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Dr Gratwicke studied medicine at Oxford University, and was awarded a scholarship at Oriel College for attaining distinctions in neurosciences and pathology. He completed his postgraduate training in neurology at King's College Hospital, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, St George's University Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, all in London. He completed his PhD in Clinical Neurology at the University College London Institute of Neurology in 2018. His research interest is in development of novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease and neurodegenerative conditions. He is a Consultant Neurologist at both St George's University Hospital in London, and Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. He consults on the breadth of general neurological problems such as headaches and seizures, and has subspecialist expertise in the management of Parkinson's disease, tremors, neurodegenerative conditions and ataxias.
Areas of interest
Parkinson's disease; tremor; movement disorders; dementia; cognitive problems; general adult neurology; headache; seizures; blackout
Current NHS consultant posts held
St George's University Hospital, London
Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
Novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Novel therapeutics for genetic ataxic syndromes.
Rowing, rugby, spending time with my children.
Clinical Tutor of the Year 2016, UCL Institute of Neurology
Clinical Tutor of the Year 2015, UCL Institute of Neurology
Scholarship in Medicine, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Distinction in Bachelor of Medicine examinations (Merits in Neuroscience and Pathology), University of Oxford
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
- Spanish - Conversational
Gratwicke J, Oswal A, Foltynie T. Resting state activity and connectivity of the nucleus basalis of Meynert and globus pallidus in Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia. Neuroimage. 2020; 221: 117184.
Gratwicke J, Zrinzo L, Akram H, McKeith I, Rossor MN, Foltynie T. Bilateral nucleus basalis of Meynert deep brain stimulation for dementia with Lewy bodies: A randomised clinical trial. Brain Stimulation. 2020; 13: 1031–1039.
Leimbach F, Gratwicke J, Foltynie T, et al. The effects of deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus on cognition in Parkinson’s disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2019; 1: 48–51.
Gratwicke J, Zrinzo L, Akram H, Foltynie T et al. Bilateral nucleus basalis of Meynert deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease dementia: a double-blind randomised trial. JAMA Neurology. 2018 Feb 1;75(2):169-178
Gratwicke J, Foltynie T. Early nucleus basalis of Meynert degeneration predicts cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease. Brain. 2018 Jan 1;141(1):7-10.
Gratwicke J, Jahanshahi M, Foltynie T. Parkinson’s disease dementia: a neural networks perspective. Brain 2015:138; 1454-76.
Little S, Zrinzo L, Gratwicke J et al. Bilateral adaptive deep brain stimulation is effective in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016 Jul;87(7):717-21
Gratwicke J, Rees J, Edwards M. Paraneoplastic cerebellar syndrome and sensory ganglionopathy with papillary thyroid carcinoma. J Neurol Sci. 2014 Jun 15;341(1-2)
Gratwicke J, Kahan J, Foltynie T, Jahanshahi M. The nucleus basalis of Meynert: a new target for deep brain stimulation in dementia? Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Dec;37(10 Pt 2):2676-88.
Cappon D, Gratwicke J, Zrinzo L et al. Deep Brain Stimulation of the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert for Parkinson’s Disease Dementia: 36 Months Follow Up. Movement Disorders Clin. Pract. 2022;9:765–774.
Koutroumanidis M, Gratwicke J. Alpha coma EEG pattern in patients with severe COVID-19 related encephalopathy. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2021;132:218-225.
Oswal A, Neumann W-J, Gratwicke J et al. Neural signatures of hyperdirect pathway activity in Parkinson’s disease. Nature Communications. 2021;12:5185.
Oswal A, Gratwicke J, Brown P. Cortical connectivity of the nucleus basalis of Meynert in Parkinson’s disease & Lewy body dementias. Brain. 2020:1-8.
- CCT - certificate of completion of training (Neurology) General Medical Council 2021
- MRCP(Neurology) - Specialist Certificate in Neurology Royal College of Physicians of London 2020
- BA - Bachelor of Arts (Neurosciences) University of Oxford 2005
- MRCP - Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians of London 2012
- PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Neurology) University College London, Institute of Neurology 2017
- MA(Oxon) - Master of Arts (Neurosciences) University of Oxford 2011
- BMBCh - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery University of Oxford 2008
Reference number 7016147
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Neurology , 2021
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of British Neurologists
Member of the International Parkinson's disease and Movement Diorders Society
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
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.