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  Prof  W S El Masri

Prof W S El Masri

Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries
Keele University
UK

Biography

Prof W S El Masri FRCS Ed; FRCP. Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries - Keele University, Consultant Spinal Injuries – Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Centre Birmingham, Emeritus Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orth.Hospital Trained in the speciality of spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville, Oxford, Guys Hospitals & the USA between 1971 and 1983 . To date personally treated 10,000 patients with traumatic Spinal and spinal cord Injuries. Developed, and led the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) between 1983 & 2014. Took responsibility for the management of the injured spine, the multisystem malfunction as well as the range of medical, non-medical and physical effects of cord injury in the acute, subacute, rehabilitation phases as well as in the long term. Lectured worldwide in developed and developing countries. Contributed to the literature with 140 publications. Documented the prognostic indicators of neurological recovery following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries. Demonstrated that with simultaneous Active Physiological Conservative Management of the injury and all its medical effects neurological recovery occurs irrespective of the degree of Biomechanical Instability, Canal encroachment or Cord Compression. Introduced the concept of “Physiological Instability of the Injured Spinal Cord” Peer reviewer and on the Editorial Boards of a number of Journals Held the offices of: President of the International Spinal Cord Society, Chairman of the British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists, Executive Member of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine . Founder Member and trustee of a number of charities that support Health Care professionals and patients. Raised about six million pounds from charity to rebuild and furnish the MCSI. Advisor to WHO ‘s International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury which was published in 2013 Member of the NICE Guideline Developing Group in spinal injuries. Obtained a number of awards including: the Medal of the International Spinal Cord Society, National Hospital Doctor Team Award for Innovation, Outstanding achievement award from the Chinese Society of Spinal Injuries, Outstanding Consultant Achievement award by the Spinal Injury Association, Hon. Presidency of the Romanian Spinal Cord Society and the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship of the Rotary Club.

Research Interest

Spinal Cord Injury,Rehabilitation Medicine