Guy Leschziner

Consultant neurologist, service lead for sleep disorders


After qualifying from Oxford and Imperial College, Professor Guy Leschziner completed basic medical training at Guy's and St Thomas'. He undertook a PhD at Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, in the genetics of epilepsy, before completing higher training in neurology at Charing Cross Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

He now sees patients with sleep disorders, epilepsy, and general neurology conditions. He is clinical lead for the Sleep Disorders Centre, and has an active interest in public engagement.

Research interests

  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Genetics of sleep and epilepsy
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes


  • Ellison-Cliffe Medal, Royal Society of Medicine, 2019
  • Top Teachers Award 2009/2010, University College London
  • Brain neurology entry/exit scholarship, 2005-2006
  • Dudley Phillips Memorial Prize for Research, University of London, 1998

Last updated: April 2022

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