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- Paediatric neurology
Dr Parker has cared for children since 1988. Early training in Brighton, Bristol and London led to sub specialisation within the field of paediatric neurology, within which he has led the Cambridge/Eastern region service for over a decade. He has extensive experience in all aspects of paediatric neurology, and encourages a family-centred, holistic approach that emphasises the importance of treating all of the child/families' needs.
- Julie Plaza
- Box 107 Cambridge University Hospitals Hills Road Cambridge CB2 0QQ
- 01223 242171
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge since 2000
Lead for paediatric neurology in the Eastern region 2003 – 12 and 2017-19
Led the development of regional services for brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, videotelemetry, tuberose sclerosis, intracranial hypertension, microcephaly and movement disorders.
The genetic basis of neurological disorders in childhood
MBBS, MRCP, MRCPCH, MA, MD, PG Cert Ed
Krishnakumar D, Pickard JD, Czosnyka Z, Allen L, Parker A. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in childhood: pitfalls in diagnosis. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 May 22. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12475.
Krishnakumar D, Maw A, Brown R, Hogg S, Calvin J, Parker AP. Abnormal cerebrospinal fluid biochemistry in biotinidase deficiency causing diagnostic conundrum. J Child Neurol. 2014 Jan;29(1):93-5. doi: 10.1177/0883073812467507.
The Management of Tuberose Sclerosis at Secondary Level. Ng K, Ng S and Parker AP. Arch Dis Chil. In press 2014.
Investigating Microcephaly. Woods CG and Parker A. Arch Dis Child 2013;98:707-713 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302882.
Silveira-Moriyama L, Gardiner AR, Meyer E, King MD, Smith M, Rakshi K, Parker A, Mallick AA, Brown R, Vassallo G, Jardine PE, Guerreiro MM, Lees AJ,Houlden H, Kurian MA. Clinical features of childhood-onset paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia with PRRT2 gene mutations. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Apr;55(4):327-34.
Parker APJ. Paediatric Neurology. In the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics. Oxford University Press 2013. Ed Tasker R et Al. 495-540.
Mutation of the human mitochondrial phenylalanine-tRNA synthetase causes infantile-onset epilepsy and cytochrome c oxidase deficiency . BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease. Almalki AA, Alston CL, Parker AP,Simonic I, Sarju G Mehta SG, He L, Reza M, Oliveira JM, Lightowlers RN, McFarland R, Taylor RW, Chrzanowska-Lightowlers ZM. In Press 2013.
Childhood arterial ischaemic stroke incidence, presenting features, and risk factors: a prospective population-based study. Lancet Neurology. Andrew A Mallick, Vijeya Ganesan, Fenella J Kirkham, Penny Fallon, Tammy Hedderly, Tony McShane, Alasdair P Parker, Evangeline Wassmer, Elizabeth Wraige, Samir Amin, Hannah B Edwards, Kate Tilling, Finbar J O’Callaghan. Published online December 2, 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70290-4.
Kirkham FJ, Haywood P, Kashyape P, Borbone J, Lording A, Pryde K, Cox M, Keslake J, Smith M, Cuthbertson L, Murugan V, Mackie S, Thomas NH, Whitney A,Forrest KM, Parker A, Forsyth R, Kipps CM. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. Movement disorder emergencies in childhood. 2011 Sep;15(5):390-404.
- MBBS London University 1987
- MRCP RCP 1990
- MD London University 2000
- MA Cambridge University 2005
- MRCPCH RCPCH 2003
- PGCertEd University of Bedford 2013
Reference number 3202726
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President Elect BPNA 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatric Neurology, 2000
Post treatment communication
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