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Surgical Grand Rounds

Professor Byrne presents: 'Flow disruptors for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms unsuitable for endosaccular coiling', as part of the Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series.

James Byrne


Emeritus Professor of Neuroradiology

  • Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am an Interventional Neuroradioloist at the John Radcliffe Hospital and member of ONNRU. My role is to support the image interpretation work and initiate research themes. I also direct the group's teaching courses and supervise students.

My post-graduate training comprised 5 years surgery (2 in neurosurgery) and 5 years radiology (2 in Neuroradiology). I trained in Interventional Neuroradiology at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, under Dr. B. Kendall and with a scholarship from the Royal College of Radiologists, visited Prof. G. Hieshima at the University of California, San Francisco in 1988. After obtaining experience in treating intra-cranial aneurysms with the Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) with its inventor, Dr. G. Guglielmi, at the University of California, Los Angles, I performed the first clinical GDC endovascular operation in the United Kingdom in 1992 soon after moving to Oxford from Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon.

Since 1992, we have run regular residential post-graduate training courses in aneurysm treatments and since 1994, the world's first University degree course in Interventional Neuroradiology. The clinical Interventional Neuroradiology service at the John Radcliffe Hospital is one of the largest and busiest departments in England with a team of 5 Interventional Neuroradiologists.

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