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Poynton SpineCare Institute, St. Raphael's House, 81-84 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1, D01 KX02 01 882 2637

Mater Private Network, Cherrywood Business Park, Building 11, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 DH50 01 882 2637

Coote's Lane, College Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 XD9D 056 780 0060

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Education & Experience

Mr. Andreas Tarnaris M.D. MD (Res), FRCS (SN) is a Functional Neurosurgeon with special interest in chronic pain management. He completed his postgraduate training in the UK and received subspecialty fellowship training in Toronto (Canada), Liverpool (UK) and Oxford (UK). He worked as an NHS Consultant in Southampton General Hospital as part of the Neuromodulation team. In 2024, he joined Mater Private Network in Dublin.


Philosophy of Treatment

Mr. Tarnaris puts patients at the driving seat of their treatment plan and passionately believes in patient empowerment to be able to reach the best possible outcome for their condition.


Special Interests

His clinical interests include neuromodulation for patients suffering with chronic pain and minimally invasive interventional pain procedures for patients with spinal problems (neck, arm, back and leg pain).


Clinical Research & Professional Memberships

Mr. Tarnaris has a long-standing interest in translational research with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Mr. Tarnaris has a widely recognized academic background with a postgraduate research degree awarded from University College London (MD Res) that focused on clinical/medical laboratory science/research. He has 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,200 citations, and an h-index of 21 as of 2023. 

His work has been quoted by many of his peers and he has been a member of groups promoting standards and evidence-based surgical practice. Throughout his career, he has built an extensive network of clinicians from different clinical fields through his participation in various academic groups, committees, and learned societies, including Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (BSSFN), British Neurosurgical Trainees Association (BNTA), and International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF disorders. His present research interest focuses on patient-reported outcomes and pain physiology.

Mr. Tarnaris has been an expert advisor to the European Union with regards to the safety of medical devices. He is one of the co-authors of the “Neurotechnology Regulation -The Regulatory Horizons Council report” for the UK Government in 2022. Due to his experience and understanding of the regulatory framework, standards, and requirements he is aware of the current state-of-the-art and upcoming technologies, and he can choose the right device for the right patient when treatment requires to do so.

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