Professor W S El Masri

Title: Prognostic indicators & Factors Influencing Neurological Recovery following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries


Prof W S El Masri FRCS Ed, FRCP currently Hon. Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries (SI), Keele University has trained between 1971 & 1983 in the Oxford group of hospitals, Guys & Stoke Mandeville hospitals and the USA. Obtained the first accreditation in Spinal Injuries and General Surgery in 1982. Appointed Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries in 1983. He personally treated and provided ongoing total care at all stages following injury to about 10,000 patients with SI. He published over 140 manuscripts. He is the author of the Concepts of “Physiological Instability of the Spinal Cord”, “Time related Biomechanical Instability”, “Hypothesis of Micro-instability of the injured spine” and the largest series of Bladder cancer in SCI patients. He is Past President International Spinal Cord Society and Past Chairman British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists. He won many National and International awards. . He is Founder Member and Trustee of SPIRIT  a Charity for education and training of Doctors & Health Care Professionals in the Principles and Practice of Management of Spinal Cord Injured Basis, is Founder Member and Trustee  of TransHouse now (Ethos) a Charity that offers Transitional Housing from the Hospital to the Community and a Trustee of the Institute of Orthopaedic of the RJAH Hospital 

Research Interest

   Spinal Cord Injury

·            Rehabilitation Medicine

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