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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr James Rakshi at Spire include:
Dr Rakshi is a general neurologist whose experience covers the complete range of acute and chronic neurological disorders. He has a genuine interest in the broad spectrum of neurological conditions and is often referred complex challenging cases.
He graduated from Aberdeen University, Scotland where he first developed an interest in Neurology. He developed a particular interest in brain scanning (MRI and PET) at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where, the first whole body MRI scanner in the world was built.
Dr Rakshi has trained widely in General medicine for 4 years at both District General Hospitals and London Teaching hospitals before embarking on a career in Neurology. Following on from his interest in functional brain imaging, he undertook four years of research at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cyclotron unit, Hammersmith Hospital where he studied the progression of Parkinson’s disease with PET imaging and whether drug therapy could slow down the progression. He then undertook his clinical neurology training at Atkinson Morley and St George’s Hospitals, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Middlesex and University College Hospitals and National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
As part of his neurology training, Dr Rakshi also undertook clinics and ward referrals at the following District General Hospitals (DGHs): Ealing, Hillingdon, Northwick Park, Wexham Park, Mayday, Epsom, St Helier’s, Edgware and Barnet hospitals. Through this wide general and neurological experience, he has gained particular experience in neurological complications of general medical conditions.
Dr Rakshi has also gained particular experience and expertise in Neuro-rehabilitation covering Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head injury and functional disorders having worked in several units and having been in charge of running his own unit. He is currently planning to set up a Parkinson’s disease Neuro-rehabilitation unit.
Dr Rakshi has participated in research trials and published on a number of different neurological conditions. He was a member of the Brain Tumour working party for the referral Guidelines Steering Group for Central and North London representing DGH neurologists.
In 2012, Dr Rakshi was made an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London.He has been involved in teaching and training through out his career at all levels. He has taught and presented, locally, nationally and internationally to Neurologists, Specialist Physicians, GPs, Medical Students, Junior Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Pharmacists as well as Patient Groups. He has just completed a co-authored chapter on General Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists to be published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Sept 2012. He is currently planning to write a textbook on Neurology for Physicians. He was made an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital in 2005.
Special Clinical Interest: All aspects of headache; Fits; Faints; Funny turns and dizzy spells; Parkinson's disease and abnormal movements; Stroke; Memory impairment; Lower back and neck problems and sensory symptoms of numbness; Tingling and pain: Peripheral nerve problems and neurological complications of general medical conditions. Also undertakes medico-legal work.
Royal College of Physicians
Association of British Neurologists
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
World Federation of Neurology
European Federation of Neurological Sciences
American Academy of Neurology
Movement Disorder Society
British Association of the Study of Headache
National Epilepsy Society UK
Royal Society of Medicine
The Medico-Legal Society
Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square.
Honorary Senior Lecturer University College Hospital.Back to top
Dr Rakshi loves travelling whether it is within the UK or to far-flung places, which he tries to combine with wildlife and landscape photography whenever he can. He is an avid Chelsea fan, and tries to go to as many games as possible. He enjoys sports but particularly swimming.Back to top
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