Mr Angelos Kolias MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS (SN)

University position

Senior Lecturer

Mr Angelos Kolias MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS (SN) is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Neurosurgery Unit

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Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


Mr Kolias is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Cambridge & Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. His clinical interests include surgery for brain tumours (special interest in skull base/pituitary surgery), neuroendoscopy, spine surgery, neurotrauma, and general neurosurgery.

He is interested in the methodology of clinical neurosurgical research (particularly trials) and global neurosurgery. He is the Co-Chief Investigator of four NIHR-funded neurotrauma randomised trials and the Associate Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma. In the field of skull base/pituitary, he is working on i) the development of a core outcome set for pituitary surgery and ii) the implementation and evaluation of PET-guided surgery for pituitary adenomas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he is leading the neurosurgical theme of the CovidSurg portfolio of studies.

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Research Focus




Skull base

Global Neurosurgery

Clinical conditions

Brain tumours

Cerebrovascular disorders

Pituitary region tumours

Skull base tumours


Traumatic brain injury


Computerised tomography

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Randomised control trials



Mark Gurnell

Peter Hutchinson

Michael Sutcliffe

United Kingdom

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Key publications

Bashari WA, Senanayake R, MacFarlane J, Gillett D, Powlson AS, Kolias A, Mannion RJ, Koulouri O, Gurnell M. (2021), “Using Molecular Imaging to Enhance Decision Making in the Management of Pituitary Adenomas. ” J Nucl Med 62(Suppl 2):57S-62S

CRANIAL Consortium. (2021), “CSF Rhinorrhea After Endonasal Intervention to the Skull Base (CRANIAL) - Part 2: Impact of COVID-19. ” World Neurosurg 149:e1090-e1097

CRANIAL Consortium. (2021), “CSF Rhinorrhoea After Endonasal Intervention to the Skull Base (CRANIAL) - Part 1: Multicenter Pilot Study. ” World Neurosurg 149:e1077-e1089

Glasbey JC, Nepogodiev D, Simoes JFF, Omar O, Li E, Venn ML, Pgdme, Abou Chaar MK, Capizzi V, Chaudhry D, Desai A, Edwards JG, Evans JP, Fiore M, Videria JF, Ford SJ, Ganly I, Griffiths EA, Gujjuri RR, Kolias AG, Kaafarani HMA, Minaya-Bravo A, McKay SC, Mohan HM, Roberts KJ, San Miguel-Méndez C, Pockney P, Shaw R, Smart NJ, Stewart GD, Sundar Mrcog S, Vidya R, Bhangu AA; COVIDSurg Collaborative. (2021), “Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study.” J Clin Oncol 39(1):66-78

Bashari WA, Senanayake R, Koulouri O, Gillett D, MacFarlane J, Powlson AS, Fernandez-Pombo A, Bano G, Martin AJ, Scoffings D, Cheow H, Mendichovszky I, Tysome J, Donnelly N, Santarius T, Kolias A, Mannion R, Gurnell M. (2020), “ PET-guided repeat transsphenoidal surgery for previously deemed unresectable lateral disease in acromegaly.” Neurosurg Focus 48(6):E8

Hutchinson PJ, Edlmann E, Bulters D, Zolnourian A, Holton P, Suttner N, Agyemang K, Thomson S, Anderson IA, Al-Tamimi YZ, Henderson D, Whitfield PC, Gherle M, Brennan PM, Allison A, Thelin EP, Tarantino S, Pantaleo B, Caldwell K, Davis-Wilkie C, Mee H, Warburton EA, Barton G, Chari A, Marcus HJ, King AT, Belli A, Myint PK, Wilkinson I, Santarius T, Turner C, Bond S, Kolias AG; British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative; Dex-CSDH Trial Collaborators. (2020), “Trial of Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural Hematoma. ” N Engl J Med 383(27):2616-2627

MacFarlane J, Bashari WA, Senanayake R, Gillett D, van der Meulen M, Powlson AS, Kolias A, Koulouri O, Gurnell M. . . 2020 Sep;. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2020.06.002. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32741476. (2020), “Advances in the Imaging of Pituitary Tumors.” Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 49(3):357-373

