I'm Nik Sharma, and I’m a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery is the UK’s largest dedicated neurological hospital and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence.
I diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders including;
General diagnostic neurology.
Headache, including migraine.
Movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease.
I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and completed my general medical training at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. In 2002, I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians before moving to the National Hospital to continue my neurology training.
In 2007, I was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Cambridge. My thesis examined neuroplasticity and neurodegeneration of the human brain. In other words, I explored how the brain changes to maintain or improve function.
After Cambridge, I spent a number of years working at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA where I was awarded a prestigious NRSA fellowship. My research at NIH used state of the art imaging to explore how the human brain learns.
My current research programme at UCL continues to explore neuroplasticity and neurodegeneration of the motor system. I lecture on the Clinical Neuroscience MSc & Neuromuscular MSc at University College London.