Prof W S El Masri FRCS Ed, FRCP currently Hon. Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries (SI), Keele University has trained between 1971 & 1983 in the Oxford group of hospitals, Guys & Stoke Mandeville hospitals and the USA. He obtained the first accreditation in Spinal Injuries and General Surgery in 1982. Appointed Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries in 1983. He personally treated 10,000 patients with. He published 145 manuscripts. He the author of the: Concepts of “Physiological Instability of the Spinal Cord”, “Time related Biomechanical Instability”, “Micro-instability of the injured spine” and published the largest series of Bladder cancer in SCI patients. He has repeatedly demonstrated and published on the discrepancy between the radiological and neurological presentation of patients in support of the hypothesis that the initial force of the impact and the quality of the management of both the injured spine and the effects of cord injury are the two majpr determinants of the initial neurological loss and the neurological outcome. He is Past-President of the International Spinal Cord Society; Past Chairman British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists and has lectured world-wide. He won many National and International awards.