Consultant Neurosurgeon, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
Andrew Brodbelt is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Walton Centre NHS foundation trust in Liverpool UK. He trained in Liverpool, and did his PhD in Post traumatic syringomyelia in Sydney, Australia with Prof Marcus Stoodley. He is interested in the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying syringomyelia and chiari malformations, patient outcomes, and the relationship of patients with Ehlers Danlos and Chiari malformations. He has been involved in more than 24 peer reviewed publications and 3 book chapters on syringomyelia, Chiari and CSF dynamics. He is part of a national UK task force looking at hEDS and Chiari treatment. He runs a joint specialist syringomyelia and chiari clinic in the UK. He aims to try and understand the underlying concepts related to this fascinating but equally sometimes devastating condition. Andrew is married with 3 children (16-23) who are rapidly becoming better skiiers than he is. He likes hiking in the mountains in Europe and the UK, fell running, and cycling (both mountain and road).