- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Dipa Jayaseelan is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and West Hertfordshire NHS Trust where she has a busy NHS practice. She sees a combination of general and acute neurology patients and complex neuromuscular patients with channelopathies and inherited muscle diseases. She is also an honorary consultant at Great Ormond St Hospital, where she sees transition and paediatric patients, and an honorary lecturer at UCL Institute of Neurology, running clinical trials in neuromuscular diseases.
Dr Jayaseelan did her undergraduate training at the University of Cambridge and University College London where she graduated with a distinction in clinical practice. Her medical and neurology training was split between key London teaching hospitals, Royal Free Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She was awarded an MRC clinical research training fellowship in 2009 and completed a PhD in muscle channelopathies at the UCL Institute of Neurology. She teaches extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is a PhD and educational supervisor.
Areas of interest
Headaches/migraines; seizures; neuromuscular; muscle disease; neuropathy; numbness & tingling; weakness; tremor; Parkinson’s disease; MS; dizziness;
Current NHS consultant posts held
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH foundation trust.
Watford General Hospital & Hemel Hempstead Hospital, West Herts Hospitals Trust
Great Ormond St Hospital (honorary contract)
Inherited muscle diseases
Neuromuscular transition including Duchenne Muscular dystrophy & SMA
Cricket, Associate member of MCC
Veena, carnatic vocal
Charles Symonds Prize (2018) Association of British Neurologists. Best Quality and Training Presentation.
UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference Presentation prize (2012)
MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2010)
NIH funded CINCH Trainee Fellowship (2009)
Distinction in Clinical Practice, University of London (2005)
Shell Technology Most Enterprising Student (STEP) Award (2001), UK finalist, London and Greater London winner.
Scholarship Christ’s College Cambridge (2000)
Over 30 peer reviewed publications and books including:
Keddie S, et al. Epidemiological and cohort study finds no association between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Brain. 2021 Mar 3;144(2):682-693
Paterson, R. W., et al (2020). The emerging spectrum of COVID-19 neurology: clinical, radiological and laboratory findings. Brain. 2020 Oct 1;143(10):3104-3120.
Neuromuscular Disease: Case Studies from Queen Square - Manji H., Turner C., Evans M.R.B. 1st ed. (2017) Springer London Ltd
Challenging Concepts in Neurology (2016) Chinthapalli Krishna, Magdalinou Nadia, Wood Nicholas
Statland, J. M., et al. (2012). Mexiletine for symptoms and signs of myotonia in nondystrophic myotonia: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 308(13), 1357–65
Courses offered to GPs
Lectures on muscle channelopathies and Kennedy’s disease available online and on request.
- MA University of Cambridge 2006
- MBBS University of London 2005
- PhD University College London 2016
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008
Reference number 6129799
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology CCT , 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Association of British Neurologists
Royal College of Physicians
American Association of Neurology
British Myology Society
Muscle Study Group (International)
British Medical Association
British Peripheral Nerve Society
- Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 020 3423 7500
- The Clementine Churchill HospitalSudbury...
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 8023 7160
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0203 423 8388
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Recording and reporting on electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG); mononeuropathy (e.g. ulnar), Cx/lumbar radiculopathy, myopathy - (1-5)
Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)