Mr Jibril Osman Farah

About Jibril Osman Farah

Mr Jibril Osman Farah is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre. He is the clinical lead of the Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgical Service at The Walton Centre. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2008 and has been on the GMC Specialist Register since 2007.

Mr Farah is fellowship trained in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, and epilepsy. His current areas of interest include treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, surgery for epilepsy, surgery for movement disorders (DBS), spasticity, neuro-oncology (tumours in eloquent areas) and degenerative spinal conditions.

He serves in different institutions, is on the editorial board of Acta Neurochirurgica, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of neurosurgery. and is currently the director of the functional and stereotactic fellowship program at The Walton Centre.

In 2023, he was appointed to the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Neurosurgery and Spinal Services.


  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spasticity
  • Chronic pain (including spinal cord stimulation)
  • Neuro-oncology (eloquent areas)


MD 1995
MRCS(Ed) 2000
FRCS(SN) 2007

Clinical/research interests

  • Epilepsy (SEEG)
  • Movement disorders
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spasticity
  • Chronic pain (including spinal cord stimulation)

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

EANS (Editorial member for Acta Neurochirurgica)

Related Services


The Neurosurgical Division is one of the busiest neurosurgical units in the UK, seeing approximately 9,800 new patients, 3,800 elective patients, and 1,700 emergency inpatients every year.

Neuro-Oncology Department

The Walton Centre Neuro-Oncology team provide a dedicated surgical oncology service for patients diagnosed with brain and central nervous system tumours.

Surgical management of chronic pain

Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery for chronic pain.

Epilepsy surgery

The Walton Centre has one of the oldest and largest epilepsy surgery services in the country.

Page last updated: 09 September 2021