Michael Gross is a general neurologist who deals with all aspects of the nervous system. He has a particular interest in headache disorders, fits, faints and funny turns as well as dizziness and balance problems. He also frequently gives opinion in patients who have multiple sclerosis, stroke, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease and head injury.
Michael graduated from Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) before attending the Royal London Hospital for clinical studies. He trained at the Royal Free, the Hammersmith, St. Mary’s and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
In 1990 he was appointed consultant neurologist at the Royal Surrey Hospital and then elected Chairman of Neuroscience in 1991.
He has carried out extensive research and published a range of neurological conditions.
In 1998 and 1999 he was shortlisted as the UK's ‘Hospital Doctor of the Year’. From 2001 he has worked full-time in the private sector. His website www.neurologyclinic.org.uk contains a lot of information about Michael and his practice.
Michael has two full-time offices, one in Harrow (which is also a therapies and personal training centre) and the other at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital in Horley. His team do everything possible to answer all enquiries speedily and smooth the patient’s pathway. Letters go out to referring GPs often on the same day as being seen.
Michael was clinical director of a neurology research unit for 11 years. He has lectured extensively on many neurology subjects to learned societies worldwide. This has helped fuel his passion for travel and photography.
He has been the Chairman of Neurosciences User Groups at the various hospitals where he has practised. He is accredited in both clinical neurology and clinical neurophysiology and has acted as a clinical lead for neurophysiology and balance testing. He regularly acts as an expert witness in high-profile court cases. As he says, this really keeps you up to date and very focused on clinical practice.
Michael holds the opinion that patients need to be kept at the centre of the health care universe and not moved to the outside as so frequently happens outside the private sector.