- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Brain tumours
- Spinal tumours
Robert Corns went to medical school in Cardiff and was an undergraduate researcher at Harvard Medical School. His postgraduate training in Neurosurgery was in London, including the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital, HPNC and St George’s Hospital. More recently, he was visiting the Centre Hospitalier Saint Anne, Paris.
He has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds General Infirmary since 2013. His clinical interests are spinal surgery for degenerative disease as well as adult brain tumours and traumatic brain injury. He is currently Lead Clinician for Neurosurgery.
Areas of interest
Cervical spine problems;
Lumbar spine problems;
Degenerative disease of the spine;
- Margaret Horn
- Department of Neurosurgery Leeds General Infirmary Great George Street LEEDS LS1 3EX
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- Michelle Atkins
- Spire Methley Park Hospital Methley Lane Methley Leeds LS26 9HG
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Marelize Van Greunen Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Leeds General Infirmary
Lead Clinician for Neurosurgery, LGI
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
Harvard Medical School
Neuroregeneration Laboratory: five months working on stem cell transplant and neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (2002).
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Neurodegeneration Laboratory: grant from the Welcome Trust to investigate factors influencing age-related neurodegeneration during summer vacation (2000).
Zanello M, Charlier P, Corns R, Devaux B, Berche P, Pallud J. (2015). The death of Henry II, King of France (1519-1559). From myth to medical and historical fact. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 157(1), 145-9.
Zanello M, Decofour M, Corns R, Pallud J, Charlier P. (2015). Report of a successful human trepanation from the Dark Ages of neurosurgery in Europe. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 157(2): 303-4.
Corns R, Hasegawa H, Jeffcote R, Ashkan K. (2013). Transient cauda equina syndrome – a subtle but sinister sign. In press with BMJ Case Reports
Corns R, Nayeb L, Martin AJ. (2012). Transient obscuration of vision. BMJ Case Reports. doi:10.1136.
Corns R, Zebian B, Tait MJ, Walsh D, Hampton T, Deasy N, Tolias C. (2012). Prevalence of recurrence and retreatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular coil occlusion. The British Journal of Neurosurgery 27(1), 30-3.
Corns R, Martin AJ. (2012). Hydrocephalus. Review article. Surgery 30(3), 142-8.
Rittman T, Corns R, Kumar A, Bhangoo R, Ashkan K. (2011). Is referral to the neuro-oncology MDT safe? The British Journal of neurosurgery 26(3), 321-4.
Corns R, Rakowski KR, Critchley G. (2011). An unusual case of recurrent pneumonia. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.113
Corns R, Crocker M, Kumar A, Salisbury J, Tolias C, Sadler G, Hill M. (2010). Low grade cerebellar T-cell lymphoma: a novel response to treatment; a case report. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152(6), 1075-6.
Crocker M, Corns R, Thomas N, Gleeson M (2009). Chondromyxoid fibroma of the skull base invading the occipito-cervical junction: report of a unique case and discussion. Skull Base 152(6) 1075-7.
Crocker M, Corns R, Hampton T, Deasy N and Tolias C. (2008). Vascular neurosurgery following the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial: modern practice reflects subspecialisation. Journal Neurosurgery 109, 992-7.
Corns R, Edwards, JL. (2004). Boerhaave syndrome: CT diagnosis. Annals of the Royal College Surgeons of England 86, W8-9.
Corns RA, Hidaka H. and Santer R.M. (2002). Neurocalcin-alpha immunoreactivity in the enteric nervous system of young and aged rats. Cell Calcium 31, 53-58.
Corns RA, Hidaka H Santer RM. (2001). Decreased neurocalcin immunoreactivity in sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons of the major pelvic ganglion in aged rats. Neuroscience Letters 297, 81-84.
Corns RA, Boolaky UV, Santer RM. (2000). Decreased calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity in aged rat sympathetic pelvic ganglionic neurons. Neuroscience Letters 292, 91-94.
- FRCS (SN) Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2011
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