Professor David S Holder


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

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I have a dual training in Medicine and Neurology, and also Biophysics. I am a Professor of Biophysics and Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at UCL Hospitals, London. 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. As well as being a consultant at UCLH, I run an inter-disciplinary research group, developing new methods of measuring brain and nerve function.

Treatment information

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

Clinical neurophysiology

Other treatments

  • Neurophysiology

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Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Electroencephalography (EEG) nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG).

Qualification and professional memberships

BA / Corpus Christi College, Cambridge / 1975
Bachelor's degree in Medicine, Physiology with Biophysics

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

MA / Corpus Christi College Cambridge / 1979
Masters degree in Medicine, Physiology with Biophysics

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

MA / University of California, Berkeley, USA / 1984
Master of Arts, Biophysics

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

FRCP / UK / 2005
Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

Professional memberships

British Society of Clinical Neuro-physiology

British Medical Association

Current NHS posts

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

Department of Medical Physics, University College London

Personal profile

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

Financial interests

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

Contact information

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Amanda Holder
Private secretary telephone 0208 458 3016
Private secretary email