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Dr Michael Zandi

Consultant Neurologist

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    About Dr Michael Zandi

    Dr Michael Zandi MA MB BChir PhD FRCP is Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and UCLH, London.

    He trained in medicine at Clare College, Cambridge, with part II in Experimental Psychology with Barry Everitt, and an elective period as externe in neurology at the Salpêtrière, Paris with Bertrand Fontaine. He completed specialist neurology training with an East Anglian Neuroscience Training Fellowship in Cambridge, Norwich and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He has a PhD in neuroimmunology (Cambridge), with time spent in the laboratory of Angela Vincent FRS (Oxford Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine) working on neuropsychiatric complications of systemic lupus erythematosus, and NMDAR encephalitis.

    He runs an autoimmune encephalitis and neuroimmunology clinic and a weekly encephalitis and Covid clinical and academic meeting at the National Hospital. He works on neuroimmunological diseases, particularly autoimmune encephalitis (eg. associated with NMDAR, LGI1 or related autoantibodies), paraneoplastic syndromes, neurological infection, inflammatory disorders of nerve and muscle, neuropsychiatric involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus, Covid-related neurological complications.

    On the NHS at Queen Square he holds a weekly neuroimmunology and encephalitis clinic on Monday afternoons, weekly encephalitis clinic Thursday mornings, and Wednesday afternoon general neurology clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. If needed, his patients are admitted to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery for investigation or treatments, or attend the day-case unit. He works closely with the UCL and UCLH neuroimmunology and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory and neuromuscular service. He works part-time in general and acute neurology at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust on Tuesdays as honorary consultant neurologist. He provides neurology input to the UCLH systemic lupus erythematosus clinic with Professor David Isenberg, and the UCLH long covid service. Dr Zandi co-leads the Covid Neurology Clinic at NHNN, for patients recovering from the Covid-19 virus for neurological assessment as part of a combined clinical service with respiratory and cardiology colleagues.

    Please contact the secretarial team for more details if required for referrals.

    Special interests
    • Autoimmune encephalitis
    • Central and peripheral neuroimmunology
    • role of inflammation in neurological and psychiatric disease
    • Movement disorders
    • Autonomic disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Paroxysmal disorders
    • Neuromuscular disease
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • General neurology
    • Post- and Long Covid
    Education
    • Cambridge University – MA MB BChir PhD
    Professional memberships
    • General Medical Council (GMC) 6040157
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
    • Association of British Neurologists
    Private medical secretary

    Laura Gilbert