Honorary Professor and Consultant
in Neurological Surgery
Peter is a Consultant Neurosurgeon on the Specialist Register based at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and The Plymouth Nuffield Hospital. Peter is also an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth. In 2022, Peter commenced a two-year term as President of The Society of British Neurological Surgeons.
Areas of Expertise
Traumatic brain injury.
Intracranial aneurysms, AVMs and cavernoma.
Brain tumours including meningiomas and glioma.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Lumbar discectomy, decompression and treatment of cauda equina syndrome.
Anterior cervical discectomy.
BM (Distinction in Clinical Medicine)
PhD FRCS (England)
FRCS (Surgical Neurology)
PG Cert Clin Ed (Distinction)
Peter was an undergraduate at Southampton University Medical School (1982-87). He graduated with a Distinction in Clinical Medicine, the Sutton Prize for Surgery and the Newitt Memorial Prize. He was inspired to pursue a career in neurosurgery following lectures in neuroanatomy, undergraduate research and placements in neurosurgery. Following medical and surgical “house jobs” in Southampton, Peter spent a year teaching and studying anatomy at the University of Glasgow. He then worked with Professor Sir Graham Teasdale and colleagues at the Institute of Neurological Science in Glasgow and in the Emergency Department of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Peter then undertook training in Trauma, Orthopaedics (including spinal surgery) and General Surgery in Winchester (1990-92).
Professor PC Whitfield
South West Neurosurgery Centre
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust,
Plymouth, PL6 8DH
Secretary: Mrs Jeanne Weeden
Tel: 01752 431114
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