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Dr Ponnudas Prabhakar
Level 10 Nurses Wing
Great Ormond Street Hospital
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  • Honorary Associate Professor
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Dr Prab Prabhakar is a consultant paediatric neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust and Honorary Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at UCL-Institute of Child Health. He qualified from Madras University in Chennai in 1993. He undertook General Paediatric, Neonatal and Community paediatric training in various Hospitals including Peterborough, Hastings, Kings College Hospital, London, Southend, Bristol and King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Essex. He subsequently underwent training in Paediatric Neurology in London, and was appointed as a consultant in 2007 on completion of training.
Although he has a significant commitment to acute and general neurology services at Great Ormond Street. He is a general neurologist who sees a wide variety of childhood neurological illness including epilepsy, stoke, demyelinating disorders, Head Injury –both Accidental and Non-Accidental, multidisciplinary assessment of complex neurometabolic and genetic conditions across the age range both as inpatient and outpatient. He has been involved specifically in developing the Children’s Headache Services at Great Ormond Street and runs the monthly Headache Clinic with Professor Peter J Goadsby. He is an executive council member of BASH (British Association of Study of Headaches). He is the paediatric representative in the classification subcommittee of the International Headache Society. His research commitment includes, drug trials in children for both the acute treatment and prophylaxis of migraine. He is a tutor for the paediatric neurology course and the MRCPCH course run by the Institute of Child Health.


Research Summary
My research is aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of headache in children. Main areas of current work are: 1. Investigating new therapies in childhood headaches 2. Conducting drug trials in children with headaches 3. The genetics of inheritable migraine eg Familial Hemiplegic Migraine. 4. Quality of life outcome in children with headaches.
Teaching Summary

 Tutor for the paediatric neurology course and the MRCPCH course run by the Institute of Child Health.


01-APR-2007 Consultant Paediatric Neurologist Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2000   Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
1993   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University of Madras
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