Prof Pankaj Sharma

Professor of Neurology
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Professor Pankaj Sharma specialising in general neurology, headaches, dizzy spells, seizures, fits, faints, Parkinson's, dementia & memory problems.

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Professor Pankaj Sharma is a Consultant Neurologist at Imperial College London and Professor of Neurology at the Royal Holloway University of London where he is also Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Research. 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 the Royal College of Physicians (as well as an examiner) and the Medical Society of London.

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120 Harley Street
London W1G 7JW

  • Consultant Neurologist
    Imperial College London NHS Trust
  • Director
    Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of London
  • Stroke
  • Vascular disease
  • Fits
  • Faints
  • Pins and needles
  • Year qualified 1988
  • London Hospital Medical School 1988
  • Cambridge University 1994
  • Harvard Medical School, USA 1998

Prof Sharma 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 radio and television (including BBC, CNN). In 2015, he was named the top British Asian doctor at the British Indian Awards.


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