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Dr Fergus Robertson

Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist
Dr Fergus Robertson

Overview

Before specialising in interventional neuroradiology, Dr Fergus Robertson worked in many other medical areas, including haematology, palliative care, chest and cardiac medicine. As well as undergraduate medical master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and an MD from Barts and The London School of Medicine, he has gained MRCP and FRCR, both of which are postgraduate diplomas in internal medicine and general radiology.  Dr Robertson believes that this eclectic professional experience has put him in a better position, with a broader perspective, required to look after complex patients he meets at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

I find working as consultant in paediatric interventional neuroradiology at GOSH is both highly rewarding and a huge privilege. Taking a family from a potentially devastating situation to the point where their child is recovered and thriving is an unbeatable experience and the resilience of families under these conditions never ceases to impress me. Working within the brain or spinal blood vessels of a child or baby presents major technical challenges. The scale and nature of the problems I encounter are very different from my adult practice and often demand lateral thinking and innovation. The work presents constant intellectual challenges.  I am fortunate to work in a team of brilliant individuals who are dedicated to working together not only to provide great care but also who support one another is this demanding field. The team really is critical to our success. - Dr Fergus Robertson. 

Credentials

  • All vascular malformation of the brain and spine in children, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, including Vein of Galen malformation. 

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for paediatric arteriovenous malformations. 

  • Stroke in children including arterial and venous disease, Moya Moya and other rare paediatric vasculopathies. 

  • Adjunctive management of cerebral, spinal, orbital and head and neck tumours including retinoblastoma, juvenile angiofibroma, choroid plexus tumour, haemangioblastoma and spinal bony tumours 

• Qualified from Queens’ College, Cambridge University with first class honours  
• Completed clinical medical student training at the Royal London Hospital  
• Sub-specialised on the Pan-London Neuroradiology Fellowship 
• MBBS 
• MRCP 
• FRCR 

  • Management of arteriovenous shunts and other neurovascular pathologies in babies and children 

  • Endovascular management of cerebro-venous disorders 

  • Selective treatment of retinoblastoma with selective intra-arterial chemotherapy 

News & Publications

Fergus Robertson has written numerous books and peer-reviewed articles including: 

Textbooks: 

Robertson, F. J., Murphy K.., 2013. Interventional Neuroradiology: Techniques in Interventional Radiology; London: Springer Verlag. 

Gill, S.K., Brown, M.M., Robertson, F., Losseff, N. edm, 2015. Stroke Medicine: Case Studies from Queen Square. London: Springer Verlag.   

Publications: 

Asif, Hasan, Claudia L. Craven, Almas H. Siddiqui, Syed N. Shah, Samir A. Matloob, Lewis Thorne, Fergus Robertson, Laurence D. Watkins, and Ahmed K. Toma. "Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: 120-day clinical, radiological, and manometric outcomes after stent insertion into the dural venous sinus." Journal of Neurosurgery (2017): 1-9. 

Reddy, M. Ashwin, Zishan Naeem, Catriona Duncan, Fergus Robertson, Jane Herod, Adam Rennie, Alki Liasis, Dorothy Ann Thompson, and Mandeep Sagoo. "Reduction of severe visual loss and complications following intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for refractory retinoblastoma." British Journal of Ophthalmology (2017): bjophthalmol-2017. 

Muir, K.W., Ford, G.A., Messow, C.M., Ford, I., Murray, A., Clifton, A., Brown, M.M., Madigan, J., Lenthall, R., Robertson, F. and Dixit, A., 2016. Endovascular therapy for acute ischaemic stroke: the Pragmatic Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Evaluation (PISTE) randomised, controlled trial. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, (2016). 

Matloob, Samir A., Ahmed K. Toma, Simon D. Thompson, Chee L. Gan, Edward W. Dyson, Claudia Craven, Aswin Chari,  Neekhil A Patel, Huan Wee Chan, Syed Shah, Patricia Haylock-Vize, Jinendra Ekanayake, Fergus Robertson, Lewis Thorne, Laurence D Watkins. "Venous sinus stenting immediately reduces intracranial pressure in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension patients with venous sinus stenosis." Fluids and Barriers of the CNS 12, no. S1 (2015): O62. 

Ogungbemi, Ayokunle, Vivien Elwell, David Choi, and Fergus Robertson. "Permanent endovascular balloon occlusion of the vertebral artery as an adjunct to the surgical resection of selected cervical spine tumors: A single center experience." Interventional Neuroradiology 21, no. 4 (2015): 532-537. 

M Itani, U. Schiller, S Schmieschek, J Hetherington, M. O. Bernabeu, H. Chandrashekar, F. Robertson, P. V. Coveney, D. An automated multiscale ensemble simulation approach for vascular blood flow. Groen; Journal of Computational Science 04/2015: DOI:10.1016/j.jocs.2015.04.008 · 1.57 Impact Factor. 

Duncan Wilson, Matthew E Adams, Fergus Robertson, Mary Murphy, David J Werring. Investigating intracerebral haemorrhage. BMJ (online) 01/2015; 350:h2484. · 16.38 Impact Factor. 

Nadine McCrea, Fergus Robertson, Vijeya Ganesan. Question 2: Neurological complications of diagnostic cerebral catheter angiography in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood 05/2014; 99(5):483-5.  
 

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