Mr Senthil Selvanathan


Mr John Goodden









  • National Complex Spine Fellowship- Leeds; 2018
  • FRCS (Neurosurgery)- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; 2016
  • MRCS (Ed) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; 2010
  • MB ChB - University of Manchester; 2006

Specialist Interests

  • Spinal Neurosurgery:
    • Simple and Complex Cervical Spine (Neck) Surgery
    • Simple and Complex Thoraco-Lumbar Spine (Back) Surgery
    • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
    • Intradural Spinal Surgery

  • Neurosurgical Clinical Trials Research:
    • Current NIHR grant co-holder (£1 million) and clinical researcher. The grant is being used to conduct a clinical trial comparing two common cervical spine (neck) operations (FORVAD Trial- This work is done with close collaboration with Leeds Clinical Trials Unit.


  • Mr Selvanathan undertook his medical training at The University of Manchester before undertaking foundation training jobs at Manchester Royal Infirmary and basic neurosurgical training at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool.
  • Mr Selvanathan completed his neurosurgical specialist training programme at Leeds General Infirmary.
  • He was successful in securing the prestigious Leeds national spine fellowship enabling him to complete sub-speciality training in complex spinal surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, UK.

Recent Publications

  • A comprehensive list of Mr Selvanathan previously published research is available on ResearchGate

Professional Bodies

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union

Contact Details

For NHS patients, Mr Selvanathan can be contacted through his secretary at Leeds General Infirmary:

Joyce Atkinson     
Phone  0113 39 23569

For private patients, Mr Selvanathan can be contacted through his private secretary:

Eleanor Banks     
Phone  07823 886 129

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