Dr Maria Papachatzaki is a leading consultant neurologist based in London who specialises in multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and related disorders. She privately practises at Dementech Neurosciences clinic and her NHS base is Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Papachatzaki is highly qualified, with MUDr, MSc and PhD qualifications. On completion of her MSc degree, she received a scholarship from the FOTEINOS Foundation in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Furthermore, she was awarded funding by the European PENED research fund after completing her PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Crete.
Dr Papachatzaki worked as a post doctorate researcher in the MS team at the Blizzard Institute of the cell, QMUL/Barts Health NHS Trust in London. She worked alongside prestigious colleagues at the Royal London Hospital on many MS projects, involving clinical trials and leading projects on basic research on the pathogenesis and neurophysiology of MS disease under Professor Klaus Schmierer.
Her research has been published in various peer reviewed journals and she provides patients with access to clinical trials. Currently, she is participating as a site lead PI in a number of research projects including the UK MS Register and UK Pregnancy Register, and a multi-ethnic genetics study in MS (ADAMS).
Dr Papachatzaki also has wide experience in pharmaceutical clinical trials of DMDs and symptomatic drugs for PwMS, while she has worked as a sub-investigator for multiple clinical trials of commercial phase III trials that have led to licensed medications.
Dr Papachatzaki is actively involved in teaching and activities that involves public and patient engagement including Digesting Science and MS Research Days.