Bangladesh-born British conferred with UK’s highest neurosurgery award

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Tipu Aziz. Photo: Oxford`s NDCNBangladesh-born British neurosurgeon Tipu Aziz, founder and head of Oxford functional neurosurgery, has been conferred with the United Kingdom’s highest neurosurgery award for his contribution in the neurosurgery sector.

Tipu was awarded the lifetime Medal of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) for on 21 March at a programme in United States’ Manchester.

According to the website of the Oxford University’s Nuffield department of clinical neurosciences, the neurosurgery professor’s ‘work was central to confirming the subthalamic nucleus as a possible surgical target for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease and more recently the pedunculopontine nucleus.'

“His research interests are the role of the upper brain stem in the control of movement, the clinical neurophysiology of movement disorders and neuropathic pain and autonomic responses to deep brain stimulation, use of MR and MEG imaging in functional neurosurgery,” it added.

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