Medical Qualifications

Mr Ian Sabin studied medicine at Dundee University, qualifying in 1981. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1986.

Medical Experience 

Mr Sabin has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London NHS Trust and the Wellington hospitals in London since 1992. He is Director of the London Gamma Knife Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Neurosurgical Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as being a Member of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Harley Street Clinic.

He is a past member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Neurosurgery, and past member of the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is an International member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society.

Mr Sabin's specialist clinical interests include skull base surgery (for the treatment of acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumours, and trigeminal neuralgia), neuro-oncology, cervical spine surgery and Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery. His research interests include endoscopic minimally invasive neurosurgery.

Mr Ian Sabin's Places of Practice


St Bartholomew’s Hospital

St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield

The London Gamma Knife Centre

Kenton Lucas Building, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Articles written by Mr Ian Sabin
  • Gamma Knife® FAQs

    The Gamma Knife® is a machine designed to deliver radiation in a very precise manner by targeting hundreds of pinpointed beams of radiation directly at the tumour. This system provides a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for brain conditions.

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  • When is treatment with Gamma Knife® radiosurgery appropriate?

    The Gamma Knife® (GK) is a machine designed to deliver radiation in a very precise manner, to treat a patient with a single dose over the course of a day rather than in a number of doses over weeks.

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  • Gamma Knife surgery and neurosurgery

    The Leksell Gamma Knife is used to deliver radiotherapy with precision to treat a variety of neurological problems involving the brain.  Most of the conditions treated are tumours – both benign and malignant – but in addition tangles of arteries and veins (arterio-venous malformations –AVMs) can be obliterated and the excruciating facial pain known as trigeminal neuralgia can be relieved. 

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