Consultant Neurologist

M.B.Ch.B (Alexandria University), Doctor of Medicine - M.D.(Leeds), F.R.C.S.(Ed.), F.R.C.S.(Eng.), F.R.C.S.(Neurosurg.), European Board Certificate of Neurosurgery (EANS)​

Mrs Rita Keep
Professional bodies : 
  • Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Examiner (MRCS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Full member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Member of the British Skull Base Society
  • Member of the British Neurovascular group – Elected Chairman
GMC number: 
  • Neurovascular
  • Skull-base
  • Pituitary surgery 

I graduated from the Medical School at the University of Alexandria in Egypt in 1984. In 1987 I moved to UK to pursue further training. I was awarded the Hallett prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1986. I trained in neurosurgery at Atkinson Morley Hospital in London, Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, Leeds General Infirmary, and the Walton Centre in Liverpool. I obtained an MD degree for research into photodynamic therapy of pituitary adenomas. I completed a skull base fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital. In 2001, I was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. I am an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. My main clinical interests include skull base, pituitary, pineal and AVM surgery. I have performed over 600 aneurysm operations. I have experience in skull base approaches and have performed over 400 craniotomies for resection of intracranial complex skull-base menngiomas. I am part of multidisciplinary team for complex craniofacial resections and I contribute to the service for paediatric brain tumours. I have large experience in neuroendoscopy, microvascular decompression, intraventricular lesions and resection of pineal tumours. I perform with ENT colleagues endoscopic transsphenoidal and skull base approaches for pituitary and other lesions.

I teach medical students, trainees and oversee a weekly registrar teaching sessions. I co-founded the annual Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy, the National British Neurosurgical Trainees course and serve as a faculty of the Neuroanatomy of Operative Approaches courses since 2005. In 2006 I was elected as a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I received the prestigious Silver Scalpel award in 2010. I am the elected Chairman for the British Neurovascular group.