Dr Adnan Al-Araji



GMC number: 6105332

Practising since: 1977



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  • Wednesday Face to Face
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Dr Al-Araji graduated in 1977 from the University of Baghdad and completed his postgraduate training in General Medicine and Neurology in Iraq and the UK. His MRCP (UK) was granted in 1986. His postgraduate neurology training included general neurology, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, intensive care, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry and research methodology.

Dr Al-Araji has gained thorough experience in the management of a wide variety of neurological conditions including Headaches, Movements Disorders, Stroke, Cognitive difficulties, Nerve and Muscle problems, during more than thirty years’ experience as a Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Academic. He continued his career in Neurology as a visiting Associate Professor of Neurology, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, up to his appointment as Consultant Neurologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in 2004.

In his last post as a Consultant Neurologist at the regional neuroscience centre in Stoke on Trent, Dr Al-Araji’s (October 2004- June 2022) duties included general neurology and specialised out-patients’ clinics, on call duties for acute neurology take and a minimum of two ward rounds per week for in-patients.

Dr Al-Araji has a special interest in inflammatory and demyelinating neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and others. He was the clinical director of the Royal Stoke MS Centre of Excellence.

His other duties also included teaching and supervising undergraduates of Keele Medical School during their neurology placement and postgraduate neurology trainees.

Locations Dr Adnan Al-Araji works with

Related experience


Dr Al-Araji has attended and presented papers at several national and international congresses including:

  • The Association of British Neurologists
  • The European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS 
  • The European Federation of Neurological Societies
  • The American Academy of Neurology
  • The World Congress of Neurology

Dr Al-Araji has had more than 20 papers published in peer-reviewed journals such as NeurosciencesJNNPJournal of Neurological SciencesMultiple Sclerosis and the Lancet. He has also published three books on Brucellosis, Behcet’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.


  • Association of British Neurologists
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Colleges of Physicians, London

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of North Staffordshire

Insurers Dr Adnan Al-Araji works with

Dr Adnan Al-Araji works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Adnan Al-Araji does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Adnan Al-Araji does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Adnan Al-Araji does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.