005-2008



Mr Ramesh Nair


Mr Ramesh Nair



Mr Ramesh Nair is consultant Neurovascular and Skull base surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital since 2010. He is considered as a highly skilled neurosurgeon.


He has an active interest in cadaver training and has been conducting cadaver courses at Charing Cross hospital for trainees.









        The faculty



Mr Arup Ray


Qualified in India and completed post-graduation training in the UK. Neurosurgical training was done in Leeds, Manchester and Preston.


Further neuro-oncology training was undertaken in Toronto, Canada. Was a National Spinal Fellow at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough with Prof Greenough and Mr Sid Marks.


Currently, working at Royal Preston Hospital as a Consultant Neurosurgeon, specialising in neuro-oncology and complex spine surgery.

Areas of interest include minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal trauma, management of metastatic spinal cord compression and degenerative conditions requiring instrumentation.

















Mr Navin Furtado


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, MSc(Eng), FRCS(Neuro.Surg)


He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham having recently completed a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Fellowship in Leeds giving him a broad experience in complex spinal pathologies and management.

He was a Specialist Registrar on the West Midlands Neurosurgical Training Programme.

He has a degree in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds and is interested in implant design and neuroprosthetics.