UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Prof. M. Hariz

Simon Sainsbury Chair of Functional Neurosurgery.

Unit of Functional Neurosurgery

Professor Marwan Hariz MD, PhD

Professor Hariz is a Neurosurgeon on the Deep Brain Stimulation Team.

In October 2002 Professor Hariz accepted the Edmond J. Safra Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology, University College, London. He relocated from Sweden where he was Professor of Functional Neurosurgery at The University of Umea.

His medical education was completed in Reims, France and at the University of Umea in Sweden. He started his career as a neurosurgeon working with the world renowned surgeon Professor Laitinen, one of the pioneers of stereotactic surgery for Parkinson's disease.

Professor Hariz has international recognition for his work as a neurosurgeon as well as for his research on the effects of neurosurgery for movement disorders. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery, Cornell University, USA and also at Nara Medical University, Japan. He sits on the Board of Directors of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN).

In March 2001, Professor Hariz’ work was honoured by the Swedish Parkinson's Disease Association, by awarding him their Honorary Medal and in October 2009, he received the Mångberg Award, University of Umeå, as an international authority in functional neurosurgery.

In 2012, following an award from The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (Monument Trust) Professor Hariz became The Sainsbury Chair of Functional Neurosurgery.