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Dr Tabish Saifee
8-11 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG
Tel: 02034488606
Appointment
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

I am a Consultant Neurologist, managing and treating patients with general/acute neurological disorders. I have a clinical and research interest in Movement Disorders and my specific area of expertise is within hyperkinetic movement disorders including tremor as well as parkinson's disease. I have a split post between The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and London North West University Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am have been funded by the National Institute for Health Research as a Clinical Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology to investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical features of tremor and was awarded a PhD for this work. I previously held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship during which I began my training in clinical Neurology and began developing my research interests. During my undergraduate medical degree, I completed an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience during which time I was awarded a studentship by the Royal Society for research into cellular electrophysiology of the inner ear after neural damage.

Research Summary

I am interested in the pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical aspects of tremor in a variety of neurological disorders. I have just completed work on the mechanisms of tremor in inflammatory and hereditary neuropathies. Further, I am currently working to understand electrophysiological characteristics of dystonic tremor, parkinsonian tremor and functional tremor as well as the treatment response to dystonic tremor. I am also involved in collaborative work on clinical and electrophysiological aspects of functional movement disorders and dystonia. My work involves clinical assessment.as well as the use of electrophysiological techniques such as brainstem reflexes, peripheral nerve stimulation, surface EMG, accelerometry, transcranial magnetic stimulation, EEG and MEG.




Teaching Summary

I run the Queen Square PACES course, the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Leading Edge course, and the Specialty revision course for neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. I teach on a wide array of courses for postgraduate neurology aimed at secondary care, primary care and including inter-disciplinary teaching. I am the module lead for Practical neurology and theoretical neurology modules on the clinical neurology MSc/diploma programme. I am a course committee member for the distance diploma in clinical neurology. I am the clinical lead for CPD at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. I am a frequent examiner at undergraduate OSCE exams at the Royal Free and University College Medical School and at Imperial College School of Medicine undergraduate OSCE. I am clinical lead for undergraduate education for the neurology/stroke attachment for year 6 students for Imperial College School of Medicine. I have twice been awarded the UCL Top Teachers award for undergraduate education at UCL.

Appointments
01-JUN-2017 Honorary Senior Lecturer Sobell Department for Motor Neuroscience UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2015 Consultant Neurologist Neurology The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2010 – 31-DEC-2012 NIHR Clinical Research Fellow Sobell Department UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2007 – 31-JAN-2015 Specialist Registar in Neurology Neurology The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, United Kingdom
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