Mr Matthias Radatz was born in Berlin. Following his A-levels at the renowned Heese Gymnasium, Mr Radatz studied Medicine at the “Free University of Berlin”. His Neurosurgical Training took place at major teaching institutions in Berlin, Krankenhaus Neukölln under Prof J Zierski and in Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital under Mr D Forster, Mr J Jakubowski, Mr RDE Battersby and Mr AA Kemeny (February 1994 to June 1996). Here Mr Radatz’s interest in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery was established. After his return to Berlin he completed his neurosurgical training in May 1997, continuing as Facharzt under Prof. J Zierski.
In October 1997, Mr Radatz moved to the Neurosurgical Unit in Oxford, UK to further his training in particular in Functional Neurosurgery working with Prof Tipu Aziz and more complex Skull Base Surgery working with Mr C Adams and Mr R Kerr. He was appointed to his current position as Consultant Neurosurgeon in May 1999 in Sheffield. Mr Radatz has been Lead Clinician from 2002 for over five years and was appointed by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery as Program Director for the Sheffield/Hull rotation. Additionally, he has been appointed to serve as Member of the SAC in neurosurgery.
Mr Radatz has developed a specialist expertise in spinal and complex spinal surgery (image guided and assisted) as well as stereotactic radiosurgery. He is the Director and Lead Clinician of the National Centre for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Sheffield with an excess of 800 patien ts throughput per year. Mr Radatz’s treatment portfolio comprises more than 3,500 treatments including specialist expertise in treating even rare conditions utilising all models of the Gamma Knife and witnessing its evolution over more than the last decade.
As a core-member, Mr Radtaz is representing Radiosurgery in the neuro-oncological and vascular MDT. He is IRMER trained, with the most recent update taking place in 2015, and had extensive radiation protection training for diagnostic and treatment purposes including linac accelerator specifics. Mr Radatz has been fully trained in the use and utilisation of the Gamma Knife and Cyber knife in the treatment for cranial and extra-cranial CNS lesions including the treatment of spinal metastasis.