Mike O'Sullivan



I am a clinician scientist and Reader in Clinical Neuroscience at King’s College London. I am a neurologist and the strategic lead for stroke at King’s Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre comprosed of the university and three major NHS Foundation Trusts in South London. I trained as an undergraduate in Cambridge, and did specialist and research training in London and Munich. From 2008-2012, I was a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellow  at CUBRIC in Cardiff.

The main clinical challenge of my work is cognitive impairment after stroke. In particular, I am interested in the interaction between focal damage and other processes involved in ageing and early cognitive decline, viewed from a network perspective. This work is based on investigation of structural and functional networks in the brain using MRI. I have a long-standing clinical interest in small vessel disease, including genetic forms such as CADASIL, and am currently investigating new mechanisms of disease using PET. Ultimately, the thrust of the work is translational, with the purpose of promoting restoration of function.


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Monday, March 27, 2017

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