Dr Soham Bandyopadhyay



Soham Bandyopadhyay is an academic clinical fellow in neurosurgery. His research interests are in neurosurgery, global health, and medical education. He completed his MA in Medical Sciences and BM BCh at St Hilda’ College at the University of Oxford, obtaining a distinction in his first BM examinations. Since graduation, he has completed 1) a post-graduate certificate in clinical practice, management & education, 2) an advanced diploma in healthcare business and finance, and 2) a masters in public health. He is a founding and core member of Oxford University's Global Health Research Group on Children's Non-Communicable Diseases. He is passionate about bringing the voices of patients and the general public to the table when discussing research or advocacy efforts.

His long-term aim is to continue pursuing a career in neurosurgery, whilst being involved with academic research and teaching. In particular, he wishes to partake in activities that may influence health-care policy in the UK and abroad.

During his time at Oxford, Soham has been involved in peer-mentoring activities, promoting involvement in health policy creation, and has held leadership roles in various local and national organisations.



  1. Philipo GS, Bokhary ZM, Bayyo NL, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Effectiveness of pre-operative bathing practice using soap in prevention of surgical site infection among paediatric surgical patients at Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (in press)
  2. Egiz A, Dalle, DU…Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Management and outcomes of sellar, suprasellar, and parasellar masses in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review protocol. Journal of Surgical Protocols and Research Methodologies (in press)
  3. Kanmounye US, Bandyopadhyay S, Munoz-Valencia Alejandro, et al. Peer mentorship to build research capacity among members of the International Student Surgical Network (InciSioN): A proof of concept study. BMC Medical Education (in press)
  4. Bandyopadhyay S, Gidda R, Peter N, Lakhoo K. Decompressive Craniectomy in Paediatric Patients. Frontiers in Surgery (in press)
  5. Bandyopadhyay S, Peter N, Lakhoo K, et al (Members of the Global Children’s NCDs Collaborative). A 12-month international, observational study of childhood cancer patients in low, middle, and high-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Global Health (in press)
  6. Gidda R, Bandyopadhyay S, Peter N, Lakhoo K. A Literature Review of Decompressive Craniectomy for Paediatric Patients in Low-and-Middle Income Countries. World Neurosurgery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2022.07.073
  7. Fowler Z, Dutta R, Wobenjo A,…Bandyopadhyay S, et al. ‘Global Surgery’ After the Lancet Commission On Global Surgery: A Scoping Review. World Journal of Surgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-022-06640-8
  8. Mazingi D, Paterson A, Muguti G,…Bandyopadhyay S, et al.  Assessing childhood unintentional injury literature in Africa and Zimbabwe: a protocol for a scoping literature review. Journal of Surgical Protocols and Research Methodologies, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1093/jsprm/snac014
  9. STARSurg Collaborative. Evaluation of prognostic risk models for postoperative pulmonary complications in adult patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a systematic review and international external validation cohort study. The Lancet Digital Health, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(22)00069-3 (Member of the STARSurg Collaborative)
  10. Dalle DU, Sriram S, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Management and Outcomes of Traumatic Paediatric Spinal Cord Injuries in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review. World Neurosurgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2022.06.030
  11. Solomou G, Venkatesh A, …Bandyopadhyay S, et al. A career in neurosurgery: perceptions and the impact of a national SBNS/NANSIG neurosurgery careers day. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2022.2076807
  12. Richardson G, Gillespie C, …Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Social and Psychological Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK medical and nursing students: Protocol for a national medical and nursing student survey. BMJ Open, 2022 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057467
  13. Chari A, Piper RJ, … British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative. Delivering Large-Scale Neurosurgical Studies in the UK: The Impact of Trainees. World Neurosurgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.09.002 (Member of BNTRC)
  14. Dalle DU, Sriram S, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Management and Outcomes of Traumatic Paediatric Spinal Cord Injuries in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review Protocol. Journal of Surgical Protocols and Research Methodologies¸ 2022 https://doi.org/10.1093/jsprm/snac007
  15. Philipo GS, Bokhary ZM, Bayyo NL, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. A journey undertaken by families to access general surgical care for their children at Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania: a prospective observational cohort study. World Journal of Surgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-022-06530-z
  16. Bandyopadhyay S, Kanmounye US, Madani K, et al. (Members of the InciSioN Collaborative). Author’s Reply: International Survey of Medical Students Exposure to Relevant Global Surgery (ISOMERS): A Cross-Sectional Study. World Journal of Surgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-022-06555-4
  17. Bandyopadhyay S, Kouli O, Ooi SZY, et al. Are UK medical schools using recommended national curricula for the teaching of clinical neuroscience? Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2022.107224
