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CUH consultant awarded 'Nobel Prize of neurosurgery'

19 January 2016
Professor Peter Hutchinson has been awarded the Herbert Olivecrona award, known as the 'Nobel Prize of neurosurgery'

The award is in recognition of his important contributions to neuroscience, particularly his pioneering work to bring microdialysis as a clinical tool into neuro-monitoring.

Known as ‘Hutch’ to his friends and colleagues, Professor Hutchinson received this prestigious award at the 35th Herbert Olivecrona Symposium at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, last month.

The award is named after Professor Herbert Olivecrona (1891-1980), an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, credited as being the father of modern neurosurgery in Sweden.  He was Professor of Neurosurgery at Karolinska Institutet from 1935 to 1960.

Almost every year since 1976  the department of clinical neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, in collaboration with the department of neurosurgery, Karolinska University Hospital, honours an international neurosurgeon for their contributions to brain or spinal cord surgery and/or research.

Professor Hutchinson said: "The award arose from the Trust and University working closely together and is a testament to the hard work of many people in Addenbrooke's, including colleagues in neurosurgery, neuro-intensive care and particularly  Dr Keri Carpenter, senior neurochemist in the department of clinical neurosciences."