Mr Matthew Garnett

BM BCh, MA, DM, FRCS(Neuro Surg)

  • Specialities Neurosurgery, Paediatric Neurology, Spinal Surgery
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 1993
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4042602
  • Fax 01223 281 310


Mr Garnett is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He qualified in 1993 having studied at Cambridge University for his pre-clinical training and Oxford University for his clinical training. Mr Garnett undertook his post-graduate training in Oxford and Bristol. This included a 3 year period of research into traumatic brain injury as a Medical Research Council Clinical Fellow. After completing his training he spent a year as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Bristol and as an International Fellow in Paris. He then took up his definitive post as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Cambridge.

He has a busy neurosurgical practice treating both adults and paediatric patients with hydrocephalus, degenerative spinal conditions, head injury, pain, spasticity, and brain tumours.


  • Weekly Tuesday PM


Current posts

  • Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge


Other interests

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension / Benign intracranial hypertension
  • Head injury
  • Spasticity
  • Failed back surgery syndrome

Member of

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • British Paediatric Neurosurgical Group
  • Medical Defence Union


On-going research projects in traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, oncology, infections in neurosurgery, epilepsy and non-accidental head injury in children