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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I am a consultant Neurologist based at the National Hospital of Neurology (NHNN), UCLH and Homerton\ University Hospital.
I have a busy general neurology practice at UCLH and Homerton where I diagnose and treat patients with a range of neurological disorders including headache, epilepsy, stroke, vertigo, MS and neuropathies.
My area of expertise is cognitve neurology and I run a multidisciplinary clinic at NHNN for patients with cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury. At Homerton I run a service for patients with young onset dementia. I have a particular interest in sports related concussion and work closely with specialists at the UCL Institue of Sport and Excercise Health managing elite athletes following head injury.
I am involved in medical education and I am undergraduate lead for Neurology at Homerton Hospital.
Areas of interest
General neurology; cognitive disorders; rehabilitation after brain injury; sports related concussion
Current NHS consultant posts held
National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Novel strategies for the rehabilitation of cognitive deficits following brain injury.
Tennis, skiing, music
Top Teacher Award (Clinical Neurosciences) UCLH 2010
British Council International Young Scientist Award 2006
Wellcome Clinical Research Fellowship 2004-2006
Brain Neurology Research Scholarship 2003-2004
Pollard Scholarship, Wadham College, Oxford 1996
Jabbari, Marshall, Longhurst, Sylvester (2014).
Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis: a rare association with common variable immunodeficiency. Practical Neurology.
Osborne C, Stallworthy S, Evanson J, Sylvester R, Noyce AJ. (2014) Rapid-onset flaccid paraplegia caused by multiple myeloma dumbbell tumour. Practical Neurology.
Sylvester R, & Rees G. Functional Brain Imaging. In: The Oxford Companion to
Consciousness. Oxford University Press (2009).
Sylvester R, Josephs O, Driver J, Rees G. (2007). Visual responses in human superior
colliculus show a temporal hemifield bias that is absent in V1 and LGN. Journal of
Sylvester R, Rees G. (2006). Extraretinal saccadic signals in human LGN and early
retinotopic cortex. Neuroimage.
Bourke J, Sylvester R, Sharma P. (2006). Ethnic variations in the management of patients
with acute stroke. Postgrad. Med. J.
Sylvester R, Haynes J, Rees G. (2005) Saccades differentially modulate human LGN andV1 responses in the presence and absence of visual stimulation. Current Biology.
- PHD Neurological sciences University College London 2009
- MRCP London RCP London 2002
- BM BCH Oxford University 1999
Reference number 4647784
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Association British Neurologists
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