Mr Fakouri graduated from the medical school of the University of Düsseldorf/Germany in 1996 and qualified as a Neurosurgeon from the Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus, a teaching hospital of the University of Bonn/Germany, in 2003.
From 2003 to his appointment as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 2009, he worked as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Cologne Germany, attended a few major spinal fellowships, e.g. spinal fellowship at the Centre for Spinal Surgery and Study in Nottingham in 2008 and a spinal fellowship at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2009.
Mr Fakouri has been interested in research and has published in peer reviewed neurosurgical and spinal journals. He has also been involved in teaching and training young doctors and future spinal consultants.
His fields of interest are lumbar disc herniation and minimal invasive operations, lumbar spinal stenosis (Narrowing of the spinal canal), cervical disc herniation, cervical spondylotic, myelopathy, spondylolisthesis (slippage of vertebra), kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, adult spinal deformity, thoracic disc degeneration, various spinal injections, fracture, tumours and infection of the spine. Mr Fakouri is a member of British, American and German Spine Society.