Mr Deb Pal


Qualifications & Training

  • Spine fellowship –Queen’s Medical centre, Nottingham. Oct 2008 to Sept 2009

  • FRCS( Surgical Neurology)- Oct 2007

  • MRCS(Edin)- Oct 1999


Specialist Interests

Mr Pal’s elective work is wholly Spinal and his practice involves the following:

  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Neck and back pain
  • Metastatic spinal disease
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative lumbar scoliosis
  • Minimally Invasive and complex spinal surgery


Recent Publications

  • 2007 Primary intra-dural spinal malignant melanoma mimicking a neurofibroma: report of a case. Kanastosis T, Bullock M, Pal D, Chakarbarty A, Chumas P Br J of neurosurgery 2007 Feb;21(1):39-40.
  • 2007 A Diagnostic Dilemma: Cervical Myelopathy in the presence of Chiari I Malformation and Multilevel cord compression in a 79 year old woman. Bullock M, Anastosias T, Pal D, Towns G. Br J Neurosurg 2007 Apr;21(2):231-4.
  • 2009 Paediatric intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations: Case report and review of the literature. Kolias A, Pal D, Shivane A, Ismail A, Tyagi A K . Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2009 Nov;111(9):784-8.
  • 2010 Spinal epidural abscess with paraplegia following delayed presentation of traumatic esophageal perforation without spinal fracture: Lessons to be learnt. Baron R, Pal D, Crimmins D, Dexter S. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2010;36:247–9.
  • 2010 Management of type II odontoid fractures in elderly- an Evidence based narrative review of management. Pal D, Sell P, Grevitt M. Euro Spine J. 12 Sept 2010.
  • 2011 Insertion of cervical lateral mass screws. Does the trajectory vary among surgeons? Pal D, Magaji S, Bailey E, Boszczyk B. (Euro spine J, Feb 2011)


Recent Audit

  • Surgical outcome of Thoracic & Lumbar Instrumentations. A prospective audit of my practice from Sept 2009 to Sept 2011.   Pal D


Professional Bodies

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Medical Defence Union
  • AO Spine (Europe)
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons


Specialist Interests

Mr Pal can be contacted via his secretary at Leeds General Infirmary:

Lorna Gavaghan
Medical Secretary to Mr N Gummerson & Mr D Pal
Room 153, Spinal Surgery Office
G Floor, Jubilee Wing
Leeds General Infirmary

Phone: 0113 392 2261
Fax: 0113 392 6453



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