Scientific Advisory Board
Dr Celestine Santosh - Chair
Celestine Santosh is a Clinical Consultant Neuroradiologist working in Glasgow, which is one of the largest Neurosciences Unit within the UK. Having started in Clinical Radiology 33 years ago, he then specialised in Neuroradiology over the last 27 years. He has worked in many large specialised hospitals in India and the UK and has been in Glasgow since 2000. He conceived the Glasgow Oxygen Dependent (GOLD) techniques working as a clinician, with a special interest in stroke. This allowed him to understand the need to accurately assess the Penumbra with imaging and also the need for additional treatments for stroke. He was successful with the team, in getting grants and funding for the pre-clinical work. Dr Santosh is a co-founder of Aurum Biosciences Ltd, a practicing clinician and inventor, so in an ideal position to take the GOLD techniques into clinical practice.
Dr Jo Bhattacharya
Jo Bhattacharya is one of the most experienced interventional neuroradiologists in the UK. Since training in London, Newcastle and Paris, he has been a consultant interventional neuroradiologist for the last 18 years. He has extensive experience in endovascular neurosurgery for brain aneurysms, vascular malformations and stroke and is one of a handful of practitioners world-wide, skilled in the treatment of newborn babies with complex vascular malformations. He has pioneered the introduction of a number of novel devices and techniques. He is a regular speaker at international meetings and is a consultant for several companies including Medtronic and Sequent Medical.