Professional background

Dr Fergus Robertson is an NHS consultant working between the National Hospital for Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in central London, UK.

He works within several expert multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care for a broad range of brain and spinal conditions in adults and children, involved both in diagnosis and treatment.

Working across a number of central London NHS and private healthcare facilities enables him to offer the same high quality care to both NHS and non-NHS patients.

He studied undergraduate medicine at Cambridge University before completing clinical medical training at Bart's and the London Hospital Medical School. After a varied medical residency programme he trained in general radiology at The Royal Free Hospital in North London before specialising as a neuroradiologist, a specialist in imaging and image guided treatments of the nervous system.

He splits his time between planning and interpreting imaging studies of the brain and spine and using state of the art image guided techniques to perform minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat broad range of brain and spinal conditions such as aneuryms, arteriovenous malformations, tumours and stroke.

Dr Robertson's specialty is highly technically challenging and is rapidly evolving. As one of a very small number of specialist paediatric interventional neuroradiologists, he is able to apply these techniques in the treatment of children and babies.


Research interests

  • Arteriovenous malformations in children and babies
  • Treatment of acute stroke in adults and children
  • Selective chemotherapy in childhood retinoblastoma


Sclero-conjunctival ischaemia secondary to intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. McAnena L, Naeem Z, Duncan C, Robertson F, Sagooa MS, Reddy MA. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2020 Jan 30:100611

Venous pathologies in paediatric neuroradiology: from foetal to adolescent life. Mankad K, Biswas A, Espagnet MC, Dixon L, Reddy N, Tan AP, Oztekin O, D’Arco F, Shekdar K, Muthusami P, Robertson F. Neuroradiology. 2019 Nov 9:1-23

Atypical capillary malformations with subsequent diplegia: A difficult case of capillary malformation? arteriovenous malformation syndrome. Plumptre, I., Robertson, F., Rennie, A., James, G., & Syed, S. B. (2019 Nov 20). Pediatric dermatology

A child in shock: carotid blowout syndrome. Stilwell, P. A., Robertson, F., Bhate, S., & Sutcliffe, A. G. (2019). Archives of Disease in Childhood-Education and Practice.

Determinants of Radiation Dose in Selective Ophthalmic Artery Chemosurgery for Retinoblastoma (March 2019) A.M. Qureshi, L.K. Davies, P.A. Patel FJ Robertson American Journal of Neuroradiology
DOI: 10.3174/ ajnr.A6000

Quantifying the Intra-Operative Hemodynamic Effects of Glue Embolization in Vein of Galen Malformations. Patel, Premal A., Dimitra Flouri, Adam Rennie, Fergus Robertson, Lauren Davies, Vijeya Ganesan, Sanjay Bhate, Paolo De Coppi, Tom Vercauteren, and Andrew Melbourne. In 2019 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2019), pp. 754-758. IEEE, 2019.

Arterial Recanalization for Access for Arterial Intervention in Children: Techniques and Outcomes. Patel, Premal A., Sam Stuart, Fergus Robertson, Adam Rennie, Paolo De Coppi, and Derek J. Roebuck. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 29, no. 10 (2018): 1410-1414.

Validation of patient-specific cerebral blood flow simulation using transcranial Doppler measurements. Groen, Derek, Robin A. Richardson, Rachel Coy, Ulf D. Schiller, Hoskote Chandrashekar, Fergus Robertson and Peter V. Coveney. Frontiers in physiology 9 (2018).

Cross-sectional study of a United Kingdom cohort of neonatal vein of galen malformation.
Lecce, Francesca, Fergus Robertson, Adam Rennie, Anne-Marie Heuchan, Paula Lister, Sanjay Bhate, Jo Bhattacharya et al. (2018) Annals of neurology 84, no. 4 (2018): 547-555.

Torcular dural sinus malformation. Robertson, Fergus. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 10, no. 5 (2018): 423-423 (2018).

Presentation, course, and outcome of postneonatal presentations of vein of Galen malformation: a large, single?institution case series. Gopalan, Vignesh, Adam Rennie, Fergus Robertson, Lakshmi Kanagarajah, Claire Toolis, Sanjay Bhate, and Vijeya Ganesan. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 60, no. 4 (2018): 424-429.

