Dr Nushan Gunawardana

Dr Nushan Gunawardana

Consultant Neurologist


Specialises in

  • General neurology
  • Headache
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Peripheral nerve disorders and motor neuron disease

I am a Consultant Neurologist based in Cambridge. As part of my practice I see a wide variety of both acute and chronic neurological conditions in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. I have trained in medicine in London, and then carried out further specialist neurology training in both the East of England and the National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square. I have significant research background completing a basic science PhD during my training.

I have a subspecialty interest in peripheral nerve disorders and see patients from across the region, including patients with inflammatory, inherited and other acquired neuropathies. I run a service providing immunoglobulin to patients with inflammatory disorders. I am also a director for the Motor Neuron Disease Care Centre in Cambridge, working together with a multidisciplinary team to help patients with this condition.

My career has also emphasised integration with primary care, working on new ways of communication with general practitioners for the benefit of patients.

I am clinical governance lead for neurology at Addenbrooke's Hospital and also chair of the East of England Regional Subpanel for Immunoglobulin. 

I enjoy being an educational supervisor, helping to train the neurologists of tomorrow.


General Medical Council Number: 7021088

Treatment information

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Additional information

Alzheimers disease
Memory disorders
Movement disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle disease
Neuromuscular disorders
Pain management
Peripheral nerve disease
Sleep disorders

MBBS / University College London / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine
MBBS is the primary medical qualification given to all physicians.

Professional leadership

Chair of East of England Intravenous Immunoglobulin Sub Panel
Governance Lead for Neurology, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

I enjoy spending time with my family and two young children, eating Sri Lankan food, and watching cricket - ideally all at the same time! I also have a passion for aviation and have qualified as a private pilot, flying out of the beautiful and historic Duxford Airfield.

Private secretary Kayleigh Vine
Private secretary telephone 07767 329 802
Private secretary email kayleigh.shough@nhs.net