Dr Melissa Maguire


MBChB, B.Med.Sci (Pathology), MD FRCP

GMC number: 4695763

Practising since: 2000



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Dr Melissa Maguire is a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology at the University of Leeds. She trained in Neurology at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle before becoming appointed as a Consultant Neurologist in 2011 at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She has degrees in Medicine & Surgery and a Biomedical degree in Pathology from the University of Birmingham. Her Medical Doctorate from the University of Liverpool studied epilepsy therapeutics.

Dr Maguire is a regional expert in the care of adults with epilepsy. She is a regional lead in Yorkshire & Humber for highly specialised medical and surgical management of refractory seizures and oversees the care of patients being considered for epilepsy surgery.

Dr Maguire has a highly active research interest in epilepsy. She is the National Institute of Health & Care Research (NIHR) lead for Neurological Disorders research in Yorkshire & Humber. Her activities enable patients to access and take part in clinical trials of newer drug treatments. She also supervises postdoctoral students studying for higher degrees investigating epilepsy associated with brain tumours. She has a specific interest in music and epilepsy.

She has published over 100 articles and book chapters in epilepsy and is part of an international community of epilepsy researchers. She has been an editorial board member for the Cochrane Epilepsy Collaboration and has also worked for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and NHS England.


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Dr Maguire is an accomplished pianist.

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  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • International League Against Epilepsy (UK Chapter)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurologist at Leeds General Infirmary

Insurers Dr Melissa Maguire works with

Dr Melissa Maguire works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Melissa Maguire does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Melissa Maguire does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Melissa Maguire does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.