The dangers of playing squash. Marrinan, Elizabeth, Fergus Robertson, and David Turner. BMJ 362 (2018): k3062

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: 120-day clinical, radiological, and manometric outcomes after stent insertion into the dural venous sinus. Asif, Hasan, Claudia L. Craven, Almas H. Siddiqui, Syed N. Shah, Samir A. Matloob, Lewis Thorne, Fergus Robertson, Laurence D. Watkins, and Ahmed K. Toma. Journal of neurosurgery 129, no. 3 (2018): 723-731.

Endovascular therapy for acute ischaemic stroke: the Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation (PISTE) randomised, controlled trial , Muir KW, Ford GA, Messow CM, Ford I, Murray A, Clifton A, Brown MM, Madigan J, Lenthall R, Robertson F, Dixit A.. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1;88(1):38-44.

Effect of venous stenting on intracranial pressure in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Matloob, Samir A., Ahmed K. Toma, Simon D. Thompson, Chee L. Gan, Fergus Robertson, Lewis Thorne, and Laurence D. Watkins. Acta neurochirurgica159, no. 8 (2017): 1429-1437.

Reduction of severe visual loss and complications following intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for refractory retinoblastoma. Reddy, M. Ashwin, Zishan Naeem, Catriona Duncan, Fergus Robertson, Jane Herod, Adam Rennie, Alki Liasis, Dorothy Ann Thompson, and Mandeep Sagoo. British Journal of Ophthalmology (2017): bjophthalmol-2017.

Vascular anomalies of the head and neck in children. Mahady, Kate, Stefanie Thust, Rupert Berkeley, Sam Stuart, Alex Barnacle, Fergus Robertson, and Kshitij Mankad Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery 5, no. 6 (2015): 886.

Permanent endovascular balloon occlusion of the vertebral artery as an adjunct to the surgical resection of selected cervical spine tumors: A single center experience Ayokunle Ogungbemi , Vivien Elwell, David Choi, Fergus Robertson; Interventional Neuroradiology 06/2015 DOI:10.1177/1591019915590072

An automated multiscale ensemble simulation approach for vascular blood flow, Schmieschek, J Hetherington, M. O. Bernabeu, H. Chandrashekar, F. Robertson, P. V. Coveney, D. Groen Journal of Computational Science 04/2015: DOI:10.1016/j.jocs.2015.04.008 · 1.57 Impact Factor M Itani, U. Schiller, S

Question 2: Neurological complications of diagnostic cerebral catheter angiography in children. Nadine McCrea, Fergus Robertson, Vijeya Ganesan Archives of Disease in Childhood 05/2014; 99(5):483-5. 3.05 Impact

Reply to Dr Harris' comments re "Autonomic cardio-respiratory reflex reactions and superselective ophthalmic arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma" by Phillips, McGuirk, Chahal, et al. Jane E Herod, Fergus Robertson Pediatric Anesthesia 02/2014; 24(2):230-1. · 2.44 Impact Factor

Flow-diverting stents and segments related complications. Ahmed K Toma, Neil D Kitchen, Fergus Robertson British Journal of Neurosurgery 12/2013; · 0.86 Impact Factor

Pediatric cerebral aneurysms. Joseph J Gemmete, Ahmed K Toma, Indran Davagnanam, Fergus Robertson, Stefan Brew Neuroimaging Clinics of North America 11/2013; 23(4):771-9. · 1.20 Impact Factor

Preoperative Particle and Glue Embolization of Meningiomas: Indications, Results and Lessons Learned from 117 Consecutive Patients. Anouk Borg, Jinendra Ekanayake, Richard Mair, Thomas Smedley, Stefan Brew, Neil Kitchen, George Samandouras, Fergus Robertson Neurosurgery 09/2013; · 2.53 Impact Factor

Early single centre experience of flow diverting stents for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
Ahmed K Toma, Fergus Robertson, Ken Wong, Yogish Joshi, Avinash Haridas, Joan Grieve, Laurence D Watkins, Neil D Kitchen, Stefan Brew British Journal of Neurosurgery 05/2013; · 0.88 Impact Factor

