Consultant Profile

Dr Dennis Chan

Dr Dennis Chan MB BChir BSc MD PhD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Memory disorders
    • Multiple sclerosis
Special clinical interests:
  • Alzheimer’s disease
Research interests:

The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Disorders of memory
Functions of the human hippocampus
Cognitive function in multiple sclerosis

Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Neurology, University of Cambridge
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • The Alzheimer’s Association (US)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Insured - 01293 778 919; Self funding - 01293 778 906
Private secretary telephone number:
01444 441 881 x 5746
Private secretary email address:
Monday evenings 6.30-9pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Dennis Chan is a consultant neurologist at Spire Gatwick Park private hospital in Horley, Surrey offering private appointments to patients in Surrey and Sussex in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

Dr Chan is a clinical academic lead for dementia research at the University of Cambridge. His primary clinical and research interest is in the  early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He has published widely in both scientific and clinical journals and his portfolio of research studies encompasses both clinical and basic neuroscience projects, He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of multinational clinical trials involving new drugs for the treatment of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple sclerosis. Dr Chan has received funding from the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK and the National Institute of Health Research.

Prior to his current post Dr Chan was the lead for Neurology research in Sussex and a key opinion leader for dementia within South East England.

Personal profile:

Dr Chan is married with two children.

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Dr Dennis Chan

“Dear Doc, my mother has been diagnosed with alzheimer’s and I would like know what are the early symptoms of dementia"?

Read Dr Chan's response, which was featured in the local newspaper

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