Mr Erlick Pereira is a senior lecturer in neurosurgery and consultant neurosurgeon at St George’s.
His translational research focuses on the confluence of functional neurosurgery, spinal surgery and surgery for chronic pain with several themes:
- Linking Magnetic Resonance Imaging with deep brain electrophysiology
- Pain in Parkinson’s disease
- Novel indications of deep brain stimulation
- Neuromodulation for chronic pain
- Neuromodulation for spinal cord injury
- Complex spinal surgery in movement disorders
Mr Pereira’s registrar training was in Oxford University Hospitals, followed by a complex spinal surgery fellowship in Guy's and St Thomas' and Evelina Childrens' Hospitals in London and short periods spent in Portugal, Brazil, India, Malaysia and Africa. His undergraduate education was in natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he ranked first in the university for his honours degree in experimental psychology.
Mr Pereira has a doctoral thesis in deep brain stimulation and teaching diploma with distinction from Oxford University. He has over 110 publications, two books, 20 book chapters, over 100 national and international presentations and several international prizes and invited faculty positions. He has broader surgical interests in neurosurgical education, history, outcomes and evidence; surgery in resource limited and austere environments and medical care of boxers. He is an an affiliated professor at the University of Porto and visiting neurosurgeon at Oxford University.
2014: SFHEA (Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy)
2014: PGDipLATHE, awarded distinction. Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford
2013: FRCS (Neuro.Surg), Royal College of Surgeons of England
2013: DM degree, Somerville College, University of Oxford. Thesis: Deep Brain Surgery for Pain. Adviser: Mr Alex Green FRCS(SN)
2012: USMLE Step 3, Federation of State Medical Boards, USA (Miami)
2011: USMLE Step 1, United States Medical Licensing Examination (London)
2011: USMLE Step 2 CK, United States Medical Licensing Examination (London)
2011: USMLE Step 2 CS, United States Medical Licensing Examination (Los Angeles)
2011: ECFMG certification, Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA
2010: European Examination in Neurosurgery Part 1, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
2008: MRCS(Eng), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2004 regulations, general surgery)
2005: MA degree, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
2005: BM, BCh degrees, Somerville College, University of Oxford
2001: BA degree, first class honours – ranked first, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Natural Sciences (Experimental Psychology). Awarded the Passingham Prize for best performance overall. Director of Studies Professor Simon Baron-Cohen FBA. Supervisors Professor Trevor Robbins FRS, Dr Jeff Dalley.
- Pereira EAC, Moore T, Moir L, Aziz TZ (2015). Long-term motor cortex stimulation for phantom limb pain. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Apr;29(2):272-4
- Hyam JA, Pereira EAC, McCulloch P, Javed S, Plaha P, Mooney L, Forrow BA, Joint CA, Whone A, Glazsiou P, Green AL, Gill SS, Aziz TZ (2015). Implementing novel trial methods to evaluate surgery for essential tremor. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Jun;29(3):334-9.
- Pereira EAC, Aziz TZ (2014). Deep brain stimulation for pain. Neurotherapeutics. Jul;11(3):496-507.
- Bulluss K, Pereira EAC, Joint C, Aziz TZ (2013). Pallidotomy after chronic deep brain stimulation. Neurosurgical Focus. Nov;35(3):E5.
- Visvanathan A, Harsh V, Pereira EAC, Aziz TZ (2013). Cingulotomy for medically refractory cancer pain. Neurosurgical Focus. Sep; 35(3):E1
- Boccard SG, Pereira EAC (joint first author), Moir L, Aziz TZ, Green AL (2013). Long-term outcomes of deep brain stimulation for neuropathic pain. Neurosurgery. Feb;72(2):221-31.
- Pereira EAC, Wang S, Owen SL, Green AL, Aziz TZ (2013). Human periventricular gray somatosensory evoked potentials suggest rostrocaudally inverted somatotopy. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 91(5):291-7.
- Pereira EAC, Wang S, Peachey T, Lu G, Shlugman D, Stein JF, Aziz TZ, Green AL (2013). Elevated gamma band power in humans receiving naloxone suggests dorsal periventricular gray deep brain stimulation produced analgesia is opioid mediated. Experimental Neurology. Jan;239:248-255.
- Pereira EAC, Lu G, Wang S, Schweder PM, Hyam JA, Stein JF, Paterson DJ, Aziz TZ, Green AL (2010). Ventral periaqueductal grey stimulation alters heart rate variability in patients with chronic pain. Experimental Neurology. June;223(2):574-581. Subject of commentary by Lovick T.
Key books and book chapters
- Shah RS, Van Gompel J, Cadoux-Hudson TAD, Pereira EAC (2016). Neurosurgery self-assessment: questions and answers. (1st ed.) Elsevier.
- Hyam JA, Pereira EAC, Green AL (2016). Surgery of the Autonomic Nervous System. Oxford University Press. (1st ed.).
- Pereira EAC, Aziz TZ (2015). The Basal Ganglia. Chapter 22 in Gray's Anatomy. (42nd ed.). Ed. Standring S. Churchill Livingstone (Elsevier).
- Pereira EAC, Green AL, Johnson RD, Bulluss K, Astradsson A, Hyam JA, Aziz TZ (2014). Functional neurosurgery chapter in Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery. (2nd ed.) Eds. Johnson RD, Green AL. Oxford University Press.
- Pereira EAC, Green AL (2012). Surgical Management of Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy. Chapter 110 (pp 1273-1280) in Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. (6th ed.) Eds. Quinones-Hinojosa A, Roberts D. Saunders.
A list of further publications is available on Google Scholar.
Professor Mark Edwards
Dr Francesca Morgante
Dr Lucia Ricciardi
Dr Christian Lambert
Dr Tom Barrick
Professor Franklyn Howe
Professor Marios Papadopoulos
Mr Alex Green (University of Oxford)
Professor Tipu Aziz (University of Oxford)
Professor Peter Brown (University of Oxford)
Dr Binith Cheeran (University of Oxford)
Professor Keyoumars Ashkan (King’s College, London)
Dr Mike Samuel (King’s College, London)
Mr Dipankar Nandi (Imperial College, London)
Mr Alex Adamou (London Mathematical Laboratory)
Dr Andre Machado (Cleveland Clinic)
Dr Ian Hentall (University of Miami)
PhD - neurosciences students, neurosurgery and neurology registrars
BSc - neurosciences
SSC - neurosurgery
Lecturer for Neurosciences Research Centre Academic Seminars
Lecturer for MBBS Neurosciences
Postgraduate neurosurgery registrar teaching