About Simon Cudlip

Mr Simon Cudlip BSc (Hons) MD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (SN) is a consultant neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon based in Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Current Position

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust in Oxford UK, and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Manor Hospital Oxford. Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Oxford. Surgical tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons Of England


  • MB BS (Lond), Medical Degree
  • BSc (Hons) Immunology, additional degree forming part of medical degree
  • FRCS (Eng), qualification in basic surgery
  • FRCS (Surgical Neurology), qualification in neurosurgery
  • MD, postgraduate degree in medical research
  • CCST Neurosurgery, registration on GMC specialist register in neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Training

Registar (resident) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, London.
Neurosurgery fellowship in Aachen, Germany, and one year spent in post-training fellowship in pituitary surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.


Previous research includes: Chemical analysis of brain tumours using MRI (MR spectroscopy): Imaging of peripheral nerve using MRI (MR neurography). Currently involved in numerous prospective studies involving patients with pituitary tumours undergoing surgery and clinical studies examining minimally invasive spinal and pituitary surgery.

Specialist Interests

  • Minimally invasive (keyhole) spinal surgery
  • Pure Endoscopic Pituitary surgery
  • Extended endoscopic surgery for anterior skull base tumours and craniopharyngioma
  • Surgery for brain tumours, including endoscopic surgery for brain tumours

Recent Publications

1: Capatina C, Christodoulides C, Fernandez A, Cudlip S, Grossman AB, Wass JA,
Karavitaki N. Current treatment protocols can offer a normal or near normal
quality of life in the majority of patients with non-functioning pituitary
adenomas. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 May 29. doi:
10.1111/j.1365-2265.2012.04449.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22640418.

2: Jayasekera BA, Deniz K, Pereira EA, Chandra J, Cudlip SA. Terson’s syndrome
diagnosed by CT. Br J Neurosurg. 2012 May 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:

3: Reddy R, Cudlip S, Byrne JV, Karavitaki N, Wass JA. Can we ever stop imaging
in surgically treated and radiotherapy-naive patients with non-functioning
pituitary adenoma? Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Nov;165(5):739-44. Epub 2011 Sep 7.
PubMed PMID: 21900406.

4: Pal A, Capatina C, Tenreiro AP, Guardiola PD, Byrne JV, Cudlip S, Karavitaki
N, Wass JA. Pituitary apoplexy in non-functioning pituitary adenomas: long term
follow up is important because of significant numbers of tumour recurrences. Clin
Endocrinol (Oxf). 2011 Oct;75(4):501-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04068.x.
PubMed PMID: 21521336.

5: Trifanescu R, Stavrinides V, Plaha P, Cudlip S, Byrne JV, Ansorge O, Wass JA,
Karavitaki N. Outcome in surgically treated Rathke’s cleft cysts: long-term
monitoring needed. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Jul;165(1):33-7. Epub 2011 Apr 18.
PubMed PMID: 21502327.

6: Rourke T, Hamidian JA, Pretorius P, Morris J, Samandouras G, Cudlip S.
Intraoperative, imaging and pathological features in spinal cord vasculitis. J
Clin Neurosci. 2009 Aug;16(8):1093-5. Epub 2009 May 26. Review. PubMed PMID:

7: Pereira EA, Green AL, Chandran H, Joshi SM, Shlugman D, Cudlip SA.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation after isolated mild head injury. Acta
Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Nov;151(11):1521-4. Epub 2009 Mar 17. PubMed PMID:

8: Baumer D, Flossmann E, Cudlip S, Quaghebeur G, Jeans A, Talbot K. Primary
angiitis of the CNS mimicking a spinal cord tumour. J Neurol. 2008
Dec;255(12):1970-2. Epub 2009 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 19165530.

9: Joshi SM, Cudlip S. Transsphenoidal surgery. Pituitary. 2008;11(4):353-60.
Review. PubMed PMID: 18369724.

10: Karavitaki N, Turner HE, Adams CB, Cudlip S, Byrne JV, Fazal-Sanderson V,
Rowlers S, Trainer PJ, Wass JA. Surgical debulking of pituitary macroadenomas
causing acromegaly improves control by lanreotide. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2008
Jun;68(6):970-5. Epub 2007 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 18031313.

11: Soni A, De Silva SR, Allen K, Byrne JV, Cudlip S, Wass JA. A case of
macroprolactinoma encasing an internal carotid artery aneurysm, presenting as
pituitary apoplexy. Pituitary. 2008;11(3):307-11. PubMed PMID: 17899387.

12: Karavitaki N, Collison K, Halliday J, Byrne JV, Price P, Cudlip S, Wass JA.
What is the natural history of nonoperated nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas?
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2007 Dec;67(6):938-43. Epub 2007 Aug 13. PubMed PMID:

13: Suliman SG, Gurlek A, Byrne JV, Sullivan N, Thanabalasingham G, Cudlip S,
Ansorge O, Wass JA. Nonsurgical cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea in invasive
macroprolactinoma: incidence, radiological, and clinicopathological features. J
Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Oct;92(10):3829-35. Epub 2007 Jul 10. PubMed PMID:

14: Karavitaki N, Cudlip S, Adams CB, Wass JA. Craniopharyngiomas. Endocr Rev.
2006 Jun;27(4):371-97. Epub 2006 Mar 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 16543382.

15: Thanabalasingham G, Karavitaki N, Cudlip S, Wass JA. Treatment of pituitary
tumors: history. Endocrine. 2005 Oct;28(1):3-8. PubMed PMID: 16311405.

About Simon Cudlip

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