Dr Fintan Brian John Sheerin

  • MA hons Cantab Physiology MB, Bchir hons Cantab MRCP UK FRCR
  • Neuroradiologist
  • Spoken languages English


Special clinical interest in diagnostic imaging of conditions of the central nervous system, spine, head and neck region.

Dr Fintan Sheerin is a scholar of St Catharine’s College in Cambridge University where he qualified in 1999. He subsequently trained in General Medicine and then in Clinical Radiology in Oxford. In 2008 Dr Sheerin undertook the Fellowship in Neuroradiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. In 2010 he was appointed as a Consultant Neuroradiologist in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As a diagnostic Neuroradiologist he specialises in the interpretation and reporting of MRI, CT and US scans of the Brain, Spine, Skull Base and Head & Neck in both adults and children. He has particular interests in craniofacial, head and neck oncology, stroke and skull base imaging. He also performs US and CT guided biopsies and injections of the Head & Neck and Spine.


  • Diagnostic Neuroradiology: Interpretation of MRI, CT and US scans of the Brain, Spine, Head & Neck region and peripheral nervous system.
  • Percutaneous CT and US guided head & neck, skull base and spinal biopsies, as well as injections for pain relief.

NHS Hospital / affiliated hospitals / current post(s)

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Clinical Lead Neuroradiology

Other clinical Interests

  • Craniofacial imaging, Skull base, ENT and Maxillofacial imaging.
  • Inflammatory, Infectious, Degenerative, Traumatic and Vascular conditions of the Central Nervous System and Spine.

Research interests / Publications & Affiliations

My research interests focus on the translation of advances in neuroimaging to clinical applications relevant to the imaging of stroke. Particularly our research has focused on novel MRI sequences extracting metabolic information in acute ischaemia. I collaborate with other clinicians in Neurosurgery, Craniofacial surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT and Neurology to explore potential developments CT and MR imaging.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Awards Received

  • Lady Cocket Scholarship c1635
  • British Society of Neuroradiology: Burrows Prize