Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow







Paterson WingSt Mary's Campus






Mr Marcus is an academic consultant neurosurgeon, and was among the first cohort of trainees to be selected for a Walport Integrated Academic Training Pathway, with rotations at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and University College London.  

His clinical interest is in “keyhole” endoscopic neurosurgical approaches. To this end, he completed fellowships in endoscopy and anterior skull base surgery (including pituitary surgery) at the Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. His research interest, and the subject of his doctoral thesis under Prof Lord Darzi, is the development and evaluation of new devices that makes these keyhole approaches more safe and effective, including augmented reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. 

His work has received over £1.5 million in research funding, has resulted in over 75 peer-reviewed publications, and has frequently featured in the national press. In recognition of these achievements he was commissioned by Springer to act as Editor on their first book dedicated to Neurosurgical Robotics, serves as a Member of the Advisory Group on Robotic Surgery in the United Kingdom, and has been awarded several prizes, including the prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2019.  

Current positionS

Consultant Neurosurgeon (Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Honorary Associate Professor (Robotics and AI), UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Lead for Neurosurgery and Brain Cancer (North Thames CRN), National Institute for Health Research

Previous positions

Royal College of Surgeons Senior Clinical Fellow (Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Supervisor: Mr Neil Dorward

Specialty Registrar (Neurosurgery), London Deanery

Berkeley Travelling Fellow, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary (Surgical Robotics)
Supervisor: Prof Garnette Sutherland

Berkeley Travelling Fellow, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich (Endoscopy and Skull Base Surgery)
Supervisor: Prof Robert Reisch 

Academic Clinical Fellow (Neurosurgery), London Deanery and Imperial College London
Supervisor: Prof Dipankar Nandi

Academic Foundation Programme (Clinical Neuroscience), Eastern Deanery and University of Cambridge
Supervisor: Prof Peter Hutchinson


Fellowship (Neurosurgery), European Board of Neurological Surgery, Barcelona

Fellowship (Neurosurgery), Royal College of Surgeons of England

Doctor of Philosophy (Surgical Robotics), Imperial College London
PhD Title: The Application of Robotics to Keyhole Transcranial Endoscopic Microsurgery  
Supervisors: Prof Lord Ara Darzi, Prof Guang-Zhong Yang, and Prof Dipankar Nandi

Postgraduate Diploma (University Learning and Teaching), Imperial College London

Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Arts (Neuroscience), University of Cambridge



Marcus HJ, Borg A, Hussein Z, et al., 2020, Rathke's cleft cysts following transsphenoidal surgery: long-term outcomes and development of an optimal follow-up strategy, Acta Neurochirurgica: the European Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol:162, ISSN:0001-6268, Pages:853-861

Marcus HJ, Vakharia VN, Sparks R, et al., 2020, Computer-assisted versus manual planning for stereotactic brain biopsy: a retrospective comparative pilot study, Operative Neurosurgery, Vol:18, ISSN:2332-4252, Pages:417-422

Jamjoom AAB, Jamjoom AMA, Marcus HJ, 2020, Exploring public opinion about liability and responsibility in surgical robotics, Nature Machine Intelligence, Vol:2, ISSN:2522-5839, Pages:194-196

Marcus AP, Marcus HJ, Camp SJ, et al., 2020, Improved Prediction of Surgical Resectability in Patients with Glioblastoma using an Artificial Neural Network., Sci Rep, Vol:10

Palmisciano P, Jamjoom AAB, Taylor D, et al., 2020, Attitudes of patients and their relatives toward artificial intelligence in neurosurgery., World Neurosurgery, ISSN:1878-8750

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