W S El Masri is Currently Hon. Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries (SI), Keele University & Emeritus Consultant Surgeon In Spinal Injuries at The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic (RJAH)Hospital Oswestry UK. Has trained between 1971 & 1983 in the Oxford group of hospitals, Guys Hosp. London, Stoke Mandeville hospital, and the USA. He obtained the first accreditation in the fields of Spinal Injuries and Allied Surgical Specialities in 1982. Appointed Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries, the RJAH in 1983. He personally treated 10,000 patients with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries and took full responsibility for the lifelong monitoring and care of 3000 of these patients. He published over 145 manuscripts. He is the author of the: Concepts of “Physiological Instability of the Spinal Cord”, “Time related Biomechanical Instability”, and “Micro-instability of the injured spine” and published the largest series of Bladder cancer in SCI patients as well as the longest follow-up manuscript on Post Traumatic Syringomyelia. He has repeatedly demonstrated and published on the discrepancy between the radiological and neurological presentations 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 major 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 worldwide. He is a Founder member of the SPIRIT Educational Charity in Spinal Injuries and is currently Chairman of Trustees of the Charity He won many National and International awards and was commended in the House of Lords on two occasions.