Mr Irfan Malik is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London, UK. With more than 20 years of experience and more than 5000 spinal procedures performed, he is recognised as a leader in complex spine surgery with a specific expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery.
Mr Malik has pioneered several endoscopic spinal procedures and is a surgical reference for the United Kingdom and has established King’s College Hospital as a training centre for endoscopic spinal surgery.
After completing his neurosurgical training, Mr Irfan Malik underwent advanced Neurosurgical training at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University Hospital, Coventry & Warwickshire between 2001-2006. Following this he obtained his FRCS(SN) and then enhanced his experience by completing Fellowships in Complex Spine and Epilepsy Surgery from the University Hospital Coventry and King’s College Hospital, London.
His specialist interest includes the assessment and treatment (both surgical and non-surgical) of all spinal conditions including degenerative, traumatic and malignant spinal disorders. He is an expert in the use of Minimally Invasive Techniques for Spinal Surgery. He has a flair for disc replacement surgery for the treatment of neck and back pain, arm pain and sciatica.
He is a well-established epilepsy surgeon partaking in the UK lead Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) programme.
Mr Malik is part of the International Faculty for Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Society for all aspects of spine surgery.
He is a member of the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS), British Association of Spine Surgery (BASS), European Spine Society, and North American Spine Society (NASS).
He has published several peer reviews papers, abstracts and book chapters and regularly lectures and teaches in workshops for Minimal Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery.
Training and Awards:
First surgeon in London to establish minimally invasive spine surgery at King’s College Hospital.
Trained several colleagues and junior spinal surgeons in minimally invasive spinal procedures.
Consistently contributed towards establishing the Spine Unit at King’s College Hospital as a world renowned centre for advanced spine surgical treatments.
Pioneered endoscopic spinal surgery in the UK. Trained various surgeons in the UK and runs regular courses in Europe and the rest of the world teaching these techniques.