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- Movement disorders
I have been a consultant neurologist since 2001. I studied medicine at Oxford University and University College London medical school, graduating with honours in medicine, surgery, pathology and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. My neurology specialist training was completed in London with a short period at UCLA in Los Angeles.
I am interested in all aspects of clinical neurology from treatment of headache to the management of complex neurological disorders.
My subspecialist interests include : Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, headache, use of botulinum toxin to treat migraine and post stroke spasticity, and neurorehabilitation.
Areas of interest
Movement disorders; Acute neurology, Rehabilitation; Headache / migraine; Parkinsons disease; Botox injection (medical not cosmetic); memory and cognitive disorders;
- Andrew Leavis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant neurologist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and University College Hospital, London.
Director of the Neurology Training Programme for North London, UCL Partners - the UKs largest neurology training programme.
I obtained a PhD in molecular genetics of movement disorders following a period of research funded by a Wellcome Trust research fellowship. I have published on Parkinson's disease, genetics, movement disorders and other neurological topics.
I am also interested in medical education and postgraduate training
Philip Seth Belasco 1st Prize (Medicine)
Erichsen 1st Prize & Liston Gold Medal (Surgery)
Suckling 1st Prize (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
1st Atchison Prize (Greatest proficiency overall in final examinations)
Proxime accessit for University Gold Medal
Tuke Prize in Pathology
Gordon Holmes Registrars’ Prize (Royal Society of Medicine) -Best research presentation.
Charles Symonds Prize (Association of British Neurologists) -Best research presentation by a junior neurologist
Tatler Good Doctor Guide 2013
Cranial Nerves Chapter. In Queen Square Textbook of Neurology.
Neurology Therapeutics Chapter. In: Kumar and Clark's Handbook of Medical Therapeutics.
Neurology chapter. In Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 8th Edition 2012.
Research Papers - see Pubmed citations
- BA Hons Oxford University 1986
- MB BS Hons University of London 1989
- PhD University of London 1999
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Botulinum toxin injections to muscle - (1-5)
Lumbar puncture (including spinal manometry) - (1-5)
Injection of botulinum toxin into extraocular or periocular muscles - (1-5)
Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (1-5)
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