Robinson Fellow, Peter Hutchinson, has been has been awarded the Herbert Olivecrona Award, known as the “Nobel Prize of Neurosurgery”, in recognition of his important contributions to Neuroscience and for his pioneering work to bring Microdialysis as a clinical tool into Neuromonitoring.

Professor Herbert Olivecrona (1891-1980) was 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.  In almost every year since 1976, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, Karolinska University Hospital, has honoured an international neurosurgeon for his/her contributions to brain or spinal cord surgery and/or research. 

This is a most prestigious award, which is bestowed on academics with an outstanding record of clinical and applied health research and Robinson members are delighted to congratulate Peter on his achievements, which bring important improvements to the life and treatment of neurosurgery patients around the world.