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Managing a patient with a head injury

28th July 2020


This webinar aimed at Medical Undergraduates will cover the basic knowledge and guidance for managing a patient with a head injury.


Prof Puneet Plaha

Prof Puneet Plaha is Associate Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon at Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His area of interest is setting up Novel clinical trials for brain tumours (Glioma), advanced brain imaging for brain tumours, novel technology to minimise morbidity during brain tumour surgery, endoscopic minimally invasive brain tumour surgery, awake surgery, Immunotherapy for glioblastoma. He is a keen teacher and has been regular faculty with the Royal College of Surgeon since 2012 teaching on their Operative Neurosurgery Course. He also teaches on National and International Cadaver brain White fibre Course for Neurosurgeons. He has been Clinical Lead Neuro oncology for Oxford and the Thames Valley since Aug 2012. He is Chair of the Neuro oncology Section of the SBNS since March 2019. He is also Associate Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.


Mr Michael Silva

Michael Silva is a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and General Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Silva is the Training Programme Director for Higher Surgical Trainees (General Surgery) in the Oxford Deanery and also is Director of the Surgical Advisory Network in the UK for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Oxfordshire from 2013-2017. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is also a Clinical Lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford University.

Mr Silva is specialist advisor to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), interventional procedures program and is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Surgery (Open) and Current Surgery Reports. He is a reviewer for many leading scientific journals. He has in excess of 70 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has written many book chapters on his speciality interests.


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