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Professor Andy King
Professor Andy King
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Mr Andrew King graduated medicine at The London Hospital Medical College, University of London and attained his MBBS in 1988. Subsequently he completed his surgical training in London and Bristol and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng) in 1992. His initial training was in both neurology and neurosurgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. In 1996 Andrew was appointed Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery in Manchester, working between 2 of the 3 neurosurgical centres then based in Manchester, at Manchester Royal Infirmary and at Hope Hospital, Salford. 

In 1998, he was appointment Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal Hospital and is currently the Clinical Director of the Department of Surgical Neurosciences at the same hospital. His vast experience covers degenerative spinal disease and regular on-call neurosurgical emergency work, including trauma and intracranial haemorrhage. Additionally, he has a subspeciality interest in skull base neurosurgery, initially with working with one of the foremost international experts in this field, Professor Richard Ramsden based in Manchester. 

During his 15 years as a consultant neurosurgeon, Andrew also developed a significant interest in the neurovascular field. As a result of his work in this field, he was awarded a personal Chair in 2012 and is now Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Manchester.

Andrew is Immediate Past President of the British Skull Base Society. He is also a member of the European Skull Base Society and the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, of which he is on the Academic Committee.

Andrew is married to Sarah, a GP in South Manchester and they have 2 daughters. Away from neurosurgery, he enjoys travel and playing golf, the latter badly.

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Medical Procedures

  • Skull Base Neurosurgery

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Special Interests

  • Surgery for bening tumours at the base of the brain such as vestibular Schwannomas and meningiomas
  • Degenerative spinal disease 


Primary Medical Qualification

  • MB BS (1988) - University of London