Mr Neil Kitchen

Mr Neil KitchenTel: 020 3448 4714 / 020 3448 3152
Fax: 020 3448 3340

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services

Professional background

Consultant Neurosurgeon since 1995. Lead neurosurgeon for neuro-oncology.

Research interests

Mr Neil Kitchen is a consultant neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and lead neurosurgeon for neuro-oncology.

He studied medicine at Bart's Health, University College London Hospitals and at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Before moving to Cambridge he completed a BSc degree in the history of medicine at the Wellcome Institute.

Mr Kitchen has special clinical interest in brain tumour surgery, intracranial microsurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, cavernoma and radiosurgery (Gamma Knife).

Mr Kitchen has also worked at Bart's, Charing Cross Hospital, the Royal Free, Atkinson Morley's, Southend Hospital, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


1) Thomas DGT, Kitchen ND.  Minimally invasive Neurosurgery.  BMJ 1994; 308: 126-128.

2) Kitchen ND.  The future of vascular neurosurgery. Br J Neurosurg 1997; 11 (5): 373-375.

3) Moran NF, Kitchen ND, Fish DR, Shorvon SD, Kendall BE, Stevens JM.  Supratentorial cavernous haemangiomas and epilepsy: a review of the literature and case series.  J  Neurol, Neurosurg Psychiatry 1999; 66 (5): 561-568.

4) McEvoy AW, Kitchen ND, Thomas DG. Intracerebral haemorrhage and drug abuse in young adults. Br J Neurosurg. 2000; 14: 449-454.

5) Thorne L, Kitchen ND. Auditing patient experience and satisfaction. Br J Neurosurg. 2002; 16: 205.

6) Morgan L, Hawe E, Palmen J, Grieve J, Watkins L, Humphries SE, Montogomery H, Kitchen N.  Polymorphism of the heme oxygenase-1 gene and cerebral aneurysms.  Br J Neurosurg 2005;19(4):1-5.

7) Tarnaris A, Fernandes R, Kitchen N.  Does conservative management for brain stem cavernomas have better long-term outcome?  Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec; 22(6): 748-57.

8) Toma AK, Tarnaris A, Kitchen ND, Watkins LD.  Continuous intracranial monitoring in pseudotumour cerebri: Single centre experience.  Br J Neurosurg 2010 Oct; 24(5): 584-8.

9) Schiariti M, Goetz P, El-Maghraby H, Tailor J, Kitchen N.  Hemangiopericytoma: long-term outcome revisited. J Neurosurg 2011 Mar; 114(3): 747-55.

10) Tarnaris A, Toma AK, Watkins D, Kitchen ND.  Is there a difference in outcomes of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension with the choice of cerebrospinal fluid diversion site: A single centre experience.  Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2011 Jul; 113(6): 477-9.

11) Zadeh G, Salehi F, An S, Uff C, Camp S, Revesz T, Holton J, Thom M, McEvoy AW, Grieve J, Kitchen N, Brandner S.  Diagostic implications of histological analysis of neurosurgical aspirate in addition to routine resections.  Neuropathology. 2012 Feb; 32(1): 44-50.

GMC/GDC number: 3124004