Neurosurgeon Functional Academic Consultant

About Me

Hello, my name is Mike Hart. I am a consultant neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in treating pain, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

My aim is to provide a full repertoire of treatments to help best manage symptoms & facilitate faster recovery. To do this I pursue not just standard neurosurgical treatments but also the latest neuro devices and minimally invasive technologies.

Together, I help empower people to make personal treatment decisions, then deliver them in a timely and compassionate manner.

  • Name:Mike Hart
  • Address:New Victoria Hospital, London, UK
  • Study:Cambridge, Vancouver, London
  • Degree:PhD FRCSEd
  • Mail:info@mrmikehart.com
  • Phone:0203 815 7975
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Academic Interests
  • Ultra-high field 7 Tesla MRI
  • Connectomics
  • Tractography
  • Machine Learning
  • Clinical trials
  • Digital Technology
  • Neuro devices
  • 2006

    University of Edinburgh

    Medical degree
  • 2014-2017

    University of Cambridge

  • 2009-2020


    Neurosurgery training
  • 2017

    Awake brain mapping

    Prof Hugus Duffau, Montpellier
  • 2020

    Functional Neurosurgery

    Prof Chris Honey, University of British Columbia
  • 2021


    St George's, University of London
  • British Spine Registry
  • Doctify
  • EANS
  • GMC
  • ILAE
  • INS
  • SBNS
Insurance Approved
  • aetna
  • AXA
  • BUPA
  • Healix
  • Vitality
  • WPA
Functional Neurosurgery

If you are interested in this, see my academic website: www.mrmikehart.com/academia

As well as a functional neurosurgeon, I am a senior lecturer, and academia occupies a significant part of my practice.

Maximising benefit and minimising harm in functional neurosurgery are the overarching background themes to my academic pursuits.

I leverage cutting-edge neuroimaging methods (ultra-high field 7T MRI, connectomics) to understand both disease mechanisms (thalamic sensori-motor dysintegration) and novel treatment targets (tractography-based stimulation).

Translating technological advances to improved patient care is effected through judicious industry collaborations.

My work leverages consultancy agreements for cell delivery in movement disorders and epilepsy, leading trials on novel electrode design, and app development for surgical planning (NetSym®) and accuracy appraisal (neuroXact).

Overall, my aim is to provide a wide-ranging clinical and academic practice in functional neurosurgery that allows patients to benefit from the latest clinical advances, research discoveries, and technological innovations.

For further information, see my academic website: www.mrmikehart.com/academia


Our latest tech start-up is neuroXact. We provide post-operative appraisal of DBS lead accuracy, targeting, and potential effects of stimulation. For further information, see the neuroXact website

  • Objective:Independent & without bias
  • Quantified:Sub-milimeteric anatomical evaluation
  • Trusted:authentic & assured
  • Website:www.neuroxact.com
Medicolegal Work

I perform work as an expert witness with Eopinex. My aim is to provide specialist information in a clear and timely manner in order to produce the highest standard of court-compliant reports. I actively participate in regular formal training from certified providers to keep up to date, as per guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (2019).

Areas of Expertise
  • General neurosurgery including traumatic brain injury, infection, hydrocephalus).
  • Spinal neurosurgery including back pain, sciatica, lumbar disc disease, lumbar stenosis, whiplash, neck pain, cervical disc disease, cervical myelopathy.
  • Functional neurosurgery; movement disorders; Parkinson's disease; tremor; dystonia; pain; spinal cord stimulation; epilepsy; vagal nerve stimulation; spasticity; intrathecal drug delivery; peripheral nerve stimulation.
Privacy Notice
  • Strict adherence is paid to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Personal information is only used for the purposes requested at the time of instruction. I am a registered data controller for these purposes with the Information Commissioner. Data is typically obtained from medical records, other reports and statements provided by the instructing solicitors, and directly from patients and/or those caring for them. Consent to hold personal data from patients I am assessing in this context is confirmed at first assessment, and considered continuing unless otherwise advised.
  • Electronic notes and copies of final reports are stored and protected including with 256-bit AES encryption. Files are retained for up to 7 years in case of matters arising, and for tax purposes as evidence of work undertaken. Any material retained beyond that for professional development purposes have personal identifiable details redacted.

I have previously worked as an expert consultant for a variety of companies ranging from small tech start-ups to major industry partners. Advice can range from patient pathways, treatment strategies, and operative procedures.

  • Trials:RCT Design, Approval, Statistics
  • MRI:Sequences, Analysis, 7T
  • Biomarkers:Neuroimaging, Clinical, LFP
  • Devices:Approval, Trials, MRI conditionality
Current Committees
  • Functional Committee of the European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS);
  • Research & Development lead of the British Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons (BSSFN);
  • Member of the Interim Devices Working Group (IDWG) of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA);
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Epilepsy Institute.
Get in Touch
  • my location in New Victoria New Victoria Hospital, 184 Coombe Lane, West Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7EG
  • my contact number 0203 815 7975
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