Dr Anupam Bhattacharjee
BSC PHD MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCP(UK)
Dr Bhattacharjee studied at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals where he achieved a 1st Class in Physiology and completed an MB/PhD programme (funded by the Migraine Trust) and qualified with distinction.
Anupam did post-graduate training at St. Thomas’, Hammersmith, Royal Brompton, National (Queen Square) and Kings College Hospitals. He trained as a Specialist Registrar in Neurology between the Royal Free and National (Queen Square) Hospitals.
He is a Consultant Neurologist with a large NHS general neurology practice and has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all common neurological diseases including headache, blackouts and epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and MS. He runs a specialist clinic in peripheral nerve and neuromuscular diseases at the Royal Free Hospital where he attracts referrals from around the country. As a specialist in immunological diseases he regularly deals with diseases of other organ systems including rheumatological, renal, dermatological and infectious diseases where there is neurological involvement. Furthermore, he runs a clinic jointly with a Consultant Haematologist seeing patients with haematological diseases affecting the nervous system.
He is a member of the Royal Free IVIg committee and has helped develop a large plasma exchange service with the haematology department treating patients with various neuro-immunological disorders and is involved in clinical trials on investigating this. He presents work regularly at national and international conferences and serves in an advisory capacity to industry involved in the treatment of neuro-immunological diseases including MS and CIDP.
- General Neurology including the neurology of general medicine
- Peripheral neuropathy and muscle disease
- Neuropathic pain and Headache
- MS and neuroinflammatory disorders
- Blackouts, dizziness and epilepsy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Dr Bhattacharjee runs a joint scientific-clinical collaboration between Royal Free and Kings College looking at the mechanisms of nerve damage due to ion channel dysregulation. He is also setting up clinical trials investigating the efficacy of plasma exchange in treating neuro-immunological conditions especially those that are antibody-mediated.
- Cranial nerve blocks
- Lumbar puncture
Analysis of Mutations in AARS2 in a Series of CSF1R-Negative Patients With Adult-Onset Leukoencephalopathy With Axonal Spheroids and Pigmented Glia. Lynch DS, Zhang WJ, Lakshmanan R, Kinsella JA, Uzun GA, Karbay M, Tüfekçioglu Z, Hanagasi H, Burke G, Foulds N, Hammans SR, Bhattacharjee A, Wilson H, Adams M, Walker M, Nicoll JA, Chataway J, Fox N, Davagnanam I, Phadke R, Houlden H. (2016) JAMA Neurol. 2016 Oct 17. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.2229. [Epub ahead of print]
TRPA1 insensitivity of human sural nerve axons after exposure to lidocaine. Docherty RJ, Ginsberg L, Jadoon S, Orrell RW, Bhattacharjee A. (2013) Pain. 2013 Sep; 154(9):1569-77
The long-term retention of pregabalin in a large cohort of patients with epilepsy at a tertiary referral centre. Yuen AW, Singh R, Bell GS, Bhattacharjee A, Neligan A, Heaney DC, Duncan JS, Sander JW (2009). Epilepsy Res. 2009 Dec; 87(2-3):120-3.
A comparison of the effects of veratridine on tetrodotoxin-sensitive and tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels in isolated rat dorsal root ganglion neurones. Farrag K, Bhattacharjee A, and Docherty RJ (2008). Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology. 2008 Feb; 455(5): 929-938
The use of the rat isolated vagus nerve for functional measurements of the effect of drugs in vitro. Docherty RJ, Charlesworth G, Farrag K, Bhattacharjee A, and Costa S (2005). Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. 2005 May – June; 51(3): 235 – 242.
ATP in human skin elicits a dose-related pain response which is potentiated under conditions of hyperalgesia. Hamilton SG, Warburton J, Bhattacharjee A, Ward J and McMahon SB (2000). Brain. 2000 June; 123(6): 1238 – 1246.