  18. Bandyopadhyay S, Boylan CT, Baho YG, et al. Ethnicity-related stereotypes and their impacts on medical students: a critical review of health professions education literature. Medical Teacher, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2022.2051464
  19. Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study Collaborative. Casemix, management, and mortality of patients receiving emergency neurosurgery for traumatic brain injury in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study: a prospective observational cohort study. Lancet Neurology, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(22)00037-0
  20. Bandyopadhyay S. Comment on "Global surgery education in Europe: a landscape analysis". BJS Open, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrac037
  21. Bandyopadhyay S, Peter N, Lakhoo K, et al (Members of the Global Children’s NCDs Collaborative). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with paediatric cancer in low-income, middle-income and high-income countries: a multicentre, international, observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 2022 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054690
  22. Bandyopadhyay S, Kanmounye US, Madani K, et al. (Members of the InciSioN Collaborative). International Survey Of Medical students Exposure to Relevant global Surgery (ISOMERS): A Cross-Sectional Study. World Journal of Surgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-022-06440-0
  23. Park JJ, Ooi SZY, Gillespie C, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG) - Ten years of cultivating interest in clinical neuroscience. Acta neurochirurgica, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-022-05113-0
  24. Bandyopadhyay S, Sichimba D, Dalle DU, et al. Neurosurgical equipment donations: a qualitative study of the good, the bad and the ugly. Frontiers in Surgery, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.690910
  25. Richardson G, Gillespie C, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Hosting an Educational Careers Day Within the Virtual Paradigm: The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group Experience. Cureus, 2022 https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.21162
  26. Paterson A, Mazingi D, Maswime S… Bandyopadhyay S, et al. The intergenerational impact of maternal cancer on school-aged children and adolescents: a scoping review protocol for mapping the existing literature. Preprint (https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1392126/v1)
  27. Bandyopadhyay S. In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding “Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review”". World Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.108
  28. Egiz A, Gillespie C, Kanmounye US, Bandyopadhyay S. Letter: The impact of COVID-19 on International Neurosurgical Electives. World Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.09.122
  29. COVIDSurg Collaborative. Outcomes after perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with proximal femoral fractures: an international cohort study. BMJ Open, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050830 (Member of the COVIDSurg Collaborative)
  30. STARSurg Collaborative. Death following pulmonary complications of surgery before and during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. British Journal of Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab336 (Member of the STARSurg Collaborative)
  31. Ravi K, Bentounsi Z, Tariq A…Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Systematic analysis of authorship demographics in global surgery. BMJ Global Health, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006672
  32. BJS Commission Team. BJS commission on surgery and perioperative care post-COVID-19. British Journal of Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab307 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab336(Member of the BJS Commission Team)
  33. Raj R, Dominic C, Gandhi S,… Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Lessons Learnt from Operationalising an International Collaborative Multi-Centre Study. International Journal of Medical Students, 2021 https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.1029 (Senior author)
  34. Roche S, Bandyopadhyay S, Brown R, et al. Cross-sectional Survey of Medical student Attitudes to Research and Training pathways (SMART) in the UK: study protocol. BMJ Open, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050104
  35. Abstracts for ACS Clinical Congress 2021. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.08.211 (First author of the one the abstracts published)
  36. Kawka M, Alfadhel S, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. National, collaborative evaluation of medical student and faculty perspectives on global surgery: Survey of Undergraduate Respondents on Global Surgery Education (SURGE): a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2021.106049  
  37. Ooi SZY, Sichimba D, Dalle DU,… Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Management and Outcomes of Paediatric Intracranial Suppurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review. Frontiers in Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.690895 (Senior author)
  38. De Koning R, Egiz A, Kotecha J,… Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Survey Fatigue during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Neurosurgery Survey Response Rates. Frontiers in Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.690680 (Senior author)
  39. STARSurg Collaborative. Preliminary model assessing the cost-effectiveness of preoperative chlorhexidine mouthwash in reducing postoperative pneumonia among abdominal surgery patients in South Africa. PLOS One, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254698 (Member of the STARSurg Collaborative)
