Prab Prabhakar

Dr Prab Prabhakar is a consultant paediatric neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at UCL Institute of Child Health.

Although he has a significant commitment to acute and general neurology services at GOSH, he is a general neurologist who sees a wide variety of childhood neurological illness including epilepsy, stoke, demyelinating disorders, head injury (both accidental and non-accidental), multidisciplinary assessment of complex neurometabolic and genetic conditions across the age range both as inpatient and outpatient.

He is a tutor for the paediatric neurology course and the MRCPCH course run by the Institute of Child Health.


He has been involved specifically in developing the Children’s Headache Services at GOSH and runs the monthly Headache Clinic with Professor Peter J Goadsby.

Qualifications and training

He qualified from Madras University in Chennai in 1993. He undertook General Paediatric, Neonatal and Community paediatric training in various Hospitals including Peterborough, Hastings, Kings College Hospital, London, Southend, Bristol and King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Essex.

He subsequently underwent training in Paediatric Neurology in London, and was appointed as a consultant in 2007 on completion of training.

Professional membership

He is an executive council member of BASH (British Association of Study of Headaches).

He is the paediatric representative in the classification subcommittee of the International Headache Society.

Research interests

His research commitment includes, drug trials in children for both the acute treatment and prophylaxis of migraine.