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Professor Pankaj Sharma is a Consultant Neurologist at Imperial College London and Professor of Neurology at the Royal Holloway college, University of London where he is also Director of the internationally renown Institute of Cardiovascular Research (ICR2UL). He was a former Dept. of Health Senior Fellow, head of acute stroke services at Hammersmith Hospitals and head of the Imperial College Cerebrovascular Research Unit.
He currently is Honorary Medical Director of the UK national charity Different Stroke and Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Medicine Cardiovascular Disease journal. He is a fellow of (and examiner to) the Royal College of Physicians and the Medical Society of London, and a member of the Association of British Neurologist and the British Hypertension Society.
He trained in general medicine, clinical pharmacology and neurology and is the only UK neurologist to hold specialist European accreditation in the management of hypertension. He holds doctorates from the universities of London and Cambridge. He was a former British Heart Foundation Clinician Scientist at Cambridge and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. His research interests include the genetics of stroke (including in ethnic minority populations).
Professor Sharma is a frequent media commentator for television (BBC, CNN) and radio. In 2015 he was named the UK's top Asian Doctor and was profiled in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Areas of interest
Stroke; mini-stroke; Headache; Migraine; Dizziness; Fits; Falls; Faints; Seizures; Pins and needles; Movement disorders; Sensory problems; Balance problems; Walking problems; Neck pain; Head pain; Back pain
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College London NHS Trust
Cerebrovascular and stroke disease
Named Asian Doctor of the Year at the annual 2015 British Indian Awards
Numerous (>100) worldwide publications in leading medical and scientific journals
- MD (London), PhD (Cambridge), FRCP (London) London & Cambridge Universities 1998
Affiliations / memberships
President, London Cardiovascular Society
Fellow (and examiner), Royal College of Physicians
Member, Association of British Neurologists
Member, 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.