  40. Bandyopadhyay S. Moving beyond diversity in curricula. The Clinical Teacher, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13404
  41. Adegboyega G, Ozair Ahmad, Kanmounye US, and Bandyopadhyay S. Is the Stupp Protocol an expensive and unsustainable standard of care for Glioblastoma in LMIC settings? A call to action! Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyab273
  42. Bandyopadhyay S, Georgiou I, Bligh ER, et al. SPICE-19: a 3-month prospective cohort study of 640 medical students and foundation doctors. Medical Science Educator, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01349-0
  43. COVIDSurg Collaborative. Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: the COVIDSurg mortality score. British Journal of Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab183 (Member of the COVIDSurg Collaborative)
  44. UK Cranial Reconstruction Registry (UKCRR) Collaborative. First Report of a Multi-Centre Prospective Registry of Cranioplasty in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyab220 (Member of the UKCRR Collaborative)
  45. Adegboyega G, Kanmounye US, Petrinic T,…Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Global Landscape of Glioblastoma Multiforme Management in the Stupp Protocol Era: Systematic Review Protocol. International Journal of Surgery Protocols, 2021 http://doi.org/10.29337/ijsp.148
  46. Bandyopadhyay S, Kawka M, Katya M, et al. Traumatic brain injury related paediatric mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. World Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.077
  47. Moudgil-Joshi J, Norton EJ, and Bandyopadhyay S. Advocacy Must Start Early: The Success of NANSIG’s “Neurosurgeon of the Month” as a Tool to Highlight Role Models for Women in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.051 (Senior author)
  48. Dokponou H, Kotecha J, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Continental survey of diagnostic tools and endovascular management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH); the African experience. Frontiers in Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2021.690714
  49. Khadun M, Alser O, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Rebuilding global plastic surgery services and safeguarding workforce density post-COVID-19. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008027
  50. Peter N, Bandyopadhyay S, Lakhoo K, Global Health Research Group on Children’s Non-Communicable Diseases Collaborative. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric patients with cancer in low-income, middle-income and high-income countries: protocol for a multicentre, international, observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045679
  51. Bandyopadhyay S. Institutional racism and national lockdowns – Author's reply. Lancet, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00240-3
  52. Abstracts for ASiT x MedAll Virtual Surgical Summit 2020. British Journal of Surgery, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab135.035 (First author of the one the abstracts published)
  53. Abstracts for National Research Collaborative Meeting Conference Abstracts 2020: Collaboration in a crisis. BJS Open, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrab032.067 (First author of the one the abstracts published)
  54. Byrne MHV, Ashcroft J, Alexander L, …MedEd Collaborative. COVIDReady2 Study Protocol: Cross-sectional Survey of Medical Student Volunteering and Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom. BMC Medical Education, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02629-4 (Member of the MedEd Collaborative)
  55. Gillespie CS, Bandyopadhyay S, Jenkins AJ, and Hutchinson P. Inspiring the next generation. Lancet Neurology, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00068-5 (corresponding author)
  56. Khan DZ, Marcus HJ, Horsfall HL, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. (Members of the CRANIAL Consortium). CSF rhinorrhoea after endonasal intervention to the skull base (CRANIAL). Part 1: Multicentre pilot study. World Neurosurgery, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.12.171
  57. Bandyopadhyay S, Khan DZ, Marcus HJ, et al. (Members of the CRANIAL Consortium). CSF rhinorrhoea after endonasal intervention to the skull base (CRANIAL). Part 2: Impact of COVID-19. World Neurosurgery, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.12.169
  58. Lim GHT, Sibanda Z, … Bandyopadhyay S. Students’ perceptions on race in medical education and healthcare. Perspectives on Medical Education, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-020-00645-6 (corresponding author)
  59. Georgiou I, Hounat A, Park JJ,…Bandyopadhyay S, et al. The Factors that Influenced Medical Students’ Decision to Work Within the NHS During the COVID-19 pandemic- a National, Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000002113 (co-principal investigator)
  60. Bandyopadhyay S, Moudgil-Joshi J, Norton EJ, et al. Motivations, barriers and social media: a qualitative study of female uptake into Neurosurgery. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2020.1849555
  61. Bandyopadhyay S, Baticulon R, Kadhum M, et al. Infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19: a systematic review. BMJ Global health, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.04.20119594
  62. Bandyopadhyay S. An Institutionally Racist Lockdown Policy. Lancet, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32464-8
  63. Conor C, Ghazi H, Georgiou I, NANSIG Collaborative. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Exercise During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Study of Medical Students and Newly Qualified Doctors in the United Kingdom. Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-020-02423-z (Member of NANSIG Collaborative and co-principal investigator of study)
