Dr Maha Awadalla is a leading consultant paediatric neurologist based in London, with over 20 years of experience. She is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of various neurological conditions. Her areas of expertise include epilepsy, headache, tone problems, movement disorders, and neurogenetic and neurometabolic diagnosis.
Dr Awadalla currently practises privately at the Portland Hospital for Women & Children, and has done so for the past 4 years. She also has over a decade of experience working within the NHS, and is currently a consultant paediatric neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust in central London.
She first qualified with an MBBS from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1994 and went on to complete her paediatrics basic training in paediatrics as well as a Master’s degree at the same university. She then relocated to Glasgow, and completed 3 years of further basic training in paediatrics, neonatology and neurology. She worked at prestigious hospitals, including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. She completed her MRCPCH in 2003.
She moved back to Egypt and completed her PhD in paediatrics and her higher training in paediatric neurology from 2004 – 2009. During her training, she worked as a clinical lecturer and researcher. In 2008, she was nominated as a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics.
Dr Awadalla then relocated to Saudi Arabia, where she worked as a consultant paediatric neurologist in the King Faisal Hospital and also practised privately in Jeddah.
In 2013, she moved to the UK after completing her CESR (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in paediatric neurology. She has worked as a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal London Hospital for the past 10 years.
Her decade of experience as a consultant and her years of training have allowed Dr Awadalla to gain wide knowledge in the field of paediatric neurology. She holds a special interest in epilepsy and complex epilepsy.
She is a member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.