Professor Ludvic Zrinzo

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Professor Zrinzo is Head of the UCL Functional Neurosurgery Unit and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He manages a wide range of general neurosurgical conditions and has a special clinical and research interest in functional neurosurgery for Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, as well as surgical management of treatment refractory mental disorders, including Tourette's syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depression.

Prof Zrinzo completed undergraduate medical studies in Malta, before moving to London to train in neurosurgery (Atkinson Morley Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Oldchurch Hospital). He was awarded an MSc in clinical neuroscience with distinction from the UCL Institute of Neurology, London and completed two fellowships in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, at Queen Square and at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.

Prof Zrinzo's research interests have been directed towards continued improvement in the surgical care of with particular emphasis on improving safety, accuracy and efficacy of surgery. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and several book chapters and his work has received several international awards.

Professor Zrinzo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and member of the Clinical Advisory and Governance Group for the Queen Square Imaging Centre's MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound service. Professor Zrinzo is a contributor to the Queen Square Imaging Centre's YouTube channel where he discusses a range of topics in relation to focused ultrasound treatment, accessible here.