Mr Kristian Aquilina

Mr Kristian Aquilina is the surgical lead for the neuro-oncology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children since 2012. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.

Mr Aquilina has a particular interest in the surgical management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, he specialises surgery known as selective dorsal rhizotomy and also neuro-endoscopy.

Mr Aquilina graduated from the University of Malta in 1995 and completed his neurosurgical training in Bristol in 2009. He completed a one-year clinical fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery, and particularly in paediatric neuro-oncology, at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. He was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon in Bristol in 2010 and in June 2012 he was appointed Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Mr Aquilina’s research interests lie within brain tumours in children particularly in relation to clinical outcomes and imaging, intraventricular haemorrhage in preterm babies, hydrocephalus and the outcomes of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in children with cerebral palsy.