Specializes in vascular neurosurgery

Specializes in vascular neurosurgery

Marios Papadopoulos is a professor in Neurosurgery and an honorary consultant at St. George’s, University of London, with a specialist interest in complex spinal surgery and vascular neurosurgery.

Prof. Papadopoulos received his bachelor degree in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge and continued his clinical medicine studies in Oxford University.

His research interests are aquaporin water channel proteins, especially aquaporin-4. Prof. Papadopoulos heads a research laboratory at St. George’s, University of London which investigates the role of aquaporin-4 in brain and spinal cord swelling and in the neurological disease neuromyelitis optica. He is also interested in the role of spinal cord swelling after injury and has set up the ISCoPE (Injured Spinal Cord Pressure Evaluation) clinical study aiming to develop novel techniques to manage spinal cord swelling after sever traumatic spinal cord injury.

Prof. Papadopoulos became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1998 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Surgical Neurology (FRCS(SN)) in 2002.

M. Papadopoulos is also the Chairman of the Neurosciences Research Foundation, which funds patient-centred research in clinical neurosciences.

He has published several research papers on the role of aquaporin water channel proteins in brain and spinal cord swelling such as: “Aquaporin water channels in the nervous system”, “Aquaporin-4 facilitates reabsorption of excess fluid in vasogenic brain edema” and “Aquaporin 4 and neuromyelitis optica”.