Professor Dennis Chan

Professor Dennis Chan

University Professor and Consultant Neurologist


I am an academic neurologist with a special interest in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease prior to the onset of dementia. I specialise in treatments of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.

I hold dual research doctorates in basic and clinical neuroscience. My NHS practice is based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where I undertake clinics in general neurology, dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Dennis Chan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Memory assessments for dementia

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Additional information

Alzheimers disease
Memory disorders
Movement disorders

Special Clinical Interests: dementia, general neurology, epilepsy

BSc (Neuroanatomy) / University College London / 1988
1st Class Honours

PhD / University College London / 1992
Thesis title: A topographical analysis of hippocampal field connectivity in the rat (supervisor: Nobel Laureate Professor J O’Keefe FRS)

MB BChir / University of Cambridge (Trinity College) / 1993
Doctor of Medicine

MRCP / London / 1997
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK

MD / University of Cambridge / 2008
Thesis title: Structural and neuropsychological investigations in the diagnosis of early dementia (supervisor: Professor MN Rossor FMedSci)

FRCP / London / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Association of British Neurologists

American Academy of Neurology

Professional leadership

Research lead for mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease, University of Cambridge
Executive Committee, NIHR Surrey and Sussex Comprehensive Local Research Network (2010-2014)
National Special Advisory Committee for Neurology (2010-2013)
Training Programme Director for Neurology, Kent Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Deanery (2011-2013)

University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Neurology, University of Cambridge