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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I have completed 15 years at the East and North Herts NHS as a full-time consultant and have developed my neurophysiological capabilities as head of the team by starting the paediatric EMG service and improving the paediatric EEG service by using video-EEG equipment.
I provide accurate diagnosis of various medical problems concerning muscle and nerve injuries using numerous tests such as EMG, nerve conduction studies and stimulated SFEMG among others. I am also trained in adult, paediatric and neonatal EEG reporting and have particular expertise in diagnosing sleep-deprived epileptic disorders.
Areas of interest
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; Ulnar Neuropathy; Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy; Nerve Injuries; Peripheral Neuropathy; Radial Neuropathy; Epilepsy; Myasthenia Gravis; MND; Pins and Needles; Numbness; Tingling Fingers and Toes; Muscle Weakness and Wasting; Burning Sensations in Feet and Legs; Diabetic Neuropathy; Alcoholic Neuropathy; Painful Neuropathy; Small-fibre Neuropathy; Scapular Winging; Neck and Back Pain; Cervicogenic; Brachialgia; Tiredness and Fatigue; Elderly; Adults; Adolescents; Teenagers; Children; Neonatal; Pregnant; EMG; Nerve Conduction Studies; NCS; Single-fibre EMG; SFEMG; EEG; Sleep EEG;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Neurophysiology Consultant
East and North Herts NHS Trust
Hertford County Hospital
Honorary Consultant Neurophysiologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond St
Biology of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (BIOJUME), King’s College, London
Epilepsy 12 Part II, Royal College of Child Health, London
Epilepsy in Vein of Galen Malformation, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Evolution of serial EEGs in Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome (in Infancy); Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Clinical Excellence Award 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP, 2008)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Fluent
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Fluent
- Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta) - Conversational
- Arabic - Basic
"Vein wrap in recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome”, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Volume 69, Number 3, September 2012, 288-291
“Multiple causes of apnoea in 1p36 deletion syndrome include seizures”, Case report, Seizure journal 21(June 2012) 402-406.
“Immunosuppression resistant polymyositis due to occult oesophageal carcinoma”, Hertfordshire Journal of Medicine, Volume 6, No. 2, December 2011, 33-35
“Seizures in benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes”, Epileptic disorders, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2010, 306-308.
“Efficacy of sildenafil in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction due to multiple sclerosis”, Journal of Urology, 171(3): 1189-93; March 2004.
"Lumbrical interosseous comparison in a distal ulnar nerve lesion” Muscle and Nerve, 19:673-674, 1996.
Comment on “Acute ophthalmoparesis in anti-GQIb antibody syndrome”, JNNP, June 2005.
Benign Myoclonic epilepsy of infancy – video EEG, submitted to Epileptic Disorders Journal
Rapidly and slowly reversible conduction block in Acute Motor Conduction Block Neuropathy Variant of AMAN, submitted to Muscle and Nerve Journal
Enteral autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy in myasthenia gravis submitted to Journal of Neurology.
Churg-Strauss Syndrome presenting as Guillain-Barré Syndrome, submitted to BMJ
Anti-MUSK antibody positive myasthenia gravis: a novel first presentation with bilateral vocal cord paralysis, submitted to American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery.
Courses offered to GPs
Overview of EMG and Nerve Conduction, Spire Harpenden Hospital, 2015
BSCN, Wadham College, Oxford, 31st March 2017
BSCN, Sheffield, 14th July 2017
Wrightington Basic Sciences Viva Course, Wrightington Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 26th September 2017
BSCN, King’s College Hospital, 13th October 2017
Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Masterclass, RSM, 16th October 2017
BPNS, NHNN, 17th November 2017
16th Annual King’s College Neuromuscular Disease Symposium, 26th January 2018
Patient Feedback Report - November 2018:
Asked patients 'would you recommend the doctor to family or friends' - 100% answered 'Yes'
Asked patients to rank doctor from 1 to 6. 94% gave a rating of 6.
Examples of patient comments:
'Dr Kanabar was excellent in everything. Friendly, informative, so polite and helpful'
'Dr Kanabar was extremely informative about my condition, providing full explanations'
'Very efficient, kind and friendly. Made me laugh and was a good experience'
'Dr Kanabar is very thorough and professional. She explained the test to me in clear and precise language. I found her very kind and caring and is a credit to her profession.'
Colleague Feedback Report - October 2018:
Knowledge, Skills and Performance - 5.9/6.0
Safety and Quality - 6.0/6.0
Communication, Partnership and Teamwork - 6.0/6.0
Maintaining Trust - 6.0/6.0
'This doctor is an excellent clinician. Very meticulous in her work and gets along very well with her colleagues.'
'Very thorough in all respects. Considerate and supportive of patients'
'Dr Kanabar is an excellent clinician and a compassionate and caring person both to her patients and the staff she works with.'
- MBBS - Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery University of Bombay, India 1989
- MD (General Medicine) University of Bombay, India 1992
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2008
Reference number 4660516
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST - Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Neurophysiology), 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London
Member of British Society of Clinical Neurophysiologist
Member of British Peripheral Nerve Society
Member of American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member of Eastern Paediatric Epilepsy Network
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