  64. Bandyopadhyay S. Letter to the Editor Regarding Emerging Trends in the Neurosurgical Workforce of Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A cross-sectional study. World Neurosurgery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.07.229
  65. Bandyopadhyay S, Thomas HS, Gurung B, et al. (Members of the InciSioN UK Collaborative) Global health education in medical schools (GHEMS): a national, collaborative study of medical curricula. BMC Med Ed, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02315-x
  66. Norton EJ, Georgiou I, Fung A, Nazari A, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control: a national survey of UK medical students and interim foundation doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Public Health, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa187 (co-principal imvestigator)
  67. Abstracts for ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting 2020 – Disrupting Medical Education. The Clinical Teacher, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13238 (First author of the one the abstracts published)
  68. Khan DZ, Bandyopadhyay S, Patel V, et al. CSF rhinorrhoea after endonasal intervention to the skull base (CRANIAL): Proposal for a prospective multicentre observational cohort study. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2020.1795622
  69. Abstracts from the GASOC Conference, 19th September 2019. Tropical Doctor, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049475520947192 (First author of one the abstracts published)
  70. Murphy S, Solomou G, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Neurosurgery Specialty Training in the UK: What you need to know to be shortlisted for an interview. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2020.07.047
  71. McManus C, Harborne A, …, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Exploring UK medical school differences: The MedDifs study of selection, teaching, student and F1 perceptions, postgraduate outcomes and fitness to practise. BMC Medical Education, 2020 18(1):136. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01572-3
  72. Devine O, Harbourne A, …, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. The Analysis of Teaching of Medical Schools (AToMS) survey: An analysis of 47,258 timetabled teaching events in 25 UK medical schools relating to timing, duration, teaching formats, teaching content, and problem-based learning. BMC Medical Education, 2020 18(1):126. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01571-4
  73. Panda N, Koritsanszky L, Delisle M, …InciSioN Collaborative. Global Survey of Perceptions of the Surgical Safety Checklist Among Medical Students, Trainees, and Early Career Providers. World Journal of Surgery, 2020 44(9):2857-2868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05518-x (Member of the InciSioN Collaborative and UK country lead)
  74. Norton EJ, Bandyopadhyay S, and Moudgil-Joshi J. Social media could address the gender gap in Neurosurgery. Lancet Neurology, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30080-6 (corresponding author)
  75. Clark D, Joannides A, Abdallah OI, …Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS) Collaborative. Management and outcomes following emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury – A multi-centre, international, prospective cohort study (the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study). International Journal of Surgery Protocols, 2020 28;20:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isjp.2020.02.001 (Member of the GNOS Collaborative)
  76. Bandyopadhyay S, Shortland T, Wadanamby SW, et al. Global Health Education in Medical Schools Study Protocol.  Journal of Global Health Reports, 2019;3. https://doi.org/10.29392/joghr.3.e2019052
  77. Seifalian A, Osborne A, Gurung B, and Royal Society of Medicine Students Group. Improving foundations for future global health practitioners. The Lancet, 2019, 393(10172):641-642.  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32421-8 (Member of the Royal Society of Medicine Students Group)
  78. Al-Mossawi MH, Chen L, …, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Unique transcriptome signatures and GM-CSF expression in lymphocytes from patients with spondyloarthritis. Nature Communications, 2017, 8(1): 1510. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01771-2
  79. Arora A, Solomou G, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Adjusting to Disrupted Assessments, Placements and Teaching (ADAPT): a snapshot of the early response by UK medical schools to COVID-19. Preprint (https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.29.20163907)
  80. Bandyopadhyay S, Georgiou I, Baykeens B, et al. Medical students’ mood adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic: An interim analysis from the SPICE-19 prospective cohort study of 2075 medical students and interim foundation doctors. Preprint (https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-40503/v1)
  81. Bandyopadhyay S. Collaboration instead of competition: participant co-creation. The MDU Student Journal
  82. Kanmounye US, Bandyopadhyay S, Canning C, et al. COVID-19 and Global Neurosurgery: Perspectives from Aspiring Neurosurgeons. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Bulletin
  83. Shlobin N, Bandyopadhyay S, Thomas HS, et al. Global Surgery Research Collaborations: A Social Network Analysis and Recommendations for Future Research. [under review by PLOS Global Public Health]
  84. Lee SH, Gillespie C, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. National audit of pathways in epileptic seizure referrals (NAPIER): protocol for a national, multicentre retrospective audit of first seizure management throughout the UK and Ireland. [under review by Cureus]
  85. Avissar-Whiting M, Aziz R, Bandyopadhyay S, et al. Ten Simple Rules for Post-pandemic Preprinting. [under review by PLOS Computational Biology]