Consultant Profile

Dr Michael Gross

Name:
Dr Michael Gross MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP, MEWI
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
Specialties:
  • Neurology
    • Headache
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Pain management
    • Strokes
  • Neurophysiology
    Special clinical interests:

    All aspects of headache, fits, faints and funny turns, dizziness, chronic pain management, stroke, multiple sclerosis

    Research interests:

    Headache, epilepsy, fatigue, how symptoms are generated and validation of symptoms

    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Previous Chairman Neurosciences, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
    Year of first medical qualification:
    1976
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Physicians
    Association of British Neurologists
    World Federation of Neurology
    European Federation of Neurological Science 
    British Association for the Study of Headache 
    Expert Witness Institute
    International Headache Society
    Royal Society of Medicine

     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8901 5555
    Private secretary:
    Jo  Lack
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0208 861 1777
    Private secretary fax:
    0208 863 7124
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Availability:
    Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    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.

    Personal profile:

    Michael has five children, meaning that he will not be giving up his day job soon.  He enjoys all sport, continuing to compete himself as well as travel and photography. He is married to a nurse.  He is writing a book at the moment about “abusive behaviour”, particularly in relation to spiritual matters and culture. 

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    Dr Michael Gross

    Dr Michael Gross Neurology & Neurophysiology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

    Named in Britain's top 250 consultants
    TATLER Doctors Guide 2013

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