Erlick A.C. Pereira, MA, BM BCh, DM, FRCS(Neuro.Surg), SFHEA is Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery and Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley Neurosciences Centre, St George’s Hospital, University of London. He is the a co-author of Neurosurgery Oral Self Assessment.
Dr. Pereira is dual-trained in complex spinal surgery, having trained in neurosurgery at the Oxford John Radcliffe followed by an orthopaedic complex spinal surgery fellowship in Guy’s and St Thomas’. He has a wide general practice of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery, with particular interests in surgeries for severe chronic pain and cancer pain, spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for pain, complex spinal surgery from slipped discs to trauma, tumor and minimally invasive surgery, and general brain surgery including trauma, benign lesions, vascular problems, and hydrocephalus. He is the lead clinician for functional neurosurgery and pain at St George’s and performed its first deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, pain, and epilepsy operations.
His research focuses on the confluence of functional neurosurgery, spinal surgery, and surgery for chronic pain with several themes: linking magnetic resonance imaging with deep brain electrophysiology; pain in Parkinson’s disease; novel indications of deep brain stimulation; neuromodulation for chronic pain; neuromodulation for spinal cord injury; and complex spinal surgery in movement disorders.