The prestigious SBNS medal is awarded to UK neurosurgeons in recognition of their contribution to British neurosurgery and is Britain's highest neurosurgery honour.
Professor Aziz was instrumental in the rise in functional neurosurgery both in the UK and internationally. He studied for his MD under Professor Alan Crossman in Manchester, elucidating pathways in the basal ganglia and providing the first robust evidence that the subthalamic nucleus was a potential target in functional neurosurgery. Along with the work of Delong in the US, this catalyzed the field that has led to over a quarter of a million STN DBS procedures worldwide.
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