Paediatric and complex spine neurosurgeon at Addenbrookes, Cambridge with medicolegal and research interests. I completed the FRCS (England) in April 1993. My neurosurgical training was at Newcastle General and Middlesbrough General Hospital. I was awarded FRCS Surgical Neurology in April 2000. My training was supplemented with secondments to Great Ormond Street, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York and Maudsley Hospital, London.
I spent two years in research during my training. During this I was awarded the Louis Alexander Fellowship, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996 and later a Hunterian Professorship.
I have been writing legal reports since 2002, and have made several court appearances. Through my work as a Police Surgeon (1990-1994) and consultant neurosurgical practice I have a broad appreciation for the law in this context.
Year of first medical qualification: 1989 Consultation Languages: English Registered as an Expert Witness: Great Ormond StreetMontefiore Hospital, New YorkMaudsley Hospital, London.Lead Consultant for Clinical Audit in NeurosciencesAssociate Director of Postgraduate Education for the TrustEarly Surgery versus initial conservative treatment in patients with spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral haematomas in the International Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage (STICH): a randomised trial. AD Mendelow, Barbara Gregdon, Helen M Fernandes, Gordon Murray, Graham M Teasdale, D Terence Hope, Abbas Karimi, M Donald Shaw and David H Barer and STICH investigators. Lancet 2005; 365:387-397Spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage. H.M. Fernandes. Surgery 2003;22 (3):66-68Cerebral oedema associated with betaine treatment in classical homocystinuria. AM Devlin, L Hajipour, A Gholkar, HM Fernandes, V Ramesh, AAM Morris. Journal of Paediatrics (In press)Alterations to STICH protocol (letter). MDM Shaw, AD Mendelow, GM Teasdale, GD Murray, BA Gregson on behalf of the MRC Steering Committee (HM Fernandes Principal Investigator). The Lancet 2003; 362:1244Protocol 99RPT/7 International STICH (Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage). MRC Steering Committee of STICH (HM Fernandes) http://www.thelancet.com/infoDesign and Analysis of Phase III Trials with Ordered Outcome Scales: The Concept of the Sliding Dichotomy. Gordon Murray, David Barer, Sung Choi, Helen Fernandes, Barbara Gregson, Kennedy Lees, Andrew Mass, Anthony Marmarou, A. David Mendelow, Ewout Steyerberg, Gillian Taylor, Graham Teasdale and Christopher Weir. Journal of Neurotrauma 2005;22:511