Consultant Profile

Dr Rajith De Silva

Dr Rajith De Silva MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Headache
    • Memory disorders
Special clinical interests:

Neurodegenerative diseases (including atypical dementia and motor neurone disease) and ataxia

Research interests:

Ataxia care, epilepsy medication in pregnancy

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurologist, Essex Centre for Neurological Sciences, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Collegiate member, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (also Council Member for the Medical Genetics Section and Neurology Training Committee Member for the East Anglia Region
Specialist Certificate Examination in Neurology (question writing group member)
Association of British Neurologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Dr De Silva consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Thursday morning and afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

I am married to a paediatrician, and we have a young son. In my spare time, I run or jog for exercise, and enjoy eating out, travelling and visiting the theatre.

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Dr Rajith De Silva

Dr Rajith De Silva, consultant neurologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Essex Bones and Joints Service

Dr De Silva is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

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For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with Dr De Silva or another specialist consultant, call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761.

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