Mr Puneet Plaha

  • MB BS, MS, MD, FRCS (SN)
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Spoken languages English, Hindi, Punjabi


Special clinical interest in endoscopic minimally invasive brain tumour surgery and awake surgery.

Mr Plaha is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist interest in Brain tumour surgery. He completed his neurosurgery training from the Bristol and also an MD degree from Bristol in 2010. He has done a double fellowship in Endoscopy neurosurgery and Skull base brain tumour surgery from Oxford, 2010- 2012. Since Aug 2012, he has been a Consultant neurosurgeon with a substantive post since Aug 2013 at the John Radcliffe Oxford University Hospitals. He is a Brain tumour specialist and Lead of Oxford Neuro oncology MDT since Aug 2012 and also Lead for the Thames valley Cancer network for Brain tumours. He has developed new techniques for minimally invasive endoscopic resection of brain tumours and established advanced techniques for awake brain tumour surgery. He leads a research group into understanding brain networks affected by brain tumours, looking into novel surgical modalities which make brain surgery safer, understanding immunotherapy for brain tumours and novels clinical trials for brain cancer.

Research Interests

  • Novel clinical trials for brain tumours

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Edinburgh British Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • British Neuro Oncology Society