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Additional Video: Interview with Henry Marsh

In this interview, Dr. Henry Marsh of The English Surgeon talks about the challenges of neurosurgery, how he began working with Igor in the Ukraine, the differences between Ukrainian and Western medicine and more.

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Interview filmed in April 2009.

Dr. Henry Marsh

Since 1988, Dr. Henry Marsh has been the senior consultant neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St. George’s hospital in London, one of the city’s largest neurosurgical departments, where he specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors. He is also a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon to the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and the University of Wales, Cardiff.

In the U.K., Marsh pioneered the use of “awake” brain surgery and cortical mapping in such surgery; he has conducted the largest personal series of these operations in the U.K. and one of the largest in Europe. He has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles on neurosurgical subjects. With a particular interest in the impact of the built environment on hospital staff and patient outcomes, Marsh has written and lectured widely on this subject. In addition, he has delivered lectures on the neuroscientific aspects of consciousness and criminal responsibility.


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He is firstly an artist and then a surgeon. He’s willing to look at surgery and surgeons. He’s prepared to be vulnerable ... He’s the very opposite of the arrogant, repressed surgical model.”

— Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith in Time Out London