Professor Marios Papadopoulos



GMC number: 4029038

Practising since: 1993


Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

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Professor Papadopoulos has been a consultant neurosurgeon at St. George’s Hospital since 2006 and a Professor of Neurosurgery at St. George’s, University of London since 2013.

He graduated from the medical schools of the Universities of Cambridge (BA 1990, MD 1997) and Oxford (BM BCh 1993) and completed my Neurosurgery Training in London and San Francisco (FRCS 1998, FRCS(SN) 2002, CCST 2005). Professor Papadopoulos’s research is in spinal cord injury; he developed novel treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injuries such as neuromonitoring from the injury site in the intensive care unit as well as spinal cord blood flow monitoring in the operating theatre to minimise the risks of surgery. He has also developed a new operation for spinal cord injury termed expansion duroplasty.

Professor Papadopoulos is the lead investigator of the ISCoPE trial for spinal cord injury. He has supervised the training of several neurosurgeons from the UK and overseas who are now consultants and has been an invited speaker in national and international meetings.

University of Cambridge (BA 1990, MD 1997)
University of Oxford (BM BCh 1993)
Neurosurgery Training in London (clinical) and San Francisco (research) (FRCS 1998, FRCS(SN) 2002, CCST 2005).
Consultant Neurosurgeon at St. George's since 20026
Professor of Neurosurgery since 2013

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Professor Papadopoulos only sees adults.

Special interests

  • General neurosurgical problems (brain and spine)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal disc problems
  • Spinal tumours
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain AVMs; Nerve compression
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Microdiscectomies
  • Laminectomies
  • Spinal fusion
  • Craniotomies

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Marios Papadopoulos at Nuffield Health

  • Brain surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery

Locations Professor Marios Papadopoulos works with

Related experience


Brain and spinal cord swelling, Spinal cord injury
Co-chief Investigator: DISCUS trial (spinal cord injury), ISCoPE trial (spinal cord injury)
Local Principal Investigator: SCIL trial (subarachnoid haemorrhage), MAST trial (brain injury), POLYFIX trial (cervical canal stenosis)

Research publications:

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  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (member)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (foreign member)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (foreign member)
  • EuroSpine (member)
  • International Spinal Cord Society (member)
  • American Spinal Injuries Association (member)
  • British Medical Association (member)
  • General Medical Council (member)
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (member)
  • National Neurotrauma Society USA (member)
  • Neurosciences Research Foundation (Chairman)

Other posts held

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Professor Marios Papadopoulos works with

Professor Marios Papadopoulos works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • Health-on-Line
  • SAGA
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Tri-Care
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Professor Marios Papadopoulos does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Marios Papadopoulos does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Marios Papadopoulos does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.