Robertson FC, Gnanakumar S, Karekezi C, Vaughan K, Garcia RM, Abou El Ela Bourquin B, Derkaoui Hassani F, Alamri A, Mentri N, Höhne J, Laeke T, Al-Jehani H, Moscote-Salazar LR, Al-Ahmari AN, Samprón N, Stienen MN, Nicolosi F, Fontoura Solla DJ, Adelson PD, Servadei F, Al-Habib A, Esene I, Kolias AG; WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Committee. (2020), “ The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Young Neurosurgeons Survey (Part II): Barriers to Professional Development and Service Delivery in Neurosurgery.” World Neurosurg X 8:100084

Kolias AG, Rubiano AM, Figaji A, Servadei F, Hutchinson PJ. (2019), “Traumatic brain injury: global collaboration for a global challenge. ” Lancet Neurol 18(2):136-137

Chari A, Jamjoom AA, Edlmann E, Ahmed AI, Coulter IC, Ma R, May P, Brennan PM, Hutchinson PJA, Kolias AG (2018), “The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative: Five years on” Acta Neurochir (Wien) 160(1): 23-28

Hirst A, Philippou Y, Blazeby J, Campbell B, Campbell M, Feinberg J, Rovers M, Blencowe N, Pennell C, Quinn T, Rogers W, Cook J, Kolias AG, Agha R, Dahm P, Sedrakyan A, McCulloch P (2018), “No Surgical Innovation Without Evaluation: Evolution and Further Development of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations” Ann Surg

McCulloch P, Feinberg J, Philippou Y, Kolias A, Kehoe S, Lancaster G, Donovan J, Petrinic T, Agha R, Pennell C (2018), “Progress in clinical research in surgery and IDEAL” Lancet

Brennan PM, Kolias AG, Joannides AJ, Shapey J, Marcus HJ, Gregson BA, Grover PJ, Hutchinson PJ, Coulter IC; on behalf of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (2016), “The management and outcome for patients with chronic subdural hematoma: a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study in the United Kingdom.” J Neurosurg

Chari A, Hocking KC, Broughton E, Turner C, Santarius T, Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG (2016), “Core Outcomes and Common Data Elements in Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Systematic Review of the Literature Focusing on Reported Outcomes.” J Neurotrauma 3(13):1212-9

Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG, Timofeev IS, Corteen EA, Czosnyka M, Timothy J, Anderson I, Bulters DO, Belli A, Eynon CA, Wadley J, Mendelow AD, Mitchell PM, Wilson MH, Critchley G, Sahuquillo J, Unterberg A, Servadei F, Teasdale GM, Pickard JD, Menon DK, Murray GD, Kirkpatrick PJ; RESCUEicp Trial Collaborators (2016), “Trial of Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension” N Engl J Med 375(12):1119-30

Kolias AG, Chari A, Santarius T, Hutchinson PJ (2014), “Chronic subdural haematoma: modern management and emerging therapies” Nat Rev Neurol 10(10):570-8

Piercy J, Kolias AG, Hutchinson PJ (2014), “Just what is going on in his head: a patient's journey after a severe traumatic brain injury.” Pract Neurol 14(3):198-200 Details

Bhangu A, Kolias AG, Pinkney T, Hall NJ, Fitzgerald JE (2013), “Surgical research collaboratives in the UK.” Lancet 382(9898):1091-2 Details

Hutchinson PJ, Kolias AG, Czosnyka M, Kirkpatrick PJ, Pickard JD, Menon DK (2013), “Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury.” BMJ 346:f1000 Details

Kolias AG, Jones TL, Cowie CJ, Coulter IC, Afshari FT, Tarnaris A, Nelson RJ, Gray WP, Hutchinson PJ, Brennan PM (2013), “A report from the inaugural meeting of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative held in the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 19 October 2012.” Br J Neurosurg Details

Kolias AG, Kirkpatrick PJ, Hutchinson PJ (2013), “Decompressive craniectomy: past, present and future” Nat Rev Neurol 9(7):405-15