Dr Andrea Malaspina

Consultant Neurologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Andrea Malaspina at Spire include:

Neurology at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Other treatments

Neuromuscular disorders, Neurogenetics, Multiple sclerosis, Movement disorders, Headache

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Professional profile

Availability: Tuesday evening.

I am a consultant neurologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private neurology care in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

I have been in private practice since 2002 and offer rapid access for patients, ensuring prompt decisions about investigations and treatments. These include structural and functional CT and MRI imaging, targeted neurophysiology like EEG and EMG/nerve conduction studies and appropriate molecular investigation. Whilst my clinical and research focus has always been in neuromuscular disorders, my clinical experience has encompassed all fields of clinical neurology and the complexity of molecular medicine applied to everyday clinical practice. Building on my academic experience and on my contacts with expert colleagues, I aim to address unanswered questions in a very difficult medical discipline. I have always adopted a professional approach to the human and personal side of each individual's problems, along with a strict scientific-based method in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

I am also a consultant at Barts and The London NHS Trust and at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London where I am developing a research programme at the Trauma and Neuroscience Centre at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular science. In 2009, I was appointed Co-Director of the North-East London and Essex Regional Care Centre for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and MND Research Director for DeNDRoN, a large research organisation in neuroscience.

I have trained in clinical neurology in centres of excellence in Italy and Austria, and at Imperial College, Barts and the London School of Medicine, where I have also developed a post-graduate research career. Following the award of a PhD in molecular neurobiology from Imperial College in 2001, I worked in the NHS and academic institutions, with an active role in clinical neurology and a significant involvement in clinical research.

Clinical Interests

Movement disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Neuromuscular disorders

Neuromuscular disorders, Multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory disorders, Head/neck trauma, Neurogenetics, Movement disorders.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

MND Research Director of the North-Thames Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders (DenDroN)
British Society of Biology
Association of British Neurologists
Affiliate to the Royal College of Physicians, London

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurologist at Barts and The London NHS Trust and at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

My main interests rotate around my family and children, with whom i spend most of my available time. Sports like rock-climbing and skiing are still possible despite the busy work schedule. I love music, especially classic and jazz and have been a keen saxophone player in less busy times.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766

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