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Dr Bhavini Patel qualified from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2004. She was appointed as a Consultant Stroke Neurologist at St George’s University Hospital in 2015. Her NHS work is focused on providing hyper-acute and acute stroke care, as well as work within the TIA service. She is also one of the tertiary headache specialists providing BOTOX and nerve block injections for migraine/cluster headaches; and one of the acute general neurologists managing neurologically unwell patients presenting in an emergency. She also has general neurology and stroke clinics.
Areas of interest
Stroke;Headache;neuropathy;dizziness;migraine;cluster headache;TIA;pins and needles
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurologist and Stroke Specialist
St George's Hospital
I am the Clinical Research Lead for Stroke at St George's Hospital. I am part of 17 stroke related research studies.
I am a sporty person. Until a year ago I was a keen runner and cyclist but after completing the London Marathon and the Descent Duathlon, I changed to circuits and now I have added Taekwondo and pilates to my belt.
June 2008 Royal Society of Medicine Black and Ethnic Minority Essay Prize
Title: Does ethnicity in health matter?
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Conversational
2016 Benjamin P, Zeestraten E, Lambert C, Ster IC, Williams OA, Lawrence AJ, Patel B, MacKinnon AD, Barrick TR, Markus HS. Progression of MRI markers in cerebral small vessel disease: Sample size considerations for clinical trials. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. (2016) 36(1):228-40.
Benjamin P, Lawrence AJ, Lambert C, Patel B, Chung AW, MacKinnon AD, Morris RG, Barrick TR, Markus HS. Strategic lacunes and their relationship to cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease. Neuroimage Clin. (2014) 21;4:828-37
Nagendran A, Patel B and Khan U. The Zebra sign: an unknown unknown. Practical
2015 Bhavini Patel, Zeena R Ladva and Usman Khan. Hemichorea-hemiballism: a case report. Practical Neurology 2015;15(3):222-3
2013 Lawrence and Patel et al. Mechanism of cognitive impairment in cerebral small
vessel disease disease: multimodal MRI results from St George’s Cognition and Neuroimaging in Stroke (SCANS) Study. PLoS One 2013;8(4):e61014
2013 Patel B et al. Cerebral microbleeds and cognition in patients with symptomatic
small vessel disease. Stroke 2013;44(2):356-61
2012 Brookes et al. Depressive symptoms as a predictor of quality of life in cerebral small
vessel disease, acting independently of disability; a study in both sporadic small vessel disease and CADASIL. Int J Stroke. 2012 Feb 26 [Epub ahead of print].
2010 Patel B and Markus HS. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cerebral Small Vessel
Disease and its use as a surrogate disease marker. International Journal of Stroke
2007 SR Rahman, B Patel, A Haji and T Bates. Breast Carcinoma Masquerading as
Recurrent PrimaryBreast Lymphoma. Int J Clin Practice 2008; 62(6):968-9
Patel B and Birns J. (2015). Post Stroke Cognitive Impairment. In: Bhalla A and Birns J (Eds) Management of Post stroke complications. Springer Publications. pp 277-306
Patel B and Bahra A (2015). Bell’s palsy in Pregnancy. In: Hollingworth T. (Ed). 2nd edition. Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An A-Z. CRC Press pp25-29.
- CCT Neurology and Stroke London 2015
- MRCP (Neurology SCE) London 2012
- MDRes St George's University of London 2014
Reference number 6103220
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Neurology, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Association of British Neurologists
British Association of Stroke Physicians
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.