Mr Jonathan Hyam

Consultant Brain & Spinal Neurosurgeon

MBB, BSc(Hons), FHEA, PgDipLATHE(Oxon), Dip(MicroSurg), FRCS(NeuroSurg), PhD(Oxon)

Year qualified:2001

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr. Hyam is a Consultant Brain & Comprehensive Spinal Neurosurgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology, UCL.

He was awarded a PhD from Oxford University in Neurosurgery and Physiology, and a Diploma in Microscopic Neurosurgery from The Yasargil Neurosurgery Laboratory of the University of Zurich.

He is an invited specialist advisor to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) on behalf of the British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, providing expert guidance on treatments across the country for conditions such as headache, facial pain, movement disorders, and spinal pain.

Mr. Hyam was elected to the council of the Royal Society of Medicine, clinical neurosciences section, and is a member of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society, and the British Association of Spine Surgeons.

Mr. Hyam has received numerous national and international prizes and honours including America’s Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Resident Prize for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and UCL & Queen Square's Prize in Neurosurgery. Mr. Hyam was awarded the prestigious Arris & Gale Lectureship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The lectureship was established in the year 1646 and is still awarded in stiff competition to surgeons at the height of their career. Previous recipients include Nobel Laureate Sir Alexander Fleming. Mr. Hyam was appointed Associate Editor of the Masters of Neurosurgery Hall of Fame spanning the highest-regarded neurosurgeons from around the globe.

He is also a specialist surgical advisor to BBC Drama’s “Holby City” and can be found on occasions at their studios in Borehamwood advising the actors and film crew on the set.

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine (on the Council for Clinical Neurosciences)
  • NICE
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of spinal stenosis and disc prolapse within the neck or lower spine.
  • Surgical and minimal access treatments for facial pain / trigeminal neuralgia
  • Brain tumours such as meningioma
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery as an alternative to surgery for benign brain tumours, secondaries, trigeminal neuralgia and tremor

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