Mr Kirollos graduated from the Medical School at the University of Alexandria in Egypt in 1984. In 1987 he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his post-graduate medical education. He received the prestigeous Royal College of Surgeons of England Hallett Prize given to the candidate with the highest score at the membership examination (FRCS Eng). Mr Kirollos trained in neurosurgery at the Atkinson Morley Hospital in London, the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, the Leeds General Infirmary, and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool. He obtained an MD degree for his research into photodynamic therapy of pituitary adenomas. Mr Kirollos completed a skull base fellowship under Dr Gentiliat the Toronto Western Hospital. In 2001 he was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. His main clinical interests include anterior and middle skull base, pituitary and pineal surgery, and surgical treatment of AVMs. He also performs aneurysm surgery with an average of 30 aneurysm operations per annum. Currently he serves as the President of the British Neurovascular Group.
A passion for neurosurgical technique based on the thorough understanding of anatomy has accompanied Mr Kirollos’ neurosurgical training and is very much the basis of his surgical practice today. He keenly shares this philosophy and skill with his trainees. Mr Kirollos has been actively involved in day-to-day teaching of medical students, junior and middle grade neurosurgical trainees. He oversees a weekly registrar teaching sessions at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Mr Kirollos serves as a faculty on the Neuroanatomy of Operative Approaches and the British Neurosurgical Trainee Courses since their conception in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2006 Mr Kirollos was elected as a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. For his commitment to surgical education he received the prestigious Silver Scalpel Award in 2010.
Written by Thomas Santarius