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Dr Orrell qualified from Manchester University in 1982. He trained in neurology in Leeds and London. He was Visiting Professor in Neurology at the University of Rochester, New York, USA for 12 months.
Dr Orrell was appointed Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH), London, in 1998. Dr Orrell is also Consultant Neurologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Dr Orrell is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology.
Dr Orrell sees private patients at the Wellington Hospital, London; the Royal Free Hospital, London; and Spire Harpenden Hospital, Hertfordshire.
Dr Orrell is interested in the whole range of neurological conditions. He has special interests in disorders of nerve, muscle and brain, and international recognition in disorders of muscle, nerve, motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and neurogenetics.
Dr Orrell provides a consultation and diagnostic service for patients with all neurological problems. These include headache, migraine, epilepsy, dizziness, stroke, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, movement disorders, memory problems, Alzheimer’s Disease, nerve and muscle disorders (myopathy, muscular dystrophy, myositis, neuropathy, myasthenia, motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and rarer conditions, with further investigation and management to suit the patient and their condition. Dr Orrell performs muscle and nerve biopsies at the Royal Free Hospital.
Areas of interest
Headache; Migraine; Parkinsons disease; Neuromuscular disorders; Muscle; Nerve; Biopsy; Multiple sclerosis; Stroke; Dementia; Epilepsy; Movement disorders; General neurology; Motor neuron disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;Neurogenetics;
- Phyllis Ross (London appointments)
- Department of Neurology The Royal Free Hospital Pond Street London NW3 2QG
- 020 7099 6722
- 07886 227046
- 020 7472 6829
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
- BSc (Hons) Physiology University of Manchester 1979
- MB, ChB University of Manchester 1982
- MD University of Manchester 1996
- DCH Royal College of Physicians (London) 1984
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2002
- Visiting Professor University of Rochester, New York, USA 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the BMA
Member of the Association of British Neurologists.
Member of the British Society for Genetic Medicine.
Member of the British Neuropathological Society.
Member of the World Muscle Society.
Member of the British Peripheral Nerve Society
Associate International Member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Associate Member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
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