Mr Rasheed Zakaria

About Rasheed Zakaria

Mr Rasheed Zakaria trained in Neurosciences and Medical Science at Downing College, Cambridge University and in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford. He undertook foundation training in London before speciality training in Liverpool. This included three years as a full-time PhD funded by the Medical Research Council. He then completed a year of specialist oncology surgery training (brain, spine and skull base) in the USA at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston before returning to the UK.


Cranial and spinal neurosurgery


BMBCh, MA, PhD, FRCS (Eng)

Clinical/research interests

Mr Zakaria has a busy general neurosurgical practice including emergency management of trauma, degenerative cervical and lumbar spine disease, hydrocephalus and infection. His subspecialist practice is in neuro-oncology with clinical interest in the use of multi-modality intraoperative monitoring techniques for the resection of brain tumours. He has extensive experience with the use of awake craniotomy, motor mapping, 5-ALA, intraoperative MRI (iMRI) and ultrasound.


Mr Zakaria's research interests are in brain metastases, glioma, immunotherapy, and advanced brain tumour imaging.

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Society of British Neurosurgeons

American Association of Neurosurgeons

European Association of Neurosurgeons

Society for Neuro-Oncology

British Neuro-Oncology Society

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.

Hydrocephalus, CSF disorders and spina bifida

Hydrocephalus, commonly known as ‘water on the brain’, is a condition that can affect all age groups from babies to the elderly.

Major Trauma service

The Major Trauma service is a regional service provided collaboratively between The Walton Centre and Liverpool University Hospitals

Page last updated: 30 June 2022