Mr Ryan Mathew – Neurosurgery Lead

Ryan Mathew is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds and an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He obtained an MBCHB with Honours and an intercalated BSc with Honours, the latter in Clinical Sciences (Tissue Engineering) research. During his neurosurgical training at Leeds (FRCS (SN) in 2013), he undertook further basic science research (funded by CRUK) and was awarded a PhD based on Glioma Modelling using induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) and Cerebral Organoids. He was a co-applicant on an ~£1M Innovate UK grant based on this work. He has spent time as a Visiting Research Collaborator at the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Sickkids in Toronto, with whom he now has ongoing collaborations. He co-runs a brain tumour research lab with Dr Heiko Wurdak and is academic lead for neurosurgery. His clinical interests cover the full spectrum of brain tumours with a special focus on glioma and awake surgery. His basic science and clinical trials research interests focus primarily on brain tumours and surgical technologies/devices.