Professor of Neurology and Movement Disorders and Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital and King’s College Long
Principal Investigator, Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
Professor K. Ray Chaudhuri is Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders and Consultant Neurologist and at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London, an Academic Health Sciences Centre, and also Principal Investigator at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s College, London and NIHR biomedical research centre at Institute of Psychiatry. He is the Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College, London. He sits on the Nervous Systems Committee of the UK Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research, and served as Chairman of the appointments/liaison committee of the Movement Disorders Society (2009–2013) and is currently co-Chair. He is served as the member of the scientific program committee of the MDS (2013–2017) and is Chairman of the newly-formed MDS Non-motor Study Group. He also serves on the task force of the practice parameter group for PD and RLS, EBM for non-motor symptoms of PD and more recently Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s, American Academy of Neurology. He is the co-editor in chief of the Nature group journal, Nature Parkinson’s and is an advisor to NICE UK. He is in the editorial board of Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. He serves in the Clinical Advisory Group of Parkinson’s UK and is an advisor to the European Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Professor Chaudhuri is the author of 330 papers including reviews, book chapters, co-editor of four books on Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome, and over 250 published peer-reviewed abstracts. He is the chief editor of the first comprehensive textbook on non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s, published by Oxford University Press, and recipient of the BMA book prize commendation prize. He has contributed extensively to educational radio and television interviews including BBC and CNN, newspaper articles and videos. His major research interests are non-motor symptoms of PD, continuous drug delivery treatment of PD and restless legs syndrome, parkinsonism in minority ethnic groups and sleep problems in PD. In 2005, he was awarded the D.Sc. degree by the University of London. He is also the recipient of 2018 Van Andel award for outstanding research contribution in the field of nonmotor Parkinson, following on from Stanley Fahn and Andrew Lees as well as Royal College of Physicians London Award for Outstanding Research Leadership in 2017. Regarded as a leading clinical academic in the world in the field of Parkinson’s disease, his clinical expertise also covers management of restless legs syndrome on which he has written two books. The Parkinson’s centre of excellence (Kings Parkinson’s Centre) covers a catchment of over 4000 Parkinson’s patients. He attracts worldwide referrals to his centre for personalized management of people with Parkinson’s.