Consultant Profile

Dr Anke Hensiek

Dr Anke Hensiek Dr med., Ph.D., MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Neurogenetics
Special clinical interests:

Neurogenetics, including national clinics for ataxia telangiectasia and neurofibromatosis

General neurology, including management of patients with headache, epilepsy, pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia and peripheral neuropathy

Research interests:

I have a strong research background. I was awarded a doctorate degree from the University of Duesseldorf for research into neurological complications of HIV infection. My PhD from the University of Cambridge centred around research into genetic aspects of Multiple Sclerosis. I currently conduct several subspecialist clinics for hereditary neurological disorders and participate in research relating to these disorders. I have published more than twenty articles in peer reviewed medical journals as well as being an author on several book chapters. I am a member of the scientific advisory board of the ataxia telangiectasia society and regularly review papers for various neurological journals.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

- Royal College of Physicians
- Association of British Neurologists
- British Medical Association
- Medical Defense Union

Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany but undertook my clinical general medical training in the UK. I trained in Neurology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, as well as the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. I was awarded a PhD for my work on the genetics of multiple sclerosis from the University of Cambridge. I currently work as a Neurology consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn and Papworth Hospital. I have wide experience in the management of general neurology patients, including headache, pain, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, neuropathies and multiple sclerosis.

I have a subspecialty interest in neurogenetics, and conduct several clinics for hereditary neurological disorders. These include national clinics for neurofibromatosis and ataxia telangiectasia, where I contribute to the development of management guidelines and research.


I have medicolegal experience since 2009 and currently receive an average of thirty instructions per year.


I am actively involved in the training of regional neurology trainees and give regular talks to other doctors, including GPs. 

Personal profile:

I like travelling, reading, hiking, art, going to the theatre and attending yoga classes. However, my most favorite spare time activity is spending time with my two sons, Caspar and Lenny

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Dr Anke Hensiek

Dr Anke Hensiek Neurology Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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