Shuaibu Dambatta is a Consultant Neurosurgeon subspecialising in spinal surgery with special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Deformity, Chiari Malformation, Vertebroplasty, Cervical Arthoplasty, Trauma, Degenerative Spinal conditions, Neuromodulation including Spinal Cord Stimulation and Intrathecal Morphine and Baclofen. He has been working in the NHS since 2002 and has trained in various neurosurgical centres across the UK including the Wessex Neurosurgical Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Ninewells University Hospital in Dundee.
Mr Dambatta undertook his higher surgical speciality training in Neurosurgery at the Northern Deanery between 2007 – 2017 in Newcastle and Middlesborough. He spent 3 years on out of program research in developmental cell biology and neural stem cells at the Wellcome Trust Research Centre in University of Dundee and the Sir James Spence Institute, University of Newcastle (2009 – 2012). He undertook the Post-CCT Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) approved Senior Spinal Fellowship at the Golden Jubilee Regional Spinal Centre at James Cook University Hospital, Middleborough (2017 – 2018). This was a combined Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery Spinal Fellowship focusing on Adolescent and Adult Deformity, Minimally Invasive Surgery and all aspect complex spinal Neurosurgery.
He was appointed as a substantive consultant complex spinal neurosurgeon at Hull University Teaching Hospitals in Sept 2017 and he took up the appointment in August 2018. He is an Advance Trauma Life Support Instructor and was the Neurosurgery representative on the Regional Major Trauma Board (2020 – 2021). He is currently the principal tutor in Neurosurgery responsible for overseeing neurosurgical registrars training in Hull. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England and holds memberships of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow by examination. He was the operating neurosurgeon on the BBC’s “An hour to save your life” program in 2016.