Professional background

Adrian Casey qualified from Westminster Medical School (Imperial College) in 1985. His neurosurgery training was in Atkinson Morleys Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

His first consultant  appointment was to Charing Cross Neurosurgery Unit in 1997. He was subsequently appointed as the first spinal neurosurgeon in the UK to his current post at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square (UCLH). This was a specially created post to bring together the two disciplines of spine surgery (orthopaedics & neurosurgery).

He is involved with most aspects of complex spine surgery. His job is divided between his two NHS posts NHNN QS & RNOH, Stanmore. He was involved in setting up spinal training for the European Association of Neurological surgeons.

I was President British association of Spine surgeons BASS and served as council member society British neurological surgeons SBNS and British Orthopaedic Association BOA. He is currently head of the spine department in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square.

Research interests

Cervical disc replacement, tumours, syringomyelia, spinal cord injury, lumbar spine, rheumatoid cervical spine, outcome measures in spinal surgery


Adrian Casey has more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.