Mr. Pereira MA(Cambridge) BM BCh DM(Oxford) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Neuro.Surg) SFHEA is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London and Reader in Neurosurgery at St Georges, University of London. He has a large NHS practice covering the full breadth of general neurosurgery and subspecialist interests in functional neurosurgery and spinal surgery. He is the clinical lead for functional neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation and one of few neurosurgeons in the UK dual fellowship trained to perform minimally invasive pain procedures including brain and spine neuromodulation, cancer pain operations and complex spinal surgery.
Mr. Pereira sees privately insured, self-paying and international patients at The London Clinic (whose medical advisory committee he sits on) in Harley Street, The London Spine Clinic on Harley Street and St George’s University Hospital. He is recognised by major insurers Aviva, AXA PPP, WPA, Vitality, Healix and Cigna. He was recognised by BUPA until May 2020 when he made a decision not to accept their low fees.
Mr. Pereira has outstanding patient feedback from his consultations and surgeries.
He read natural sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge University where he ranked first for his MA(Hons) degree in experimental psychology before qualifying BM BCh in medicine from Somerville College, Oxford University. His neurosurgical training was undertaken at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He completed his United States Medical Licensing examinations Step 1-3 in 2012 and gained FRCS(Neuro.Surg) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and is dual accredited in orthopaedic and neurosurgical complex spinal surgery having completed a one year orthopaedic fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals including minimally invasive spinal surgery.
He has completed fellowships in functional neurosurgery including deep brain stimulation and stereotactic lesions for movement disorders and surgery for chronic and cancer pain at Oxford (with Tipu Aziz). He completed a DM research degree at Oxford University in neurosurgery for chronic pain. He set up a national deep brain stimulation for pain service in Hospital de Sao Joao in Portugal in 2009 and became an Affiliated Professor at the University of Porto in 2013. He has numerous awards including the British Neurosurgical Research Group Prize 2007, American Association of Neurological Surgeons William H. Sweet Award 2012 and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Ron R. Tasker Award 2013. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014.
Mr. Pereira has published over 140 peer reviewed papers on various aspects of neurosurgery with an emphasis on complex spinal surgery and deep brain stimulation. He has presented papers at over 150 national and international meetings and authored over 20 book chapters including the basal ganglia chapter of the 42nd edition of Gray’s Anatomy. In 2016 he co-authored two books: Surgery of the Autonomic Nervous System and Neurosurgery Self-Assessment. He is Educational Lead at St George’s and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE) at Oxford University with distinction and became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014. He was previously the neurosurgery SAC representative of the British Neurosurgical Trainees’ Association.
He sits on the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, and is also a member of British, European, American and World Societies of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, European and American Associations of Neurological Surgeons and British Association of Spinal Surgeons. He is a neurosurgical adviser to the British Boxing Board of Control.