COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

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.


  • 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

Spinal surgery

We provide a specialist spinal surgery service including treatment of degenerative spinal conditions


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.

Epilepsy surgery

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

Page last updated: 09 September 2021