Noor ul Owase Jeelani
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Co-Founder, Gemini Untwined
Owase Jeelani is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and entrepreneur. He is currently Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and the co-founder of Gemini Untwined, a charity dedicated to supporting and separating craniopagus twins. Owase undertakes 200-300 paediatric neurosurgical and craniofacial cases annually and has separated multiple craniopagus twins, including Pakistani twins Safa and Marwa in 2019, Turkish twins Yigit and Derman in 2020, and a set of Israeli twins in 2021 – resulting in international recognition, including from The New York Times and the BBC. A born innovator who consistently combines medical and business aptitude, Owase is also the co-director of FaceValue, a UCL-based research team of scientists and biomedical engineers that designs machine learning algorithms to improve surgical outcomes; inventor of CranioXpand, a cranial distractor system to optimise surgery; and part of the team behind Klay BioTech, a commercial AI-informed product to enhance reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Owase completed surgical training in Nottingham and Southampton, followed by Neurosurgical and Craniofacial training and fellowships in in the UK and Canada. He additionally holds an MPhil in Medical Law from Glasgow University and an MBA in Health Care Strategy from INSEAD, majoring in Health Care Systems in the GCC countries.