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Professor David S Holder

Professor David S Holder

Neurophysiologist
MA (Cantab), MA (Berkeley), PhD, MRCP

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor David S Holder at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Neurophysiology

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Professional profile

I am senior lecturer and honorary consultant at UCL Hospitals, London. I am jointly qualified in clinical neurophysiology and biophysics. I travel to Leicester once a fortnight to undertake tests in clinical neurophysiology, which are EEG (brainwave recording) EMG and nerve conduction studies (tests of muscle and nerve function.)

I use the latest electronic equipment, all tests are reported immediately and available electronically. On request EEG's can be performed by my technician at other times with rapid reporting over the Internet. As well as being a consultant at UCLH, I run an inter-disciplinary research group, developing new methods of measuring brain and nerve function. Thus I have the latest electronic equipment and have an interest in telemedicine.


Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: Electroencephalography (EEG) nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG), repetitive strain injury (RSI).

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University College Hospital, London / 1978
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom / 1982
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

MA / University of California, Berkeley / 1984
Master of Arts, Biophsics

PhD Physiology / University College Hospital, London / 1991
Doctor of Philosophy


Professional memberships

Organiser, EPSRC engineering network on EIT Council
British Society of Clinical Neuro-physiology Journal Committee
International Federation of Medical Biological Engineering

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Current NHS posts

Professor of Biophysics and Clinical Neurophysiology, Hon.Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, University College London & UCL Hospitals

Department of Medical Physics, University College London

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Personal Profile

My hobbies are jogging, jazz and tennis. I also play saxophone in a band.

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Financial Interests

Owns 100% of the Electromyograph and Nerve Conduction Study equipment which he uses at Spire Leicester Hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Spire Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9009
Private secretary email lcmedsecs@spirehealthcare.com