Dr Mkael Symmonds



GMC number: 6076399

Practising since: 2003



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Dr Mkael Symmonds is a dual accredited Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 2003, undertook general medical training in London, subsequently gaining a PhD in Neuroscience in 2011 from University College London, before undertaking postgraduate specialist training in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Sleep Medicine in centres in London including the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and St George’s hospital, and subsequently in Oxford and surrounding centres.

 He took up his current post at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 2018. He leads the supra-regional Neurology Sleep Disorders service for the south-central region and is a specialist in non-respiratory sleep disorders and epilepsy, and also sees patients with general neurological disorders.

As a Clinical Neurophysiologist he undertakes diagnostic nerve conduction studies and electromyography for evaluation of neuromuscular disorders, as well as electroencephalography and polysomnography evaluations for the investigation of epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Since 2022 he has been the Training Program Director for Clinical Neurophysiology in Oxford.

Dr Symmonds’ medical secretary Nicola can be contacted at info@oxfordneurologyservices.co.uk

Special interests

Sleep disorders: insomnia, dyssomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, hypersomnia, parasomnias, REM sleep behaviour disorder, restless leg syndrome.

Epilepsy: seizures, fits, blackouts Neuromuscular disorders - tingling, numbness, weakness, pain.

Other interests

General neurological disorders including headache, tremor, movement disorders, neuralgia, neuropathy.

Locations Dr Mkael Symmonds works with

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Dr Symmonds’ has research interests in epilepsy, sleep disorders and computational neuroscience, and decision making, and has extensive experience in imaging and EEG analysis. Publications see: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9903-5083


  • Association of British Neurologists
  • British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • British Sleep Society
  • European Sleep Research Society
  • International League Against Epilepsy

Insurers Dr Mkael Symmonds works with

Dr Mkael Symmonds works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • AXA Health
  • Simplyhealth