Mr Martin Wilby

About Martin Wilby

Mr Martin Wilby is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre. He studied medicine as part of an undergraduate combined MB-PhD program at Cambridge University, with research at the Department of Physiology and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair under Professor James Fawcett.

He completed his clinical training at Addenbrookes's Hospital, Cambridge followed by a complex spine fellowship for 12 months at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia under Dr David Hall, Professor Rob Fraser and Professor Brian Freeman.

Mr Wilby has been the Meeting Secretary for the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, is on the Academic Committee for the Spine Society of Europe and currently is North West Regional Spinal NetworkChair and spinal clinical lead for The Walton Centre.

He recently led the UK wide randomised trial for the management of acute sciatica secondary to a slipped disc NERVES. 


Neurosurgery, spinal surgery


  • MB BChir (Cantab)
  • MA (Cantab)
  • PhD
  • FRCS (SN)

Clinical/research interests

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

  • North West Regional Spinal Network (NWRSN) Chair
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
  • Spine Society of Europe (SSE)
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

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.

Page last updated: 09 September 2021