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Mr Ashkan qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1993 with commendations in medicine and surgery as well as a first class honours degree in medical biochemistry. He underwent dual postgraduate training in surgery and medicine, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1997 and the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in France (2003) led to a MD degree. He was awarded the of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2011. He was a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery from 2004 to 2006. He was appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon and honorary senior lecturer at Kings College Hospital in January 2007. He was promoted to the position of Reader in Neurosurgery in 2011. Mr Ashkan is the clinical lead for neuro-oncology at King's College Hospital where he heads the multidisciplinary team. His main clinical and research interests include image guided, minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies. He is also trained in cyber-knife and gamma-knife radiosurgery. He has won over 20 undergraduate and postgraduate prizes and scholarships. He has attended/presented papers in over 150 national and international meetings and has published over 200 full papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is a member of several international neurosurgical committees as well as a reviewer for a number of journals.