Essam Elgamal

Dr. Essam Elgamal Consultant & HOD Neurosurgery

Years of Experience : 35

Nationality : Egypt

Languages Known : Arabic, English

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Dr. Essam Elgamal is a Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon with a broad experience in adult and pediatric brain and spinal cord surgery over 35 years. He is a UK intercollegiate board certified in Neurosurgery. He is trained in Bristol and Oxford in UK and Alexandria, Egypt. He worked in a leading post at Oxford University Hospital, King Saud University Medical City, and was the Chairman of the Neurosurgery unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Abu Dhabi, where he established the first Pediatric Neurosurgery unit in the UAE. He is specialized in navigation-guided brain tumor surgery for adults and children, complex hydrocephalus and neuro-endoscopy, Spina bifida, and spinal cord tumors. He is an expert in treating children with hydrocephalus, neural tube defect, Craniosynistosis and intrathecal drug delivery pump implantation and regular care. He performs surgery for Chiari malformation, Syringomyelia, spinal lipoma, and spinal cord tethering. He counsels parents in the fetal medicine clinic for brain and spinal cord anomalies.

Awards & Achievements

  • The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz International Award for translation in Natural sciences from Other Languages to Arabic 2009

Research & Publications

  • Over 55 publications in Peer Reviewed Journals and 5 Book Chapters

Education & Training

  • Graduated from Alexandria Faculty of Medicine in 1984
  • MS
  • Trained in Neurosurgery Departments in Alexandria University Hospitals, and Bristol, UK and in Pedaitric Neurosurgery in Oxford


  • Brain tumor surgery for adults and children
  • Implant shunts
  • Endoscopy for complex hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Craniosynistosis
  • Intrathecal Baclofen therapy
  • Drug delivery pump implantation
  • Chiari malformation
  • Syringomyelia
  • Spinal lipoma
  • Spinal cord tethering
  • He counsels parents in the fetal medicine clinic for brain and spinal cord anomalies


  • Fellowship in Surgery
  • Fellowship in Neurosurgery
  • Walter E. Dandy
  • General Medical Council - UK
  • Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery
  • Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgery
  • International Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Asian Conference of Neurological Surgeons