Craniovertebral Junction & Spine Society

Dr Guirish Solanki is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at BMI The Priory & Edgbaston Hospital. His main NHS bases include the Paediatric Regional Neurosurgery Centre, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Solanki is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosciences at the University of Birmingham.

Following graduation and basic surgical training he completed a recognised training programme at both registrar and senior specialist registrar grade in Neurosurgery at world class centres in London, Including the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Charing Cross Hospital, The Royal London and the Royal Free Hospitals. He attained the Fellowship in Surgical Neurology conducted by the Intercollegiate Speciality Assessment Board on behalf of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons and the Certificate of Accreditation of Higher Surgical training in Neurosurgery in 2001.

His area of specialist interest is spinal surgery for congenital spine defects and cranio‐cervical junction instability. This includes the management of instability due to Down’s, Osteopetrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, the deformation that follows many of the MPS forms and that due to traumatic injury.

He manages spinal instability in children with Morquio‐Brailsford disease and other MPS disorders along with the Multidisciplinary Inborn Metabolic Disorders. Other significant interests include Brain and spine tumours, Spasticity, Hydrocephalus and Endoscopic surgery.

Outside of neurosurgery, his other passions are playing chess and the development of artificial intelligence software programmes. He enjoys music, dancing and playing basketball.