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Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh
Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Daniel Walsh is an expert consultant neurosurgeon, practising in London with over 24 years of medical experience. He cares for patients with a variety of neurological conditions including- brain aneurysms and haemorrhages, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), cavernoma, spinal vascular malformations, brain and spinal tumours.

About Mr Daniel Walsh


Mr Walsh qualified as a doctor in 1993 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He underwent basic surgical training in Dublin and London before completing advanced neurosurgical training at the Institute for Neurological Sciences in Glasgow. He completed specialist fellowship training in neurovascular surgery in Sydney, Australia where he developed an enduring interest in the management of vascular malformations.

Mr Walsh is keenly involved in the training of neurosurgeons and is an active member of the South Thames Neurosurgical Training Committee.

    Clinical interests

  • Mr Walsh is a highly regarded neurosurgeon, seeing private patients at BUPA Cromwell Hospital, King’s College Hospital and The London Clinic. He has expertise in:

    • Cranial and spinal microsurgery
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain and spinal cord
    • Cerebral revascularisation and stroke prevention
    • Moyamoya disease
    • Intramedullary spinal cord tumours
    • Tumours of spinal nerves and neurofibromatosis type 1
    • Von Hippel-Lindau disease and haemangioblastoma
    • Peripheral nerve entrapment

    Following an initial consultation with Mr Walsh, he will determine the best course of treatment to suit your needs. As part of an experienced, multidisciplinary team, treatments including microsurgery, endovascular treatments and stereotactic radio-surgery may be offered.

    Research interests

  • Research into neurovascular disease and brain injury is an integral part of Mr Walsh’s practice, and patients of his may be invited to participate if appropriate. Daniel Walsh is a highly regarded academic, and is a Visiting Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is on the editorial board of several surgical journals, and has published widely in his specialist field. Below are some of his most recent publications:

    • Clinical audit effectively bridges the evidence-practice gap in chronic subdural haematoma management. Tailor J1, Fernando D2, Sidhu Z2, Foley R3, Abeysinghe KD2, Walsh DC3,4. Neurochir (2017). doi:10.1007/s00701-016-3063-2   
    • Electrophysiological/sonographic Mapping of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve to Facilitate Biopsy under Local Anaesthesia. Tudose A, Hogg FR, Bland JD, Walsh DC. Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 20:1-2. [Epub ahead of print]    
    • Simultaneous Monitoring of Potassium, Glucose and Lactate during Spreading Depolarisation in the Injured Human Brain - Proof of Principle of a Novel Real-time Neurochemical Analysis System, Continuous Online Microdialysis. Rogers ML, Leong CL, Gowers SA, Samper IC, Jewell SL, Khan A, McCarthy L, Pahl C, Tolias CM, Walsh DC, Strong AJ, Boutelle MG. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Oct 18.
    • Time-Resolved Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography of Spinal Vascular M Amarouche, JL Hart, A Siddiqui, T Hampton, DC Walsh American Journal of Neuroradiology Published online before print November 13, 2014, doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4164
    • Spontaneous Epidural Spinal Haematoma in Children caused by Vascular Malformations R Sivakumaran, A King, I Bodi, CL Chandler, DC Walsh European Spine Journal, 1-5, Oct. 2014
    • Intraoperative Indocyanine Green Video-angiography as an aid to the Microsurgical Treatment of Spinal Vascular Malformations DC Walsh, B Zebian, CM Tolias, RW Gullan British journal of Neurosurgery 28 (2), 259-266, Apr.l 2014
    • Intraparenchymal Electrode Recordings of Cortical Spreading Depolarisiation and Continuous Seizure Activity-Neurovascular Disruption and Seizure Oxygen Thresholds T Jeffcote, S Jewell, C Pahl, C Tolias, D Walsh, A Strong, S Mulcahy and M Boutelle Journal of Neurotrauma 31 (5), A51-A51, Mar. 2014
    • Detection of Spreading Depolarization with Intraparenchymal Electrodes in the Injured Human Brain T Jeffcote, JM Hinzman, SL Jewell, RM Learney, C Pahl, C Tolias, DC Walsh, SHocker, A Zakrzewska, ME Fabricius, AJ Strong, JA Hartings, MG Boutelle Neurocritical care 20 (1), 21-31, Feb. 2014
    • Prevalence of Recurrence and Retreatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms treated with Endovascular Coil Occlusion R Corns, B Zebian, MJ Tait, D Walsh, T Hampton, N Deasy, C Tolias British journal of neurosurgery 27 (1), 30-33, Feb. 2013  
    • The NFTI-QOL: A Disease-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire for Neurofibromatosis 2 RE Hornigold, JF Golding, G Leschziner, R Obholzer, MJ Gleeson, N Thomas, D Walsh, S Saeed, RE Ferner Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull base 73 (2), 104 6 201
    • Excimer laser-assisted non-occlusive cerebral vascular Anastomosis (ELANA): Review of the first UK experience M Crocker, D Walsh, P Epaliyanage, CM Tolias British journal of neurosurgery 24 (2), 148-155 4 2010
    • Indocyanine Green Video-angiography as an aid to Surgical Treatment of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae S Hettige, D Walsh Acta neurochirurgica 152 (3), 533-536 30 2010   
    • The Role of the Coagulation System in Tumour Angiogenesis GF Nash, DC Walsh, AK Kakkar The Lancet Oncology 2 (10), 608-613 114 2001

    Selected book chapters

    • Neurovascular Intervention during Pregnancy: cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations- Book: Chapter 6c D Walsh: Neurology and Pregnancy: Clinical Management, First Edition, 2012 Eds. Michael S. Marsh, Lina Nashef, Peter Brex
    • Spinal Vascular DiseasesMalformations in The Oxford Textbook of Neurosurgery (in press, 2017)
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