Dr Kamal Yakoub

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Role within SRMRC

Kamal is a junior specialist doctor in neurosurgery and a neurotrauma clinical research fellow at NIHR SRMRC. His current research is focused on traumatic brain injury of different severities and biomarkers which can reliably be used for diagnosis and follow up in certain groups of patients such as athletes, soldiers and children who are at greater risk of repetitive traumatic brain injury and long-term sequelae. His long term research goals are to better understand the complex pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury and to help in developing novel diagnostic/therapeutic interventions that can improve the lives of people affected by head injuries.

Other positions held

Honorary research fellow – Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham


  • MBChB (Hons) – Alexandria University School of Medicine, Egypt
  • M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience – Goethe University, Germany

Based at

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Kamal is a native of Alexandria, Egypt, where he graduated with honours from Alexandria University School of Medicine. In 2014, Kamal completed his M.Sc. in interdisciplinary neuroscience from Goethe University, Germany. He was the recipient of the ERASMUS fellowship grant to study the neurobiochemistry of purine and pyrimidine salvage pathways in traumatic brain injury using the in vitro model of rat organotypic hippocampal slice cultures and RT-qPCR, among a range of other molecular biology and fluorescent imaging techniques under the supervision of Professor Antonio Belli at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in pursuing an academic neurosurgical career where all his passions for service, adventure and exploration can be combined as an academic neurosurgeon.

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