Professor Puneet Plaha


Current Positions

Consultant Neuro Oncology Surgeon
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery



Short biography

Puneet Plaha is Associate Professor and Consultant Neuro-oncology Surgeon in Oxford with a specialist interest in brain tumours especially Endoscopic minimally invasive surgery and Awake surgery.

He qualified in Medicine from one of India’s premier institutes, JIPMER, Pondicherry University in 1996 and completed his Masters degree in Surgery from the same institute in 2000. He undertook a MD degree from Bristol in 2011. He completed his neurosurgical training programme as part of the South West rotation (Bristol and Plymouth) from 2005-2010.

He is a Consultant Neuro Oncology surgeon Lead for the Oxford Brain Tumour MDT and Neuro oncology Lead for Thames Valley since 2012.

Research and Clinical Interests

His area of interest is setting up Novel clinical trials for brain tumours (Glioma), advanced brain imaging for brain tumours, novel intra operative technology to minimise morbidity during brain tumour surgery, endoscopic minimally invasive brain tumour surgery, awake surgery, Immunotherapy for glioblastoma. He is Co-CI for the NIHR funded FUTURE-GB trial.


Neuro oncology Section of SBNS. Chair 2019 –
SBNS Neuro oncology Academic Committee. Co-Chair 2020 –
NCRI Brain Tumour CSG. Member 2020 –

Selected publications


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