Tipu Zahed Aziz was born in 9 November 1956 is a Bangladeshi-born British professor of neurosurgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Aarhus Denmark and Porto, Portugal.
He is the founder and head of Oxford functional neurosurgery. His primate work was central to confirming the subthalamic nucleus as a possible surgical target for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease and more recently the pedunculopontine nucleus.
He specializes in the study and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, fixed abnormal posture of the neck, tremor, and intractable neuropathic pain. Besides, his medical work, he is also notable as a public commentator in support of animal experimentation.
During development of his techniques over 20 years, as many as 40,000 people around the world have benefitted from the techniques.
In January 2013, Aziz was nominated for the Service to Medicine award at the British Muslim Awards.
He had numerous papers in prestigious journals such Nature Reviews Neurology, Nature Reviews Neuroscience and Nature Communications, among others.
He is among the editoral board of World Neurosurgery journal.