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Mr Paul Grundy

Mr Grundy is a neurosurgeon with a sub-specialty interest in neuro-oncology.

BM (Hons), MD, CertMedEd, FRCS (Neurosurg)

Training and education

  • University of Southampton, School of Medicine
  • Oxford Hospitals, surgical SHO rotation
  • Bristol University, neurosurgical research fellowship
  • Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, neurosurgery specialist training program
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital, neurosurgical fellowship


Mr Grundy is a neurosurgeon who has worked for the Trust since June 2005.

In June 2013, Mr Grundy was named one of the country’s top 100 clinical leaders by the Health Service Journal. He was also named clinical leader of the year at the journal's awards in 2012.

Current roles

  • Chief medical officer at UHS
  • Past-President of British Neuro-Oncology Society

Previous roles

  • Chair of brain and central nervous system tumours clinical reference group (NHS England, 2013-16)
  • Member of adult neurosurgery clinical reference group (NHS England, 2013-16)
  • Clinical director of neurosciences at UHS (2011-14)
  • Divisional clinical director of division D at UHS (neurosciences, cardiovascular and thoracic, trauma and orthopaedics, and radiology)
  • Secretary of the British Neuro-Oncology Society
  • Member of the council of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • President of British Neuro-Oncology Society 2021-23
  • Honorary Secretary of Society of British Neurological Surgeons 2019-23
  • NHSE national lead of neurosurgical service transformation program 2019-23

Key achievements

  • Introduction of day-case surgery for brain tumours to UK
  • Introduction of electromagnetic image-guided biopsy for brain tumours
  • Development of widespread use of awake craniotomy for brain tumours

Awards and prizes

  • Ada Newitt Memorial Prize - University of Southampton, 1989 
  • BM awarded with distinction in medical sciences - University of Southampton, 1992
  • BM awarded with honours - University of Southampton, 1992
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (PPP) research fellow - 1999 and 2000
  • Carey Coombs research fellow - University of Bristol, 1999 and 2000
  • SWENA first prize for best presentation of original research, 2000
  • RCPCH prize for best presentation of original research, 2002
  • National N2 ACCIA award 2024; bronze award ACCEA 2014 and 2019


  • Day-case neurosurgery for brain tumours: the early UK experience. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2008, 22(3), 360-7
  • Day-case awake craniotomy for tumour resection. Journal of One Day Surgery, 2008, 18(2), 45-7
  • Image-guided, frameless stereotactic biopsy without intra-operative neuropathology. 2009. In press