Guirish A. Solanki

Guirish Solanki is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham and Clinical Senior Lecturer to the School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK

Mr. Guirish Solanki is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham and Clinical Senior Lecturer to the School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK. He is the Training Programme Director and Chair of the Neurosurgery Speciality Training Committee (STC) for the West Midlands and a member of the National Speciality Advisory Committee (SAC) in Neurosurgery. Mr Solanki is the current Chair of the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group.

His Neurosurgery training included rotations at the Royal London Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, the Charing Cross Hospital. He did his Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and went on to be a visiting Consultant at Enfant Malades, Necker Hospital in Paris to further his paediatric neurosurgery experience.

He leads the Complex Cranio-Vertebral Junction and Spine Surgery dealing with treatment of Chiari & Syringomyelia and the multi-disciplinary management of spinal involvement of Inborn errors of metabolism particularly Mucopolysaccharidoses, skeletal dysplasia including Achondroplasia and other conditions.
In addition he has a significant clinical and research interest in Neuro-oncology, Craniofacial surgery, Hydrocephalus and Vascular malformations including Moya-Moya.

He contributes to national and international multi-centre clinical trials. He has more than 2500 citations for 67 of his papers with the largest number of citations at 646, an h-index of 23, i10-index of 35.

Mr Solanki’s international commitment includes service to several societies. He serves as faculty for the Courses by the European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN), International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Paediatric neurosurgery section. He is the past neurosurgery co-chair of SIOP-Europe Brain Tumour Group (BTG) a position he held between 2010-2014. He is the founder and current chair of SIOP-Europe BTG’s Training & Education Group (TEG) since 2012, Chair of the Liaison Committee of the ISPN in 2011-2012, 2014-2017, member of the ISPN Education Committee, past chair of the Liaison Committee of the ESPN (2010-2014) and Chair of the organising Committee of the 47th ISPN Annual Conference in Birmingham in October 2019.