Mr Harith Akram

Mr Harith Akram

MBChB PhD FRCS (Neuro.Surg)


19 years of experience
3 years as a specialist


  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6068345
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £215

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    945 reviews

    Working hours

    13:00 - 16:00
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    Mr Akram is a consultant neurosurgeon specialising in brain and spine surgery. He is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) in Queen Square and the Lister Hospital (HCA) in CHelsea.  He completed his specialist neurosurgery training at the London School of Surgery (Heath Education England). He was awarded the Norman Dott Gold Medal for the highest mark in the FRCS exam (Royal College of Surgeons, 2012). As a trainee, he was awarded the Cutlers’ Surgical Prize (Royal College of Surgeons, 2010), one of the most prestigious annual prizes for original innovation in the design or application of surgical instruments. He completed clinical fellowships at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square (UCLH), London and at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and was the recipient of the Marjorie Newsome Fellowship (Barrow Foundation, 2013).

    Mr Akram is a regularly invited keynote speaker and lecturer at various national and international neurological and neurosurgical conferences. He is the Editor-in-chief of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFNS) newsletter.

    Mr Akram’s research interests are in advanced computational neuroimaging and connectomic neurosurgery. His PhD degree on ‘The Application of Advanced MRI connectivity in Functional Neurosurgery', awarded by UCL, received the Queen Square Symposium PhD Prize (2018). He has ongoing work to develop translational methods in MRI brain connectivity, in addition to his involvement in various clinical trials to improve the safety and efficacy of existing therapies, and explore new and emerging applications.

    Mr Akram has over 100 published articles and book chapters. For a full list see:">


    • Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Cluster Headache
    • Surgery for tremor
    • Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Migraine
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Laminectomy
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Discectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Epidural
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Video Consultation
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Facial Pain Surgery
    • Craniotomy
    • Brain Surgery
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
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    Special interests

    • Cluster Headache
    • Migraine
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Entrapment Neuropathy
    • Nerve Root Entrapment
    • Sciatica
    • Facial Pain
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Spinal Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Neck Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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    • MBChB (with Honours), Al-Mustansirya University, Iraq, 2002
    • FRCS (Norman Dott Gold Medal), The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2013
    • PhD, University College London (UCL), 2018
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