Dr De Silva was appointed to the role of senior full time neurologist at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, in 1998. His training and experience up to that time had been in Scotland.
Since his arrival in Essex, Dr De Silva has built up a busy clinical practice, and considers himself to be an experienced and approachable colleague. He is committed to the training of young neurologists and, in addition to his contributions in the UK, Dr De Silva hosts training at Queen’s Hospital for neurologists from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Royal College of Physicians International Medical Graduate scheme.
Dr De Silva's research interests in neurogenetics and neurodegeneration (his MD was on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the National Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh), have led him into the field of ataxia, and he is involved in a number of projects to improve the care of patients with ataxia. He is the Medical Advisor for Ataxia (UK) and is on their Clinical Guidelines development group.
In the field of headache Dr De Silva is developing more “interventional” approaches for treatment, including injection treatment for chronic migraine and greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks for migraine and other headaches.
Rajith De Silva is pleased to offer private neurology care at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, and Spire Roding Hospital in Redbridge, both in Essex.