Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Professor Matthew Walker is a top neurological clinician and expert in the field of epilepsy and neurological sleep disorders. His main areas of expertise include parasomnias, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnia, and epilepsy. He currently practises at the Queen's Square Private Consulting Rooms, located in Central London. 

Professor Walker successfully completed an MA at none other than Cambridge University in 1986, before going on to obtain a PhD from University College London in 1998. He is a pioneer in his research field and has published hundreds of articles, book chapters, and books.

In addition, he is head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at University College London, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Not only that, but he also serves as a council member of national and international epilepsy boards and associations. He notably received the Ambassador for Epilepsy award from the International League Against Epilepsy in 2013.

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Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Epilepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleepwalking

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