Dr Dennis Chan is a highly qualified neurologist with vast experience treating a range of neurological disorders including headache, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. He is an internationally recognised expert in dementia, specialising in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other memory disorders. His private clinics are located at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Spire Montefiore Hospital in Hove and The North Downs Hospital in Caterham. Dr Chan's NHS clinics in memory disorders and general neurology are held in Cambridge and Sussex.
Dr Chan qualified in medicine from the University of Cambridge. In addition to his medical degree, he holds two research doctorates. He obtained a PhD under the supervision of Professor John O'Keefe (University College London), who was later awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and an MD under Professor Rossor, Institute of Neurology, London. From 2014 - 2019 he was based at the University of Cambridge and in 2019 he moved his NHS work back to Sussex, and his academic work back to UCL.
Dr Chan's research into Alzheimer's disease has received extensive media coverage, with articles in all the leading national newspapers (including The Times, Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph) as well as interviews on BBC national TV, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and CBS TV in the USA. His work has been published in the top research journals including Nature and The Lancet. Dr Chan receives research grant funding from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Alzheimer's Research UK, Alzheimer's Society, Innovate UK, and the Alan Turing Institute. His research has been extensively covered by the national and international news media.
Dr Chan is also leading UK research into cognitive impairment (brain fog) as part of long Covid. In July 2021 he was awarded £1.2 million by the National Institute of Health Research to study and treat this problem.
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For more information about Dr Chan, go to: www.dementianeurologist.co.uk