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Mr Alessandro Paluzzi
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General Medical Council: 4774905


english, spanish, italian


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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery Department
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre,
Birmingham, B15 2TH

Research interests
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)

Personal interests
Tennis, walking in the countryside, art, cooking

Awards received
Storz Skull Base Award, World Federation of Skull Base Societies Meeting, Brighton 2012.

Best Poster Presentation Award, Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), Torquay 2005 for abstract entitled “Microglial Infiltrate in Diffuse Low Grade and Anaplastic Astrocytomas”.

Languages spoken
English, Italian, Spanish

1.    Paluzzi A, Belli A, Lafuente J, Wasserberg J. Role of the C2 Articular Branches in Occipital Headache: An Anatomical Study. Clin Anat. 2006 Sep;19(6):497-502.

2.    Paluzzi A, Bain PG, Liu X, Yianni J, Kumarendran K, Aziz TZ. Pregnancy in dystonic women with in situ deep brain stimulators.
Mov Disord. 2006 May;21(5):695-8.

3.    Paluzzi A, Belli A, Bain P, Liu X, Aziz TM. Operative and hardware complications of deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.
Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Oct;20(5):290-5.

5.    Paluzzi A, Woon K, Bodkin P, Robertson IJ. Scapula alata as a consequence of park bench position for a retro-mastoid craniectomy. Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Oct;21(5):522-4.

6.    Paluzzi A, Belli A, Bain P, Viva L. Brain 'imaging' in the Renaissance. J R Soc Med. 2007 Dec;100(12):540-3.

7.    Paluzzi A, Kalsi P, Mukerji N, Viva LJ, Patton, MA. Ruptured cerebral aneurysm in a patient with Floating-Harbor syndrome. Clin Dysm. 2008 Oct;17(4):283-5

8.    Paluzzi A, Scopel T, Pinheiro-Neto CD, Koutourousiou M, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner P, Snyderman C. Endoscopic endonasal approach to cholesterol granulomas of the petrous apex: a series of 17 patients. J Neurosurg. 2012 Apr;116(4):792-8

9.    Paluzzi A, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner P. Retracing the etymology of terms in neuroanatomy. Clinical Anatomy March 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

10.    Paluzzi A, Gardner P, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman C. The expanding role of endoscopic skull base surgery. British Journal of Neurosurgery, April 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

11. Mukerji N, Paluzzi A, Crossman J, Mitchell P, Nissen J. Emergency neurosurgical referrals in the North East of England - trends over four years
2008-2011. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Jun;27(3):334-9.

12. Koutourousiou M, Gardner PA, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Paluzzi A, Wang EW, Snyderman CH. Endoscopic endonasal surgery for giant pituitary adenomas: advantages and limitations. J Neurosurg. 2013 Mar;118(3):621-31.

13. Shin SS, Tormenti MJ, Paluzzi A, Rothfus WE, Chang YF, Zainah H, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Challinor SM, Gardner PA. Endoscopic endonasal approach for growth hormone secreting pituitary adenomas: outcomes in
53 patients using 2010 consensus criteria for remission. Pituitary. 2013

14.Paluzzi A, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Tonya Stefko S, Challinor S, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA. Endoscopic endonasal approach for pituitary adenomas: a series of 555 patients. Pituitary. 2013 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Courses offered
Masters Dissection Course in Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Walsgrage Hospital, Covetry. Faculty.

Faculty at Pituitary dissection course, Freeman hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Medical Procedures

Craniotomy for brain tumour

Microvascular Decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm

Percutanous glycerol injection of trigeminal ganglion

Endoscopic endonasal approach for pituitary tumours

Expanded endonasal approach for tumours of the skull base

Shunt for hydrocephalus

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy

Trans-labyrinthine approach for acoustic neuromas

Minimally invasive approaches for brain tumours

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Special Interests

Trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain

Pituitary tumours


Acoustic neuromas


Hemifacial spasm


Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Aneurysms and vascular malformations



Medical Degree University of Padua Medical School 1999

Master of Science (MSc) Surgical Technology Imperial College London 2003

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS Ed) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2004

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons- Surgical Neurology (FRCS-SN) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010

Additional training
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA 2012

Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
Consultant Neurosurgeon University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 2012
Clinical Service Lead University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 2015-2016

Details of entry to specialist register
Consultant Neurosurgeon, 2011

Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
British Skull Base Society (BSBS)
North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)