Dr. Syed Abdullah Al-Haddad

B-1-35, 1st Floor, Tower B


603-7491 9191 (Ext. 16404)

Dr. Syed Abdullah Al-Haddad

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
English, Malay
MB Bch, BaO, LRCSI, LRCPI, MRCS, MSc (Trauma), FRCS (Surgical Neurology), Certificate Completion of Training (CCT) in Neurosurgery (UK)

Clinic Schedule

Day Time
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Note: Please call the individual clinics for appointments/enquiries.

Clinical Focus

  • All intracranial tumours including tumours in the eloquent areas of the brain - awake brain surgery
  • All cranial and spinal trauma
  • Spinal degenerative diseases
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Radicular arm pain
  • Facial pain- especially trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus

Procedure Focus

  • Lumbar and cervical discectomy
  • Spinal decompression +/- instrumentation including minimal invasive lumbar spinal fixation (MIS)
  • Brain tumour resections using intraoperative mapping and awake brain surgery
  • Microsurgical intracranial and spinal surgery using Image guidance
  • Trigeminal neuralgia- Percutaneous glycerol rhyzotomy and microvascular decompression
  • Skull base approaches for tumours
  • Insertion of Spinal cord stimulators for Failed Back Syndrome
  • Radiosurgery for intracranial tumours and trigeminal neuralgia

Postgraduate Training

  • MSc in Trauma Surgery (University of Birmingham)
  • Neuro-oncology research (University of Liverpool) 2000-2003
  • Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery (National Training no- UK ) 2004-2010 Edinburgh and Aberdeen
  • Also trained In Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds

Medical School

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 1996


  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Associate Fellow of Faculty of Surgical Trainer- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Executive member of Scottish Neuro-oncology (2012- March 2014)
  • Standards Committee member of Scottish Managed Service network (MSN) of Neurosurgery 2013
  • Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh & Leeds Operative Neuro Anatomy courses
  • Founder of UK Aberdeen FRCS (SN) Viva course
  • Founder of Friends of Aberdeen Neurosurgery (FANS)


  • Author of a neurosurgical textbook - The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam
  • Barker Anatomical Prize (1993)
  • Commandant Prize – Most Outstanding Student (1986) Royal Military College, Sg Besi , Malaysia

Board Certifications

  • FRCS (surgical Neurology) UK 2009
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) UK 2010
  • General medical council (GMC-UK) on specialist register since 2010 4659288
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