Dr Sayan Datta


BMedSci(Hons), Nottingham, 2005, BMBS, Nottingham, 2008, MRCP(UK), MRCP(Neurology)

GMC number: 7015834

Practising since: 2008



Consultation times

  • Wednesday 4pm to 8pm
  • Overview
Enquire now

Or call us on

01904 233225


I am a Consultant Neurologist… but also an adopted Yorkshireman- my wife was born in York, we were marred in the Dales and both my children are being raised here. I’m very proud to say that I work here too.

I studied Medicine at University of Nottingham, which included a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours. This was followed by a Junior Doctor career that has taken me to Derby, Nottingham, Coventry, Bradford and Leeds, before finally arriving in York as a Consultant Neurologist.

I see patients in weekly outpatient clinics with Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Headache and many more diagnoses. I also do Acute Neurology work seeing inpatients, mainly in York, but also Scarborough Hospital.

I have a Specialist Interest in Epilepsy but am interested in all aspects of General Neurology. I think the most important thing about Clinical Neurology is good communication- if you don’t understand what is causing your symptoms, then it’s hard to work out what to do about them.

Finally, I keep in touch with Neurologists across the region on a weekly basis that which helps make sure I keep my knowledge up-to-date.

Special interests

Epilepsy, General Neurology 

Other interests

Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Neuropathy

Personal interests

Running with my dog to keep fit enough to play football (and keep up with family) Music: mainly piano & guitar
Music: mainly piano & guitar

Locations Dr Sayan Datta works with

Related experience


.List of publications:

Journal Articles listed, available via ‘PubMed’

• Datta S, Cosgrove J, Alam T, Ford HL. “Unusual case of bilateral hand weakness.” Pract Neurol. 2017 Dec;17(6):479-481.

• Datta S, Ramadan H, Werring DJ. “Severe MRI-visible perivascular spaces due to cerebral amyloid angiopathy.” Pract Neurol. 2015 Feb;15(1);74-5. 
• Cosgrove J, Datta S, Busby M. “Adult onset Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome with opsoclonus and a novel heterozygous mutation: a case report”. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Jan;128:1-3. 
• Datta S, Williams N, Suortamo S et al. “Carcinoid syndrome from small bowel endocrine carcinoma in the absence of hepatic metastasis.” Age Ageing. 2011 Nov;40(6):760-2. 
• Nyasavajjala SM, Runau F, Datta S et al. “Is there a role for pre-operative thrombocytosis in the management of colorectal cancer?” Int J Surg. 2010;8(6):436-8. 
• Datta S, Hart GK, Opdam H et al. “Post-hypoxic myoclonic status: the prognosis is not always hopeless.” Crit Care Resusc. 2009 Mar;11(1);39-41. 

• Datta S, Foss AJ, Grainge MJ et al. “The importance of acuity, stereopsis and contrast sensitivity for health-related quality of life in elderly women with cataracts”. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Jan; 49(1):1-6. 

Poster Publications:

• NeuroID 2016: Datta S, Williams S, Alty J. ‘An uncommon complication from a very common pathogen’ 

• ABN 2015: Datta S, McIntosh C, Craven I et al. ‘Cerebral fat emboli: susceptibility-weighted imaging is useful and prognosis can be good’ [published JNNP 2015;86:e4) 
• ABN 2015: Datta S, Lee R, Webb T et al. ‘5 years’ experience of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL): A retrospective pilot audit [published JNNP 2015;86:e4) 

• ESC 2014 (European Stroke Conference). Sansom L, Azad R, Datta S, Ramadan H. ‘Predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) xanthochromia in CT negative thunderclap headache’. 


  • North of England Neurological Association (NENA)

Other posts held

  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Neurologist


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

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

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