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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020
Dr Maniyar is a consultant neurologist who has a great deal of experience dealing with all types of neurological problems. He has a particular interest in treating headache, facial pain, neck pain and dizziness of all types. He has had national and international acclaim and won the most prestigious award in headache/migraine research (Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award by the American Headache Society) consecutively for 2013 and 2014. He has been interviewed by BBC and appeared on TV.
Areas of interest
Headache; Migraine; Cluster Headache; CGRP antibody treatment; Gammacore; Neck and Facial pain; Dizziness; epilepsy; falls, faints; medically unexplained symptoms; visual snow; tremor; multiple sclerosis; Greater occipital nerve blocks; Botox treatment for migraine; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for migraine; Vagal Nerve stimulation for migraine
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University, London
Functional imaging using modalities like positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand brain function in relation to migraine
Dr Maniyar is a keen sportsman and plays cricket at league level.
1.Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award – awarded by the American Headache Society 2013 and 2014.
2.Best Scientific Poster – awarded by the European Headache Society and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) 2012
3.Commendation Award – awarded by the International Headache Society for outstanding research in headache
1.Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome presenting as aseptic meningitis.Maniyar F, Rooney C,Lily O,Bazaz R.J Neurol.2009 Jul; 256(7):1190-1
2.Brain hemorrhage – Clinical risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Maniyar FH, Goadsby PJ. Nat Rev Neurol. 2011 Mar; 7(3):134-5
3.Paroxysmal sneezing after hypothalamic deep brain stimulation for cluster headache. Maniyar FH, Starr P, Goadsby PJ. Cephalalgia. 2012 Jun;32(8):641-4 Apr 23.
4.Functional Imaging in Chronic Migraine. Maniyar FH, Goadsby PJ. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 May;17(5):333.
5. Brain activations in the premonitory phase of nitroglycerin-triggered migraine attacks.
Maniyar FH, Sprenger T, Monteith T, Schankin C, Goadsby PJ. Brain. 2014 Jan;137(Pt 1):232-41
6. 'Visual snow' - a disorder distinct from persistent migraine aura. Schankin CJ, Maniyar FH, Digre KB, Goadsby PJ. Brain. 2014 May;137(Pt 5):1419-28
7.Photic hypersensitivity in the premonitory phase of migraine - a positron emission tomography study.
Maniyar FH, Sprenger T, Schankin C, Goadsby PJ.
Eur J Neurol. 2014 Sep;21(9):1178-83
8.The relation between migraine, typical migraine aura and "visual snow". Schankin CJ, Maniyar FH, Sprenger T, Chou DE, Eller M, Goadsby PJ.
Headache. 2014 Jun;54(6):957-66
Posters Presented at International Meetings
1.Visual Snow: A New Disease Entity Distinct from Migraine Aura Christoph Schankin, Farooq Maniyar, Jan Hoffmann, Denise Chou, Peter Goadsby. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 21 ‐ 28, 2012, New Orleans.
2.Field testing the criteria for Visual Snow (Positive Persistent Visual Disturbance) Christoph J. Schankin, Farooq H. Maniyar and Peter J. Goadsby. 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, June 21, 2012 to June 24, 2012, Los Angeles
1.Migraine – Some Theories and Controversies. Farooq H. Maniyar and Peter J. Goadsby – for ‘The Migraine Brain’, Editor – David Borsook, Oxford University Press.
2.Headache and Pain. Farooq H Maniyar and Peter J Goadsby for – ‘Imaging acute neurologic disease-a symptom based approach’, editors Massimo Filippi and Jack Simon, Cambridge University Press – in process
Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals
1.Post graduate Journal of Medicine
3.Journal of Headache and Pain and Brain
Courses offered to GPs
Recent invited lectures include
Royal Society of Medicine London, Migraine Trust,
British Association for Society of Headaches (BASH).
Regular GP teaching sessions conducted at Tower Hamlets, Stratford, Canvey Islands.
Dr Maniyar's annual appraisal includes a patient satisfaction survey which showed 100% level of satisfaction and high regard for his practice
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2005
- MD Shivaji University, India 2002
- MB BS Dr D Y Patil Medical College, India 1999
- Research and Clinical Fellowship University of California San Francisco 2012
Reference number 6037418
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member British Association for the Study of Pain 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians, London
General Medical Council (GMC)
International Headache Society (IHS)
British Association for the study of Headache (BASH)
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