Autonomic cardio-respiratory reflex reactions and superselective ophthalmic arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma.Trudie J Phillips, Simon P McGuirk, Hardeep K Chahal, Judith Kingston, Fergus Robertson, Stefan Brew, Derek Roebuck, John L Hungerford, Jane Herod Pediatric Anesthesia 05/2013; · 2.10 Impact Factor

Screening for Cerebrovascular Disease in Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II (MOPD II): An Evidence-Based Proposal. Luke D Perry, Fergus Robertson, Vijeya Ganesan Pediatric Neurology 04/2013; 48(4):294-8. · 1.52 Impact Factor

Preoperative Particle and Glue Embolization of Meningiomas: Indications, Results and Lessons Learned from 117 Consecutive Patients.
Anouk Borg, Jinendra Ekanayake, Richard Mair, Thomas Smedley, Stefan Brew, Neil Kitchen, George Samandouras, Fergus Robertson Neurosurgery 02/2013; · 2.79 Impact Factor

Angiogram negative subarachnoid haemorrhage: Outcomes and the role of repeat angiography.
A A Khan, J D Shand Smith, M A Kirkman, F J Robertson, K Wong, C Dott, J P Grieve, L D Watkins, N D Kitchen Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 02/2013; · 1.30 Impact Factor

Neurovascular screening in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia: dilemmas for the paediatric neuroscience community. Vijeya Ganesan, Fergus Robertson, Jonathan Berg
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 09/2012; · 2.92 Impact Factor

Preoperative embolisation of choroid plexus tumours in children: part I-does the reduction of perioperative blood loss affect the safety of subsequent surgery?
Nikolaos Haliasos, Stefan Brew, Fergus Robertson, Richard Hayward, Dominic Thompson, Aabir Chakraborty
Child s Nervous System 09/2012; · 1.54 Impact Factor

Pre-operative embolisation of choroid plexus tumours in children. Part II. Observations on the effects on CSF production.Nikolaos Haliasos, Stefan Brew, Fergus Robertson, Richard Hayward, Dominic Thompson, Aabir Chakraborty Child s Nervous System 09/2012; · 1.54 Impact Factor

Efficacy and complications of super-selective intra-ophthalmic artery melphalan for the treatment of refractory retinoblastoma. Wisam J Muen, Judith E Kingston, Fergus Robertson, Stefan Brew, Mandeep S Sagoo, M Ashwin Reddy Ophthalmology 12/2011; 119(3):611-6. · 5.45 Impact Factor

Teaching NeuroImages: Progressive asymmetric parkinsonism and tendon xanthomas. Neurology, 77(17), e97. Kirmi O, Murphy E, Carecchio M, Sulkin T, Rankin J, Robertson F
Neurology 10/2011; 77(17):e17. · 8.31 Impact Factor

Stability of ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with detachable coils: is delayed follow-up angiography warranted? Jignesh Tailor, Pablo Goetz, Hoskote Chandrashekar, Tina Stephen, Marco Schiariti, Joan Grieve, Lawrence Watkins, Stefan Brew, Fergus Robertson, Neil Kitchen British Journal of Neurosurgery 08/2010; 24(4):405-9. · 0.88 Impact Factor

Outcome in poor grade subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with acute endovascular coiling of aneurysms and aggressive intensive care. Christopher J Taylor, Fergus Robertson, David Brealey, Frankie O'shea, Tina Stephen, Stefan Brew, Joan P Grieve, Martin Smith, Ian Appleby
Neurocritical Care 05/2010; 14(3):341-7. · 2.47 Impact Factor

Edited textbooks include:

Interventional Neuroradiology: Techniques in Interventional Radiology; Robertson F J, Murphy K,; Springer Verlag. 31 Oct 2013 | ISBN-10: 144714581X | ISBN-13: 978-1447145813 | Edition: 2014

Stroke Medicine: Case Studies from Queen Square Gill, S.K., Brown, M.M., Robertson, F., Losseff, N. (Eds.) Springer Verlag. 2015 ISBN 978-1-4471-6704-4