King’s among top hospitals for neurosurgery research

Kit Heren (27 August, 2021)

Research in this area is important because it helps improve treatment for people with problems with their nervous system.

47460Stock photo of surgeons (Jafar Ahmed)

King’s College Hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals for research on neurosurgery in a ten-year study.

The neurosurgery team at the Denmark Hill hospital ranked third out of more than 30 neurosurgery centres in the UK for their academic and research output between 2011 and 2020, according to data collected by the Web of Science database.

Neurosurgeons operate on the nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord. Research is important because it helps improve treatment for people with problems with their nervous system.

Keyoumars Ashkan, Professor of Neurosurgery and Academic Lead at King’s, thanked staff for their work and patients for volunteering to take part in trials.

“This is really positive news and a big credit for the neurosurgical team at King’s, as well as the patients we treat, and the communities we serve,” he said.

“The very best centres in the world combine high quality patient care with research to further their knowledge of the brain and its disorders. This is the key to bringing in new and novel therapies for our patients; after all, they deserve nothing less.

“We are only able to do this at King’s through the support of our colleagues and, as important, the willingness of patients to participate in research and clinical trials.”

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