About Dr Richard Sylvester
Dr Sylvester is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
He qualified from Oxford University and completed his specialist training in London. He has a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience from University College London (UCL) which focussed on advanced functional brain imaging.
Dr Sylvester runs a multi-disciplinary cognitive rehabilitation clinic for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has particular expertise in managing the acute and long term effects of sports related concussion and runs a clinic for professional athletes with complex concussion at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, UCL.
He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists TBI advisory group and a founder and executive member of the UCL Partners Centre for Neurorehabilitation. He is a member of both the English Football Association and Rugby Football Union expert concussion advisory panels
Dr Sylvester was awarded a PhD in cognitive neurology from UCL, with his research focussing on the use of functional MRI (fMRI) to investigate human attention and awareness.
- General neurology
- Cognitive disorders
- Sports related concussion
- PHD Neurological Sciences University College London 2009
- MRCP London 2002
- BM BCH Oxford University 1999
- Association British Neurologists
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Dr Sylvester was very prompt in seeing me, he was easy to talk to and made a possible diagnosis of my problem quite quickly. I now need to have certain tests to validate this diagnosis. If the tests show positive and I can then be treated for the problem I have then this would be wonderful . He also arranged there and then for me to see Maggie Stacey the physiotherapist which I did and which proved to be very helpful.
19 May 2021