Mr James Walkden

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Professional Memberships

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • European Association of Neurological Surgery
  • British Association of Neuro-oncology
  • European Association of Neuro-oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Spinal surgery
  • CSF disorders
  • CSF leak
  • Chiari Malformation

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Personal profile

I am currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the NHS at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland and have sub-speciality interests in neuro-oncology, spinal surgery and CSF disorders. I am particularly interested in all aspects of minimally invasive cranial and spinal surgery. I believe in utilising multimodality technology including microscopy, image guidance and endoscopy to improve patient comfort and surgical safety wherever possible.

I trained at St Andrews and Manchester medical schools before completing Neurosurgical training in the North West of England. I subsequently completed a Fellowship in Neuro-oncology surgery at the Walton Centre in Liverpool before starting my Consultant post in Aberdeen in 2015.

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