Mr Jake Timothy


MBBS (Lon), MD FRCS(Eng) , FRCS(SN) , Dip Clin Ed

GMC number: 3613386

Practising since: 1991



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Mr Jake Timothy is a Consultant Neurosurgeon who has worked at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2003. He has now left his full time NHS role role but retains an honorary contract with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and supports consultant colleagues with complex neurosurgical cases when required.

Having trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London and worked in Neurosurgery at King’s Hospital, London, he completed his neurosurgical training and went on to obtain his MD thesis and was the first neurosurgeon to become the National Spinal Fellow in Leeds in 2002.

He pioneered and introduced many new techniques to the Yorkshire region including interspinous distractors, artificial disc replacements, minimally invasive surgery, extreme lateral approaches and was awarded a clinical excellence in service delivery for the vertebroplasty service set up. Mr Timothy also runs a multidisciplinary clinic with a pain specialist and spinal physiotherapists.

Declaration: Mr Timothy is not fee assured and practices outside the fee guidelines. He is a member of the Leeds Integrated Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Services.

Mr Timothy specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Mr Jake Timothy in the news

Read how Mr Timothy treated our 73-year-old staff nurse Linda who went onto climb Mt Etna. Read more about: 'Spinal surgery helped nurse climb Mt Etna' (opens in Facebook)

Mr Timothy has been teaching Chinese surgeons a specialist technique in spinal surgery. Read more about 'Chinese surgeons learn from city pioneer'

Special interests

All areas of spinal surgery except idiopathic scoliosis

Other interests

Mr Timothy has had several national and international positions over the years within AO Spine, European Association of Neurosurgeons and the World Federation of Neurosurgeons. He is a member of various spinal organisations

Personal interests

  • Trustee of Thackray Medical Museum
  • Teaching surgery in developing countries

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Jake Timothy at Nuffield Health

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • MRI scan
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Jake Timothy works with

Related experience


He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Leeds and has had many research grants awarded and over 50 scientific publications. He spends a lot of his time training junior doctors (recently Foundation Program Training Director) and spinal surgeons who have gone on to be consultant spinal surgeons around the UK. He also teaches on a Diploma in Clinical Education course.


  • Society of British Neurosurgeons
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Other posts held

  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Mr Jake Timothy does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Jake Timothy does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Jake Timothy does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.