Maria Clark

Dr Maria Clark is an expert in developmental aspects of paediatric epilepsy. She has worked as a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for five years, running the Developmental Epilepsy Clinic and prior to that did much of her training and research at GOSH.

Dr Clark leads a multidisciplinary team that provides specialist assessment and management of the interaction between complex epilepsy and development.

“The children and their families are a joy to work with and a constant inspiration to strive for the best.”


Developmental Epilepsy Clinic secretary: 020 7405 9200 extension 1144


  • Developmental aspects of childhood epilepsy (including learning, language and behaviour)
  • Landau-Kleffner syndrome (acquired epileptic aphasia)
  • Worster Drought Syndrome (congenital pseudobulbar palsy)  


Dr Clark qualified from Cambridge University in 1988, trained in paediatrics in London and subsequently in paediatric neurology also in London.

Registered Degrees: MB BChir, MRCP (Paeds)

Research Interests

Dr Clark has published several original papers on Worster Drought syndrome and has collaborated for studies on developmental outcome in epilepsy. She currently runs a project which looks at the active phase and outcomes in Landau Kleffner Syndrome (epileptic aphasia) and is involved with other projects that look at developmental and behavioural outcomes in children with severe epilepsy, including rare genetic epilepsies and those who have had surgical treatment. Dr Clark is also the Chief Investigator for a project looking into the genetic basis of Worster Drought Syndrome.