Dr Andrea Malaspina is a Consultant Neurologist at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital. He completed his post-graduate medical studies in the UK where he has been awarded a PhD in Molecular Neuro-biology. He completed his training in clinical neurology at Barts and The London School of Medicine where he has also gained experience in neurophysiology.
Dr Malaspina has more than 15 years experience as Clinical Neurologist, and a broad exposure to a wide spectrum of neurological and neuromuscular disorders. He has been actively involved in research and recently appointed to an Academic position at Barts and The London School of Medicine, where he pursues investigations into the molecular pathogenesis of idiopathic and trauma-induced neurological disorders.
Dr Malaspina is the Co-Director of the North-east London and Essex Regional Care Centre for MND, and on national and international boards and committees supervising research on MND.
Dr Malaspina adopts an open approach in the interpretation of the neurological pathology, with therapeutic strategies that take into account the patient’s view and the patient’s psyco-social background. Dr Malaspina believes that the sharing of knowledge and the ability to listen is the most important ground for a sound relationship with patients.
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Head and neck trauma
- Movement disorders
Neuromuscular disorders, MND, head and neck traumas, neuroinflammatory and movement disorders. Neurophysiological techniques in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders.
Dr Malaspina is a keen climber and skier with a preference for open spaces. Reading has become very important over time. He also plays the saxophone.
Italian (mother-tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent).
Dr Malaspina follows an academic path since graduation and is actively involved in research into the pathogenesis of MND and other neuromuscular disorders. The main research focus is the effort to identify molecular signatures of disease in accessible tissues, which would allow earlier diagnosis, the possibility of monitoring disease progression and treatment response.
Another important area of research is the role of trauma in the development of irreversible degeneration and the elucidation of the genetic basis of vulnerability to mechanical injuries.
Published work includes: Yip. P, A. Malaspina. "Spinal cord trauma and the molecular point of no return", Molecular Neurodegeneration 2012, 7:6
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Medical Association
- Association of British Neurologists
- Dementias & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network
Other post held
- Consultant Neurologist, Basildon University Foundation Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trusts
- Senior Lecturer, Barts and the London School of Medicine