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Jānis Šlēziņš, MD, PhD

medical doctor with 14 years of hands on experience in neurosurgery, including being a member of Stroke team. Author of clinical trial (published) investigating options of surgical treatment in Stroke.
Interested in ways to improve accessibility and quality of healthcare bydeploying modern technology. Believer in digital transformation of medicineand ability of technology to help sick people to improve health-wise at highscale. PhD degree in Stroke care.

Specialises in the following areas of neurosurgery:

    Spinal canal stenosis (lumbar stenosis, cervical stenosis);
    Lumbar and cervical intervertebral disc herniation, discogenic radiculitis, sciatica, brachialgia
    Tumours of the skull and brain, meningioma, brain metastases;
    Hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension);
    Neurosvascular conflicts (Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm);
    Traumatic Head injury and its consequences;
    Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, peroneal entrapment neuropathy, etc.;
    Tumours of the spine and spinal cord;
    Defects of the skull, leak of the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF leak).

· Chronic Low Back pain;
Work experience:

    01/2018-present Neurosurgery Associates (, Riga, Latvia, Consultant Neurosurgeon;
    08/2015 – 12/2017 “Diamed” Private Clinic, Consultant Neurosurgeon;
    02/2015 – 07/2015 Neurosurgeon, The Walton Center NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK;
    08/2014 – 02/2015 Neurosurgeon, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom;
    09/2012-07/2014- Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia, Consultant Neurosurgeon;
    2013-07/2014 Latvian State Emergency Medical Service, Consultant Neurosurgeon;
    08/2006 – 08/2012 Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia, Neurosurgery trainee (resident);


    2008 – 2014 Riga Stradins University, PhD degree obtained;
    2000 – 2006 Riga Stradins University, degree of medical doctor obtained;


    Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal (2009-2010);

Additional education, courses attended:

2018 – The 3rd Homburg Hydrocephalus and ICP workshop, Homburg – Saar, Germany

2018 – Neurosurgery Dissection Course, Skull base and Neck, Tartu, Estonia

2018 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Tartu, Estonia

2017 – European BNI Alumni Meeting and Grand Rounds, Innsbruck, Austria

2016 – 14th Workshop Percutaneous Laser Discus Decompression, Graz, Austria

2016 – EANS Congress of Neurosurgery, Athens, Greece

2015 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014 – International Basic Neurosurgery Course; Term I, Course III; “Spine and Peripheral Nerves”; Antalya, Turkey

2013 – 15th World Congress of Neurosurgery, Seoul, Korea

2012 – Ukrainian Congress of Neurosurgery, Uzhhgorod, Ukraine

2012 – International Basic Neurosurgery Course; Term I, Course I; “Neurotrauma and Functional Neurosurgery”; Antalya, Turkey

2012 – EANS Training Course ”Vascular Neurosurgery”; Prague, Czech Republic

2012 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Jurmala, Latvia

2011 – EANS Training Course ”Spine and Peripheral Nerves”, Leeds, Great Britain

2011 – 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery; Rome, Italy

2010 – EANS Training Course ”Head Injury and Functional Neurosurgery”, Avignon, France

2009 – EANS Training Course ”Tumour”; Thesalloniki, Greece

2008 – XVIIIth Congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN); Rimini, Italy

2006 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Palanga, Lithuania;
Professional associations:

    Member of Latvian Association of Neurosurgeons;
    Head of the Neurosurgery residency program at the University of Latvia;

Medical licenssure:

    United Kingdom (GMC number 7062441, not active);
    Portugal (not active);