Mr Marcel Ivanov MD, PhD, MSc, FRCS

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon


Mr Ivanov is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon whose main NHS practice is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He is Spinal Lead at the Department of Neurosurgery and Audit Lead for Neurosciences in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. In 2017 he was elected AOSPINE UK Council Officer Neurosurgery.

He qualified as a doctor in 1999 and as a Neurosurgeon in 2007 with his comprehensive neurosurgical training received initially in Iasi, Romania and post CCT Fellowship training in the UK. He was awarded Neurosurgery International Fellowship training at the UIHC, Iowa, USA (2004), received AOSPINE-EANS Spinal Fellowship training in Leeds, UK (2008) and Neuro-Oncology Fellowship training at the Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK (2009).

Along his career he was privileged to visit several major neurosurgical centers around the world (Belgium, USA, Germany, Finland, Japan) where he had an opportunity to learn advanced neurosurgical skills from the masters.

He developed an interest in minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and a special interest in the treatment of spinal cord tumors as well as image guided surgery of the spine. This interest was reflected in our unit being recognized as National center of excellence in image guided spine surgery.

Mr Ivanov is passionate about teaching; he lectures, demonstrates as well as chairs numerous neurosurgical workshops nationally and internationally. He is a member of UK National Neurosurgery Selection Board and Member of International Examination Committee for EANS (Neurosurgical Examination Board). He is frequently invited to teach on various international courses, including EANS Courses (Spine) and is coordinating the SBNS, EANS and AOSPINE international neurosurgical fellowships in STH.

He thinks that high quality neurosurgical education stays at the origin of professional development of each neurosurgeon. Mr Ivanov has more than 140 presentations and publications on prestigious international neurosurgical meetings, journals, books.
Mr Ivanov plays an active role within European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and AOSPINE. He was elected EANS IM Committee Member and is a Member of EANS Examination Committee.

Mr Ivanov dedicates a lot of his time to editorial work and is the Associate Editor for Journal of Spinal Studies and Surgery as well as active reviewer for a number of other journals: Spine; British Medical Journal (BMJ); British Journal of Neurosurgery; Romanian Neurosurgery; International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons from England and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sheffield University.

Professional memberships:
• European Association of Neurological Societies
• American Association of Neurological Surgeons
• North American Spine Society (NASS)
• British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
• AOSpine Europe
• Royal College of Surgeons England%u2028
• Euroscience (European Association for the promotion of Science and Technology)
• Society of Intraoperative Imaging in Neurosurgery

 Additional Information


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Telephone: 0114 27 12666



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