Dr Ragi's initial training in Clinical Neurophysiology was in 1977 at the Hospital for Neurosurgery in Baghdad
where he was also the registrar in neurosurgery. Between 1979 and 1980 Dr Ragi undertook a fellowship from the
Danish Agency for International Development for training in electromyography in Copenhagen and
Uppsala, Sweden. This was followed, from 1981 to 1985, by research at the Radcliffe Infirmary,
Department of Clinical Neurology, culmination in acquiring the DPhil from the University of Oxford. Dr Ragi then took up the post of Senior Registrar in Clinical Neurophysiology at The Midland Centre for
Neurosurgery and Neurology, the City Hospital and Aston University, Birmingham. In November 1989 he was accredited by the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom for the speciality of Clinical
Dr Ragi's particular interests are diseases and injuries of muscles and nerves.
Nerve injuries include those caused by physical trauma, toxins, medical procedures (surgery and
anaesthesia) or from occupation. Assessment includes diagnosis, causation, assessment including for
rehabilitation, quantitation, prognosis in diseases and injuries of muscles and nerves.
For nerve injuries Dr Ragi sees patients regarding physical trauma, toxins, medical procedures (as from surgery and anaesthesia), or from occupation; - entrapment neuropathies; - neuropathies caused by medicines. Dr Ragi was amongst the first to discover neuropathies caused by the anticholesterol statins, reporting to the Medicines Control Agency 32 cases of disabling generalised axonal neuropathy as well as several cases of neuropathies from the ACE-inhibitors, the proton-pump inhibitors and Coxibs. I published the neurotoxic effect of the statins in a Letter to The Editor of the British Medical Journal.
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Elias Ragi at Nuffield Health
- Nerve conduction study
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Association of British Neurologists
- British Medical Association
- American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Themis Clinical Defence Membership
- The Devon and Exeter Medical Society